Restaurants

Top Choice Kaiseki in Arashiyama & Sagano

Kitcho Arashiyama

Considered one of the best kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) restaurants in Kyoto (and Japan, for that matter), Kitcho Arashiyama is the place to sample the full kaiseki experience. Meals are served in private rooms …
Top Choice Vegetarian in Arashiyama & Sagano

Shigetsu

To sample shōjin-ryōri (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine), try Shigetsu in the precincts of Tenryū-ji. This healthy fare has been sustaining monks for more than a thousand years in Japan, so it will probably get you thro…
Shokudo in Arashiyama & Sagano

Yoshida-ya

This quaint and friendly little teishoku-ya (set-meal restaurant) is perfect for lunch while in Arashiyama. The standard teishoku favourites are on offer, including dishes like oyakodon (egg and chicken over a bowl …
Cafe in Arashiyama & Sagano

Sagano-yu

Located near the JR Saga-Arashiyama Station, this whitewashed chic cafe is set in an old public bathhouse complete with decorative tiles and taps still in place. It's a good spot to fill up on dishes such as cold se…
Noodles in Arashiyama & Sagano

Arashiyama Yoshimura

For a tasty bowl of soba noodles and a million-dollar view over the Arashiyama mountains and the Togetsu-kyō bridge, head to this extremely popular eatery just north of the famous bridge, overlooking the Katsura-gaw…
Cafe in Arashiyama & Sagano

Komichi

This friendly little teahouse is perfectly located along the Arashiyama tourist trail. In addition to hot and cold tea and coffee, it serves uji kintoki (shaved ice with sweetened green tea) in summer and a variety …
Shokudo in Arashiyama & Sagano

Hakko Shokudo Kamoshika

This excellent restaurant on the north side of JR Saga-Arashiyama Station specialises in fermented Japanese foods, most of it vegetarian. The daily set, with about eight different fermented foods, is a delicious and…
Cafe in Arashiyama & Sagano

Musubi Cafe

This cute light-filled cafe is a convenient stop close to Hankyū Arashiyama Station and a short walk from the Togetsu-kyō bridge. It offers a range of healthy dishes, and the lunch and dinner set meals are good valu…
Japanese in Arashiyama & Sagano

Kameyama-ya

On the banks of the Hozu-gawa sits this lovely semi-outdoor restaurant. The food is only pretty good, but the location is impossible to beat. Dishes include tempura over rice and noodles. There is no English sign bu…
Tofu in Arashiyama & Sagano

Yudōfu Sagano

This is a popular place to sample yudōfu (tofu cooked in a pot). It’s fairly casual, with a spacious dining room. You can usually eat here without having to wait, and there’s both indoor and outdoor seating. Look fo…