Category Archives: Japan

Snacks & Food from Kyoto (Part 2)

Wrapping up my Kyoto posts once again with snacks and food that we bought from the home ground of wagashi.  The newest is this Kit Kat machine which was placed right inside the Kyoto train station that allows one to customise and print your … Continue reading

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Honke Owariya – 御用蕎麦司 本家尾張屋, Kyoto

For our last stop in Kyoto I wanted to check off something on my “To-Eat” list: nishin–soba. While there are many restaurants specialising in nishin-soba, I shortlisted Honke Owariya – 御用蕎麦司 本家尾張屋 as they used to supply soba buckwheat noodles to the Imperial … Continue reading

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Nishiki Market, Kyoto

Known to locals as “Kyoto’s pantry,” Nishiki Market is the place to go for a good array of street food all congregated in a long shopping street. It is not necessary to read up on what to eat at this massive market as everything … Continue reading

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Gion Rohan, Kyoto

Gion Rohan was on our radar during our visit to Kyoto in April earlier but we did not make any reservations and was turned away at the door. This time round, we made efforts to secure a reservation but was … Continue reading

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Kisshokaryo Kyoto

We wanted to visit Kisshokaryo Kyoto to try their warabi mochi and to our surprise the cafe is so popular that you need to collect a queue ticket for an allocated seating time. When we arrived at close to 4pm, … Continue reading

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INODA Coffee (Honten), Kyoto

Located a stone’s throw away from our hotel is a local breakfast institution – INODA Coffee. On a chilly morning we made our way there for a hearty meal and some good coffee. The queue was acceptable and we got … Continue reading

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Kichi Kichi Omurice, Kyoto

My visit to Kichi Kichi Omurice was pretty accidental. I usually try to plan my meals such that I get to eat a variety of food on a trip. For this one, I had in mind a few must-eat places … Continue reading

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