If you’re planning a trip to the famous main temple of Eiheiji, stop in on the road along the way to sample the traditional Buddhist shojin ryori. This Kiseki-style collection of vegetarian dishes are presented with the special sesame seed based soft tofu as the centerpiece. Also on offer are a range of locally sourced buckwheat soba dishes, made with soba handmade using traditional methods. There is also an on-site museum operated in conjunction with Eiheiji Temple, with ancient books, images, and statues on display. To ensure the shojin ryori is as fresh as possible, reservations are necessary and can be made via the email address on their website.
Experience Shojin Ryori and soba in Eiheiji
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