[Kyoto Prefecture] “Another Kyoto” News Letter September 2019

Kyoto “Another Kyoto” News Letter September 2019 October 1 & 31 are “Japanese tea days”! Enjoying Ujicha in the fall of appetite The Ujicha Festival, which lasts 68 years, will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019-West Japan’s first! “Sightseeing tour car sharing” has been in operation since June Kyoto Prefecture, known as the “Old City”, is said to be the birthplace of Japanese culture, and has been cultivated with its 1,200-year history. There is an attraction. In this magazine, we will bring you seasonal attractions such as tourism, art and gourmet from Kyoto, the home of culture. ★ October was tea season! ? The 68th Ujicha Festival this year will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 Japanese tea has a strong image from the end of April to May, when new tea is circulated, but in fact, there is “Japanese Tea Day” twice in October. In the old days, new tea was autumn, and tea leaves caught in early summer were stored in cold water until cold. By laying it down, the blue odor peculiar to new tea was removed, and it was reborn as a mellow, rich and deep tea leaf. The origin of “Nippon Tea Day” on October 1 is the day of “Kitano Ochayu”, a large tea party organized by Hideyoshi Toyotomi in Kyoto. In addition, Rinsai sect founder Eisei brought back the tea varieties and the methods of brewing Japanese tea from the pot. [Image 1

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The annual event “Ujicha Festival” unique to “Teodoro Uji” is held every day from the morning of the first Sunday of October to the entire Uji River. The “Uji Tea Festival” was the first honor given to Eisai Zen Master who introduced tea from China to Japan, Mie Ueto who opened a tea plantation in Uji, and the reward of the tea ceremony, and the relics of the tea industry It is a historical event that has continued for 68 years to celebrate the achievements and pray for the prosperity of Uji tea. The “Uji Tea Festival” will be held at the Ujibashi San “Gifts for Picking Up Famous Water”, “Coffee Ceremony Ceremony”, “Tea Ceremony”, and “Coffee Ceremony” at Koseiji Temple. In addition, tea and dim sum seats will be set up in the Ujigawa area, and various other events will be held, including a tea-only contest (tea incense clothes) and a lottery. In addition, on Tachijima Island, Toji Island in Uji Park, an event to promote tea industry and promote consumption was held at the same time, and Uji tea experience corner such as visiting Uji tea production area where you can drink Uji tea, which is characteristic of municipalities, and making hoji tea, A Ujicha product sales corner such as sweets will be set up. [Uji Tea Festival] Date: October 6 (Sun), 10: 00-15: 00 Address: Uji Yamada, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture HP: ochanokyoto.jp/event/detail.php?eid=239 * Last year HP Inquiries: General 0774-23-3101 Uji tea festival sponsorship meeting (Uji Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Event-related 0774-23-7713 Uji Tea Festival Consumer Event Executive Committee Secretariat (Kyoto Tea Industry Council) ★ Started in June this year! The first “tour sightseeing car sharing” in western Japan, A full-fledged cafe where you can enjoy Ujicha, such as autumn parfaits and new stores First in western Japan! “Sightseeing tour car sharing” [Image 3

In June this year, Kyoto Prefecture, West Japan Railway Co., Ltd., and Times 24 Co., Ltd. collaborated to start the first sightseeing tour car sharing business in West Japan. Combining railway and car sharing, you can enjoy a special discount service when you visit sightseeing spots in Kyoto. In addition to the current car-sharing station around Uji Station, the service is scheduled to be expanded in the fall. [Sharing Kyoto for sightseeing] Car sharing] HP: ochanokyoto.jp/carshare/ Inquiries: General business 0774-25-3239 (Oka no Kyoto DMO) Car share related 03-6747-8109 (Times Co., Ltd. Public Relations) The annual autumn parfait appeared “Haribei Honten” [Image 4

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Two kinds of autumn-limited parfaits that are sold for a limited time every year from October to November at the well-established Ujicha “Ryubey Honten”. “Minocha parfait” is a combination of pink red tea vinegar jelly extracted from tea and autumn tastes such as matcha, chestnuts and potatoes. At “Roasted Tea Parfait”, you can enjoy freshly roasted tea and roasted tea chocolate with marron truffles. It may wait up to 60-90 minutes, but it is relatively free in the morning on weekdays. [Haribei Honten] Address: 41 Uji Moriwaka, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture Business hours: 10:00 to 18:00 (L.O.17: 00) Regular holiday: Tuesday HP: www.tsujirihei.co.jp/ Inquiries: 0774-29-9021 Opened in April this year “dan dan cafe” [Image 6

A cafe where you can see the most famous and beautiful “Ishidera Tea Plantation” in Wazuka was opened in April this year. You can enjoy an exquisite menu using local matcha and hojicha. The name of the store is based on the idea that we would like to become a good store called “dandan” of tea plantations, dialect of Izumo “dandan (thank you)” and “dandan” in the future. [Dan dan cafe] Address: 1-1, Ishidera Higashiya, Wazuka-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto Opening hours: 10:00 to 16:00 (Summer July to September until 17:00) Regular holiday: Tuesday, Wednesday HP: Instagram: #dandancafe_wazuka google: dandancafe.business.site/ Inquiries: 0774-66-1185 Uji tea isn’t the only seasonal taste in the fall of appetite! A sweets shop that boasts a parfait using the autumn chestnut chestnut Uji tea isn’t the only one that makes the appetite fall. The “Natur Shiromoto Tomeidai Store” in Yawata City offers sweets using chestnuts, one of the tastes of autumn. Chestnut parfait [Image 7

Women’s popular “Mont Blanc Parfait” is decorated with chestnuts, pears and nut caramelize. It is a confident work of a pastry chef who has trained at a famous sweets store. Mont Blanc [Image 8

The royal road menu “Mont Blanc” is based on a refreshing meringue with lemon and squeezed with a gentle sweet chestnut cream. [Image 9

In addition to the chestnut sweets, there are many other cakes such as “Strawberry Millefeuille” and “Puffed Cream”. [Natur Shiromoto Tomeidai branch] Address: 4 Dawn Taipei, Yawata, Kyoto Business hours: 10:00 to 19:00 * Cafe is from 11:00 to 18:15 L.O. HP: www.n-shiromoto.com/ Inquiries: 075-971-3300 [Topic boiling on SNS! ] # Overnight Instagram Post 10,000+ #Another Kyoto #Temple to stay #Temporado #Shoyokuji #Stayable Road Station #Food Miyako Recently, “booking experiences in places where you can’t stay overnight” such as “bookstores where you can stay” and “parks where you can stay” has become popular. While there are many unusual accommodation spots, there is another unexpected accommodation spot in Kyoto.
■ Accommodation experience with zazen “limited to 1 group per day”! ? [Image 10

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At Shoshoji Temple, located in Ayabe City, you can stay for only one group a day at a distance of 100 years, called Kounkaku. Furthermore, here you can not only have a precious experience of staying at a temple, but also a “Zazen Experience” at any place on the premises. [Shoyoji] Address: 45, Teramachido-no-mae, Ayabe City, Kyoto Prefecture Inquiries: 0773-42-0980
■ West Japan’s largest roadside station! [Image 12

Kyotango City Road Station, Tango Kingdom “Food Miyako” is also a rare accommodation spot. Like the roadside station, it has a marquee and restaurant that handles local ingredients, as well as events, attractions, and illuminations that are packed with fun like a theme park that is unique to West Japan’s largest. [Tango Kingdom “Food Miyako”] Address: 123, Yasaka Tottori, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture Inquiries: 0773-24-7090

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