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On our second to last day in Japan, we visited the Ghibli Museum. You know the Japanese animated films like Totoro, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service…? Well, Ghibli is the man who did all the art for those movies, and this museum is dedicated to him and his art.
You’re not allowed to take photos inside of the museum, but we did manage to sneak one picture of the robot statue on the roof…
That day was a rainy day, and a day mostly filled with shopping for souvenirs, gifts, and other goodies to bring home.
However, we still had one major thing left that we just had to do before we left Japan. So we trekked through the freezing, pouring rain, to go to…
Obviously, we had to try his ramen.
Lucky for us, Keizo was more than happy to help us order the ramen… since the ticket machine didn’t have any pictures.
There are two kinds of ramen Bassanova is known for.
Their official special is the tonkotsu ramen.
But the one Keizo has made famous is their green curry ramen.
Of course, we had to try a bowl of each.
The green curry ramen… AMAZING.
Oh, and the tonkotsu was pretty good too.
But back to that green curry ramen… creamy, spicy… almost too spicy, but even as my entire mouth was burning I couldn’t stop eating because it was so freaking good… (okay, so I don’t have a high spice tolerance. Shush.)
My only regret was that we didn’t visit Bassanova earlier in the trip, so we could come back and eat that green curry ramen again!
One of these days I may have to kidnap Keizo and make him teach me how to make it. It’s that good.
I swear, I’ve been craving another bowl of that ramen ever since we left Bassanova… thanks a lot, Keizo.
The next morning was our last day in Japan! So sad. We wanted to stay longer.
Since it was our last morning, we wanted to revisit a restaurant we loved.
Unfortunately, Bassanova doesn’t open until late – after we had to be at the airport – so we couldn’t go back there.
Instead, CoCo Curry again!
After our breakfast of curry, we noticed we were pretty close to the Tokyo Tower. So we headed off in that direction for some last-minute sightseeing.
But instead of at the Tokyo Tower, we found ourself in the middle of the gorgeous Zojoji Buddhist Temple!
We weren’t complaining.
Photo courtesy of Francis Castillo
Close to the Tokyo Tower… but not quite there.
It was there that we realized… during the entire Japan trip, we hadn’t gotten a single picture of our entire group!
Of course, we had to fix that.
After that, it was off to the airport.
Goodbye, Japan! Hope we can come back soon!
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