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Kyoto Marugoto Marche

京都まるごとマルシェ
Area Central
Category Festival

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We went to the first ever ‘Kyoto Marugoto Marche’, held on 2013.5.25 - 26, which takes up the themes “local production for local consumption” and “the transmission of culture”. It’s an event worthy of commemoration. Running over two days, the event, held at Bukkko-ji temple in Shimogyou-ku, is one of the largest food event in Kyoto. Popular restaurants from Kyoto, Osaka, Nara as well as Tokyo, set up stalls here, swiftly transforming the precincts of the temple into a large food court. It’s simply marvelous to enjoy specialties from each restaurant, whilst sitting out in the fresh air and drinking fine wine and delicious beer. Entertainments such as live Jazz make this event both delicious and fun.

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To receive food, first, I purchase a coupon. There are two places to buy coupons around the entrance of the temple. A booklet of 10 100yen tickets came to 1000yen. It’s possible to redeem leftover tickets for cash afterwards, so it’s worth buying a larger quantity. Most dishes were around the 500yen mark for each serving.

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Each stall offers specialty wines and dishes. They all look really good! It can be hard to choose!

So, let’s take a look at some of the dishes.

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Platter of Dry-Cured Ham. They slice it for you as you watch. It’s really good with an alcoholic beverage.

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‘Yaki-pasta’(baked pasta) and French side dishes from a Nara-based Italian restaurant and a Kyoto bistro.

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A luxurious whey-fed pork sandwich from a popular trattoria in Kyoto. Truly hearty!

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Sweets are on offer, too. These panda-head mitarashi dango(skewered rice dumplings in a sweet soy glaze) are so cute!

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If you get thirsty, there’s freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice, straight from the body of the fruit.

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Wood-fired margarita pizza. It was really popular, so the lines were long.

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A hodgepodge of couscous and summer vegetables.

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Shaved ice, with a profuse helping of mango. It was very popular with ladies and children.

I can’t show them all here, but there were lots of other dishes there that looked really good.

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There was a dining area in the middle of the temple precincts. Since there were plenty of seats, it wasn’t difficult to find somewhere to sit.

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There were live jazz performances in the evening. It was a great atmosphere!

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In addition to that, there were stalls selling handcrafted goods and accessories, which really enlivened the event.

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The weather was really nice for the The first ‘Kyoto Marugoto Marche’, which really raised the cheer at the event. the details of the next event is not set yet. but we are already looking forward to it.
Kyoto has acquired yet another charming event. By all means, if you get the chance, you should give it a try.

Address 397 Shinkaichō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都市下京区新開町397
Open 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Admission free
Refarence The above are information of 1st 'Kyoto Marugoto Marche' (2013.5.25 - 26)
Access 3 minute walk from Subway Shijo Station
3 minute walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
6 minute walk from City Bus Stop ShijoKarasuma
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