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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.

From Denim to Kimono / Lunch at Kyo

First morning in Kyoto was glorious. The sun shone through the layers of different coloured leaves, and warmed my body like what only a London summer sun could do. I happily hung my jackets up high in the wardrobe and reached for the denim shirt dress that I had loved all summer(proof right here …

Arriving at Suiran 翠岚, Kyoto / First Dinner at Tempura Matsu 松

Japan has always been some kind of a fantasy to me. All the literatures, movies, animations and art tells the story of a highly civilised and sophisticated society. Everything they do, seemed like they do in perfection. So I was extremely excited about visiting Kyoto, the historical capital of J …

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