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!

Komameya — yuba ryori lunch

Komameya — yuba ryori lunch (こ豆や – 湯葉料理ランチ) Komameya Yuba - preview Yuba is another very ‘Kyoto’ delicacy. Yuba in Kyoto comes in many forms, it is made from soy milk. Soy milk is simmered in a large, rectangular pan and as a skin is formed on the surface it is scooped up and is eaten in various ways. Yuba in Japan is often…

Hanaore — sabazushi (lightly pickled mackerel sushi)

Hanaore Sabazushi (花折鯖寿し) Hanaore is another very ‘Kyoto’ culinary experience. This famous shop offers only a single, well loved dish — sabazushi. Just three slices of sabazushi and a small bowl of soup will set you back 1,800 yen! Hanaore and sabazushi is a must try!! Hanaore 花折 Sabazushi 鯖寿し - preview The only dish served, sabazushi and the noren (shop curtain) Hanaore is another…

Ippodo Tea, Kaboku Tearoom – Maccha Koicha

Ippodo Tea, Kaboku Tearoom – Maccha Koicha
Ippodo Tea - preview Ippodo, started in 1717, is one of the most well known tea companies in Japan, with shops in all the major department stores throughout the country. As big as it has become, the original main store is still small and friendly, located on a small street just south of Gosho. Ippodo’s tea is…

Hashimoto Restaurant — Hakusasonso Villa and Garden

Hashimoto Restaurant — Hakusasonso Villa and Garden 白沙村荘 hashimoto_preview.jpg
left: Zonkoro studio and garden
right: dinner Last night we had dinner at a place I had only heard about and walked past. It is the Hakusasonso (白沙村荘) villa and studio of a Japanese painter, Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945). Hakusasonso is located near The Philosopher’s Path (哲学の道, Tetsugaku no michi) and The Silver…

Itojyu Umoregi Wagashi

Itojyu Umoregi wagashi (いと重菓舗・埋れ木) Yum! Wagashi, the traditional confections of Japan.
Itojyu Umoregi Wagashi
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