Walking through "Kinukake no Michi (Kinukake Road) " ② Autumn-colored tea time with freshly baked waffles from "Yamanekoken"
"Kinukake no Michi (Kinukake Road)" connects 3 World Heritage Sites representing Kyoto.Along the road, there is a building with a special atmosphere with ivy.When you go down the stairs and open the door, you will find "Yamanekoken (CAFE YAMANEKO)".It is a cafe where you can enjoy homemade pasta, and I like the freshly baked waffle.I would like to indulge in tea time with the fall and winter limited "Apple & Caramel Waffle".Even though it is in the basement, the sun shines through the stained glass window and it is very comfortable!It is one of the places we recommend for lunch or break during the World Heritage tour.Yamanekoken (CAFE YAMANEKO)39-6 Tojiin-kitamachi, Kita Ward, Kyoto City5 minutes walk from the city bus stop, Ryoanji-mae.Here is for Walking through "Kinukake no Michi (Kinukake Road) " ① A tourist road connecting Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ryoan-ji Temple, and Ninna-ji Temple
Walking through "Kinukake no Michi (Kinukake Road) " ① A tourist road connecting Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ryoan-ji Temple, and Ninna-ji Temple
Mt. Kinugasa, located on the border between Kita Ward and Ukyo Ward of Kyoto City, is also called "Kinukake Yama (Kinukake Mt.)".The tourist road running at the foot of the mountain is called "Kinukake no Michi (Kinukake Road)" and and is loved by locals and tourists.The name comes from a historical event in which a piece of silk (Kinu means silk) was hung on (Kake means hung on) Mt. Kinugasa to resemble snow for Emperor Uda who wanted to see snow in summer.It is also known as "World Heritage Road" because it connects Kinkaku-ji Temple with Ryoan-ji Temple and Ninna-ji Temple.Why don't you make a stroll through the Kinukake road during the tourist season?
How about a parfait for adults to enjoy in the tea room "Mugesanbo Salon de Muge" run by a long-established Japanese restaurant?
We will miss sweets with rich taste as autumn deepens.Why don't you enjoy autumn taste with adult parfait filled with seasonal ingredients?The Saryo "Mukaigatamabo Salon de Muge" is managed by "Kikunoi", a restaurant established in 1912 .This tearoom opened in 2017 and offers special sweets during cafe time.The most popular among them is the "Seasonal Parfait" that is filled with seasonal ingredients luxuriously.You can enjoy the harmony of autumn taste such as grapes and figs until the end of November.Adults taste with chestnut simmered in inner skin and caramel ice cream.The restaurant with a view of the beautifully maintained garden is perfect for adult cafe time.Mugesanbo Salon de Muge524 Washio-cho, Kodai-ji Kita-monzen, Shimokawaradori, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City10 minutes walk from Higashiyama Yasui bus stop
A unique Kyoto alley ② Strolling around "Yanagi-koji" where unique shops gather
Yanagi-koji is a narrow alley about 60 meters long, located between Uraderamachi-dori Street and Shinkyogoku-dori Street in the east and west.It is just a stone's throw from the Kayu-koji Shopping Street that I introduced the other day.It is a corner filled with modern stone pavement and willows, and there are shops full of individuality.The oldest of these is the "Hachibee Myojin" torii called "Hachibee-san".8 raccoon dogs of Shigaraki ware are enshrined, and each of them is said to have divine blessings such as "Best in luck with money" "to improve one's business" and "full of happiness".If you pray here, you may be able to enjoy shopping and eating without worrying!?Click here for A unique Kyoto alley ① Kyoto's shortest shopping street "Kayu-koji"
A unique Kyoto alley ① Kyoto's shortest shopping street "Kayu-koji"
There is a sign saying "Kayu-koji" that appears a little west of the north arcade of the Shijo Kawaramachi crossing.It is a unique structure that goes through the inside of the store first, and about 30 stores are open.Although it is the shortest shopping street in Kyoto, there are many hidden famous and popular restaurants such as cafes, dining halls and long-established eel restaurants!The "Yojiya", known for its popular Kyoto souvenir oil blotting paper, also has its main store here in Kayu-koji.If you take a step forward, you might discover something new!
A treasure trove of difficult kanji station names that even Japanese can't read! How about going to Arashiyama by a retro Randen?
Keifuku Electric Railroad, called "Randen (Randen)" is a retro streetcar that runs through traditional Kyoto-like streets.It is also known as a treasure trove of obfuscated kanji station names such as "Uzumasa" "Katabiranotsuji" "Kurumazaki-jinja Shrine" and "Sai".How about enjoying the travel time until you arrive at Arashiyama by the station name guessing quiz?
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
Kamogawa Noryo Yuka (raised terrace on a river bank) where you can enjoy lunch in September
Kamogawa Noryo Yuka(raised platform on the river bank for enjoying the summer evening) opens every year from May 1.Finally, this season's business will end at the end of September.Do you know some shops open the riverbed during the day only in May and September when the weather is good?Surprisingly, there are many casual restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy casually.If you have lunch at a special seat overlooking the Kamogawa River, you will be relieved from your summer fatigue!I recommend the end of September when the heat is mild.Click here for Have a great time at Kamogawa's Noryo yuka (raised terrace on a river bank) in early summer
- 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