When we arrived at Kansai airport the first thing that hit me was "Dam its cold!". It was about 10 degrees Celsius. Which is much colder than what I am used to.
Picked the car up at an adjacent building and off we go! Road trip!
First stop : RAMEN!
WAKAYAMA MARINA CITY
|Very fascinating tea. It is actually savory like a soup.|
Next we headed to Porta Europa which is just beside the market. It's a European themed theme park. Entry was free when we were there. I think probably because things were not in full swing at the beginning of spring. Not many people were around.
|Log flume ride!|
After this we went back to Kuroshio market to watch the tuna cutting event.
|You can buy the seafood from the market then BBQ it here by the seaside right beside the market!|
We then dropped by a grocery store right in front of Kuroshio market. Here we found a hidden gem! The best Baumkuchen of our entire trip! Baumkuchen is some kind of layer cake in a donut shape that originates from Germany. And this one tastes just amazing. Just the right amount of sweetness and I think honey fragrance. We took a bite in the car and immediately turned back to get another one.
After filling up on Baumkuchen, we continued onwards to Shingu. We arrived at our beautiful AirBnB after a relaxed 3 hour drive.
|This is where Doraemon would sleep!|
|Even has a bathtub!|
This simple yet beautiful Japanese home belongs to the owner of the adjacent sushi restaurant called Sushi House. We got cozy and called it a night as tomorrow a great hike awaits us!