A Day in Kyoto: Shrines, Street Food & Kimonos

After spending the early part of our morning getting done up at Yumeyakata, the boyfriend and I were finally ready to venture out into Kyoto! Higashiyama District (東山区) We spent a good portion of our day wandering though the narrow cobbled paths of the Higashiyama district. This area was formed back in 1929 and boasts beautiful late 19th to early 20th century architecture. It’s like a … Continue reading A Day in Kyoto: Shrines, Street Food & Kimonos

Hello Kitty Saryo (はろうきてぃ茶寮): A Japanese Tea House

Hello Kitty is famous world wide, so much that various cafes and restaurants have opened all over the world in her honor. Even here in Korea, we have our fair share of Hello Kitty cafes (yes, plural). This being said, I wasn’t sure if I was up for visiting yet another Hello Kitty cafe in Kyoto. However, Hello Kitty Saryo isn’t just another typical Hello … Continue reading Hello Kitty Saryo (はろうきてぃ茶寮): A Japanese Tea House

Yumeyakata (夢館): Kimono Rental

Last year the boyfriend and I took a trip to Osaka and Kyoto for my birthday. It had always been a bucket list item of mine to walk the old streets of Japan in traditional clothes. Though we only spent a day in Kyoto, I knew I wanted to spend it in a beautiful kimono. Yumeyakata is a lovely kimono rental shop located in Kyoto.  There are … Continue reading Yumeyakata (夢館): Kimono Rental