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koe donuts – an Ethical Donut Shop in Kyoto Designed by Kengo Kuma

Donuts have become a staple in people’s lives as an easy to go-to dessert and meal in one. Due to the dessert’s popularity, there has been a flux of donut specialty shops flooding the streets of every major city worldwide. However, many of these are casual shops focused on convenience and the donut’s image as…
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Top 30 Unique Things to Do in Kyoto in 2019

Kyoto is on the go-to list of most people who visit Japan. Often dubbed as “the most beautiful city in Japan” and home to hundreds of historical sites, the former capital of Japan is the favourite of many and visited by millions of people every year. Kyoto is known as the best place to see traditional temples,…

Inside Kyoto’s Shopping Arcade – Teramachi

Kyoto is a city many associate with the traditional and historical aspects of Japanese culture and society. From the many shrines located around the city to the imposing sights of the Imperial Palace and Nijojo Castle, there’s no lack of traditional Japanese culture to be found. But for those wishing to discover contemporary Japanese life…
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3 Culinary Delights to Try in the Old Capital Kyoto

Kyoto is a historical city with a rich history, surrounded by vast gardens and nature. It is one of the most well-preserved cities in Japan, and it is also known for its abundance of delicious Japanese cuisine. As a city away from the sea, Kyoto contains a variety of culinary delights peculiar to the place.…

4 Mouth-Watering Gourmet Foods for You to Try in Kyoto

Calling all gourmet foodies! Kyoto (京都) is one of the best places for you to try mouth-watering dishes. The city has a wide range of tasty choices when it comes to elegant food culture, and it has an excellent selection of restaurants serving high-quality meals. This gives every visitor a chance to have a worthy…

Wanna Have a Taste of the Galaxy? Try Japan’s Milky Way Youkan!

When you spend summer in Japan, you will notice that there is a festival related to the stars on the 7th of July every year. This festival, known as Tanabata, celebrates the annual meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. It is custom for people to write their wishes on colorful strips of paper and…

7 Kyoto Wagashi (Japanese Sweets) That Are As Beautiful As They Are Delicious!

Kyoto has a large collection of shops that sell sweets, and out of the many shops, here is a list of 7 traditional Japanese sweets (wagashi) that you can buy in Kyoto. There are a lot of seasonal limited edition sweets that are definitely worth trying if you ever visit the Kyoto area. jp.fotolia.com/ 1.…

Introducing the Green Tea Alcohol Range- Too Far or Bring it On?

Most of us have already seen and tasted various forms of offerings which are based on green tea, such as chocolates, lattes, cakes, and ice cream. What else is there to try? If you love all things green tea, then you may just want to get your hands on the green tea wine and liqueur…

This Delicious Hidden Gem is a Must-Try when Visiting Beautiful Kyoto!

Kyoto (京都) is a very popular city to visit among travelers due to its beautiful historical attractions and culture. Kyoto is also well-known for its traditional multi-course meal (kaiseki ryori), pickles (tsukemono) and side dishes (obanzai). However, in this article, I am going to derail you for a second and introduce you to a new…

5 Spots to Enjoy Kyoto Specialty Vegetables

The term Kyoto vegetables refers to two different kinds of vegetables. One kind is vegetables that were traditionally eaten, and the other kind is vegetables that are strongly associated with Kyoto that began to be distributed from around 1989. Kyoto has wide variations in climate depending on the season, so the Kyoto vegetables that grow…