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

Uradera Age Bunbun, Kyoto

I went here more times than I should have. I went there twice in a row, then came back later that day and again the next! It was my nose that led me here. Afterall, the storefront seems so... unassuming. And there was no line...   Where do the stairs lead? Why am I the only … Continue reading Uradera Age Bunbun, Kyoto