Gion has the magical sound of Japanese metropolis. Although a tourist hub, you cannot help but being drawn to it, especially in Kyoto. You will love the row of traditional dwellings that directly abut the river and the pedestrian street lined by cherry blossoms. Our magnet in Gion is Kiln, we can reach it eyes closed. In the café on the ground floor they serve the most amazing breakfast: handmade rosemary biscuits, dried fruit cakes, scones with sultana and filtered coffee. You can leisurely enjoy it at the big table to share. In the evening, at Kiln restaurant, on the first floor, the Philippines-born Chef Marc and his team welcome you with a warm smile. The menu includes perfectly round bread baked in the wood oven, vegetable and feta pissaladière and citrus creme brûlé. It’s a spot, where Europe meets Japan and the rest of the World and falls in love with them.
Words Paola Corini
Translation Raffaella De Tommasi