Apr 25, 2016

To All The Craft Beer Fans

The beautiful blossom time's over, people in Kyoto seems to have been a bit relaxed after one of the busiest seasons a year.

Me, myself got to spend the very first spring here in Kyoto and it was quite enjoyable with work, social life, outdoor activities and stuff. Warm weather always takes me outside - under the sun, riverside, somewhere green.

One thing I really like to do outdoor in warm season is to have some beer with my friends.
It might sound weird for some non-Japanese as it's usually not allowed to drink outside in many countries.

And here we are - have you heard of Kyoto brewing? It's one of the Japanese craft beer breweries (still not so many) based in Kyoto. It's located in Jujo area which is not too far from J-hoppers, and they have a cool tasting space which is open only on weekends.

They usually have 4, 5 different kind of beer including some seasonal limited flavors that for sure you can find your favorite, mine is "Ichii Senshin" Belgium IPA which is very rich but still very fruity and easy to drink!

We've got a nice outdoor space and had a great time enjoying their freshly brewed beer, chilling, getting to know each other, and just being under the sun and embracing short spring!

If you ever come to Kyoto, local craft beer would be a special experience apart from touristic places :)

Apr 14, 2016

Relaxing, Tasty and comfortable cafe to go

Hi there ! It has been weird weather these days. One day it is chilly and the other day it is amazingly warm ( rather hot!)
Some people might have itchy feet to be under the sunshine!

Today, I would like to recommend one of my favorite cafes that is "MARUNI CAFE"
It is located near GOJYO Staion(五条駅), Kyoto.
The building itself is a workshop so playful atmosphere is
 floating a whole building and that cafe is on the 2nd stories.

Their speciality is a meat patty and they serve lots variety of sauce with best seasonal vegetable such as creamy sauce with spring cabbage. The photo below is a meat patty with demi-glace cheese sauce.
The other outstanding menu is...TAIYAKI(たい焼き)that is a
 fish-shaped pancake made from flour and there is red bean paste in it. However, it does not need to be red bean,some are with green tea paste, custard,chocolate and cheese etc...
If you ever have chance, why don't you have a break in MARUNI CAFE ? :-)

Apr 9, 2016

healing at a footbath

The beautiful cherry blossom season is coming to its end...

Warm enough to explore Kyoto and you might walk around too much because of its nice weather.

Taking a bath is one of the options to heal your exhaustion from a lot of walking.

There is a footbath inside Randen Arashiyama station.

The station is in the centre of Arashiyama area so you can access there easily.

You do not need to prepare towels, you will get one towel in exchange for the fee at the office.

Fee: 200yen (including one towel)
Opening hours: 9:00-20:00 (reception until 19:30)

Apr 4, 2016

Hanami@ Maruyama park

Hi! This is Yui from Kyoto Hana Hostel.

Last week, I went to Maruyama Park with my friends to see cherry blossom.
We had kind of picnic party with watching cherry blossom.

It was not full bloom but currently it getting more beautiful.
If you have chance to visit Kyoto in this season, please visit Maruyama Park.

Maruyama Park
Kyoto 605-0071
Open 24 hours