Top Tokyo Spots for Valentines 2020! Romantic and fun.
Kaiseki ryouri evolved throughout the ages. From simple meals served at a tea ceremony to fancy Heian imperial court cuisine with influence from the Buddhist boom during the Kamakura period, to the emphasis upon balance from the Muromachi age of Samurais, modern Kaiseki cuisine has been shaped by many aspects of Japanese culture and history – and now you can taste these dishes too.
For foodies interested in exploring various aspects of Kyoto cuisine, I would recommend our Nishiki Market tour. This tour takes place in “Kyoto’s kitchen,” Nishiki market in the heart of Kyoto city. We sample local foods during the first hours of the tour, then sit down and enjoy a kaiseki (traditional Kyoto-style meal) course prepared by the chef using ingredients from the Nishiki market. Definitely a must-do for any foodie out there!
Theme cafes and restaurants are a fun, surprising and must-try experience in Japan. When in Tokyo, head off the beaten path to MILKY WAY for a star-struck experience at this Zodiac inspired cafe in Ikebukuro…
Driving along Route 55, we went down a short steep road to a parking lot for Konjo-In Shrine and Seibu Kyu-Jo Station. That’s where we found the restaurant, a two story house nestled in Totoro Forest. Entering through its noren curtains, the owner’s friendly voice welcomed us into a corridor glowing with lamps illuminating the paper sho-ji door…
Being vegan/vegetarian while traveling in Japan can be quite hard, especially when it comes to eating out. Most of modern Japanese cuisine consists of more meat and animal products as most veggies are imported and therefore a bit expensive. But fear not – here are some of the best places to eat with affordable AND delicious vegan cuisine in Kyoto.
RAINBOW RAMEN? If you want to try something fun and colourful, and happen to be in the Shibuya area, I highly recommend giving this a try. This is not your typical ramen, and I think the novelty of this restaurant is worth a visit. Plus they have decent prices and it’ll add a splash of colour to any instagram feed!