Summer Times

August 22, 2011

Hello again.

How are you? We had a warm few weeks but feel a little cooler these days. Is Fall almost here?

Of course, the summer is hot and humid here in Kyoto, but we also have many fun things to do.

Lake Biwa is nearby, shopping downtown (around Shijo and Kawaramachi) is always fun to see all kinds of people and to get a cool iced coffee, fireworks , street festivals like Gion Matsuri, and outdoor activities like hiking and cycling are all popular in Japan. What is your favorite summer activity?

Of course, we are often too tired to enjoy all that stuff. Seeing a movie in an air-conditioned theater, soaking in a nice hot spring (onsen) and relaxing at a Japanese style inn (ryokan) or just staying home and watching some TV are a nice ways to unwind. It is also fun to play video games with friends and families!

Arima-onsen was a fun trip for Kaho and I  this Summer.

We stayed there one night and enjoyed the “Gold” bath, great traditional Japanese meals and wearing yukatas.


Thanks for reading!


– Andy and Kaho



August 10, 2011

Hello, everyone. Everyone is so hot these days. Hope you are staying cool.

This week we are not doing the weekly quiz as usual.


Instead we want to show a little video slideshow of our weekend.


 We had a rare chance to see some beautiful fireworks from a friend’s apartment in Osaka.


He has a wonderful view of the annual Yodogawa Fireworks Festival. Please enjoy!


(Next week due to the Summer vacation, Obon yasumi, we will not be posting a new blog. Have a safe and fun vacation! See you after the 24th!)



Hello! How are you? We are doing fine. 🙂

This year we started a special kid’s program for summer. We planned some unique activities and games, and try to do everything in English!


Here are a few photos from what we did on Tuesday!


Because of the special program we will not be writing a regular blog. Thank you for checking our blog and for your understanding.



– Andy and Kaho

The English Bakery