Entries Tagged as 'Higashiyama'

水曜日, 1月 11th, 2012

Kyoto Gion Tempura Yasaka Endo

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Kyoto Gion Tempura Yasaka Endo

You can enjoy the freshest tempura in Kyoto Gion which is only available at the Yasaka Endo, a traditional store which has been open for 80 years. With Kyoto’s rare tea ceremony arbor styles, you can enjoy the atmosphere of Kyoto while enjoying Kyoto vegetables.

Within the restaurant there are counters and tatami style seating. On [...]

土曜日, 1月 7th, 2012

Gion Nishikawa vol.2

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Gion Nishikawa vol.2

Gion Nishikawa, which we introduced last year, has risen to two stars In the Michelin Guide Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe 2012.
This year we made a reservation before the Michelin announcement was made, however after the announcement, Gion Nishikawa seemed to have received a string of never ending phone calls requesting reservations.
The inside of the Gion Nishikawa has [...]

火曜日, 5月 31st, 2011

Finding Kyoto’s Charm Once Again

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Finding Kyoto’s Charm Once Again

In Kyoto, there are many famous tourist sights such as Kinkaku-ji, Kiyomizu-dera, and Ginkaku-ji. However, this time we will introduce another appealing spots that are close to the main sightseeing area. It will be nice to head to the other direction when the major places are crowded.
■Honen-in
The major sightseeing spot in Higashiyama are Ginkaku-ji [...]

火曜日, 12月 28th, 2010

2010 Fall Colored Leaves Tour in Kyoto Part2

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2010 Fall Colored Leaves Tour in Kyoto Part2

The second day of the trip starts from the most popular place in Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera. Since the gate opens at 6:00, going early is the key to avoid crowd.
Nio-mon of Kiyomizu-dera.

Sanju-to has the height of 30m and attracts attention.

The Hon-do, or the main temple. During fall, amazing view of colored leaves spread before you.

In [...]

日曜日, 12月 19th, 2010

Shorenin Lightup 2010

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Shorenin Lightup 2010

土曜日, 12月 18th, 2010

Senmonten Gion Head Store

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Senmonten Gion Head Store

Senmonten is a gyoza restaurant. The size of the gyoza is smaller than other restaurants’ so women can eat it in one bite. Note the crunchy wrapping. The Gyoza are hand made and the cook are making them when they find some time. The person who cook the gyoza is watching TV if there are [...]

水曜日, 12月 15th, 2010

Kodaiji Red Leaf Lightup 2010

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Kodaiji Red Leaf Lightup 2010

水曜日, 12月 15th, 2010

Mimiko

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Mimiko

Mimiko is a Kyoto-style curry noodle restaurant. Kyoto-style means that the noodle does not have strong texture like Sanuki noodle but is soft and slippery. The curry soup has less oil. The curry noodle that is usually served at other store has some oil floated and that oil makes up for the tastiness and body. [...]

土曜日, 12月 11th, 2010

Kyoto, the city of Japanese traditions and culture Part1

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Kyoto, the city of Japanese traditions and culture Part1

06.November.2010
Kyoto, the city of Japanese traditions and culture. I travelled to the city for two nights and three days.
It wouldn’t take more than two and a half hours to get to Kyoto from Tokyo by Shinkansen. I got on the one called Nozomi on the Tokaido Shinkansen at a few past 8 in the [...]