Not completely certain about the weather in a new location, I decided to play safe and layered a warm fleece turtleneck and a pair of cropped flare jeans underneath.
The interior at Kyo is a perfect blend of Japanese heritage of craftsmanship and modern designing elements.
The lunch menu is a great combination of seasonal Japanese ingredients with French culinary innovative methods thanks to the head chef Hidetoshi Miki’s creative mind and cooking background.
Crab puree with tomato sauce and fresh citrus fruits.
Squid sashimi with preserved duck egg yolk.
Smoked mackerel Ochazuke with assorted pickles.
After the meal, matcha expresso, genmaicha(brown rice tea),
All washed down with mascarpone and sugar preserved fruits.
Out of all the hundreds of kimonos on the rails, each one unique in pattern, I went for my favourite purple, with a plain(ish) golden brushwork design.
Local grannies helped me with wrapping myself up with a few layers of clothes and a fancy updo.
You can wear the kimono up until usually 6/7 pm in the evening. Wear it to supermarkets, restaurants, cafes… and you’ll never feel out of place as you see colourful butterflies like yourself dotted everywhere around the city. A must experience I’d truly recommend.