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  • Location: Japan, Kyoto

The Kamogawa Food Detectives

The Kamogawa Food Detectives

Why a Booktrail?

2023: What’s the one dish you’d do anything to taste just one more time?

  • Translator: Jesse Kirkwood
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Down a quiet backstreet in Kyoto exists a very special restaurant. Run by Koishi Kamogawa and her father Nagare, the Kamogawa Diner treats its customers to wonderfully extravagant meals. But that’s not the main reason to stop by . . .

The father-daughter duo have started advertising their services as ‘food detectives’. Through ingenious investigations, they are capable of recreating a dish from their customers’ pasts – dishes that may well hold the keys to unlocking forgotten memories and future happiness.

From the widower looking for a specific noodle dish that his wife used to cook, to a first love’s beef stew, the restaurant of lost recipes provides a link to the past – and a way to a more contented future.

Travel Guide


A small tavern tucked away in an alley that not only serves food but memories attached to meals you have loved in the past.

A delightful visit to a bustling city but you only get to visit and appreciate the calm parts.

Eat well and sit back and relax and be happy in the knowlege that there is a cafe with the name of Kamogawa….

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Kamogawa Food Detectives

Destination:Kyoto  Author/guide: Hisashi Kashiwai   Departure Time: 2023

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