Kaiseki in Northern Higashiyama

The Hyōtei is considered one of Kyoto’s oldest and most picturesque traditional restaurants. In the main building you can sample exquisite kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) courses in private tea rooms; book months ahead for weekend evenings. If you wish to sample the cuisine on a tighter budget, the annexe building offers shōkadō bentō box lunches (¥5400; noon to 4pm Friday to Wednesday).

Closed second and fourth Tuesday of each month.