Pontocho Surugaya, Pontocho, Kyoto

Stumbled upon this place while lost in Kyoto. Later, I saw it on Google Maps listed as ,"Japanese Confectionary Shop" with some characters I couldn't read (先斗町駿河屋).   Informally, I thought of this place as "three birds" because I can't read Japanese lol.   The display seems traditional.   Fortunately, one of the workers there spoke … Continue reading Pontocho Surugaya, Pontocho, Kyoto


Yokohama Royal Park Hotel’s Tea Room, Yokohama

Our friends treated us to a tea ceremony with an awesome view on the 65th floor of the Royal Park Hotel in the Yokohama Landmark Tower. The entrance was an experience altogether! Coming from an elevator to a seemingly normal hallway, one steps into the tea room and the entire atmosphere changes. The stepping stones even had … Continue reading Yokohama Royal Park Hotel’s Tea Room, Yokohama