SHOPPING

Japanese Uchiwa Fan: The Perfect Tool For An Easy, Breezy Summer!

Japanese women are popularly known for wearing kimonos coupled with folding fans. But do you also know that a flat, non-folding fan called “uchiwa” has also been used by families in Japanese ancient times? It is even considered more expensive since it is harder to make. This is particularly a popular choice for summer as…

What to Buy in Kyoto: 43 Souvenirs that Boast Tradition and Modernity

Of course you want to visit Kyoto, recently voted World’s Best City by the US magazine Travel + Leisure. It is the land of the most gorgeous and traditional temples, fascinating geisha, and aesthetically pleasing one-of-a-kind sweets. sites.google.com/ Yes, of course we know that you know all about green tea and the yatsuhashi sweets of…

A Taste of Japan in Kyoto’s Nishiki Market

Introduction Author’s photo Between Karasuma Street and Kawaramachi Street lies the famous Nishiki Market Street in downtown Kyoto, where a feast for all the senses awaits. This Market is known historically as it preserves traditions and is famous for its infinite choice of foods and goods. Shopping in Nishiki Market Street Author’s photo Kyoto is a…

Great Sweets 8 Gifts to Get in Kyoto

Travelers flock to Kyoto not only for its temples and shrines, but also for its distinctive food culture, such as matcha tea and Japanese sweets. We picked out a few gifts that you should absolutely seek out while in Kyoto. Spread delicious happiness among the special people in your life. Nama yatsuhashi http://www.cybergarden.net/ This is…