"Misokaan Kawamichiya", which is famous soba restaurant since the Edo period
I was looking for cold soba (noodles) this summer.As autumn deepens, I change my mind to warm soba.In Kyoto, it is not uncommon to find long-established stores that have been in business for 300 or 400 years."Misokaan Kawamichiya" located in Fuyacho-dori streed Sanjo is one of them.It is a long-established restaurant that has been serving fresh soba since the Edo period and has been loved by many celebrities both in Japan and abroad.When you go under the noren (a short curtain hung at the entrance of a room), you can see the tasteful tatami seats in the sukiya style interior.There is a small room in the back, and you can see the garden from the chair seats where the wind passes.Enjoy this year's seasonal flavor of new soba at "Nishin (soba noodle soup with herring)", "Kamo Namba (soba noodle soup with dag)", "Yamakake (soba noodle soup with grated yam)", etc.You can add "Kisetsu gohan (Seasonal rice)" to your soba."Houkouro" is "nabe (hot pot)" with yuba, nori seaweed, spinach, quail egg, shiitake mushroom and kamaboko fish cake with soba and udon noodle."Houkouro" that is said to have been invented by the 14th generation owner is also a specialty of Misokaan Kawamichiya.The stock that has been preserved for generations is used and the supplier of carefully selected ingredients is the same as it was then.You can also enjoy Kyo-yasai (Kyoto vegetables) with special ingredients such as Kyo-kikuna, Karami-daikon (spicy radishes) from Takagamine, and Kamo-tai negi (green onions).The soba is pounded with mountain yams from Tanba, making it a pot in which you can enjoy the unique flavor of Kyoto.For a limited time until Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the annual "aromatic furnace" will be on the Internet.I heard that there is a privilege only for those who see the website, so please check it.You can take out "aromatic furnace" and some soba, so, how about it for a year-end party or toshikoshi soba?Misokaan Kawamichiya297 Shimohakusan-cho, Fuyacho-dori Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City5 minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station on the Kyoto City Subwaywww.kawamichiya.co.jp/english.html
Shimogamo "Gratin House La Vienna"
When autumn comes, what food do you miss?I like hot gratin more than anything else.I like to cook it at home, but the gratin I eat at the restaurant is also special.If the restaurant is a retro western style house, I feel even more excited.For me, a dreamlike place is "Gratin House La Vienna".We met at a quiet corner where we walked west from Kitayama subway station and went south on Shimogamohon-dori for about 10 minutes.As the name suggests, this Western style cafe is famous for its gratin and doria.In gratin and doria, white miso of Kyoto is used as a secret ingredient in milk and soy milk.I couldn't decide which to choose from various menus, and I chose "Shrimp macaroni gratin lunch" on this day.We could have a special seats with a view of the hydrophobic from the bay window.I had a blissful time that made me want to sit here and eat gratin all the time.In addition to gratin and doria, there are also Western dishes such as spaghetti and omurice.At lunch time, we can use it for a cup of tea, so how about taking a break from "Walking around Shimogamo"?A pleasant location within walking distance to the Kyoto Botanical Garden and the Kamogawa River is also attractive.Gratin House La Vienna51 Shimogamo Kitazono-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture10 minutes walk from Kitayama Station on the subwayHere is for Western food of Kyoto, "Yoshoku Norakuro"Here is for Takagi Coffee Takatsuji Honten (Main Store)
Focus on the virtual shop of the furoshiki specialty shop "Musubi"
October 5 is "Zero Plastic Bag Day".It has been exactly 3 months since charging for plastic bags was introduced nationwide on October 1.Nowadays, there are many people who try to "Zero Plastic Bag Day" every day.Do you carry your favorite eco bag?I use a large "furoshiki (wrapping cloth)" as an eco bag.I like the stability because I can wrap it according to what I bought.It is convenient that it is not bulky even if you have several bags with different sizes.There are many shops that sell furoshiki in Kyoto.From classical designs to collaborated items, there are many things that can be used as a picture even if it is decorated as it is.Among them, I would like to introduce you to a furoshiki specialty store that you should pay special attention to."Musubi" is produced by Yamada Senshi Co., Ltd., a Kyoto furoshiki manufacturer.In September 2020, "Virtual Musubi" opened.The inside of the Kyoto store and how to use the products are introduced in 3D on the web, and the flow is smooth.You can find your favorite one as if you were actually walking in a shop.You can purchase the items you like directly at the online shop.The Kyoto branch also holds a small-group "Furoshiki Workshop".Of course, you can also take measures to prevent infection such as social distance and wearing a mask.If you want to take this opportunity to start or master the furoshiki lifestyle, why don't you participate?For details, please check the official website of the furoshiki specialty shop Musubi.You can also enter the virtual musubi shop from the top page.Here is for the official website of the furoshiki specialty shop Musubi (Japanese site).
"eXcafe breakfast" in collaboration with "Kyoto Neko Neko"
If we have a nice breakfast, we can start off the day comfortably.A popular cafe "eXcafe Kyoto Arashiyama Main Store" located in the back alley of Arashiyama in Kyoto.A cafe renovated from a former residence in the early Showa period, has a cute breakfast menu this fall."eXcafe breakfast" in collaboration with the sweets and bakery specialty store "Kyoto Neko Neko" in Kyoto.You can enjoy cat shaped bread "Neko pan (bread in the shape of a cat)" with charcoal grilled toast.eXcafe Kyoto Arashiyama main store is famous for "Hoku Hoku odango set" where you put your own dumplings on a charcoal brazier and grill them.You can also enjoy cooking "cat bread" on a charcoal brazier to your liking.Top with anko, butter, whipped cream, or fruit as you like.It also comes with two "Mitarashi Dango (White and mugwort)" for breakfast dessert.Fragrantly baked bread and dango go especially well with coffee among the set drinks.Why not spend your busy morning elegantly in a Japanese modern shop surrounded by antique furniture?The location overlooking the beautiful Japanese garden with the clear morning air is also a special treat.For details, please check the Facebook and Instagram of eXcafe Arashiyama main store.eXcafe Kyoto Arashiyama Main Store35 -3 Sagatenryujitsukurimichi-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City1 minute walk from Randen-Arashiyama StationHere is for Facebook page of eXcafe Arashiyama Main Store.Here is for eXcafe Arashiyama main store's Instagram.
Enjoy Kamogawa Noryo Bed and Takeout "Tokasaikan Main Store"
Every year from May to September, the Kamogawa Noryo-yuka is opened along the river from Nijo to Gojo on the west bank of the Kamogawa River.In September, the Kamogawa Noryo-yuka for lunch time was reopened.Only in May and September when the weather is good, it is a floor seat in the daytime which is open in some shops.A long-established Beijing restaurant at the west end of Shijo-Ohashi "Tokasaikan Main Store".The retro Vories building has a unique presence and is a symbol of Shijo-Ohashi bridge.A famous restaurant where you can enjoy authentic traditional Beijing cuisine with a la carte or course meal.It is also exciting to be guided to the guest rooms by the oldest existing manual elevator in Japan.Classical and exotic furnishings and decorations, as well as views of the Kamogawa River and Minamiza from the window, are splendid!Despite its high status, you can use the riverbed without a reservation, and it is also attractive that you can spend your time without taking off your shoes.Kamogawa Noryo-yuka lunch is recommended in late September when the heat is relieved.There are also takeout lunches where you can enjoy the taste of Tokanakan at home or at Kamogawa in front of you.Especially, the lunch limited "華 Hana" is recommended as you can enjoy the popular subuta at a reasonable price.The design of the wrapping paper and paper bag is beautiful, and I think it will be appreciated as a gift.First of all, why don't you enjoy the traditional taste at riverbed or take out?Tokasaikan Main StoreShijo-ohashi Nishizume, Shimogyo-ku Ward, Kyoto CityRight outside Exit 3 of Keihan Gion-shijo Station
Legend of "Yurei Kosodate Ame" told in Kamigata rakugo and Ryuhon-ji Temple
There is a shop selling "Yurei Kosodate Ame (ghost child rearing candy)" which is a Kyoto specialty in Rokudo-no-tsuji.It is called "Minatoya Yurei Kosodate Ame Honpo".Rokudo-no-tsuji is the border between this world and the other world.It is the second oldest restaurant in Kyoto that has been open there for more than 450 years.The legend of "Yurei Kosodate Ame" has been variously told not only in Kyoto but also all over the country, and is also used as a theme of Kamigata Rakugo (traditional Japanese comic storytelling as performed in the Kyoto-Osaka region).The common thing is that a woman comes to a candy store in Rokudo no Tsuji late at night to buy candy with only a one-mon coin.This lasts six days, and on the seventh night, a one-mon coin that a woman offers to the owner of the candy store is replaced with a leaf.The husband, wondering why, secretly follows the woman.In rakugo (traditional comic storytelling), the graveyard of Kodai-ji Temple is where one reaches.When the woman comes to the newly built tomb, she suddenly disappears.It was the grave of a woman who died pregnant with a baby, and the cry of a baby from the grave ......When the grave was dug up, a newborn baby was lying next to the dead body of the woman.In rakugo, the rescued baby is brought up carefully by the couple and later becomes a monk of Kodai-ji Temple.It ends with the punch line, "Ko-daiji (Kodai-ji Temple, "Ko wo daiji" means take care of your children.)".Six-mon coin is the money that a deceased person needs to cross the Sanzu River.The woman who gave birth in the grave after her death became a ghost and continued to buy candy for her child with the precious 6-mon coin.It is said that the baby who survived with candy became a priest and became Nisshin Shonin of "Ryuhonji Temple" in Nishijin.Since he was in a pot buried in a grave, Nisshin Shonin was nicknamed "Tsubo nisshin sama".You can buy "Yurei Kosodate Ame (ghost child rearing candy)" at the shrine office of Ryuhon-ji Temple because it is deeply worshipped by the guardian of easy delivery.The package is an original of Ryuhonji, so it's interesting to compare it with Minatoya's.Ryuhon-ji Temple107 Ichiban-cho, Shichihonmatsu-dori Ninnaji-kaido Agaru, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto CityFive minutes walk from the Senbon-Nakadachiuri bus stop of the city.Here is for "Hyakki Yako Night Exhibition" at Kodai-ji Temple
Cold noodles "Homemade Noodle Tengu"
A summer afternoon, drawn to the cool "Cold noodles" banner.You can go to the "Tengu" with homemade noodles at Kawaramachi Kojin-guchi on the east side of Kyoto Gyoen.Homemade "Sasame" is used for this cold noodles.Sasamen is thin, straight Chinese noodles made to go well with homemade broth.It goes well with thinly sliced cucumbers and grilled pork, and it mixes well with Chinese sauce and passes through your throat smoothly.The soy sauce-based Chinese sauce that uses udon broth as a secret ingredient has a sweet and rich taste.In addition to the mustard paste, you can enjoy the change of taste with homemade mayonnaise.They are particular about making their own noodles such as udon as well as sasamen "Tengu".How about getting rid of the heat with cold noodles which is only available here?Homemade Noodle TenguThe first floor of the Lavalier, 80 Miyagaki-cho, Kojinguchi-agaru, Kawaramachi-dori Street, Kamigyo-ku Ward, Kyoto CityNear the city bus stop Kojinguchi
"Yasaka Cider" Appears From "Kyo-Yasaka Pudding"
The symbol of Kyoto and Higashiyama is "Yasaka-no-to Pagoda (Hokan-ji Temple)".On Yasaka-dori Street, which leads to "Yasaka-no-to Pagoda" are various shops from old shops to new ones."Kyo-Yasaka Pudding", which opened in April 2019, is one of them.The signature product is "Kyo-Yasaka Pudding" named after the name of the store.The colorful agar ball and mango jelly ball are in the honey lemon flavored transparent jelly.This product is carefully made in the workshop using Kyoto materials such as "Kyoto Oishii Gyunyu (Delicious milk in Kyoto)"."Yasaka Cider" which is a drink made from the jelly of "Kyo-Yasaka Pudding" is also popular!With round slices of lemon, it is a refreshing drink for the coming season.It comes in a bag with a handy handle, so it's perfect for a stroll!How about checking it together with "Kyo-Yasaka fruit shaved ice" which has appeared since June 11?Below the Yasaka Pagoda is a hand-made "hoopoe" hung from the eaves of shops and private houses.The five monkeys are called "Goen monkey" and are said to have the blessing of "Enmusubi (matchmaking)"."Kyo-Yasaka Pudding" but the humorous "Monkey Art" will greet you.Kyo-Yasaka Pudding87-4 Hoshino-cho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto CityCity bus stop, 2 minutes' walk from Kiyomizu-michi
- 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.
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- Making original mini lanterns
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