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For culinary destinations near a sightseeing spot, a temple, a shrine, etc. These are places you can dine at going to or coming from the places that you are coming all the way to Kyoto to see!

Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Fish at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market

Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Fish at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market
This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Japanese New Year’s Osechi Ryori: Shopping for Fish at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market with Kichisen Owner Yoshimi Tanigawa Japanese New Year's Osechi Ryori: Shopping for Fish at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market with Kichisen Owner Yoshimi Tanigawa 京都吉泉・谷河吉巳 おせち料理 京都市中央卸売市場
At Kichisen, they start shopping for ingredients for osechi in July. Most all shopping is done at the Kyoto Central Wholesale Market. Every morning, before shopping though is a visit…

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…

Wagashi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi

Wagashi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi
Rakanmochi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi (羅漢餅) Rakanmochi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi (羅漢餅)
Rakanmochi is sesame flavored mochi encased in a firm but dry and crumbly block of Japanese wasanbon sugar and requires a slight bit of excavation in order to enjoy.…

Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju

Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju
Wagashi: Demachi Futaba Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju Demachi Futaba is one of Kyoto’s most popular shinise mochi shops, famous for tasty confections and long lines! It is common to see taxis waiting while tourists make a last minute purchase of Kyoto yummies before jumping on a bullet train and going back home. Backpacker tourists can often be seen down at the…
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