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Casual Izakaya At Summer Night

Over the last week the weather has become hot and humid in Kyoto.

The weather is perfect for eating a light meal of udon noodles although a serve of Kushikatsu with a cold beer

might be more to you liking!


From this side on left,

Pork, Lotus root, Egg and etc..


Dashimaki-Tamago is real Standard.


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At a supermarket 1


I often like to go to the local supermarket when I visit a place I have never been to.

I would like to introduce you inside of the supermarket nearest from the Golden Pavilion House.

The upper one is a sweet snack which is very common in Japan.

Hard dried Nuts are coated with sugar which makes them very crunchy.

The following pic shows a variety of “Arare” which are salted snacks that are very common in Kyoto.

They are basically baked or deep fried rice cakes flavored with salt or soy sauce.

In Kyoto “Arare” flavored with a spice mix called “Shichimi” is especially popular (packet in centre of pic with red label)

It is a bit spicy so it is good with teatime as well as for drinking.



The last one is called ‘Sakiika’. It is dried squid.

If you want to taste real Japan it is yummy snack and everyone should try it.

Some say it has strong smell but I believe it is the best ever!


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Smoke Room


The Smoke Room has a really awesome atmosphere due to its classic style interior. This bar/restaraunt was once an antique shop and is located on the corner of Kawabata-Nijo crossing. They have a great selection of beers.

Information about opening hours and menus can be found on the website just click on the above link.

The next pic is of pasta with shrimp and tomato cream sauce.

It tasted unlike a Japanese Italian restaurant and more like authentic Italiana.





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Where Umami comes from.


Sho-yu(Soy sause) is a basis of Japanese daily meal.

And I found it was very impressive soysause is also common seasoning in many countries.

Matsuno Shoyu company have been making authentic sho-yu with full of Umami flavor for more than 200 yeas.

Sho-yu is originally matured in cask made from Japanese cedar, which is Kyoto’s local speciality product.

But nowadays, it is mass-produced with huge metal bottles and it does not take more than 1 year to complete

all process. Matsuno Shoyu take 2 years or more to make it, and the process is all by hand.

It must be fine souvenir for your family and friends who wish to add traditional Umami flavor to your daily food!


Little tips for hang round Japan.


You will find many of this letter when you on the road in summer season in Japan.

It shows there you can buy “Kakigo-ri” which means Shaved Ice with fruity sweat syrup.

It looks like that….


may be a little different.

Aw,the next means liquor store.



The following is Cigarette. Please don’t smoke in room.


That is very important. It means they sell Rice. In Japanese, We call it “Okome”.


When you see the letters as following, They can give you “Ice cream”.

They are written in “Katakana letter” cause ice cream is from outside of Japan.


I believe that chilled sweats will save you from heat coming now.



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Ryoanji is unvarying in nature.

OK, I checked the weather was going better in this morning, so i decided to go to Ryoanji temple today.

It had been rainy since last week in Japan, so the sky had been like this till last day.


By the way, do you know about Suibokuga?
It is a type of painting found in China and introduced in Japan more than 1000 years ago.
In its paint, only Black color ink which is made from wood is used, but nothing else.
And the philosophy is simply to express the thing itself. I felt that the atmosphere surrounding

Ryoanji temple was something similar to this way of thinking.ryoanji6


Cause in Ryoanaji temple, no additive decorations nor color paintings was found anywhere even if in the graden.
However the garden is the most famous part of this temple.

First time I saw it, I felt it too bright because white gravel spread in the garden were reflecting sunshine whom I had not seen for a while.
Gradually getting used to its brightness, I began to stare 5 objects which I could only see in the place and those were all constituted by stones and little bit historic moss.


But I realized it is very important that there was a space I never see any objects finally.
I strongly recommend you to sit on wooden floor of Ryoanji temple and see this garden to the full.




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For a break after Ninna-ji visit

Going down a street in front of Ninna-ji temple for a little while, you would see a colorful decorated shop just before a station. This is one of my favorite Cafe, and the name is “Pu”.puu2


In contrast to this cute shop name, Doi tencho who is manager of this cafe looks really tough.
He cooks spicy indian & Thai curry and serves original tea without any artificial nutritions.
And you can also enjoy drinking at dinner time, his smile will definitely makes your stay special.

I had Indian Chai for the first time, it was tremendous!

Family Kitchen Pu has a facility for kids and English menu.

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Three most famous temples near to G.P.H

There are 17 world heritages in Kyoto.
And it’s the most large number in Japan.

Golden pavilion house is really close from one of it, of course the name is called Golden pavilion.
But today I walked along Road Kinukake no michi which starts from this most famous temple and headed to Ninna-ji temple which is equally best to see.


ninna-ji2Originally Ninna-ji temple was founded by emperor Uda in 888.

For long time Ninna-ji had been a palace for the imperial family.

So the architectural style is very sumptuous.

Road Kinukake no michi is just 2.5km long and finishes at Ninna-ji temple, however it holds another World Heritage temple. It is Ryoan-ji temple.
This temple is very different in its style and history from Ninna-ji temple.
I would like to introduce it on the other page soon.




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New photos of our guesthouse coming up.

We are uploading new photos of rooms and facilities in each websites.
These cool photos are taken by my friend, he is nice photographer performing in
Shiga pref that is next to Kyoto.
Even more we also plan to introduce better facilities and services for your solid stay.
Please check this blog and our facebook page continuously.
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Enjoy RakuRaku Night!


Ichi jo street holds many unique Cafe & Bars.

RakuRaku is welcoming everyone like you enjoying Kyoto travel.

Akira san is the manager for this Bar, and he made fine pizza with seafood for dinner for us.

RakuRaku holds parties pretty often, people meet and enjoy Japanese and Western simple taste.


Ichijo street is also known for a pilgrim road led into Daikaku-ji temple.

When in summer special events coming up in each spots!

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