5 Best Japanese Cuisine Restaurants in Kyoto

5 Best Japanese Cuisine Restaurants in Kyoto

    Everyone knows that Kyoto is famous for its own style of cooking. There are tons of restaurants you can enjoy good Japanese cuisine in central Kyoto at reasonable price. On the other hand, Kyoto is full of fancy Japanese cuisine restaurants with Michelin stars such as, needless to say, Kikunoi and Kicho. Here are other recommended restaurants of Japanese cuisine!       No.1 Mizai (未在)   They have only 11 seats at the restaurant. And all the customers start at 6pm. Their beautifully arranged dishes are substantial…

5 best bars in kyoto

5 best bars in kyoto

  The night in Kyoto is long, and the downtown never sleeps. You can find bars literary everywhere in Kyoto, but here are our recommendations of bars which get high reputation from the local! Please check them out and we hope you enjoy your night life!       No.1 bar K-ya (K家)   The bar is formerly machiya, an old style of house in Kyoto. The dim light inside generates the atmosphere. Their seasonal cocktails using fresh fruits are really nice as well as their standard drinks. Here is…

5 Best Yakitori Restaurants in Kyoto

5 Best Yakitori Restaurants in Kyoto

  Do you know yakitori(焼き鳥), skewed chicken, grilled usually on Bincho-tan coal(備長炭) Kyoto is actually a quite competitive area for yakitori restaurants (you can see how many reputable restaurants there are and how many stars they get on a famous restaurant review site called ‘Tabelog(食べログ)’), which means their quality must be really high. If you’ve never tried yakitori before, it’s your mission to try it during your stay!       No1 Torito     Credit: http://tabelog.com/imgview/original?id=r1149442149936 Credit: http://tabelog.com/imgview/original?id=r8877910380247     This is a small yakitori restaurant/bar right next to…

Nowadays trend! Home made beer in Kyoto’s BAR!

Nowadays trend! Home made beer in Kyoto’s BAR!

Since craft beer is now really a hot topic among foodies in Kyoto, there are plenty of places where you can indulge in Japanese craft beers and foods. Here are our recommendations!       No1 Wachi(和知)   They always have 100 kinds of bottled beer and 11 on tap. And their smoked foods really go with the beers. Moreover, there is also a huge menu of Japanese alcohol, sake and shochu. If you want to explore the world of Japanese alcohol, here is the best place to go!  …

HARUKI MURAKAMI’s world come into reality! 5 places MURAKA’s fan must go!

HARUKI MURAKAMI’s world come into reality! 5 places MURAKA’s fan must go!

Are you a Murakami geek? We call them ‘Harukist’ in Japan. He has become one of the most renowned authors in the world despite of (because of?) his unfortunate of losing Nobel Prize in Literature many times. Here are some ideas we would like to introduce to overseas Harukists!       No.1 Strolling in Kobe City   As he spent his high school years at Kobe High School, Kobe, his high school itself appears in some of his books, and so do some restaurants and cafes in Kobe. If…

Be a early bird! Kyoto specialties in the morning

Be a early bird! Kyoto specialties in the morning

Are you a morning person? If yes, we highly recommend you these things below and we are sure you enjoy them. And if not, let’s change your habit while you are abroad and have more fun!       No1 Zazen, Japanese Meditation Zazen is a well-known Japanese meditation method which started in Kamakura period. By being concentrated and ‘empty’, with sitting still, you can achieve calmness and peace of your mind. The priests occasionally hit you on your shoulders when you move or seem not to very focus on…

5 Best Places for Green Tea Sweets in Kyoto

5 Best Places for Green Tea Sweets in Kyoto

     Ito Kyuemon      Ito Kyuemon is located in Uji, the home of green tea. Aside from its main business in selling high quality tea, it also operates a café and sells green tea sweets. Among those, the most recommendable one is ‘Matcha (Green Tea) Parfait’. It only cost JPY 630 (USD $5.5), which is not expensive for a parfait. The parfait is fully filled with Tea Jelly, Shiratama, Green Tea Ice Cream, and Red Beans!     Credit: http://sweets.nifty.com/cs/kuchikomi/sweets_spot/listtop/aid_sweets000000000049/img_1/1.htm?prefid=26        Recommand Parfait    JPY 980…

Be a Part of Tuna Auction in the World Largest Fish Market ~ Tsukiji Market

Be a Part of Tuna Auction in the World Largest Fish Market ~ Tsukiji Market

        Overview       Tsukiji Market is the world’s biggest market located in central Tokyo. The market is divided into three 3 sections: seafood, vegetable/fruits, and processed goods, which totaled up to more than 480 kinds of food. Among these three sections in the market, fish market is most famous and unique.   Early every morning, there is a famous tuna auction where tourists are can freely see it. In the market, you can see a unique way of aunction called “Teyari(手槍)”, where only hand gestures is…

Too Beautiful to Eat, Japanese Candy Craft Art~

Too Beautiful to Eat, Japanese Candy Craft Art~

             Overview      Candy craft can be found in many countries around the world such as China, Thailand, Taiwan, and even in Western countries. However, the most unique point in Japanese candy craft is in its very detailed and realistic look. There are wide varieties of design of candies; from anime characters to ikebana (traditional Japanese flower arrangement) arts.            Information      【Name】Ameshin (アメシン) 【Address】1F 1-4-3, Imado, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0024   【Access】 Approximately 10 – 15min walk from Asakusa…

5 things to do in Japan by Tim Burton

5 things to do in Japan by Tim Burton

  Tim Burton has come to Japan several times. He loves Japanese culture, especially Godzilla and the monsters in Ultraman. He likes to buy monster figures in Japan. Here we are going to introduce 5 places that Tim Burton had visited.            No.1 NAKANO BROADWAY      Nakano Broadway is a big shopping center in Nakano, Tokyo. Nakano Broadway is often said “sacred place of subculture (anime, game, otaku)”. Tim Burton visited here and bought monster figures he liked.     NAKANO BROADWAY   Operating Hours…