Archive for the ‘shinise (老舗)’ Category

A long-established restaurant or store, of which there are many, many in Kyoto. Always an experience to visit.

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…

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…

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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