Minokichi is a restaurant that is considered one part of the cornerstone of Kyoto’s traditional food culture. It flourished in the Edo period as a restaurant specializing in freshwater fish cuisine, and was reborn into a residence prominent figure in Sukiya style, tea-ceremony arbor style. They added the name “Takeshigero” with the meaning “we will […]
This cafe is a renovated bathhouse from the Taisho period. The bath tiles, mirrors, and shoe boxes were all left as they were, giving the place a nostalgic feel. The most popular items on the menu are the deluxe pancakes and the European-inspired curry. They also sell karinto (a type of fried dough snack) and […]
Because of the large number of students in Kyoto, it’s a town that has an active ramen culture. Among them is Takayasu, a restaurant that has a large following due to its thick soup. It often has a very long queue. One of their side dishes, karaage chicken, is very popular because of its crunchiness. […]
Ponto-cho, in the middle of the geisha district, holds a distinct elegance where you can enjoy a refined dining experience. In Robin, a restaurant that is in a remodeled 150 year old home, you can dine out over the river during the summer. They offer delicate foods such as pike conger, blowfish and yuba, seasoned in […]
The popular, gentle hiking course to the summit of Mt. Yoshida starts near Kyoto University. On the top of the mountain is a renovated tea house cafe named Moan. On certain days they hold tea ceremonies that don’t require prior reservations to participate in. Enjoy the aroma of the freshly prepared tea.
This salon-cafe opened in 2008, in Karasumaoike with the concept that modern people should enjoy Japan’s traditional tea culture in a fashionable way. In this modern-style building, you can enjoy a wide variety of menus, including dishes such as ochazuke (a rice dish with green tea poured over it) and desserts using tea. The seats from where […]
This cafe used to be a businessman’s villa before it was remodeled. Since it was used as a reception hall by important people from both inside and outside the country, the beautiful fixtures such as chandeliers and stained glass windows have been kept. It’s near Yasaka Shrine, so visit this cafe together and you can experience […]