Wagyu beef meet shop
We have one of the best wagyu(Japanese beef) meet shop in Keihoku.It's called 「Tokiwa」. They sell female Japanese black beef only.They buy the whole cow from Shinshu premium wagyu, and cut it into part to part.Sukiyaki, stakes, Yakiniku(BBQ), um yummy.If I tell to my family "We have wagyu from Tokiwa the meet shop tonight " then, they would rush back to our house.The meet shop has own restaurant next door.I recommend you to try there.I like having chat with the owner....Tokiwa wagyu meet shop Just 3 mins walk from Shuzan bus terminalhttps://wagyuu-tokiwa.jimdo.com/
Kameyahirokiyo the sweet shop
Just one minute walk from Shuzan bus terminal, There is a sweet shop called Kameyahirokiyo.I love sweet, I can not survive with out Kameyahirokiyo in my Keihoku life.My Kameyahirokiyo'a faborit is cream puff.People call it cream puff bomb.It explodes in your mouth.And another sweet, I really reccomend you is a sake cake.They use Daiginjo(Best quality sake) from local sake brewery for the cake.It's not too sweet and so moist, beautifuly balanced sake taste.I buy this cake for gift for someone often.You can learn how to use Furoshiki (Japansse handkerchief) here.Mr. and Mrs. Fujimoto is waiting for you.Shop infoKameyahirokiya10-2 Nishichoda, Shuzancho, Keihoku, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto-City075-852-000910:00〜19:00(Closed on Wednesday)https://kameyahirokiyo.com/https://kameyahirokiyo.com/webshop/Instagram:kameyahirokiyo_Kyoto
The local restaurant "Kiraku"
I go to the local restaurant "Kiraku" for lunch sometimes.This restaurant is not fancy but I like it because it's very homely.They have a great selection of home meals.Today I had ginger pork stir fry.Restaurant Kiraku is Just 2 mins from Shuzan bus terminal.Please try there if you come to Keihoku.
Sake tasting experience
We have a local sake brewery in Keihoku called "Haneda syuzou " which established hundred twenty years ago.Haneda brewery use traditional method to brew sake, using under ground water from mountain around and locally grown sake rice.It's very important to have a cold weather to have slow fermentation to brew good sake. The brewery has many variety of sake and my favorite sake is called "Hatsuhinode".I love the taste also the meaning of the name. "Hatsuhinode" means the sunrise on New Year's Day. So every year l drink it on New Year's Day. You can taste many varieties of sake for 500 yen in there. While tasting, Ms. Haneda tells you about how they make sake. Then you can more enjoy the tasting and you will be a sake meister after joining the tasting.And off couse you can buy a sake there.Why don't you visit Haneda brewery and taste sake if come to Keihoku?It only takes 4 minutes from Shuzan bus terminal. We also visit Haneda brewery in Satoyama cycling tour. Please check here for more cycling tour information.
BLOGArt & Craft
The way to enjoy winter by making handicrafts at Matsuhashi variety shop
I used to buy things like muffler and gloves when I lived in the city because there are many shops nearby. But after I moved to Keihoku, there are no shops so I started to enjoy making things by myself.Today, I joined the "handicrafts day" at Matsuhashi variety shop.Matsuhashi variety shop is new, it just has opened last month. It looks wonderful inside the shop, and they sell leather goods and original handmade products. Owner renovated the shop by himself. He renovated the shop very attractive, and it has retro and calm atmosphere. The picture is a sewing kit made of cowhide.They also sell deer and wild boar leather goods and handmade sweets. They open only on Friday and Saturday. And they also open as a café. ￼You can have the tasty pizza baked by owner's handmade stone oven and delicious home roasted coffee. They occasionally hold the "handicrafts day" on Friday. Owner's wife started the handicrafts day. She said " It's ok to make things by myself, but it's more fun to make things with friends and it's wonderful that things done while we are chatting."Owner's wife did sewing. And I did knitting. While we making, we chat a lot about Christmas presents, and the life in Keihoku and so on. Winter in Keihoku is intense but "handicrafts day" makes it happier.Next workshop will be on 21st December.I should bring my knitting again!! Matsuhashi Zakkaten(Matsuhashi variety shop)Open Every Friday and Saturday10am to 3pmAdress: 23-1 Miyanoue Tou-cyo Keihoku Ukyo-ku Kyotoshi Kyoto Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matsuhashizakka/
Keihoku mobile supermarket
One day just after I moved to Keihoku. I saw a bus was parked on the street with a music playing so loudly that surprised me. It was totally standing out in the quiet countryside. I wondered what was going on, and I was watching the bus. Then I saw some of my neighbor grandmas went into the bus and came out with shopping bags. Uh-huh I see, that bus is a mobile supermarket. It sells all kinds of food such as vegetables and fish, meat, bread, snacks and so on.Apparently it's very handy, especially for elderly people who don't drive. The other day, I saw the bus and went to shop with my daughter and her friend.「Hey long time no see! You have grown a lot.」the mobile supermarket uncle said to my daughter. It's very nice to hear that. He seems like knowing every customer and looking after how are doing. I think it's great to have a mobile supermarket in a countryside that keeps Keihoku community safer and warmer.
What we are not satisfied with in country lives are that there are not many restaurants or bars where you can drink at night.In the first place, if you drink you cannot go back home, because you need to drive to go anywhere.Even though we live in a countryside, we sometimes need to drink, too!So for us, Syu's Bar is exactly the oasis.And Syuko san, the owner of the bar, who drive us to our each house after we drink, is the goddess.For 500 yen, you can choose 3 kinds of delicious foods which our goddess makes.Beer, local sake and all other drink are also 500 yen for one glass.The oasis in Keihoku is gentle and tender for everybody.It is open 3 days a week, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.And yes!It's Friday, today;)
Taste of Autumn
Harvesting season has come to Keihoku.You can buy new rice from this year and other seasonal vegetables at the local farmer's market "Woody Keihoku".I found "Akebi" (chocolate vine) at there.It's very hard to find it in cities.Come and get a rare item at "Woody Keihoku" is the only one Michino eki (Road station) in Kyoto city.