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
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
Enjoy the long autumn nights ① Cheers to a Kyoto-like machiya bar!
Why don't we have a toast at a bar where we can enjoy the local features of the capital such as Machiya, traditional (merchant's) houses?One of my favorite bar is the "Bar Oku" which is located in the back alley of Shijo Takakura.Here is the "Green tea and baked sweet potato cocktail"!Don't you think Kyoto style matcha green tea and autumn taste, baked sweet potato liqueur is a must-try for the coming season?Bar Oku221-1 Takazaimoku-cho, Takakura-dori Shijo-sagaru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City3 minute walk from Shijo Subway Station
Overcome the lingering heat with the superb shaved ice from Shimogamo Shrine!
It's still hot these days. I want to overcome the lingering heat with shaved ice.Shimogamo-jinja Shrine, which is known for the "Mitarashi Matsuri" introduced the other day, preserved snow in the ice room of Tadasu Forest long ago.In the summer, they presented ice to the Imperial Court, and people used ice to pray for good health.Based on this historical event, Kanmi-dokoro "Saruya", which operates a shop in Tadasu-no-Mori forest in the precincts ofShimogamo Shrine, offers pure white shaved ice just like the first snow in the summer season.Enjoy the ice that goes well with condensed milk and brown sugar syrup to remind people of the time.Saruya59 Shimogamo-Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from the city bus stop Shinaoi-bashi Bridge.
Aiming for the parfait of Ichijo-ji Nakatani
Ichijo-ji is an area perfect for walking around, full of fancy cafes and well-known temples.In this serene town, there is a shop called "Ichijo-ji Nakatani", which is a recommended spot for both Japanese sweets and pastry lovers.The cafe is managed by Japanese sweets master Mr. Nakabayashi and his wife - the pastry chef.An embodiment of the harmony of their ideas and skills, their sweets are loved by clients of all ages.What you want to eat, is the parfait with sweet beans jelly in their tea room!You can taste the most quintessential blend of Japanese and Western sweets.For more information about Ichijoji Nakatani check hereIchijoji NakataniKyoto-shi, Sakyo-ku, Ichijo-ji Hananoki-cho 5Near the City Bus stop "Ichio-ji Sagarimatsu-cho"
Look, buy and taste plums in Kyoto ③ "Oimatsu Kitano store" plum sweets
Near the Matsuhiro Shoten (clasp purse store), which we introduced last time, there is a long-established Japanese sweet shop, called "Oimatsu Kitano shop".Speaking of Kamishichiken shops, we speak about the front gate of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.Speaking of Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine, we speak about its main Deity Sugawara Michizanekō.And speaking of Michizanekō, we think of "plum"; as it is her favorite flower."Oimatsu Kitano shop" since old times, continues to make Japanese sweets reflecting the four seasons of Kyoto.In February, they sell the "Kitano no ume" (plums of Kitano).Using the red plump plum, the plum scent seems almost to comeout!When visiting Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine, please go and check out this shop and try one of their plum sweets.Look, buy and taste plums in Kyoto ①, viewing "Weeping plums" in "Jonan-gu Shrine" here.Look, buy and taste plums in Kyoto ②, the store that sells Matsuhiro Shoten plum clasp purses is here."Oimatsu Kitano store"Kyoto City, Kamigyo Ward, Imadegawa Street, Onmae Street (East entrance), Shakenagaya-Chō 6755 minutes on foot from "Kamishichiken" bus stop
Look, buy and taste plums in Kyoto ② Plum blossom clasp purses, sold at "Matsuhiro Shoten"
Plum trees are in full bloom in this season, but instead of just viewing them, why not carrying some goods that portray plum trees patterns?It will be fun for sure.In that case, the clasp purses of "Matsuhiro Shoten" are what you are looking for: they implement the style, patterns and shapes proper of the traditional Kyoto style.Just putting one of them in your bag would be for you a great satisfaction.Pouches, bags and wallets are handcrafted by craftsmen.They are durable and each one of them has a unique pattern, not printed, but handmade, to make it unique.All patterns used in this shop will be different, according to the season they are made in.For this reason, it would be wonderful to use for several different types of items, one for each time you came to visit.Look, buy and taste plums in Kyoto ①, watching "Weeping plums" in "Jonan-gu Shrine" is here.Matsuhiro Shoten store in Kamishichiken-tenKyoto City, Kamigyo Ward, Imadegawa Street, Shinseichō 7162 minutes on foot from "Kamishichiken" bus stop
- 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