Tetsugaku-no-Michi (Path of Philosophy)
The Tetsugaku-no-Michi is one of the most pleasant walks in all of Kyoto. Lined with a great variety of flowering plants, bushes and...
Ginkaku-ji is one of Kyoto's premier sights. In 1482 Shōgun Ashikaga Yoshimasa constructed a villa here as a genteel retreat from the...
One of Kyoto’s hidden pleasures, this temple was founded in 1680 to honour the priest Hōnen. It’s a lovely, secluded temple with...
You won’t find a cafe with a better location than this: right on the Path of Philosophy. Sit outside and admire the view. In early...
74 Jōdo-ji Ishibashi-chō · interesting places nearby
This elegant noodle shop is named after the thick white noodles that are served in a hot broth with a selection of seven fresh vegetables. Just say omen and you’ll be given your choice of hot or cold noodles, a bowl of soup to dip them in and a plate of vegetables (you put these into the soup along with some sesame seeds). It’s a great bowl of noodles but that’s not the end of the story: everything on the frequently changing menu is delicious. You can get a fine salad here, brilliant tori sansho yaki (chicken cooked with Japanese mountain spice), good tempura and occasionally a nice plate of sashimi. Best of all, there’s a menu in English. It’s about five minutes’ walk from Ginkaku-ji in a traditional Japanese house with a lantern outside. It’s highly recommended.