Food and Drink

Bistro Cafe Trois

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST Lunch dates with friends are basically a form of therapy for me at this point in my life, and I do take full advantage of the affordability of lunch sets in Japan.  Hello, less than $15 for a four or five course lunch?  Sign me up! Read more…

Italian

Nicoli Kitchen

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST Big thanks to Teresa Rosencrantz and her adventurous spirit.  She made sure I got enough information to share on Iwakuni Explorer 🙂 Finding a new place is always fun, especially with friends.  Teresa and I met up for a rainy day lunch, and we both agreed Read more…

Bakeries and Coffee Shops

Cafe Mozart

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST Thank you, Duanne Cole and Cindy Robertson for this memorable adventure Cindy, Duanne, and I were on our way to a number of second-hand and antique stores in Hatsukaichi when we smelled something delicious along the road.  We continued on with our shopping trip but came back to Read more…

Italian

Buta Jiro

SUBMITTED BY GINA BAGGS My girlfriends and I went to eat at Buta Jiro last Saturday night. The staff does not speak English.  They do have an English menu but it’s limited.  The Japanese menu has more items.  The menu has something about food items being 290 yen but I Read more…

Food and Drink

G. Labo

SUBMITTED BY EMILY SCUDDER My friend took me to G. Labo for my first time, and her first time there for dinner.  We had to wait a little while because we arrived a little after 5, and it opened for dinner at 5:30pm.  So we walked around downtown a little, Read more…

Food and Drink

Trattoria RUZZO

SUBMITTED BY GWEN MANKLE We stopped here after our nature walk to Bankokei Falls. Our friend  had rode his bike past and had never stopped, so today was the day.  The restaurant has a website and a Facebook page.  The website is in  Japanese, but Google translate worked well and you can see  many of Read more…