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  • Nanzenji Junsei
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    4.0
    251 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Nanzenji Front of the gate
    The Nanzen-ji Zen Temple is the head temple of Rinzai Buddhism. This restaurant located in front of the temple serves traditional Kyoto kaiseki course cuisine such as its famed boiled tofu. Diners can enjoy seasonal kaiseki dishes and boiled tofu while enjoying the view of the restaurant’s garden. After your meal, why not take a stroll in the garden of the Junsei Shoin, a registered Tangible Cultural Property originally built as a space for the study of medicine in the Edo period.

    I recently ate here for lunch. While there are tatami rooms, we sat in a room with chairs (one member cant sit at tatami tables). The room was small and overlooked the gardens. The food was all...

  • Kifune Club
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kuramakibunechou 72
    A café located on the road approaching Kifune-jinja Shrine in Kyoto City. The shop’s knotted Japanese cedar wood, antique chairs, Nestor Marting wood heater gives it a retro atmosphere. The windows covering one wall gives customers the chance to enjoy the verdant scenery of the Kifune area. The shop’s menu includes matcha lattes and coffee as well as sweets such as matcha parfaits and warabi mochi dumplings. From April to October, the café also serves light Japanese meals such as yuba (tofu skin) donburi rice bowls and kamameshi rice. Kifune Club also makes a perfect place to stop and have lunch in the middle of a stroll.
  • Yoshuji
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kuramahonchou 1074
    A restaurant which serves traditional vegetarian Buddhist cuisine located in front of the Mountain Gate of the Kurumadera temple in Kyoto City. The folksy appearance of the shop blends in with the quiet surrounding neighborhood located at the foot of a mountain. The food is also served on craft dishes from areas throughout Japan. Making maximum use of simple flavors, the restaurant’s hearty and healthy cuisine includes mountain vegetables with rice, seasonal mixed dish platters, tri-colored rice dumplings, and pickled vegetables. Diners are encouraged to try the restaurant’s famed sweet warabi mochi dumplings and coffee made with water from the spring under the Kurumayama Kannon figure. Be sure to stop by when visiting the Kurumadera temple, famed for being a site of mystical energy.

    After hiking Mount Kurama this restaurant was such a treat! The tea was delicious and I loved the vegan meal set I got. Great location and cozy atmosphere. Note:Cash only!

  • Hirobun
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    4.0
    60 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kuramakibunechou 87
    A restaurant and traditional inn just a minute's walk away from a sub shrine belonging to the Kifune-jinja Shrine famed as a power spot which brings luck with love. The inn has a total of eight rooms available to parties of two or larger. The inn takes particular pride in its highly seasonal cuisine, and diners can enjoy “riverbed cuisine” while listening to the murmurs of a stream fed by the Kifune River in summer. In winter, the inn serves wild boar hot pot rich in collagen and nutrients said to give beauty and good health. No matter what season you visit, you are sure to find unique seasonal charms.

    The service here is beyond fantastic. The food is amazingly presented and tasted absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is just unbelievable....i hear the nagashi somen is worth doing, but we were...

  • Shinshindo Head Office
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    4.5
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kitashirakawaoiwakechou 88
    A café located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture that was founded in 1930 and which adjoins a bread factory. Famous as the first shop in Japan to make and sell French bread, here customers can enjoy a variety of breads, from standards to seasonal items. The interior is modeled after a Parisian café and the long tables and couches crafted by Living National Treasure Tatsuaki Kuroda give it a comfortable and laid back atmosphere.

    Stumbled upon this place for brunch. Classy vintage is the first words that came to mind when I entered, cozy and relaxing once I sat down. There are mainly long tables and benches. Ordered their...

  • Pomme
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    4.5
    29 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojishimominamidachou 144
    A café located along Philosopher’s Walk in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture distinguished by its red apple sign. The red chairs in this white-themed and airy café give it a certain cuteness. The shop’s apple sweets and specialty apple tea are sure to perk you up in between a stroll about town. Terrace seating also available.

    Walking the philosophers path to the silver temple. This place was a nice rest point for coffee and cake. Cakes were soft and moist and the menu was in English. Edith Piaf playing and a nice open...

  • Cafe de 505
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakienshoujichou In the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
    An open and airy café facing the water font inside the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto in Sakyo Ward in Kyoto City. The restaurant's homemade fresh pasta is a point of pride and is served on special plates that keep the pasta piping hot for longer. The restaurant offers a full menu of light meals and dishes made with well-known Kyoto ingredients. The restaurant's sets which tie into the museum's special exhibitions and include pasta with three side dishes are particularly popular. Diners can sit on the open terrace and gaze out over the trees, enjoying a mini-cherry blossom viewing party with their meal.

    We had a good lunch and coffee here after visiting the museum. While prices were higher than usual, it can be expected in a museum restaurant.

  • Sokyudo Shisendo Tea Shop
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijouji Next to Shogendo
    A well-established tea shop next to Ichijoji Shisen-do, their famous “hato mochi” takes the “koma-bato” of Miyake-hachimangu Shrine as its motif. There are three flavors: white prune, matcha tea, cinnamon. You can enjoy some either in the shop, or get some as a carry-home gift.
  • Kyoto Rokusei
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakinishitennouchou 71
    A Kyoto cuisine restaurant founded in 1899 located in the Okazaki Nishitenno-cho neighborhood of Sakyo Ward just west of Heian Jingu Shrine. The restaurant offers traditional kaiseki course cuisine and recreations of the meals of Heian court nobles. It’s the restaurant’s “bucket” bento lunches made by the shop’s second generation proprietor with seasonal ingredients and served in a plain wood bucket that are the real attraction.

    Follow GPS was not difficult to locate. We were their in four people of family. We tried their soufflé and coffee. Not very special that I would love the same food in Italian restaurant a lot...

  • Hinode Udon
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    4.5
    81 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Nanzenjikitanobouchou 36

    We found this restaurant by coincidence after visiting Ginkakuji temple on the way to Nanzenji temple. It started to rain like crazy so we immediately entered that place. All we wanted was to eat...

  • Kyoto Modern Terrace
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    4.0
    73 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakisaishoujichou 13 Rome Theater - Kyoto Park Plaza 2F
    The Kyoto Kaikan, designed by Kunio Maekawa in 1960, was praised as a masterpiece of modernist architecture. ROHM Theatre Kyoto, facing Heian Jingu Shrine, preserves Maekawa’s vision despite significant alterations and expansion, and Kyoto Modern Terrace is located on its second floor. Here diners can enjoy fire grilled dishes and other menu items made with seasonal Kyoto ingredients in a modernist atmosphere. The restaurant is also rentable for parties and accommodates up to 200 people.

    Why so many people visited the restaurant even though on weekday? First of all, very specious and beautiful architecture makes people to visited there. Second, very convenient place from all...

  • Ichijyoji Nakatani
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    37 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijoujihananokichou 5
    The Ichijyoji Sagari-matsu is the site of a famous pine tree under which the renowned swordsman Miyamoto Musashi defeated a challenger. The nearby Ichijyoji Nakatani tea house and sweet shop has made and sold the Ichijyoji Temple’s famous decchi yokan bean jelly for three generations. In addition to Japanese sweets like shisen mochi rice cakes, the shop also sells Western-style confections prepared by the shop’s proprietress-to-be. The shop’s silky matcha green tea tiramisu is particularly popular and has been featured in the media. The café area serves drinks and sweets as well as a selection of light meals.

    圓光寺によって朝ごはんを食べていないことを思い出して、こちらに伺いました。 和菓子洋菓子がメインですが、京都味噌のお雑煮と小鉢と豆ごはんのセットをいただきましたー。さらにコーヒーとタルトをいただき大変満足です。お店は多少忙しないですが、味は美味しかった。

  • Kanoshojuan tetugakunomichi kyotochashituto
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    4.5
    18 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Sakyo Ward 2-1 Waka Oji

    Very good location for a lunch or a dessert I really enjoyed my lunch there. Very tasty lunch set with various Japanese dishes for 3000 ¥. Even if service is a bit slow, it worth to go there to eat...

  • Kumoichaya-Ohara (Kyoto) miso hotpot restaurant
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Oharakusaochou 41
    A restaurant and shop located across the river and connected to the Ohara no Sato hot spring inn. The Kumoijyaya /Misoan is actually comprised of two establishments—Misoan and Kumoijyaya. Misoan offers homemade miso made with carefully selected soybeans, salt, and Ohara water. Kumoijyaya offers miso nabe hotpot, an Ohara specialty, made with local chicken, mountain vegetables, and additive-free miso; tea and ohagi rice balls made with wild Ohara medicinal plants; and seasonal items such as yomogi mochi mugwort rice balls.
  • Kisaki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojishimominamidachou 173-19
  • GOSPEL
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojikamiminamidachou 36

    Passed this restaurant by chance and had a great lunch. The kids had freshly baked scones and tea while we had the curry chicken and meatballs with delicious gravy. Very tasty. Located in a nice...

  • Gyozanen
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ohararaikouinchou 454
    A restaurant and inn located close to the approach to the Sanzen-in Temple in the Ohara, Kyoto. Originally an inn on the “Mackerel Road,” Gyozanen was founded over 300 years ago and has been in business in Ohara for over 90 years. The inn serves its traditional Kyoto kaiseki course cuisine made with seasonal ingredients not only to lodgers but also offers day trip lunch plans which can be enjoyed in a private dining room (some plans in the common dining room also available). Set plans which include access to the inn’s natural hot spring baths are available for a small additional fee.

    宿として利用しました。 とても雰囲気のある旅館です。 皆さんとても優しく親切でした。 お料理はもちろん、とても美味しかったです。 二歳の娘も喜んで食べていました。 夜はもちろん、朝も割りと豪華でびっくりしました。 温泉は少し狭いですが、三種類あります。 脱衣の場所とマッサージ機が近すぎるのだけがちょっと気になりました(笑) 是非また利用したいと思いました。

  • Kibune Nakayoshi
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kuramakibunechou 71
    An inn and restaurant located along the Kifune River. Nakayoshi serves traditional kaiseki course cuisine, sukiyaki beef with vegetables, shabu-shabu hot pot, and, in winter, botan nabe boar stew. Nakayoshi is also famous for the wooden deck which is set up in summer for patrons to dine on just 30 centimeters above the Kifune River. After the sun sets, paper lanterns are lit so that diners can enjoy their meal amidst a fairy tale-like atmosphere backed by the sounds of the flowing river. Nakayoshi accepts reservations for lodging for only one group per day, ensuring the those staying in the inn can relax without worrying about bothering other guests.

    This restaurant is very close to Kifune Shrine. They have only local Japanese food like Tofu, Yuba, Soba etc and the price is quite reasonable I guess.

  • Shimogamo Saryo
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shimogamomiyakawachou 62
    Next to World Heritage Site Shimogamo Shrine, this old restaurant was established in 1856 and has a long history and tradition. It is a popular place that retains the practice of unique Kyoto hospitality. Upon passing through the entrance curtain one can feel history through the elegant furnishings, and the beautiful garden skillfully maintained for over 100 years is an impressive sight. The food is based around Kyoto vegetables and other local produce. The lunch limited Lunch Mini Kaiseki (course meal) comes recommended, featuring eight dishes served in bowl and tray. With this one can taste traditional Japanese flavors at a reasonable price.
  • Tanbajaya
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Oharakusaochou 130
    This is an eatery where one can get their fill of Ohara’s natural environment, located around a five-minute walk from the Ohara bus stops of Kyoto Bus. In this tranquil rural area, one may think that the place is just another country house, but in the spacious interior one can enjoy looking out of the large window onto the picturesque scenery from tatami room seats or sit surrounded by naga hibachi (oblong braziers). In the “Inaka Teishoku” set meal with homegrown Koshihikari rice and locally picked seasonal vegetables, one can try mushroom buckwheat noodles and locally produced tofu together. The “Shibazuke Chazuke” is an assortment of tsukemono (pickled vegetables), wild plants and Kyoto’s famous Pacific herring, a treat of simple but deep flavors.

    Je me suis régalé ( curry nabeyaki udon) Même si manger à la japonaise n’est pas d’un confort mémorable ( il y a la possibilité de manger à l’occidentale) vous aurez au moins la vue sur la campagne...

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