Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Feb-ulous Kyoto: A Short Getaway
recommendation of Yilan Yeh (葉怡蘭), one of my favorite travel writers from Taiwan, and made a booking with K's Villa at one of their properties in Kyoto's Gojo district. K's Villa belongs to a group which operates a few hostels around Japan (including one in Kyoto) popular with backpackers and also has a few townhouses for rent in Kyoto. Takasegawa-tei (高瀬川邸) is the smallest of the three properties available - a old-fashioned row house right by the Takase Stream, a small canal running parallel to the Kamo River - with one bedroom upstairs and the living area on the ground floor which comfortably sleeps two, and possibly a small family with kids.
strolled across the famous Nishiki Market (which wasn't far away, by the way), I lamented not able to do more grocery shopping and actually took advantage of all the wonderful ingredients I came across there, so the prospect of having a proper kitchen so we could stay in and prepare a meal at "home" was what got me most excited about the trip. And more on that later, I am sure...
K's Villa Takasegawa-tei: http://www.ksvilla.jp/takasegawa-e/index.html
(Feb-ulous Kyoto Part 1 - check out the whole series here!)