Kyoto’s famous doll festival is a joyous time and a wonderful time to plan a visit
If someone asked you what sake was, could you answer the question? Sure, most folks would be able to come up with the fact that’s it’s a drink from Japan, but do you actually know what sake is? What it’s made of? Not beer, not wine, sake is a Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice, yeast and water. It’s just as much a part of life in Kyoto as wine is a part of life in the Napa Valley. You learn with each sip, but just like wine tasting, the education has delicious perks.
Kyoto ranks as one of the best places to live in the world. The city’s awe-inspiring history juxtaposes modern amenities in a way that makes visitors want to stay forever.
Shabushabu isn’t just fun to say, it’s also only one of Japan’s most delicious styles of cuisine. Originating in the 13th century, Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire, needed an efficient and energizing way to feed his army. This is how the idea of eating thin slices of beef, cooked in mere seconds in a boiling pot, came to fruition. Not only was the dish filling, satisfying and healthy, but it helped to converse the Mongol army’s limited fuel supply by allowing lots of food to be cooked at once and in a very short amount of time.