Friday, December 31, 2010

The end of 2010 !!

By the end of the year, Kyoto snowed..... A lot!!
We are placed in middle of Kyoto so usually snow doesn't fall
so much, but look at these photos!




We hope you had a nice 2010 and happy new year!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year's Special MENU!

For the guests staying New Year and reserved breakfast, there will be special breakfast in the morning of 2011/01/01

These are called Osechi Ryouri, which eaten to celebrate New Year.
We are sure there are many things that you never seen or eaten before,
but please try once, to experience what Japanese people eat.


"Breakfast of New Year 2011/01/01"

Kuromame kinpaku..........Sweet black beans with gold leaf
Kazunoko………..Herring roe
Katsuobushi………..Dried Bonito flake


First Box
Kouhaku kamaboko..........Red and white fish paste
Datemaki ..........Sweet rolled omelette with fish paste
Tazukuri.......... Dried sardines cooked in soy sauce
Hatsuki Kinkan........... Qumquat Glacé
Habutae bousyo...........Habutae silk rice cake
Tukubane........... Tsukubane plant (for ornament only)
Kurikanroni.......... Chestnut Glacé
Ayu kobumaki.........Sweetfish rolled kelp
Ebi saikyou yaki..........Miso marinated grilled shrimp
Gyuu Yawata Maki........... Burdock root rolled with beef
Boudara..........Slices of dried cod
Koimo..........Simmered taro
Ume ninjin......Plum flower shaped carrot
Gosanchiku..........Bamboo shoot
Temari fu..........Ball-shaped dried wheat gluten
Kinusaya..........Snow pea

Second Box
Tai sugata yaki..........Grilled red sea bream
Hana renkon.........Flored shaped lotus root
Inaho......... Fried rice ear

Soup
Zouni shiromiso jitate..........Miso soup of rice cakes
(Rice cake, carrot, Japanese radish, taro, rape blossoms, dried bonito flakes)


Pickles
Sibazuke..........Pickeled cucumber
Konbu tsukudani..........Seaweed simmered in soy sauce
Daikon bettara..........Pickled Japanese radish

Ekiden Runnners!!

Last SUNDAY, there were EKIDEN road relay high school championship held in Kyoto.
We have three high schools as guests of our ryokan who perticipate in this relay.

Unfortunately none of these three schools won the championship. However they all did their bests and enjoyed the race.

The part of cource for Boy's class are very close to our Ryokan.
These are pictures of them.


Across the Marutamachi St.


Getting throught Kawaramachi Marutamachi intersection.
The car is showing thier total time from the starting point.


There are Police motorcycles lead and follows the runners.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

18th December Tea Ceremony cancelled

We are sorry for the guests staying in 18th December,
unfortunately the Tea Ceremony for 18th December is now cancelled.

There will be another ceremony on 28th December.

This ceremony will be the last one before the New Year.
Hope many people will come and enjoy!