Takotora (Kamishichiken, Kyoto)

Do you know takoyaki? It is a ball-shaped snack with a piece of octopus in it. It is a very popular snack in Japan and loved by everyone -from children to the aged. One of […]

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Starbucks Coffee Kobe Meriken Park

A new Starbucks opened at the waterfront park called ‘Meriken Park’ in Kobe, Hyogo in April 2017. Kobe has been known as an international port city, and the Starbucks in the wide open area next […]

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Kinkaku Soft (Soft Serve Ice Cream Shop)

Near Rokuon-ji Temple (Kinkaku-ji Temple) there is a soft serve ice cream shop, Kinkaku Soft. I recommend that the visitors of the temple stop by the shop. I went there and bought the soft serve […]

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Saryo Hosen (Tea House)

FSaryo Hosen is one of my favorite tea houses in Kyoto. It’s located in a quiet residential area near Shimogamo Shrine. Though it’s not very conveniently located, a lot of people come and enjoy its […]