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Anniversary Dinner at Gion Okumura, Gion, Kyoto

  Since arriving at Japan, I’ve not considered going into any western eatery. The vast choices of Japanese cuisine on offer are just way too spoiling. But on the second last day of the trip, it happened to be our anniversary, and why would a little French romantic spirit hurt, especially w …

Junsei 顺正 Tofu Lunch & Nanzen-ji Temple 南禅寺

I LOVE TOFU. As soon as I heard about the tofu set menu served at Junsei 顺正 just outside of Nanzen-ji Temple, there’s no doubt that I was going to give a go. It started to drizzle as we rode on our electronic bikes to the temple (I guess it can’t all be perfect). Just so it happens, Kyot …

Japanese Breakfast at Kyo 京, Boat Ride & Tenryu-ji Temple 天龍寺

The last day came to the tranquil stay at Suiran in Arashiyama.  The morning came sunny and bright, I felt difficult to say goodbye to what by then, had become my Kyoto “home” in my heart.  We took our last chance to try the Japanese style breakfast in Kyo, the restaur …

Kikunoi 菊乃井总店

Dinner at Kikunoi, Kyoto was one that I was particularly excited about. A friend from Kyoto recommended it to us for an experience of a traditional, luxurious Kaiseki dining. But to be honest, it didn’t need much recommendation to begin with. High rankings on all the major world r …

Muji Cafe & Meal, Bal Kyoto and Cat Cafe

According to local Kyotoers, Arashiyama is all very much touristy and not at all the “real” Kyoto. How ever much I loved the surroundings of Arashiyama, I took my friend’s advice and started a day of random exploring around Kawamarachi-Sanjo, part of the buzzing city centre filled with eateries, …

A Morning Run in Arashiyama, Kyoto

After a few too-good-to-be-full(true) meals, my sense of guilt creeped out(which usually doesn’t exist), and I decided to go for a morning run in around the hotel in Arashiyama.

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