i++ coffee (actually matcha for me) date @ victoire cafe preceded by
i++ scenic bus ride to st georges preceded by
i++ breakfast at cafe 4
Saturday: Connecticut via Midtown
Dinner w/ Wei
Sunday: Queens via East Village
“What makes Black Seed bagels special is their texture — combining the soft, chewy New York-style with the dense, crispy Montreal-style”
Creative Little Garden
“Akari: Sculpture by Other Means occupies the Museum’s second-floor galleries. It includes several installations that allow visitors to experience ways that Isamu Noguchi’s Akari—a modular ecosystem of lightweight, collapsible paper lanterns—can create and transform space”
Even though Kiyomizu-dera is under construction, there is still so much to do in Kyoto so spending an extra day there.
Segment #7: Walk around Nijō Castle from 3 pm to 5 pm (supposedly this place is very busy in the middle of the day). Tour Sanjo-kai Shotengai. Gotta see the Matatabi-sha Shrine which is right inside the shopping arcade.
Segment #8: 9 am paper shopping at Kamiji Kakimoto followed by 10 am tea at Ippodo. What should I buy at KIX? Last time got Hiyoko (ひよ子) at NRT (see picture above).
Walking to Tsujiri to pick up the matcha desserts, he said: look, maple keys. Indeed, bright tulips floating on a sea of maple keys.