Japan Travel by NAVITIME - Japan Travel Guides, Transit Search and Itinerary Planner

Ajiro Main Store精進料理 阿じろ 本店

Kaiseki/Kappo Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Located approximately five minutes on foot from JR Sagano Line’s Hanazono Station, this restaurant was founded in 1962 as a purveyor for Myoshin-ji Temple, and is located in front of the gate to Myoshin-ji Temple. The tatami floor seating area has an appearance of elegant simplicity with decorations of calligraphy by priests and Zen paintings on the fusuma. The menu is based on shojin ryori (traditional vegetarian Buddhist cuisine) and guests can enjoy a multi-course style shojin ryori banquet which uses seasonal ingredients. The Fuchidaka Bento lunch, which is limited to the lunch-time only menu, is recommended. Here one can enjoy true shojin ryori that is beautifully arranged with the vegetables in season that month all at reasonable prices.

map zoom out image pin
place Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Hanazonoteranomaechou 28-3
phone 0754630221

Review of Ajiro

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/04 As Good as the First Time
The food is as good as it is beautiful to look at. The yuba (a kind of tofu) you can prepare yourself is a lot of fun because you can make it as thick as you like and take your choice of some...
Reviewed:2018/04/30 Amazing Temple Food
I was a bit nervous about going to Ajiro as there had been few reviews of the restaurant on trip advisor. However, I am so glad that we kept our reservation. This is the ultimate temple food...
Reviewed:2017/06/29 Of the top 3 Buddhist vegetarian restaurants, this is the poorest.
The second pilgrimage was on a deadly blizzard day to a desolate corner of Kyoto, to a largely deserted house, which was the restaurant arm of Ajiro - a Michelin one-star caterer to the largest Zen...



Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Hanazonoteranomaechou 28-3 [map]



Wednesday (Public holiday is open)
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
English Menu
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


    There is no Bus Stop nearby.
    There is no IC nearby.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Nearby Restaurants

Nearby Hotels

Kyoto Main Areas


Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

Related Articles