Hitsumabushi was originated from Nagoya where cut up grilled eel was serve on a bed of rice in a wooden tub. I was in Tokyo area and about to move to Kyoto when I learnt about it so I googled some Hitsumabushi restaurant and found one at Grand Front Osaka
Hubby and I walked out really satisfied by the skills of the performers. The show was very colourful, exciting and energetic as well. The off-the-wall show clearly able to attract the excitement of tourists as well as local people from various age and gender.
Menbakaichidai is very famous for its fire ramen and if you plan a trip to Kyoto, this is one that you simply cannot miss! The small restaurant definitely mixed a lot of fun, great food and awesome atmosphere together.
The Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory is owned by the sister in law of Hayao Miyazaki. The cafe itself was decorated a lot with characters that was created by Mr. Miyazaki, the founder of the Studio Ghibli. I was so happy to finally taste the famous Totoro Creampuffs!
We didn't have time to try other famous ramen places in Japan but if you only need time for one then go for Ichiran instead, where numerous people have tried and agreed that they made amazing ramen dishes!