Archive for the ‘near sightseeing spot’ Category

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!

Yakiniku in Kyoto (Japanese style grilled beef)

Yakiniku in Kyoto (Japanese style grilled beef)
Yakiniku (Japanese (Korean) style grilled beef) 京の焼き肉 Yakiniku (Japanese style grilled beef) 焼き肉 Foodies everywhere seem to be very interested in Japanese beef, the fabled wagyu (和牛) these days. Kyoto, the ancient capital is actually not much of a ‘beef’ or ‘Japanese steakhouse’ town, but Kyoto does have several ‘old’ and famous beef establishments, for example Mishima-tei (三嶋亭). Omigyu (近江牛) from Shiga Prefecture, just over the…

Nishiki Market – Kyoto-no-Daidokoro (Kyoto’s Kitchen)

Nishiki Market – Kyoto-no-Daidokoro (Kyoto’s Kitchen)
Nishiki Market – Kyoto-no-Daidokoro (Kyoto’s Kitchen) 錦市場商店街 Nishiki Market preview At Nishiki Market there are many old ‘shinese‘ shops selling everything from Japanese pickles (tsukemono) to the finest Japanese cutlery, as well as a number newer and novel shops, such as tofu doughnuts. Shinise come in the form of an old shop renovated and transformed into a vegetable and…

Gion Koishi — Kakigori, summer time treat in Gion

Gion Koishi — Kakigori (shaved ice) in Gion (祇園小石)
Hard to believe that ‘shaved ice’ could be elegant and sophisticated, so Kyoto! Gion Koishi - preview Gion Koshi, ameya (candy shop) is surely the best known place in Gion, and probably Kyoto for kakigori (shaved ice). Shaved ice in Japan actually has a very long history, dating back more than a thousand years to…

Issen Yoshoku — The Origins of Western Food in Japan

Issen Yoshoku (壹銭洋食)
The Origins of Western Food in Japan Issen Yoshoku Teaser Issen Yoshoku is located in Gion and serves a variation of the popular dish, okonomiyaki. Issen Yoshiku combines a comical interior with a one dish menu. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists. While somewhat kitschy, at Issen Yoshoku you can taste what is said to be…

Tenshu — tempura donburi in Gion

Tenshu — tempura donburi in Gion Tenshu Gion -- teaser Tenshu, located in Kyoto’s Gion district serves a famous tempura dinner course and an equally famous donburi at lunch. Tenshu is a very famous restaurant, countless celebrities and national politicians dine at Tenshu. On a weekend you can expect to wait 30 to 60 minutes to be seated for lunch!…
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