Traditional Kyoto Sweets at Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten 鍵善良房 本店 (Gion)


I just got back from Kyoto, and really want to share one of the best-kept secrets among the locals in Gion — Kagizen Yoshifuza. It’s a renowned sweet shop established as long ago as the mid-Edo period, and and has been making traditional Kyoto sweets for hundreds of years! The shop is quaint but elegant, […]

Travel: Kyoto, Japan (Gion, Arashiyama, Fushimi Inari Shrine)


An explosion of colour, Kyoto in Spring truly rejuvenates the soul. The crisp air, the lush green and petals of red, pink and purple line the trees and cobblestone paths. This was my favourite part of my trip to Japan in late April and here’s why. Warning. This post is going to be picture heavy! Gion (祇園) […]