Kiraku Ramen Shop – Torisawa, Yamanashi-ken

Kiraku Ramen Shop - Torisawa, Yamanashi-ken
  There is a non-descript ramen shop about 75 meters from JR Torisawa Station called Kiraku that specializes in cha-shu pork.  The thick chunks are extremely tasty and amazingly tender.  The ramen and fried rice is competent but nothing special.  The cha-shu pork is special.  Japanese Gourmet Navi entry is here.  The google maps street ...

Mountain Climbers in Yamanashi

Mountain Climbers in Yamanashi
Day 12 Post Note: This is from a series of trip reports from my January 2010 Tokyo Trip. They are random musings about whatever seems interesting for that day. On Day 12 I went to the family compound in Torisawa which is near Otsuki in Yamanashi Prefecture. Torisawa Station on the Chuo Line is a ...