Best breakfast place nearby, “Coffee clubTakagi-Ya”

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One of the most frequently asked question,

「Where can I have a breakfast?」

We have very good place nearby!!

Coffee club Takagi-Ya

just 30 seconds walk from Kyoto Higashiyama with, there is an old cafe.

Surprisingly, I have had a guest who came over from Europe just to visit this cafe.

This morning set is just 500 JPY including coffee that will be made right in front of you by the siphon.

Toast (Western Japan's toasts are thick!)
Omelette
Potato salad
Mini salad
Fruits (2 kinds)
Coffee(Hot or Ice)/Tea
Opening hours
8:00~18:00

Thank you for stopping by!!

Recommended : Kyoto Ramen tour #2 “Geon Shirakawa Ramen”

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Kyoto Ramen tour #2 “Geon Shirakawa Ramen”

Recommended for the people who like;

Miso Ramen
Rich, strong taste
  • Not so many Ramen shops in Higashiyama area
  • Geon Shirakawa Ramen
  • Inspired by Hokkaido Ramen

Not so many Ramen shops in Higashiyama area

Although Kyoto is well known as Ramen place, but somehow, there are not so many Ramen shops in this area, Higashiyama. Of course we can see so many of them in Geon area that is included in Higashiyama. However, less shops between Higashiyama and Keage subway station.

It was a problem for me because I’m living in this area, but finally, this one is newly opened in May, 2019.

Their specialty, Miso ramen is still rare kind in Kyoto. I was so happy and went there, and it is so good.

Geon Shirakawa Ramen

Their menu is very simple. Miso ramen, Spicy Miso ramen, Soy source Ramen and some side menus. It tells us they are really focusing on the Miso ramen.

The soup is just awesome. Fried Miso gives it rich flavor, it’s perfect taste to be with beer. They have500 ml bottle of beer at 500 JPY, please try it together!

Inspired by Hokkaido Ramen

The owner chef of this shop has trained in popuar Ramen shop in Hokkaido that is another important place of Ramen culture. They are using the method of Hokkaido ramen and adding Kyoto flavor, it reminded me Ramen I had in Hokkaido actually.

Miso ramen is quite different from Miso soup, if you haven’t tried Miso ramen yet, this will be very good first experience for you!!

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If you still haven’t found a hotel in Kyoto, stay at Kyoto Higashiyama With Hotel and let me tell you more about Ramen!!

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Kyoto food tour. “Uri” one of the best!!

「I’m in Kyoto!! Wanna have a real Kyoto food, where should i go!!??」

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Recommended for the people who;

・ like Japanese Sake.
・ like very professional dishes.
・ have 5,000 JPY budget per person
  • Newly opened by the chef who was the head chef at poplar restaurant in Kyoto
  • All are great, but I like…
  • Awesome Japanese Sake as well

Newly opened by the chef who was the head chef at poplar restaurant in Kyoto

Today I introduce one of the most favorite one called “Uri”. There is another popular restaurant called “Nikomi Suzuya” that is well known by Kyoto people. The owner chef of “Uri” was the head chef of “Nikomi Suzuya”.

Honesty say, the quality is even higher than “Nikomi Suzuya” at same price range, this is sop impressive.

All are great, but I like…


All dishes are great, but I like fried and grilled stuffs. Depending on season,

Hamo Tempura
Eel Yawata maki
Fried octopus 

Please show this article, then they serve you.

Hamo(conger eel) is a particular food of Kyoto, but it is very difficult to cook due to very small bones. If it’s cooked by bad chef, it’s even hard to eat it. So I usually don’t eat Hamo, but we don’t have to worry about anything here. Tastes do good.

This kind soup is also Kyoto particular, please try it:)

Awesome Japanese Sake as well

Very friendly female staff knows very well about Japanese Sake. You can just tell her what kind of taste do you like, then she will serve good one for you:)

Price

Prices are so good. usually It costs me around 5,000 JPY including beer and Sake. It’s so hard to find this quality at this price, you must try at least once!!

Have you booked hotel?

If you still haven’t found a hotel in Kyoto, stay at Kyoto Higashiyama With Hotel and let me tell you more about Ramen!!

Tomoki Hoshi, Kyoto Higashiyama With Hotel, Manager

Thank you for stopping by!!

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Kyoto food tour. Obanzai “Aoi”, delicious and friendly!!

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Recommended for people who

・want to try Kyoto style foods
・love Japanese Sake
・have budget around 5,000 JPY per person.
  • Caution! there are some bad places in Kyoto
  • You need to book!
  • My favorite dishes
  • You can enjoy very unique Sake

Caution! there are some bad places in Kyoto

Of course Kyoto is one of the most important place for Japanese food culture, it has so many awesome restaurants. However, there are some restaurants that are not very good aiming foreign tourists.

That’s why I’m introducing my favorite places on this blog not to wast your time and money:)

You need to book!!

This place called “Aoi” is really busy place, make sure to book before you come. If you are staying at Kyoto Higashiyama With that is managed by me, I will make it for you:)

Dishes are like sophisticated Kyoto Obanzai meal, it is so good. The owner shef “Toshii”, she is very friendly and nice lady, everybody loves this place and become a repeater.

Sitting at the counter, I always talk to other customer about Kyoto things.

My favorite dishes

Everything is so good, but I order this every time, called “Basil-Fu”. Following traditional way of Kyoto meal, but adding new flavor, that’s my favorite part:)

If you come here Autume or winter, you can have Mackerel Sushi that is very particular food in Kyoto. Sloppy restaurants serve Mackerel sushi in all season, but Aoi serves it only in the best season

If it’s out of the season, original Inari sushi is also recommended!

You can enjoy very unique Sake

Best drink with Japanese food is Japanese Sake in my opinion. You can enjoyvery good ones here.

Toshii san likes to visit Sake winery on her day off, and she brings only awesome ones to her own restaurant.

Enjoy!!

Have you booked hotel?

If you still haven’t found a hotel in Kyoto, stay at Kyoto Higashiyama With Hotel and let me tell you more about Ramen!!

Tomoki Hoshi, Kyoto Higashiyama With Hotel, Manager

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Kyoto Ramen tour #1 “Ichijoji Boogie”

“This is the first time to come to Japan, I wanna try real Ramen!! But wait,,what’s the real ramen?”

I will tell you.

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  • Ramen can not be categorized, described and even defined.
  • Ichijoji Boogie
  • Ramen or Tsukemen?

Recommended to the people who;

 - Has eaten Ramen in Japan once.
 - likes strong/rich taste.
 - likes pork stock soup

Not recommended to the people who;

 - likes plain tasting soup.

Ramen can not be categorized, described and even defined.

One of the most frequetnly asked question is

“What Ramen should I have in Kyoto?”

This is actually an impossible question to answer.. Ramen is far different from original Ramen in China, it has too many kinds of it to recommend just one for my guests.

For example, they use pork, chicken, beef or fish for soup stock. If it’s fish stock soup, it can be Bonito, Sardine, Snapper or others.

So, I will introduce Ramen shops I like, hope this helps you to find your favorite Ramen in Kyoto and Japan!

Ichijoji Boogie

Ichijoji is a name of place in Kyoto that is one of the most famous Ramen areas in Japan. If you like Ramen, you have to visit here.

This Ramen tastes very unique, I can’t describe how it’s like. Tastes rich, but not too heavy. If I leave Kyoto, this is the first Ramen to miss(^^)

Ichijoji Boogie

Tuesday to Friday:11:30~15:00, 18:00~24:00
Weekend and holidays : 11:30~24:30
Close on Monday

Ramen or Tsukemen?

Ramen is well known by foreigners, but how’s Tsukemen? It’s called Dipping noodle in English. It will be served separately noodle and soup.

This is also impossible question to answer which is good for you, but personally I try Ramen first when I come to the new shop.

Ichijoji Boogie has original Tsukemen and Hiroshima style Tsukemen that is very spicy but very tasty. I hope you have chances to come this shop 3 times to try all. haha.

Have you booked hotel?

If you still haven’t found a hotel in Kyoto, stay at Kyoto Higashiyama With Hotel and let me tell you more about Ramen!!

Tomoki Hoshi, Kyoto Higashiyama With Hotel, Manager

Thank you for stopping by!!

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