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 breakfast and shōkadō bentō box lunches (8am to 3pm, closed Thursday).