Tag: Kyoto

Kyoto Night walk from Ishibei-Koji to Yasaka Shrine

After sending off blister-suffering Pierre to the hotel by taxi, Yasuko and I strolled in a quiet lantern-lit stone-paved quarter to the Yasaka Shrine.  The crowd of daytime tourists was gone by the time and the area very atmospheric. The shrine was illuminated by lots… Continue Reading “Kyoto Night walk from Ishibei-Koji to Yasaka Shrine”

Hidden Food Heaven in Kyoto

It’s very unlikely we would have known this restaurant if it wasn’t recommend by Yasuko’s friend Mayumi, a food fanatic who travels hundreds of miles for a good meal and who, unfortunately, couldn’t join us. It would have been close to impossible to find… Continue Reading “Hidden Food Heaven in Kyoto”

Sanzen-in temple, Kyoto


Pierre and Yasuko going for some popular Japanese sweets. Warabi Mochi is that green rice based treat with a tea after taste. and Mitarashi Dango a water and rice flour dough coated with a sugar and soy sauce mix. Not my cup of tea… Continue Reading “Sweeeeets!”

Dave. Day Fourteen. Temple Day

Off to Sanzen-In Temple!

Ninomaru Goten

Scenes of Ninomaru Goten

Dave. Day Thirteen. Ninomaru Goten

Dave was off to visit the Ninomaru Castle in Kyoto.


… again. Well, everybody has his own way to remember things. Ours seems to be food. This time in a small restaurant in a small side street of Kyoto’s Ponto-cho Dori.

In the middle of Kyoto

… an oasis of piece and calm around Ponto-cho Dori.

Scenes of Kyoto

First day. First impressions.