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Arashiyama Food Guide: Where and What to Eat in Arashiyama, Kyoto

Arashiyama is one of the must-visit places in Kyoto. If you’re touring around and wondering where and what to eat, we rounded up the best restaurants in Arashiyama and throw some recommendations on items to pick from the menu.

Tourists have a lot of reasons to visit Arashiyama. It is a beautiful area with many things to see and do.

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, in particular, is a must-see, offering visitors a tranquil place that is perfect for a stroll. Meanwhile, you shouldn’t miss the Tenryuji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is known for its beautiful gardens.

Arashiyama is also home to the Iwatayama Monkey Park where is a troop of Japanese macaques live in harmony. You can also take the Sagano Scenic Railway to see the beautiful dense forests of Arashiyama, no matter what season.

Doing all these and more can surely tire you out. You need to eat! Here are some of the best restaurants in Arashiyama and our recommendations on what to eat:

1. Soba at Yoshimura

Hand-cut noodles are the name of the game at Yoshimura. You should try their soba and experience authentic Japanese noodles with a view of Katsura River.

Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 5 PM (Daily)

Contact: +81 75-863-5700

Address: 3 Susukinobabacho, Sagatenryuji, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto

2. Sea bream sashimi at Taisho Hanana

One of the most popular restaurants in Arashiyama is Taisho Hanana. Its bestselling sea bream sashimi is something you should get. The bubuzuke or chazuke is also worth trying.

Price: From 2,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 3:30 PM

Contact: +81 75-862-8771

Address: 26-1 Sagatenryuji Setogawacho, Ukyo Ward

3. Curry rice at Arashiyama Curry

A meal that never disappoints—curry rice. The first restaurant you should visit is Arashiyama Curry. Whether you get the tendon curry rice or pork cutlet curry rice, you won’t go wrong!

Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 9 PM (closed on Wednesday)

Address: 8-5 Sagatenryuji Kurumamichicho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto


4. Wagyu beef at Kijurou

Wagyu beef that melts in your mouth is one of the most popular on the menu here. They also serve a range of local Japanese dishes. Other than the incredible food, one thing that diners love about Kijurou is its beautiful garden.

Price: From 2,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 8:30 PM

Contact: +81 50-5487-3279

Address: 18-27 Sagatenryuji Kitatsukurimichicho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto

5. Udon at Ozuru

This udon noodle restaurant is a must-visit in Arashiyama. Whether you get the yuba udon or chilled udon with fresh bean curd skin, you can’t go wrong!

Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11 am - 7:30 pm

Address:  22-4 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto


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