​Blog ~kyoto walk and eat~


This year, for the first time in three years, the Yamaboko procession of the Gion Festival will be held. Kikusui-hoko and Ofunaboko, and the Yamaboko Junko (float procession) of Takaboko, which has been restored for the first time in 200 years, will be held after the festival. The Gion Festival has different atmospheres during the day and night, with the festival quieter at night with lanterns and more elegant and lively during the day. Incidentally, children seem to be more interested in the floats than the floats (*_*) (2022.7)

​Gion Matsuri

​April 2022 Kyoto Cherry Blossoms

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​Just take a look for these beautiful sights!!​

Tour of Autumn Foliage in Kyoto in 2021


Shisen-do Temple, Ruriko-in Temple, and Iwakura Jisso-in Temple are located near Flat.
Iwakura Jissoin Temple, which is a short train ride away, and the last one is Tofukuji Temple in Higashiyama-ku, famous for its maple trees.
All of them are breathtakingly beautiful. I was very impressed.
Reservations were required for the nighttime viewing at Ryuriko-in and Tofuku-ji.
(Ruriko-in temple was ¥2,000 if paid on site, and Tofuku-ji temple was ¥3,000 if paid by credit card online.)

Capital Toyotei

Capital Toyotei is a long-established Western-style restaurant in front of the main gate of the Prefectural Botanical Garden in Kitayama.
On this day, we ordered the prix fixe course (¥2625~).
The hors d'oeuvre of whole tomatoes was made by chilling peeled tomatoes in hot water, topped with tuna salad and drizzled with dressing.
The hamburger steak wrapped in aluminum foil is always juicy and served with a whole baked potato.
I have loved this dish since I was a child.
I even finished my pudding and coffee, and was very full.

Botanical Garden on the night of the lunar eclipse in 2021

I enjoyed the transition from blue maples to autumn leaves. The clear mirror-like reflection of the leaves on the pond was breathtaking! The clear air refreshed my soul. The greenhouse is also open to visitors free of charge.

Kyoto retro (old-fashioned) coffee shops


Here are three retro restaurants and their menus you should visit in Kyoto.
The first is Inoda's Beef Cutlet Sandwich and Fruit Sandwich at Inoda Honten, located on Sakai-machi Dori, down Sanjo Street. The interior and garden are both lovely!

Next is the omelette rice at Kikusui in Gion. Seafood pilaf with plenty of Domiglas sauce!The dessert menu is also full of Showa-era flavours.
The staff wear bow ties and it's a nostalgic restaurant from the olden days.


The last dish is the plate of Shinodaya, located just off Sanjo Keihan. This is what most customers order from the menu.
The exterior of the restaurant, which seems to have remained unchanged for a long time, and the interior never disappoints.
The tea boiled in a kettle on a brazier, the grandmothers working there, and the unexpectedly spicy and punchy flavours will make you want to go back again.

AWOMB (Karasuma-Honntenn)

This is a restaurant where you can enjoy hand-woven sushi that is cute to look at and fun to eat. There are so many different kinds of obanzai lined up on the board that it is hard to decide which one to eat first. I thought it was perfect for a girls' party!

Natural Yeast Bread "Kiitos"



Located a few minutes away from the Sanjo shopping arcade, Keetos is a natural yeast bread store from Scandinavian Finland, a rarity in Kyoto.
The sour taste of natural yeast is irresistible!
I recommend the "Jagapan"!
It was sold out that day, so I made a reservation to get it later. Yummy!

Robata-yaki "Kochi"


The Robata-yaki restaurant Kochi is located in the middle of the Sanjo shopping arcade.
The restaurant is run by a proprietor from Kochi. 
On this day we had the Kochi Mini Sara Bowl Kaiseki Lunch for ¥1,000!
Although it was somewhat lacking in cohesion, the lunch was what it was: fresh sashimi, tempura and bananas! Apples! We ate it all up deliciously.
Next time, I wanted to visit with someone who loves Kathuo tataki.​​​

​Kyoto Gyoen ”Sento Gosho”

The Sento Gosho, which means "place where the emperor resides," is now the Sento Gosho in Tokyo. 
This is the Sento Gosho in Kyoto.
The interior is Western-style with a bed!
The room with lace curtains could be seen from the garden.
The garden was beautiful, but it was still too early in October for the autumn leaves.