Heavy Rain Storm hit Kyoto !

Aug 14, 2021

Kyoto has been hit by a terrible rain storm these days. But the damages in Kyoto were not as big as those in adjacent prefectures such as Shiga where lake "Biwa" is - the largest lake in Japan.

Water level of Kamo river which runs from north of Kyoto down to the south was about to cause flood. I hope the global warming will be reduced in the coming years.

New Places to See

Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market

More than 95% of tourists visit this market Nishiki Market has been in central district of Kyoto for more than 1000 years. It would be a small area where there were handful fishmongers who were selling fresh fishes to the Imperial Palace. In ancient Kyoto, no...

Koryu-Ji Temple

Koryu-Ji Temple

The Oldest Temple in Kyoto I think this temple is usually quiet throughout the year. Maybe the reason is that the temple has not proactively advertised itself to the public - they do not even has their own website... Actually, that is why I love this temple. It is...

New Restaurants

Trattoria M Kyoto

Trattoria M Kyoto

Stylish Trattoria in Mercure Kyoto Hotel near JR Kyoto Station Mercure Hotel Kyoto was open only about a year ago (September, 2020). Mercure is one of the global hotel brands (I think it is headquartered in France) and the quality of their hospitality is well-known....

Tako Nyudo

Tako Nyudo

Local Favorite Izakaya in Kiyamachi Area One of my most favorite restaurants in Kyoto is "Tako Nyudo" (= Octopus Monster) located in "Kiyamachi" St. Very casual Izakaya type restaurant offering "Obanzai" dishes which are more like traditional home style comfort foods...

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