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Discover Favy's food and restaurant guides for the Kansai region! Kansai (関西, literally western part) is the southern-central region of Japan's Honshu island. The Kansai region consists of 8 prefectures: Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo, and Shiga. Kansai is famous for being a cultural center that is home to the ancient capital Kyoto and the mercantile city of Osaka.
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Gion Matsuri 2019: Kyoto's Traditional Summer Festival!

One of the most popular, traditional and famous festivals in Japan is called Gion Matsuri, which is a summer festival held in Kyoto where they parade with Japanese traditional float called Yamaboko. Let's figure out more together!

Yodogawa Fireworks Festival 2019: Don't Miss Out Osaka's Biggest Fireworks Festival!

One of the representative summer events in Osaka is Yodogawa Fireworks Festival. Its dynamic fireworks are really popular among all ages, and it's a must-see event! Let's find out more about Yodogawa Fireworks together!

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Tsujiri Yatsuhashi: A Matcha Flavored Yatsuhashi Hits Kyoto!

The famous Tsujiri brand is now making a matcha-flavored yatsuhashi, a type of wagashi (traditional Japanese dessert) that is basically a rice dumpling stuffed with red bean paste and folded in a triangular shape. This type of wagashi is available in various flavors. Yatsuhashi has the perfect amount of chewiness and goes perfectly with green tea.

Fire Ramen | "Menbakaichidai" in Kyoto, Japan

Just one little search on Instagram for fire ramen will bring up a plethora of slow-mo shots of this crazy-fire-themed ramen restaurant. Located in Japan's cultural capital, Kyoto, put this on the must-do list next time you're here!

Yakiniku in Kyoto: Here are 5 Must-Try restaurants!

When you are visiting the beautiful city of Kyoto, a good option for lunch or dinner is yakiniku (Japanese-style BBQ) because the city has numerous excellent restaurants. There are so many that it might be difficult to choose which one to go to. Here are some highly-regarded places you should consider when you'll be faced with the difficult task of choosing your yakiniku restaurant!

Yudofu, Hot Tofu, Where To Eat In Kyoto

Yudofu, or hot tofu can even be called as one of the simplest Japanese dishes. Ingredients are tofu, kelp, and water with some dipping sauces like ponzu vinegar. When you want to try some ultimate tofu dish, Kyoto will be the place to visit. This post will introduce 5places where you can enjoy yudofu in Kyoto.

New Ice Cream Store in Kyoto Where You Can Customize Your Own Super Cute Cone!

On November 17th a new customizable ice cream and lemonade store, #goody, has opened in Kyoto! On the first floor, you can order your ice cream, on the second floor, you can enjoy the ice cream and take super cute #instagram pics.

Wagyu Shabu Shabu And Tempura At KYOTO GATTEN!

Looking for some shabu shabu and tempura in Kyoto? If so, KYOTO GATTEN is the place for you to go! The ambiance is a mix of pub-style and traditional Japanese. Find out why this place became the talk of the town!

Miyako Odori 2019: The Captivating Geisha Dance On Kyoto!

Miyako odori (都をどり) is a traditional dance event performed by geishas and maikos. It is annually held in Kyoto in April, 3 times a day. You can enjoy the beautiful geisha dance and drink the great tasting green teas before the dance starts.

Aoi Matsuri: Stunning Festival Of Kyoto From The Heian Era!

If you love the traditional, ancient side of Japan, you will love this festival of the former capital Kyoto!

Kamogawa Odori: A Rare Chance To See Real Geishas Performing A Traditional Play

Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) event of the old capital. If you are in Kyoto in May, consider attending the Kamogawa Odori to get a rare glimpse of true geisha dance performances.

Where To Have The Best Pancakes in Kyoto!

While in Kyoto, you should definitely try all the Japanese cuisines, and all the variations of it. This, of course, includes Japanese pancakes. They are nothing like American pancakes, as they are much lighter and fluffier. Try one of these 7 awesome cafes to know for yourself!

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