Filming Location: Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu

Yay for another requested filming location post! This time is “Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu” which aired in NTV on Spring this year. Katayose Ryota from GENERATION became the lead actor here, and as LDH fans of course we just have to cover the filming location for this dorama! The locations are scattered around on several places such as Tokyo, Yokohama, and Saitama. If you have plan to visit these locations, we suggest to focus on the one in Yokohama.

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Ninomiya Jinja & Ninomiya-chou in Kobe

Happy birthday Ninomiya Kazunari! We know it’s late. But you’re the forever 17 liners, so it won’t matter, right? Here’s another special post to celebrate Nino month.

When you are in Kobe and you are a big fan of Ninomiya Kazunari, please do pay a visit to this area. It is totally unrelated to our Neen, but it is sure fun to find the place and take picture with his name written everywhere.

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二宮神社 = Ninomiya Jinja 

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Akomodasi: Tonagi Hostel & Cafe Fukuoka

Biasanya setiap kali jalan ke Jepang, kami selalu memilih hostel atau guesthouse yang punya kamar private room (dan ada TV di dalam kamar). Alasan utamanya tentu saja supaya bebas buka hijab dalam kamar. Lagipula biasanya harga untuk private room yang diisi berdua tidak jauh berbeda dengan harga satu bed di kamar dorm. Tapi pada saat kami ke Fukuoka awal tahun ini bertepatan dengan konser Arashi “Are You Happy?”, kami terpaksa menginap kamar dorm di satu-satunya tempat relatif murah yang masih tersedia.  Hampir semua tempat (kecuali hotel bintang 5 pas kami ngecek di booking-com) sudah full booked diisi oleh fans Arashi yang datang dari segala penjuru Jepang (dan luar Jepang). Termasuk hostel tempat kami menginap, Tonagi Hostel & Cafe. Luar biasa memang fans Arashi!

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Modernark Pharm Cafe Kobe

Back in 2015, we failed to taste Kobe Beef. So this year we were pretty determine to finally taste it since we add Kobe to our itinerary. However, once again our plan was halted when we realized the course menu of the restaurant that offer Halal Kobe Beef is too expensive for us (like 10.000 yen/pax for the cheapest set) *sigh*. Maybe next time….. We have to save enough money first to finally splurge on something expensive like that. This also become the reason why we don’t update our blog as scheduled, we are busy with our day job so we can buy Kobe Beef later, lol (sorry for the lame excuse…).

Anyway, Kobe has several restaurants that offer Halal/Muslim-friendly menu. Most of them are Indian/Turkish restaurant, but we didn’t feel like to eat it at that time. So in the end we chose Modernark Pharm Cafe, a vegetarian cafe which specialized in healthy/beauty(?) menu using all natural ingredient.

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Filming Location: Bambino! – Dump site

We know…. We covers filming location for “Bambino~~!” way too extensive. We have our own reasons: 1) it’s the first JE’s drama that got us into the fandom, and 2) at that time we just got our chef/cooking uniform so we kinda tried to imitate Bambino, lol.

This time we direct you to the dump site that appear quite often on the drama. It’s the place where Jun got beaten up because he messed up the soup.

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Ramen Halal di Tokyo: Ayam-ya vs Narita-ya

Makanan apa yang biasa dibayangkan pada saat udara dingin oleh orang Indonesia? Jika kamu menjawab salah satu merek mie instant yang disajikan panas (plus potongan cabe rawit), maka kamu tergolong dalam mayoritas orang Indonesia pada umumnya. Nah, makanan itu lah yang selalu terbayang di benak kami pada saat kami ke Jepang di musim dingin bulan Januari yang lalu. Mumpung di Jepang, kenapa tidak mencoba Ramen? Pada umumnya Ramen identik dengan kuah kaldu yang berasal dari babi. Hal inilah yang membuat para pelancong muslim yang berkunjung ke Jepang harus mengurungkan niatnya untuk mencoba Ramen.

Dulu alternatif terbaik mungkin dengan memilih Ramen vegetarian seperti yang kami coba di Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. Sekarang untungnya jumlah restoran yang menawarkan Ramen Halal semakin banyak. Beberapa di antaranya yang cukup terkenal adalah Ayam-ya dan Narita-ya. Kami mencoba Ramen di kedua restoran tersebut dan berikut penilaian kami.

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