Jan. 14, 2016 UPDATE

Exclusive Sushi Experience in Kyoto

Exclusive Sushi Experience in Kyoto
It is no exaggeration to say that the very essence of Japanese culture can be found packed into a single roll of sushi. From the beautiful appearance, through to the uncompromising obsession with the quality of the ingredients, the skill of the chefs, and the dining etiquette, signs of “Japanese-ness” and the good old Japanese spirit can be found everywhere you look, both in the sushi and as far as the green tea which accompanies it. You can get an even stronger sense of all of these things in a small, hand-rolled sushi restaurant where the only seating available is at the counter.
Perhaps the very reason you plan to come visit Japan was to eat delicious sushi.
In that case, welcome to Kyoto! This is a place which has prospered as the birthplace of traditional Japanese culture since ancient times, and which continues to both observe and convey the spirit of Japanese cuisine. While Tokyo may be the home of hand-rolled sushi, Kyoto not only has delicious hand-rolled sushi, it also has its very own form of “sushi cuisine”, which developed in harmony with the climate of the region and the lifestyle of its people. You can sample it for yourself here! So come to Kyoto and become acquainted with the skill of its people and the beauty of their labor for making sushi, as well as discovering just how delicious, convenient, and fun the food made from everyday ingredients can be. Let us help you to turn your experience of eating sushi in Kyoto into a wonderful and unforgettable memory!
Part 1If you want to enjoy authentic sushi in Kyoto...
The origins of sushi trace back to the late Edo period. In the old days in Edo, people could order sushi standing in front of food stalls and finish it in one mouthful. This easy and carefree way of eating made sushi the one of ‘‘fast food’’ everyone was familiar with. Naturally, ‘‘true Tokyoites’’ born and raised in the city are said to have impatient personalities. In the postwar Showa era, it was a common sight to see Tokyoites out drinking and ‘‘sushi shop hopping,’ ...
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Part 2Enjoy sushi on a budget!
The sushi most Japanese people are familiar with on an everyday basis is served at affordable prices in casual restaurants with a lively atmosphere like an Izakaya (Japanese style pubs), or places like kaitenzushi (conveyor belt sushi), where you can enjoy a plate with two pieces for ¥100.For people who have an hour to go before boarding the Shinkansen bullet train, but want to eat sushi one last time before leaving Kyoto, …
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Part 3Kyoto’s Specialty Sushi
Here, we will be introducing a number of rather unusual sushi restaurants whose specialties are hard to find outside of Kyoto, even within Japan. “Saba-zushi,” a type of preserved dish made with specially treated fish, with its roots in Kyoto’s geographic situation and the wisdom the people of the past derived from it. “Hako-sushi,” a variety of sushi that’s as much a delight for the eyes as it is for the mouth, made with layered rice and toppings pressed into shape inside a box. The bite-sized “Temari-zushi”, …
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Part 4A True Sushi experience and more variations
Is simply eating good sushi, no longer satisfying enough? If you are bored of eating ordinary sushi and want a more memorable sushi experience, we really recommend the sushi restaurant below. Both prepared and eaten with one's bare hands, sushi is a cuisine prepared and eaten in a unique way and unlike any other food around the world. …
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