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  • green tea, sushi and Japanese beef are well known Japanese culinary exports and are available at many Japanese restaurants in the world.

  • And, of course, nothing beats having the dish at its source.

  • And that's where you G in order to cities close to Kyoto, known for these specialties come in.

  • My name is Rana on staff writer for Japan guy dot com, and in this video will be going on an overnight trip to get an introduction to Sushi Wagyu and T in Kyoto.

  • And around on Day one, we start our journey in Kyoto and make our way to a sacred mountain northeast off the city.

  • We end the day on the other side of the mountain in Odessa, where we'll learn about sushi and Japanese beef.

  • On Day two, we head to Yuji and spend the day learning about green tea before heading home.

  • So follow along as we go on an overnight trip around Kyoto for sushi wagyu and T mhm Day one, a trip begins in Kyoto station, from where we make our way to mount here, a sacred mountain in northeast Kyoto will take the cable car and wrote way all the way up to the mountain and from there go on a short hike before descending to O On the other side of the mountain in Otsu, we visit a sushi shop, a soccer shop, and end the day with a beautiful Japanese beef Dinner.

  • Er, er er er There are a few ways to travel between Kyoto and wrote and traveling by he is on is an excellent way to include a major sightseeing attraction to your itinerary, which is what I'm doing.

  • Mount here is a sacred mountain on which end energy temple is located.

  • En de Kaji Temple is made up of three main areas Yukawa in the north, Saito in the west and Toto in the east.

  • I'm at Saito nine.

  • I'm gonna take a look around here first, then hike to tithe.

  • Hike should take me around 30 to 40 minutes at a leisurely pace.

  • A tit speak.

  • There were thousands of sub temples spread out on the mountain.

  • However, most buildings were destroyed during the period of warring states in the late 16th century.

  • The temple was rebuilt in the early 17th century, and many of the buildings that can be seen today dates back to them the main temple.

  • Buildings are mostly located in the total and cider areas, and a pleasant trail connects the two areas.

  • Temple was founded over 1200 years ago and was where many influential monks who later went on to establish various Buddhist six, studied.

  • After visiting the vast and equity temple, I make my way down to the other side of the mountain and on towards OTA, along the shore of Lake Biwa, Japan's largest lake.

  • Things is where my culinary dive into sushi and Wagyu is about to begin.

  • E start my adventure in order with a visit to Sakamoto Aya.

  • Ah, well established producer finances.

  • She, the forerunner of sushi as we know it today, finances.

  • She has a history of over 2000 years, and it is addition which fresh pregnant carp caught in the spring is first cured.

  • Insult then fermented and rise through the summer.

  • I'm here now at Sakamoto toe, Learn more about China's sushi, which is said to be the forerunner of sushi.

  • This fish has been fermented and rice for about a year.

  • The entire fish, from the head to the tail is soft enough to eat on its own and I'm gonna give it a try.

  • A E Mm hmm.

  • This is actually really good.

  • It's a slight, tangy flavor, and it's really smooth.

  • And the flavors just blend together really well in your mouth.

  • Yeah, it's good.

  • Next I'm headed to hear.

  • I showed in the local soccer shopping brewery, which is on the way to my accommodation.

  • There are a number of local sake breweries and notes, and this one has a nice selection off them.

  • A short 10 minute walk from the sake shop is Biwako Hotel.

  • My accommodation for the night.

  • The luxurious hotel has rooms that overlook Lake Biwa.

  • When in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, one should not miss having Omid you, the local Japanese beef, which is one of the top wagyu brands in Japan.

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  • Intricate marbling on the beef, combined with the method of preparation, are often the biggest influences on how well the flavor of the beef is brought out.

  • I'm here at the Teppanyaki restaurant in my hotel for tonight and I'm gonna have the local beef Omi you, which is the Japanese beef for dinner in a teppanyaki style restaurant, dinos sit in front of a hot steel grill and the chef cooks their meal in front of them on the grill.

  • I went for a Omi due course at the restaurant, and it was such treat in an outstanding way to end the day.

  • This looks so good, and I'm gonna get right into it.

  • Uh, meat just melts in your mouth.

  • It's so good, Right?

  • Day two way.

  • Continue our journey.

  • Taking the train from author to Yuji, where we'll spend the day learning about tea before heading home.

  • Yeah, T has been grown in u G since the 14th century, and overtime UGT became one of the most well known tea brands in Japan.

  • A number of tea varieties are grown in U.

  • G.

  • And today there are many tea shops that sell UGT and places where visitors can experience t.

  • A visit to a G is not complete without sampling tea or a T product or participating in a tea service.

  • Today, my goal energy is to immerse myself in a much off the tee culture as possible.

  • And I start my day in U G with a walk down the main shopping street as I make my way to my first T related activity a ceramics class pottery plays an important role in the tea culture and can be seen in the exquisite T bowls that are used in the tea ceremony.

  • I'm here it as a hockey, local ceramic studio and gallery.

  • And you g for my pottery class.

  • Follow me.

  • I'm gonna give visit guard and I hope I don't send clay flying everywhere.

  • My work of art will be trimmed, glazed and fired before being posted to me.

  • Things process typically takes a couple of months, which makes for a nice, delayed souvenir.

  • From there, I headed to Takumi.

  • No, you gotta my last spot for the day to relax and enjoy some tea grown the traditional way in which the tea bushes are not trimmed to a uniforms size using machines and are allowed to be bushy UT tea leaves are usually picked by hand and processed into yoga row.

  • And Maja Maja powder is frost up with hot water and served in a large T ball.

  • While the Yoko tea leaves can be steeped with room temperature water and is drunk out of tiny teacups.

  • Hm.

  • Smells like seaweed.

  • Just gonna take a little sip.

  • The lower the temperature of the water used to steep yoga relieves the more flavorful, and Richard the first infusion off the tears, almost like drinking a tea broth.

  • The leaves of the Yokota T are usually eaten after drinking it, so I'm going to try it as it is now.

  • And after that, add some ponzu, a bit of salt, and then try it again.

  • Good mm can chase like vegetables like steamed vegetables on That was our overnight trip, learning more about sushi wagyu and T around Kyoto.

  • Thanks for joining me.

  • I hope this video has bean enjoyable and perhaps even in spies.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/18
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