Kezako, one of my favourite high-end restaurants in Kyoto, closed down a couple of years ago but lucky for the diners of Kyoto he opened his own place. While I was super excited about this fact I couldn’t help but wonder whether they would be able to […]
Japan’s cultural hub, Kyoto, has long been regarded as the best place to experience the soothing art of the traditional tea ceremony and I’ll happily admit that I’m as loved up with matcha and wagashi (whisked green tea and Japanese confectionery) as the next Japanophile! But I also appreciate a […]
I think that perhaps May must be the most underrated month in the Kyoto tourism calendar. The days are sunny with the temperatures oscillating between cool and warm ( very rarely hot or cold) and there is a lovely early-summer atmosphere. The air is clean and […]
Well who knew? Tripadvisor’s Niumba blog has featured Zenbu Cuisine and Culture Tours as one of their Top 20 World Food Tours. You might have to use a translator, and it doesn’t make a whole bunch of sense but the sentiment is there! Thank you so much […]
It’s almost time for the annual Obon festival in Japan. This sacred time on the Japanese calendar lasts several days during which the dearly departed return to earth to visit their families. August 16 2015 hosts the famous Daimonji (more formally ‘Gozan no okuribi’) bonfire light up […]
If you know me at all, you’ll be well aware of my intense dislike for hot, humid summers. Kyoto has provided the most intense of them I’ve experienced in my life. And I’m an Australian. In previous posts I have vented my dismay, in colourful detail, […]
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