Starbucks Kyoto Ninenzaka
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The Water Voyage – Water Episode 5 – “Starbucks coffee Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya” – The story of water and coffee.

The development of starbucks in Japan Starbucks was first established in America in 1971 and had started off as a company specialized in roasting coffee…

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The Water Voyage – Water Episode 4 – The origin place of vegetarian cuisine and boiled tofu, “Junsei Shoin” of Nanzen-ji. Pure water taken from the foot hill of Nanzen-ji flows through a majestic garden; within it, the site of a medical school from the Edo period.

The History of Tofu Bean curd or TOFU is one of the world’s favorite ingredients. By smashing soybeans that was soaked in water, along with…

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Shinsei - Japanese sake
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The Water Voyage – Water Episode 3 – Uji-gawa river famous waters / Famous fine sake brewed from the waters of Fushimi. Lodge place: Momoyama Onsen Tsukimikan (桃山温泉 月見館)

The river flowing from the lake Biwa (琵琶湖) in Shiga Prefecture changes its name from  Setagawa (瀬田川), Ujigawa (宇治川), and then to the merging location…

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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
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The Water Voyage – Water Episode 2 – Known for its waters, the “Suntory Yamazaki Distillery” in-between the Osaka Prefecture (大阪) and Kyoto Prefecture (京都) boundary

“YAMAZAKI” Japanese whiskey  made in Yamazaki Suntory is one of Japan’s boasted beverage brands. The first Japanese whiskey can be traced back to a hundred…

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The Water Voyage – A trip to HYOGO ARIMA, KYOTO FUSHIMI, OHARA, and MIYAMA

Japan’s largest Freshwater; Lake Biwa’s journey through Kansai Located in the SHIGA Prefecture (滋賀県) of the Kansai region, lies Japan’s largest freshwater and one of…

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“IKKYUJI Temple” – A ZEN temple where one of the most famous monk spent his later years

酬恩庵一休寺 (SHUON’AN IKKYUJI Temple) where “一休宗純 (IKKYU SOJUN)” spent his later years.   The temple is located at 京田辺 (KYO TANABE) City in KYOTO Prefecture….

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