Wednesday, December 02, 2015


We were lucky that MIL let us stay over on Saturday night.

After breakfast, we headed to Sennyuji to visit the family grave.

This tree was probably the only reddest tree we saw all Autumn...

After putting some flowers at the grave and cleaning it a little, we headed back to Higashiyama where we had drinks with Kirk and the Missus the night before.

Satoshi had never explored the shopping arcade there...or to be specific, had not known it had existed.

I had passed through there once before with Tamakikat.

There were a few shops open for lunch so we popped in to Beauty Kitchen, which was right across from Beer Komachi.

While the food was good, the lady who owns the place was just plain rude...we won't be going back.

On a side street of the shopping arcade was a tiny café, Café Green Door.

The owner's grandfather is actually a tenugui (Japanese towel) print maker. You can see some of his works as well as buy some tenugui & pottery too.

We had a doughnut and coffee.

As we were walking to the Hankyu Kawaramachi station, we came upon a bakery, Le Bac à Sable, that was selling veggies out front.

Beets (300 yen) and colorful carrots (250 yen), which I roasted the next day for dinner.

I want to go back to try their baked goods and pick up more veggies too.

It was a great weekend. The weather was very cooperative, Satoshi got to reconnect with the Higashiyama area and we got to do quite a bit.

Beauty Kitchen
inside of Furukawa Shopping Arcade
Higashiyama, Kyoto
Phone: 075.541.7810
Closed Thursdays
Hours: 11:00-15:00 (lunch), 17:00-21:00 (dinner)

Café Green Door
448 Hachiken-cho
Higashiyama, Kyoto
Phone: 075.531.6118
Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Hours: 9:00-17:00

Le Bac à Sable
51 Minamisaikaishi-cho
Higashiyama, Kyoto
Phone: 075.746.3080
Hours: 7:00-19:00
Open everyday


KirkK said...

How terrible about the rude service Kat! Glad the both of you got to do some exploring though.

jalna said...

What a nice weekend! Sounds like fall colors aren't too great this year.

K and S said...

indeed Kirk!

hard to predict where the leaves would be nice this year Jalna:p

Take care you two!

Rowena said...

okay I just have to say this about Beauty is run by a Beast! yikes!

K and S said...

indeed Rowena :)

Take care.

K said...

Sounds like a nice trip - those carrots look very pretty!

K and S said...

they were really good K!

Take care.