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Places to foodie in Higashiyama-ku. The Higashiyama ward of Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku (東山区), in Japanese.

Kyoto Style Dorayaki: Gion Shimogawara Azuki Mikasa

Kyoto Style Dorayaki: Gion Shimogawara Azuki Mikasa
Kyoto Style Dorayaki: Gion Shimogawara Azuki Mikasa 祇園 下河原 阿月 三笠 Kyoto Style Dorayaki: Gion Shimogawara Azuki Mikasa 祇園 下河原 阿月 三笠
In Gion, on the way to Kiyomizu Temple is a tiny shinise shop that specializes in dorayaki, called mikasa in Kyoto dialect. Dorayaki is sweet bean paste sandwiched between two waffle-like pancakes. Doraemon fans will want to take note of this because Doraemon loves dorayaki, it is…

Teishoku Joint: Asuka

Teishoku Joint: Asuka
Friendly, Homey and Tasty Teishoku Restaurant 京都 明日香 定食屋 Friendly, Homey and Tasty Teishoku Restaurant 京都明日香定食屋
Asuka is a restaurant that I have been going to since even before I lived in Kyoto. It has never disappointed me. Asuka serves ‘teishoku‘ set menu meals and offers ‘ippin‘ a la carte dishes. The atmosphere is friendly, the prices are reasonable, the home cooking style…

Negi Udon Shop, Yorozuya in Gion, Kyoto

Negi Udon Shop, Yorozuya in Gion, Kyoto
Negi Udon Shop, Yorozuya in Gion, Kyoto 祇をん 萬屋 九条ネギうどん Negi Udon Shop, Yorozuya in Gion, Kyoto 祇をん 萬屋 九条ネギうどん
For lunch Miwa took me to Yorozuya, a tiny noodle shop in Gion that is known for it’s Kyoto scallion udon. If you come to Yorozuya for lunch, you might find yourself sitting next to a maiko also enjoying a bowl of udon heaped with scallions.…

Kyoto Autumn Leaves and Ginkgo Leaf Shaped Wagashi

Kyoto Autumn Leaves and Ginkgo Leaf Shaped Wagashi
Kyoto Autumn Leaves and Ginkgo Leaf Shaped Namagashi  いちょう 生菓子 Kyoto Autumn Leaves and Ginkgo Leaf Shaped Namagashi いちょう生菓子
I collected some fallen ginkgo leaves on the grounds of a shrine and a church in northern Kyoto for this article, while shooting these photos I was particularly struck at how similar the namagashi really resembled the actual leaves, both in form and in color.…

Wagashi: Autumn Theme Namagashi

Wagashi: Autumn Theme Namagashi
Wagashi: Autumn Theme Namagashi Wagashi: Autumn Theme Namagashi
Bells, flowers and leaves. While expressed in subtle terms, the simple beauty, the inventiveness in theme, the attention to season and the variety of the color palette of namagashi never ceases to amaze.…
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