One of the most popular, traditional and famous festivals in Japan is called Gion Matsuri, which is a summer festival held in Kyoto where they parade with Japanese traditional float called Yamaboko. Let's figure out more together!
The famous Tsujiri brand is now making a matcha-flavored yatsuhashi, a type of wagashi (traditional Japanese dessert) that is basically a rice dumpling stuffed with red bean paste and folded in a triangular shape. This type of wagashi is available in various flavors. Yatsuhashi has the perfect amount of chewiness and goes perfectly with green tea.
When you are visiting the beautiful city of Kyoto, a good option for lunch or dinner is yakiniku (Japanese-style BBQ) because the city has numerous excellent restaurants. There are so many that it might be difficult to choose which one to go to. Here are some highly-regarded places you should consider when you'll be faced with the difficult task of choosing your yakiniku restaurant!
Yudofu, or hot tofu can even be called as one of the simplest Japanese dishes. Ingredients are tofu, kelp, and water with some dipping sauces like ponzu vinegar. When you want to try some ultimate tofu dish, Kyoto will be the place to visit. This post will introduce 5places where you can enjoy yudofu in Kyoto.
On November 17th a new customizable ice cream and lemonade store, #goody, has opened in Kyoto! On the first floor, you can order your ice cream, on the second floor, you can enjoy the ice cream and take super cute #instagram pics.
Miyako odori (都をどり) is a traditional dance event performed by geishas and maikos. It is annually held in Kyoto in April, 3 times a day. You can enjoy the beautiful geisha dance and drink the great tasting green teas before the dance starts.
If you love the traditional, ancient side of Japan, you will love this festival of the former capital Kyoto!
Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) event of the old capital. If you are in Kyoto in May, consider attending the Kamogawa Odori to get a rare glimpse of true geisha dance performances.
While in Kyoto, you should definitely try all the Japanese cuisines, and all the variations of it. This, of course, includes Japanese pancakes. They are nothing like American pancakes, as they are much lighter and fluffier. Try one of these 7 awesome cafes to know for yourself!