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
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.
i++ bahlsen dark chocolate afrika (German)
i++ trancetto cacao (Italian)
i++ whole wheat paris toast (French)
But of course the above are best paired with beverages invented in China five thousand years ago 🙂
i++ earl grey: According to one legend, a grateful Chinese mandarin whose son was rescued from drowning by one of Lord Grey’s men first presented the blend to the Earl in 1803