My Guide to Gion; A Walking Tour

Famed as being one of the most mesmerizing districts in Kyoto, Gion is an area of stunning temples, maiko meeting places and local eateries that are perfect to while away a day in the ancient capital. Kyoto’s magic lies in it’s ability to preserve the old and welcome the new. The Station Building is testament…

Kaiseki and Cocktails

One night about a month ago, Mr. GIJ came home and asked if I’d like to go to a cocktail event. “Of course!” I mean, do you really have to ask?? No more details were given other than that the event in question was a cocktail party for the opening of a new bar. We…