This exquisite temple was founded in 1605 by Kita-no-Mandokoro in memory of her late husband, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The extensive grounds...
Camellia Tea Experience
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Bar Main Higashiyama
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484 Shimokawara-chō, Higashiyama-ku · interesting places nearby
If you need a quick meal while in the main Southern Higashiyama sightseeing district, this simple noodle and rice restaurant is a good bet. It’s within easy walking distance of Kiyomizu-dera and Maruyama-kōen. Oyako-donburi (chicken and egg over rice; ¥980) is the speciality of the house.
There is no English sign; look for the traditional front and the small collection of food models on display. In the busy seasons, there’s almost always a queue outside.