The sharper edge to traveling in Asia

Not optimized for westerners: an afternoon wasted in Kibune, Kyoto, Japan

The tiny mountain village of Kibune, a half-hour north of Kyoto, Japan, sounds great in the guidebooks. It sits next to a mountain stream, and people eat at restaurants that consist of platforms nestled next to the steam.  The traditional dish is cold noodles dipped in a local sauce. Sounds wonderful and idyllic, doesn’t it? […]

Read the rest of this entry »