Japan / TRAVEL

D & Department / d Shokudo, Kyoto

Kyoto is bursting with culture, history, and traditional Japanese vibes. It’s like stepping into another world. The moment I reach Kyoto, I can’t wait to explore the ancient temples, stroll through the picturesque streets, and soak up all the beauty this city has to offer. And of course, I’ll be indulging in some delicious local cuisine too.

And D&Department is located in the centre of Kyoto, Bukkō-ji, also known as the “Temple of the Buddha’s Light”. Can you believe it? I mean, talk about a unique setting for a store. It’s like they’re saying, “Hey, we’re not just any shop, we’re a temple of design!” Let me tell you, the vibes in there are off the charts.

You walk in and you’re immediately hit with this sense of tranquillity mixed with creativity. It’s like stepping into a whole other world, man. Plus, the juxtaposition of the ancient temple architecture with the modern design pieces is just mind-blowing. It’s like they’re giving a big middle finger to tradition and saying, “We’re here to shake things up!” I have to say, D&Department, you’ve officially won me over with your temple vibes.

While I have limitations in communicating in Japanese, the staff at the store are extremely courteous. They are patient enough to teach me how to make coffee at the proper temperature.

d Shokudo

d Shokudo, it’s right next to the D&Department shop, it’s literally just a footstep away. It is a wonderful place for all ages, and trust me that you don’t want to miss out on this. I love their simple and healthy menu, it’s like finding a hidden gem in the city. I went back the second time to try their dry curry. They serve their seasonal menu so you will be tasting something that surprises you!

xoxo, Angela

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