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Bread has a historical significance in Japan. It used to be a substitute for white rice during the World War II which later on became a staple food. A couple of years later, real bread was made by bakers in genuine ovens and bread began adorning tables nationwide. letsforking.wordpress.com/ Kyoto (京都)...

Looking for a new serving suggestion that will knock you off of your feet? Eating food using a ceramic dish is typically plain and boring. Although there are a lot of variations which attempt to break away from the ordinary, Japan wins by creating a cooler alternative in serving...

When it comes to eating in Japan, dining doesn't only happen in the open, wide streets. It happens in the alley, too! One of the most atmospheric dining places can be found in Kyoto. It is popularly called "Pontocho" (先斗町) which is a narrow alley lined with traditional-looking entrances....

For many visitors to Japan, it makes perfect sense to eat as much authentic Japanese food while the opportunity is there which can also be a fun, adventurous and enlightening experience all in one sitting. Japan boasts many Michelin Star restaurants where in most cases, having a Michelin star...

Have you heard about an egg so lazy that it is actually cute? Perhaps due to the fact that will be eaten soon, it lacks enthusiasm and zest to pursue anything else in life. The egg I am talking about is none other than Gudetama, which is a character...

What does the word 'izakaya' mean to you? For me, it conjures up an image of seedy backstreets, smoke congregating in wisps and billows around blinking street signs, salarymen in beer-stained business suits with cigarette-stained fingers gripping wooden sticks of skewered meat. An izakaya is a haven for the...

If you are in Kyoto and looking for somewhere, you can enjoy a drink and also enjoy the view then you need to get yourself to "Macho Bar" off Kiyamachi street between Shijo and Sanjo. Author's photo It’s pretty easy to find, from Kiyamachi street if you’re going south from...

Sushi is one of the most iconic Japanese foods known throughout the world. However, when you go to Japan you may discover that even though local sushi are a lot better than those served back home, their quality varies greatly. Here are the top 14 sushi restaurants that serve...

Tired of your typical neighborhood bar and typical drinks? These 3 themed bars and restaurants will give you an experience you will never forget! 1. M4 Shooting Bar Author's photo Nestled just off one of the main shopping streets in Kyoto is a bar with a difference. This is M4 Shooting Bar,...

When you think of Japan almost everybody thinks of ninjas, but what about when you think about Japanese dining? In Kyoto, the two go hand in hand at the famous "Ninja restaurant". Located near Kawaramachi station on the Hankyu line, it’s within easy reach of downtown Kyoto so it’s...

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