Shi-Shin Samurai Cafe and Bar

Cafe in Downtown Kyoto

Decked out in replica swords and armour, this restaurant might not strike you as a place dedicated to world peace, yet the young owner here is passionate about it and doing his bit by bringing people together through food. The meals are tasty, with plenty of vegetarian options, and the friendly staff will give you a history lesson on samurai.

The link between world peace and the samurai theme is bushidō – a mixture of Shintoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism religions and a samurai code of conduct focusing on Zen and inner strength rather than violence.