Jun 26, 2015

Coffee break

For those who love coffee or who want to take a rest while exploring Higashiyama area, 「%Arabica Kyoto」 is recommend.

They are particular about the beans and machines.
And the manager has won "Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship" last year so you may have a tasty coffee with beautiful latte art.

Their coffee booth is opened temporarily in front of Fujiidaimaru department store facing Shijo Street until June 30th.

%Arabica Kyoto
Place: close to Yasaka Pagoda in Higashiyama area
Open hours: 8:00-18:00

Jun 11, 2015

Yasui Konpiragu

While raining days are continuing, we went to Yasui Kompiragu. 
This shrine in Gion district is a famous place among couples. 
In the middle of the shrine there is an “enkiri/enmusubi stone.” People believe that the stone has power to make good relationships stronger and sever bad ones. On a special paper you write your wish, stick it with glue to the stone and crawl through the tunnel in the stone from front to back. If you want to end a relationship, you crawl through from back to front. 

Actually, I found it very helpful to realize what exactly you want to leave in past and what you want to preserve in life!