Taiyaki!やった!!!!

I’m so happy I had the chance to try this sweet.  I’ve always seen taiyaki in anime and manga and one of my most pressing dreams was to try one.  I’ve asked everybody who went to Japan to bring one to me, but nobody managed. I understand only now why and I’m glad they didn’t…

What do you think it is?

  Probably it’s just me, but while walking through the Imperial Park – yes, still there – I noticed this little house surrounded by trees and vegetation.  To be honest with you, the first reaction would be to go in and see what I’d find inside, only to discover that it was a public toilet. …

The Imperial Palace – The Other side of the Park!

  I know, I know, but I warned you at the beginning of this week. This palace thread would be going on forever.  No, just kidding, I’m almost done! When we left the inner gardens and the castle, we decided to reach out the entrance passing through the other side of the huge park.  It…

The Imperial Palace – The Garden!

  This collage doesn’t even start to make justice to this place.  For the entire visit I recalled, once again, my favorite book “Genji Monogatari” by Murasaki Shikibu.  I remember how Genji built the Rokujō estate for his four ladies and how each side of the place was facing a very detailed garden, ready to…

The Imperial Palace – The Palace!

  Happy Monday, my dear readers.  As mentioned in my previous blog, I’ve planned several posts about the Imperial palace.  However, in order to avoid a week-full of it, I’ve decided to put in this post two different collages.  I’ve always seen the medieval Japan through literature and history, my imagination creating the most colorful…

The Imperial Palace – The Park! 

  Be warned, my dear readers, I’ll dedicate to the palace several posts. I loved it so much, and I was the only one in our party in doing so, but I’ll explain you why in the next post.  For the moment please look at the images, aren’t they beautiful?  This was the park, or…

Stroll in Kyoto.

I love this picture and the quiet corner it portrays.  And quite frankly, it seems one of those average streets you see in many school anime, in particular with those lines on the ground that match the color of the flowers on the trees.  This was the third day, the last one we’d spent in…

Food top 3 – 3rd! – The food!

  Honestly I could have uploaded just the picture and that’s it.  But it wouldn’t be fair.  The ones displayed in the photo are the two meals I picked the two nights at つち福 食堂.  The one my partner and Maya had are very similar, just a different protein in the plate, let’s put it…

Food top 3 – 3rd! The place!

  At the end of the second day and the day after, we went to eat dinner in a very nice place called つち福 食堂, which on the map of Kyoto can be found under Tsuchifuku Kawaramachi.  We actually discovered it not far from our listing and I wish we could have turned that way…

Arashiyama – bamboo forest!

  Happy Monday, my dear readers! Sorry for the absence but I got sick for last few days so I just put on hold everything. And now, let’s get back to my magical travel! Last stop of the day in the outskirts of Kyoto was at the bamboo forest of Arashiyama. It’s true what it’s…