The breakfast buffet items available were: salad, pasta salad, frankfurts, port katsu, another longish deep-fried thing that not many people ate, egg with tomato sauce, the layered egg that I don’t like, tofu (vinegar and spring onion were provided in a separate plate), corn flakes, a slice of pork wrapped in cabbage and tied together with what could have been an enoki or similar mushroom, fried/cured ?mackerel, porridge, plain rice, chicken soup, miso, natto, chopped oranges and banana halves. The miso had daikon, potato, sweet potato, carrots and...

Mum wasn't satisfied by dinner so we walked to a nearby McDonald's to try one of the items unique to Japan - Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pie. The Pie is triangular rather than the familiar rectangular shape. It would have been nice to see a greater filling to pastry ratio. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pie[/caption]...

I was craving oyakodon and we managed to get one of the receptionists to recommend a restaurant that served it. She must have called the restaurant because almost as soon as we entered, the waitress said ‘oyakodon?’. Just as well we actually went to that restaurant. I had oyakodon (¥480), Dad had katsudon (¥580), A2 had beef udon and mum had a bitter gourd and spam don (goya don, ¥530). The egg in the oyakodon was still runny – the way it’s supposed to be – and it...