My aunt living near subway Kuramaguchi station in Kyoto often buy sweets made by Ko-rakuya for my family. I think tourists won’t visit this quiet residential area so often, but they sell beautiful Japanese sweets according to the seasons in very friendly price.     The hydrangea made of agar and white beans    I felt cooler in this morning after too hot days these few days. It was a little cloudy, which looked the rainy season will come soon in Kyoto. Once of the fun in the rainy season is…

My aunt living near subway Kuramaguchi station in Kyoto often buy sweets made by Ko-rakuya for my family. I think tourists won’t visit this quiet residential

sweet bean jelly

”Sho-ro” means white mushroom which appear around pine tree forests in April and May. In Kyoto, the name “sho-ro” is famous as the traditional sweets made by

”Sho-ro” means white mushroom which appear around pine tree forests in April and May. In Kyoto, the name “sho-ro” is famous as the traditional sweets made by Nijo-Surugaya near Nijo castle. Its shape is like small round mushrooms, but they are made from sugar and beans.     Special mushroom “Sho-ro”    Shoro is the round bean paste coated with white sugar. Although we can buy “sho-ro” for the casual sweet shops of sometimes in the supermarket for our daily life, they are usually made of a…

”Sho-ro” means white mushroom which appear around pine tree forests in April and May. In Kyoto, the name “sho-ro” is famous as the traditional sweets made by

Iris sweets

Aoi festival was held in May the day before yesterday, so the best season for iris passed, but still we can see beautiful purple flowers in O-ta shrine,

Japanese rice cake

In Kitanotenmanbu shrine in Kyoto, the beautiful fresh green garden of maple leaves is exhibited now. It’s more famous for plum blossoms and red maple leaves,

sweet fish

In Kitanotenmanbu shrine in Kyoto, the beautiful fresh green garden of maple leaves is exhibited now. It’s more famous for plum blossoms and red maple leaves,

Japanese sweets

In Kitanotenmanbu shrine in Kyoto, the beautiful fresh green garden of maple leaves is exhibited now. It’s more famous for plum blossoms and red maple leaves,

In Kitanotenmanbu shrine in Kyoto, the beautiful fresh green garden of maple leaves is exhibited now. It’s more famous for plum blossoms and red maple leaves, but of course fresh green leaves are also beautiful. Funayashu-getsu is the sweet shop next to Kitano Tenmangu shrine. They are making the seasonal sweets and sweets related to Kitano Tenmangu shrine.   The sweets you can be rich if you swap it for something!?    “Warashibe Cho-ja” is the flagship sweets of Funayashugetsu. It’s made of…

In Kitanotenmanbu shrine in Kyoto, the beautiful fresh green garden of maple leaves is exhibited now. It’s more famous for plum blossoms and red maple leaves,

corsage

Dorayaki is the popular pancake sweet beans are put like sandwiches. It is known as the favorite food of famous Japanese animation character, Doraemon.

どら焼き

Dorayaki is the popular pancake sweet beans are put like sandwiches. It is known as the favorite food of famous Japanese animation character, Doraemon.

Dorayaki is the popular pancake sweet beans are put like sandwiches. It is known as the favorite food of famous Japanese animation character, Doraemon.   In Kyoto Nishijin, we have a unique Dorayaki in “Kamahaschi” shop. It’s not the big sweets shop we often fail to notice along Itsutsuji street, but we can find some interesting sweets here.    Ginger pancake in Kyoto Nishijin    It’s very unique that Dorayaki in Nishijin includes spicy ginger in the dough. It’s much fresher taste than just…

Dorayaki is the popular pancake sweet beans are put like sandwiches. It is known as the favorite food of famous Japanese animation character, Doraemon.

Dorayaki

Dorayaki is the popular pancake sweet beans are put like sandwiches. It is known as the favorite food of famous Japanese animation character, Doraemon.

Firefly

Tea Ceremony seeing fireflies at Shimogamo shrine in Kyoto

fresh sweets

I guess many of Japanese want to visit the tea house Ho-sen if they come to Kyoto. It’s not the house for tea ceremony, but like traditional café.

I guess many of Japanese want to visit the tea house Ho-sen if they come to Kyoto. It’s not the house for tea ceremony, but like traditional café. A lot of people were visiting there even in the morning of the weekday. It was also first time for me to visit although I’m a Kyoto citizen.       The beautiful Japanese garden and the traditional house    Entering the gate, I was surprised by the beautiful Japanese garden. Stepping stones and fresh green moss which ease our eyes, and the wall…

I guess many of Japanese want to visit the tea house Ho-sen if they come to Kyoto. It’s not the house for tea ceremony, but like traditional café. A lot of

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