Travel in May of 2017.
It was a trip to Kyoto with my parents, aunt and grandmother. I wanted to give my family the most Japanese dinner.By the way, I found out that there is Program of Kyoto regular tour bus. The bus leaves from Kyoto station. Kyoto Station was a very close from my accomodation. About five to seven minutes on foot? Therefore, I was able to use a regular sightseeing bus. So I joined Maiko dance and Kyoto Cuisine program for dinner.
A guide for foreigners who can not speak Japanese
If you who can not speak Japanese participate in this program, You should use a receiver. You can choose English, Chinese (2 versions) and Korean. If the guide turns on the program, foreigners can listen to explanation by the selected the language.
During the journey, the guide did not miss a good place in the tour (in Japanese), and the guide showed the TV screens in the bus. According to this screen, foreigners will be able to listen to each other via the receivers in chosen language. However, the descriptions from TV programs are pre-recorded in each language. Therefore, foreigners can not listen to additional explanations when the guides give additional explanations on the site.
Some notifications were printed in English, Chinese, and Korean. So it wasn't difficult to understand. For example, if you stay at a hotel, the bus stops right in front of the hotel. You don't need to go to Kyoto Station to participate in this program.
This guide for this program at Shozan Resort was really very kind. She sang us a song on the way to the night view and asked us not to be surprised by her singing skills. Those who participated in this program were all elderly Japanese people except for me. That's why my guide seemed like a granddaughter. The guide was very thoughtful indeed.
At Shozan Resort + Night Dinner + Night Observation Night (8,350Yen)
After arriving at Kyoto station, I took the bus with my family. We were able to take this bus to Shozan Garden. During the move, I heard a description of the historical site of downtown Kyoto.
It is called Shozan Resort or Shozan Garden in Kyoto. It's a hotel, but it's a place where you can enjoy a banquet, and it's a place where you've got a beautiful garden. So many people take many wedding photos here.
1. Dinner provided by Shozan Resort (Shozan Garden), KaisekI style Kyoto cuisine.
It was not a traditional Kaiseki Dinner, but it was served by Kaiseki style of Kyoto cuisine. There was a piece of paper on each seat, it explained the ingredients and names of today's meals in English, and I was fully aware of what I ate tonight. and I thought like this, "If I eat all this stuff, am I full?" The answer was .... I was full!
Most of the food was delicious. Fish served in small dishes were also impressive, and there was a chewy texture in it. Something chewy was the same taste as rice cakes(=Korean traditional food). But the only food was not good for me. It was surrounded by black seaweed beside the shrimp.