From Mishima we took a shinkansen to Kyoto where we spent a few days browsing the gorgeous shrines and temples and eating hearty food, typical for the Kansai region.
Kyoto seemed much more touristic after Tokyo, but we still enjoyed the atmosphere and all the wonderful experiences we had there. One of my favourites was the Nishiki food markets where we walked from stall to stall sampling different foods and ate our way through the delicious local delicacies.
We enjoyed a kaiseki type dinner at a beautiful restaurant with my partner's relatives and yet again got to sample some of the best this region has to offer. We were also offered lunch at a famous Rokusei restaurant that has been serving traditional Japanese 'bento' since 1899.
I'm taking this idea home: okara served with vegetables