ladies in their kimonos strolling down the streets of Gion....
If I'm not wrong, we have not had a family vacation since KL was born. Family vacation meaning, not Bangkok, Hongkong, Kuala Lumpur or London. So just last week my sister and I finalized the dates, booked out tickets, and now frantically searching for places in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and TOkyo(k and i) to visit. Jie and Ong will be flying in to Kansai from London, The trios from Singapore and K and I from Bangkok. The adrenaline rush was overwhelming- partly because we have not travelled together for a long time and also the fact that I haven't applied for vacation days. It's crazy but u know.. u gotta do what u gotta do.
And soon I will be experiencing this light choc cake.
667-1 Kuen-In Mae-Cho
Tel: +81 75 222 8266
Thanks to Chub.
Kyoto Nama Chocolat Organic Tea House
Kyoto: Heian Shrine / Tea shop
Okazaki Tenno-cho 76-15. [one block east of Okazaki-michi, a two-minute walk south of Marutamachi; look for the big sign on the right hand side] Open noon-5pm. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Patiently waiting for the 21st of March! (To-ji market is held on the 21st of every month)
And visit the antique galleries in Kyoto. Sure to look out for Kushi maki-e combs, Old Japanese textile, Antique maki-e Inro (sealed case to carry seals) and fine Satusuma Porcelain.... is also on my list!