At New Year's Eve, I want to enjoy "Nishin soba (Herring Buckwheat Noodles)" at "Kakutani Rouho"
In Japan, we eat year-crossing soba noodles on New Year's Eve.Speaking of soba in Kyoto, it is "Nishin soba (Herring Buckwheat Noodles)".Herring cooked with sweet and salty taste so good that it goes well with rice and alcohol.I wonder if there is such a happy taste that the herring soaked in the soba and tsuyu.Among the famous "Nishin soba", I recommend "Kakutani Rouho" near Kumano Shrine.It is a long-established store that has been in Shogoin for more than 100 years.This herring is a homemade original.Why not try this unique "Nishin soba" that has been handed down since the Meiji period?The 24th of every month is set as "Herring Day" and it is a famous store full of herring love!Kakutani Rouho39 Shogoin Sanno-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City7 minutes walk from Keihan Jingu-marutamachi Station
To a mystical church Christmas service
There are many historical temples and shrines in Kyoto.Surprisingly, there are also many Japanese Christian churches.As you know, churches are open to the general public, and anyone can go to Sunday worship freely.But I think there are many people who don't have the courage to open the door.I recommend Christmas worship as an opportunity to open it!The contents vary from church to church, such as candle service and hymns by choirs.Why don't you pray for Christmas calmly in the solemn atmosphere?
I wish for a state of perfect health with "Kabocha Taki (boiled Pumpkin)" from "Yatadera Temple"
The year is coming to an end.Why don't you eat pumpkins and stay healthy during the New Year's holiday?I would like to introduce you to "Yata Jizoson (Yatadera Temple)" located in a corner of Teramachi Kyogoku shopping street.This temple has a "Kabocha Kuyo (Pumpkin memorial service)" on December 23.The large "Pumpkin" attracts attention in the precincts.It is said that stroking this pumpkin will bring good luck such as perfect health.On the day of the event, the "Kabocha Taki (boiled Pumpkin)" will be held.It will be given to the first 1000 people.The pumpkin that is cooked softly in a large pot has a sweet and warm taste.Why don't you stop by during shopping at the end of the year or during your outing?Yada Jizoson (Yatadera Temple)523 Tenshojimae-cho, Teramachi-dori Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City3 minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station
Going to "Kiritoshi Shinshindo" in Gion to seek New Year's lucky charms "Fukutama"
For the red-light district of Kyoto, December 13 is "Koto-Hajime (beginning day)" when preparations for the New Year begin.In the Kagai of Gion, there is an original custom that teahouses distribute lucky charms to Maiko and apprentice Geigi.The lucky charm is a pink and white ball called "Fukutama".It is Otoshidama for Maiko and Geigi, and fortune-telling for the New Year is done with "Engimono (lucky charms)" in it.When you see Maiko and Geigi holding it or hanging from the eaves of shops in Gion, you suddenly feel like you are in the New Year!Ordinary people can buy it, so why don't you enjoy the feeling of New Year's earlier?However, it is a rule to break Fukudama after you finish listening to the bell of New Year's Eve.Here is for "Koto Hajime at "Kitano Tenmangu Shrine"
New Year's greetings with long-established "Kyukyodo" 's postcard
Creating New Year's cards is one of the characteristics of Shiwasu (December).The Oriental zodiac of 2020 is "Ne (rat)", you know.The first Oriental zodiac of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac, the first New Year when the era name became Reiwa, makes me feel special.Did you make a New Year's greeting with a beautiful postcard in the new year?"Kyukyodo", established in 1663, offers incense and Japanese paper products.There are postcards with various designs from the rat of the Oriental zodiac to the motif of New Year.Email and SNS are also good, but New Year's cards delivered in the morning of New Year's Day make me happy.I think the selection of New Year's postcards is a unique view of Shiwasu (December).Kyukyodo520 Shimo-Honnojimae-cho, Teramachi Anekoji Agaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City5 minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station
Have a hot pot dish in Kyoto in winter ② How about the original "Botan nabe" that looks like a big flower blooming?
You can enjoy wild game dishes such as wild boar and deer in the fall and winter when hunting is open.Why not try the "Botan nabe" that has been handed down from generation to generation at this Japanese restaurant that opened in 1918?The "Hatakaku" which has been in Nishijin for more than 100 years is my dream restaurant.The famous "Botan nabe" that was invented by the previous generation can be eaten with white miso that is typical of Kyoto.Don't you think that the arrangement of large peonies blooming is like a work of art?It is a gift from the mountain that is eaten with vegetables such as Shogoin daikon and burdock.It is a feast unique to the hunting season, and I think I can survive the cold winter in Kyoto.HatakakuKarasuma Nishi-iru, Kamigoryomae-dori Street, Kamigyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City5 minute walk from Kuramaguchi Subway Station
Have a hot pot dish in Kyoto in winter ① "Negi Shio Lemon Nabe (Salted Welsh onion Lemon Pot dish)"
Because a cold wind called "Hiei-oroshi" blows, Kyoto in Winter is chilled to the bone.If your body gets cold due to sightseeing or outing, please warm it up by eating a special pot dish.When I was walking around Kamogawa River, I found a Izakaya named "Nouka Yasai Futagoya Pontocho" like a hidden place.This restaurant serves exquisite dishes using vegetables delivered from a farm in Kyoto!Why don't you have a drink around "Negi Shio Lemon Nabe (Salted Welsh onion Lemon Pot dish)" on a cold night?The healthy hot pot that you can enjoy with a Welsh onion salt sauce on top of the Japanese dashi base is very popular with women!Refreshing flavor of lemon and spice of green onion and salt make you addicted to it.Nouka Yasai Futagoya Pontocho133 -1, Hashishita-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 2F Emerald Kaikan3 minute walk from Keihan Sanjo Station
"Kabuki-dango" is a dumpling that I want to enjoy in Shiwasu (December) in Kyoto
In late November, a signboard "Maneki" with the names of the Kabuki actors appeared in front of the "Minamiza theatre"."THE FESTIVE KAOMISE PRODUCTION" featuring popular actors from the east and west, has also started.The mood at the end of the year in Kyoto has suddenly risen!When I think of Kabuki, I think of "Kabuki-dango (dumpling)".The color combination of brown, white and green makes this dumpling look like the curtain of Kabuki.You will be able to find it at "Fukueido" near "Minamiza theatre" and popular "Futaba Demachi" with their famous Mame-mochi.It is sold regardless of the season, but it is a dango (dumpling) that you want to enjoy along with the features of Shiwasu (December) in Kyoto.
- Kyo koma(tops) making experience
- Gold leaf stamping experience
- Tsuchi Twist Experience
- Japanese candle painting experience
- Hands-on braiding experience
- Making woodblock postcards
- Mini Japanese umbrella crafting experience
- Kyoto fan painting experience
- Denim Kyo-Yuzen-Zome Experience
- One-Day Kadou (Flower Arrangement) Experience
- Cherry Blossom Tsumami Zaiku Workshop
- Making your very own tegaki cherry blossom yuzen
- Experiencing handmade Kyoto-style confectionery
- Tegaki (hand-painted) Yuzen Experience
- Kyo Zogan Making Experience
- Scented sachet crafting experience, delivered by our craftsmen.
- Hanayui(flower head dress)Photo Plan
- KYOYAKI・KIYOMIZUYAKI Kochi painting
- Tote bag dyeing
- Tsumamizaiku [Pinching-craft] flower box making
- Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
- Making original mini lanterns
- Experience carving wooden covers of the stamp book