This saga starts quite simple actually, as most addictions do I suppose. I read somewhere about a ramen noodle alley in Kyoto Station and figured it will be a good place  … Continue reading →

This saga starts quite simple actually, as most addictions do I suppose. I read somewhere about a ramen noodle alley in Kyoto Station and figured it will be a good place … Continue reading →

銭湯

銭湯 - Japanese Public Bath

祇園(gion) さかい(sakai) Sweet store KYOTO,JAPAN

祇園(gion) さかい(sakai) Sweet store KYOTO,JAPAN

“The world of wagashi is vast,” said Kazuo Aoyama, the third-generation owner of Kikuzuki, a sweet shop operating in Yanaka for nearly 90 years. Aoyama, 87, has made wagashi, traditional Japanese confectionary sweets, for 70 years. At Kikuzuki, run now by his two sons, every step in making his exquisite wagashi—even soaking, boiling, and mashing azuki beans to make the sweet red bean paste anko—is still done by hand.

“The world of wagashi is vast,” said Kazuo Aoyama, the third-generation owner of Kikuzuki, a sweet shop operating in Yanaka for nearly 90 years. Aoyama, 87, has made wagashi, traditional Japanese confectionary sweets, for 70 years. At Kikuzuki, run now by his two sons, every step in making his exquisite wagashi—even soaking, boiling, and mashing azuki beans to make the sweet red bean paste anko—is still done by hand.

暖簾 京都 Noren in Kyoto

暖簾 京都 Noren in Kyoto

暖簾 京都・上七軒 Noren at Kamishichiken, Kyoto

暖簾 京都・上七軒 Noren at Kamishichiken, Kyoto

滋賀県、坂本の老舗蕎麦屋 延暦寺御用達~♪

滋賀県、坂本の老舗蕎麦屋 延暦寺御用達~♪

Noren, (traditional fabric dividers)  Kawatomo Kyoto

Noren, (traditional fabric dividers) Kawatomo Kyoto

EATspeak: Strolling on a Kyoto Summer's Eve

EATspeak: Strolling on a Kyoto Summer's Eve

Tokyo is a great city for eating well on a budget. The first thing to look for is restaurants that specialize in a dish, like ramen, tonkatsu, or soba. Also, remember the word “teishoku&#8221…

Tokyo is a great city for eating well on a budget. The first thing to look for is restaurants that specialize in a dish, like ramen, tonkatsu, or soba. Also, remember the word “teishoku&#8221…

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