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Yasaka Shrine Food Guide: Where and What to Eat Near Yasaka Shrine

Wondering where and what to eat near Yasaka Shrine? In this guide, we have chosen the best restaurants near Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto.

Yasaka Shrine is one of the top tourist attractions in Kyoto. You can visit it any time of the year, no matter the season. As one of Kyoto’s most significant landmarks, if not the most,  visiting the shrine should be on your list of things to do in Kyoto.

Yasaka Shrine is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the Susanoo-no-Mikoto, a powerful kami (deity) in Japanese mythology. The shrine is famous for its Yasaka no To (Yasaka Pagoda), a five-storied pagoda, one of Kyoto's most iconic landmarks.

Yasaka Shrine is a popular tourist destination and is mainly known for its Gion Matsuri, an annual festival held in July. The festival features a parade of floats, traditional dances, and other events.

The shrine is also known for its beautiful gardens, which are a great place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Visitors can also purchase souvenirs and amulets at the shrine's gift shop.

After visiting the Yasaka Shrine, you could get hungry. Don’t worry! There are dozens of good restaurants around the area. Here are our top picks!

1. Wagyu beef at Teppan Tavern Tenamonya

Whether you are looking for plates of hearty noodles or grilled goodness, this teppanyaki restaurant never disappoints. They have a wide selection of dishes, but be sure to grab their A5 Wagyu beef. Other popular options from their menu include homemade gyoza, okonomiyaki, crab tempura, and shrimp tempura.

Price: From 4,000 yen

Hours: 5-10 PM (closed on Wednesday and Thursday)

Contact: +81 75-551-5272

Address: 537-2 B1F, Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0074, Japan

2. Wagyu beef steak at Gion Mikaku

If you’re looking for high-quality steak around Yasaka Shrine, head over to Gion Mikaku. This steakhouse boasts a great atmosphere and a welcoming staff. The owner himself will explain the history of the restaurant and how they choose their Wagyu beef. Truly, it’s a spectacle!

Price: From 10,000 yen

Hours: 12–1:30 PM, 5:30–9 PM (closed on Monday)

Contact: Gion Mikaku

Address: J-Pride Gion Shirakawa, 2F, 165 Tokiwacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0079, Japan

3. Sukiyaki at Nishi Kaiseki

If you’re looking for a kaiseki experience in Kyoto, consider visiting Nishi Kaiseki, a fine dining restaurant with an extensive list of wines and sake. Their sukiyaki is a must-try!

Price: From 10,000 yen

Hours: 12- PM, 6-11 PM (Wednesday to Sunday) | 6-11 PM (Tuesday)

Contact: +81 75-532-4124

Address: 21−2 1, Tsukimicho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0829, Japan

4. Mizutaki at Torihisa

This Kyoto-style restaurant is a must for people who would like to indulge in the authentic Japanese dining experience. Their bestselling Mizutaki (chicken hot pot) is something you should try. I heard a lot of good things about their sukiyaki and shabu-shabu too.

Price: From 2,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 10 PM (Monday to Sunday)

Contact:  +81 75-561-0042

Address: Mayurama Park, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0071, Japan

5. Fugu at Guenpin

Whether you’re looking for fugu in a hot pot, sashimi, fried, grilled, or buttered, Guenpin is your go-to place near Yasaka Shrine.

Price: From 5,000 yen

Hours: 4-10 PM (Monday to Friday) | 12-3 PM, 4-10 PM (Saturday and Sunday)

Contact: +81 75-531-5815

Address: 528-4, Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan


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