08 May 2021, 18:49

Great time with Daisuke and Hiroe at Googoo

Googoo is the sound of an empty stomach and of deep sleep. So what better name to use for a restaurant and guest house?

Located just two minutes apart by foot, Googoo Restaurant and Googoo Guest House are a delicious and clean combo for Italian food and place to sleep off the meal and ample drinks.

Daisuke and Hiroe are also backpackers, heading for months long adventures in different places around the world. We have some overlap in South America and Rapa Nui.

While writing this entry, I got another full glass of umeshu. And they have ice cream… Yikes stripes! Will I wake up in time tomorrow?

2021 may 08 guest house googoo entrance

2021 may 08 restaurant googoo

2021 may 08 François with umeshu

2021 may 08 daisuke working at googoo


Oh my goodness, they picked up my tab at the restaurant. So generous!

Daisuke had said 遊び来てね! and that 遊び is what made me think it would be worth it to take my tired butt over there. So worth it indeed! We had great conversations about travel and he asked world-traveler type questions, including “what prompted you to stay in Japan?”

Really super best of alll the places I have stayed. Apa was 3700 cheap and impersonal. Googoo was just 5000 yen and included dinner and hours of great friendly conversation!