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by / on June 26, 2016 at 6:34 PM / in Gourmet, Kaiseki, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Kawadoko: Exquisite River Dining in Kibune.

Kawadoko at Kifune Hyōe Restaurant: Kawadoko on fathers day! My daughter, invited me to have lunch in Kibune along the famous River with the same name. The Kibune area in Kyoto is famous for its kawadoko style kaiseki dining. From May till the end of September, a platform called Kawadoko, is set up across the River. Kibune is located between […]

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by / on September 8, 2015 at 7:13 PM / in Gourmet, Out Of The Box, Uji City

Yakiniku at Kaiun-tei in Uji, Kyoto.

In search of a Yakiniku: It has been raining in Kyoto for the past several days and a typhoon is on its way, Etau is number 18. The summer heat has sub-sided and with it the quest for eating warmer tasting foods. Todays lunch choice was Yakiniku (焼き肉) as we set out to find a suitable diner near where we […]

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by / on February 22, 2015 at 4:57 PM / in Gourmet, Sakyō-ku

Kyoto-style Ramen Restaurant: Chin’yū.

Chin’yū’s Chinese Soba: Chin’yū (珍遊) is a Kyoto-style ramen restaurant that is famous for its rich broth. There are always many people lining up during lunch time, it’s quite normal to see 30 or more hungry ramen lovers lining up. I went to the main store after lunch time and skipped the waiting part. There is another store near the […]

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by / on December 2, 2014 at 3:23 PM / in Gourmet, Out Of The Box

Tororo Soba in Rural Kizugawa County.

A few days ago, I went to the Kizugawa era of Kyoto to enjoy the autumn leaves and shoot some pictures. It was a very nice, sunny day and our first destination was the town of Kasagi and the Kasagi-dera on Mt.Kasagi in Sōraku-gun, Kyoto-fu. It involved quite a bit of hiking on this famous historical mountain and climbing over, […]

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by / on January 23, 2014 at 6:43 PM / in Gourmet, Kita-ku, Temples-Shrines

Aburi-mochi at the Imamiya Shrine in Kyoto!

A 1000 year old Shrine: A few days ago, while visiting Daitoku temple in Northern Kyoto. I stumbled upon a Imamiya Shrine. It was rapidly getting dark and the paper lanterns, new-years decorations on the Kaguraden, where glowing in the dark. There where still some worshipers who came to pray for blessings in the coming year. There are two entrances […]

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by / on January 1, 2013 at 6:20 PM / in Gourmet, Kita-ku, Temples-Shrines, Tsukemono

Old fashioned pickling at the Kamigamo shrine.

This is a pickle press at the Kamigamo shrine in kyoto. Tsukemono (漬物,”pickled things”) are Japanese preserved vegetables. A tsukemonoki (漬物器), literally vessel for pickled things, is a Japanese pickle press. The pressure is generated by heavy stones called tsukemonoishi (漬物石) with a weight of one to two kilograms, sometimes more. The weights are either stone or metal. One of […]

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by / on September 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM / in Gourmet

Hiyashi Sōmen Noodles Along the Kiyotake River!

While visiting the Takao area of Kyoto I had some Sōmen noodles in a picturesque restaurant along side the Kiyotake River. It was a fine Autumn day and we where seated, Japanese style, by the open window, enjoying our meal and listening to the sound of the water and the occasional bird sitting nearby in some trees. I can highly recommend […]

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