Category Archive: Japan

Epilogue: Still dreaming about Japan

I can’t help it. Every day I dream about Japan and the wonderful time I had eating and shopping there.  From expensive kaiseiki cuisine to ryokan dinners to market stalls selling awesome snacks,… Continue reading


Tousuiro 豆水楼木屋 517-3 Kamiosakamachi, Sanjo Agaru Kiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-0961 , Japan 日本京都府京都市中京区上大阪町 豆水楼木屋町本店 +81 75-251-1600 My MIL loves vegetables and tofu, so although hubby and his dad and brother love… Continue reading

Kairikiya Ramen

Kairikiya Ramen ラーメン魁力屋 京都市中京区河原町通三条上ル恵比須町435番地2 ヒジカタビル1F Cnr of Ebisucho and Kawaramachi Dori, Downtown Kyoto 075-251-0303 We stumbled across Kairikiya Ramen on our last trip in Kyoto- they are like a ramen chainstore, there are at… Continue reading

Nishiki Market Yum Yum Eating Walking Tour

Nishiki market 京都錦市場 京都府京都市中京区錦小路通 Nishikikoji Dori (Street behind Daimaru), Kyoto, Japan Nishiki Market is one of the more famous markets in Kyoto. Spanning across a few streets, this narrow lane way market is… Continue reading


和久傳 Wakuden 京都市下京区烏丸通塩小路下ル東塩小路町ジェイアール京都伊勢丹11階 JR Kyoto ISETAN 11th floor, Higashi-shiokoji-cho, Karasuma-dori and shijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 075-365-1000 For our last night’s dinner In japan I decided that we should do something special.  I heard that… Continue reading

Kinana Icecream

Kinana Icecream 京きなな 京都府京都市東山区祇園町南側570−119 605-0074, Japan Kyoto-shi, Higashiyama-ku, Gion-machi Minami-gawa 570-119 075-525-8300 Kinana Icecream, according to Kyoto Foodie, is a must try. Their icecream is made fresh with no additives, fillers or artificial… Continue reading

Sukemasa Japanese Gyoza

Sukemasaぎょうざ処 高辻 亮昌(すけまさ) 下京区堀之内町263, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Sometimes you can find little gems without all the pre-planning and research.  It had been a long, hard day walking and shopping around Kyoto, so we decided… Continue reading


Miyako 都そば 京都 Japan, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Ukyo Ward, Saiinkozanjicho, 38−1 阪急電鉄西院駅 1F +81 75-323-0629 Back in January when I was with Froggy and Monkylicious we walked past this place so many times… Continue reading


Uwosue 京都 うをすえ 京都市下京区綾小路東洞院東入神明町724 Ayakōji-dōri Shimogyō-ku Higashinotōin Higashi iru, Shinmei-chō 724 075 351 1437 Kaseiki is like a degustation, multicourse dinner Japanese style.  What’s different between kaiseki and the Westernised degustation is that… Continue reading

Takayama Ryokan Stay- Hodakaso Yamano Iori

Hodakaso Yamano Iori 1-58 Hatsudamachi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0008, Japan 〒506-0008 岐阜県高山市初田町1-58 穂高荘 山の庵 0577-34-227 The thing that really attracted me in Takayama is not so much the old thatched houses, but the ryokan that was… Continue reading

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