Hi, guys! Moe here.☻I work at the front reception desk here at The Limelight Kyoto.
I posted a blog in Japanese a few weeks ago about a great café I'd like you all to try and visit. This time, I wanted to share an interesting festival that we have here in Kyoto, and it's probably not what you expect. What might that be...?
It’s an American food festival!
Actually, this is the 5th Annual Kyoto U.S.A. Food Fest, and every year, it gets bigger and better.
It started off small at popular sights like Heian Shrine and museums, and now it’s in the same vicinity as Eikando Temple and Nanzen-ji Temple so that people who are already visiting those places in Kyoto could easily stop by.
Aside from the food that Americans or other fans of American food might be craving when they're in Japan, there are symbols of American culture at the festival like police cars and Star Wars costumes, especially for people who are looking to experience American pop culture and haven't had the chance to go to the U.S.
This is a great chance for a wide range of people who are into American food to get their fill of it in Kyoto!
What kind of food is at this American food festival?
The thing that stood out the most for me is the beef cutlet sandwich from a famous beef restaurant in Arashiyama called Nakamuraya Delicatessen (中村屋惣菜製作所 Nakamuraya Sozai Seisakusho). I really love this place and would like to tell you more about it in another blog. I love their croquettes so much that I get one to eat there and a pack of frozen ones to take home with me! The fact that this place is also serving food at the Kyoto U.S.A. Food Festival makes me really happy! I have to get one there too.
Another place that stands out for me is the food truck K's Pit Diner. 🚚
To me, nothing says a food festival like a food truck.I personally haven't had the chance to travel to the U.S. yet – let alone outside of Japan – but based off of what I've seen, a food truck is a great place to order a burger and feel like you're really eating in the U.S.!
If you're interested in going to this festival, the details are below:
Where: Kyoto International Community House (KoKoKa - 京都市国際交流会館) (KoKoKa's official website: http://www.kcif.or.jp/en) Directions:1.Via the Tozai Subway Line: Keage Station (about a six-minute walk)
2.Via Kyoto City Bus: Okazaki Koen / Bijutsukan, Heian Jingu-mae
(about a ten-minute walk) When: Saturday, March 30, 2019 – Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 10:00am – 5:00pm (rain or shine) Price: Free Official Event Website: http://603usa.com