Food & Drink Jan 30, 2009

Kyoto's Yufuna: The tastes of Tango

by Robb Satterwhite

Outside, Yufuna looks like an ordinary after-work hangout, with a solid wooden counter lined with sake and shochu bottles and a blackboard announcing the daily specials. This unpretentious basement shop is surprisingly spacious inside though, with attractively decorated, cozy dining spaces beyond the front ...

Kyoto's geisha: Behind the sliding door

Travel Jul 25, 2008

Kyoto's geisha: Behind the sliding door

by Perrin Lindelauf

A waitress took our drink orders and we waited, my anticipation building by the moment. Suddenly the door slid open and there knelt Ms. Ichimame, our maiko entertainer for the evening. She bowed deeply and introduced herself, smiling slightly.

Dodging tourist traps in Kyoto

Travel Sep 10, 2004

Dodging tourist traps in Kyoto

by Eric Johnston

Ebisugawa has a vast array of small shops that sell dozens of varieties of high-quality green tea and traditional Kyoto sweets, as well as bric-a-brac stores that are a bargain-hunter's dream.