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8 Best Gourmet Restaurants in Arashiyama, Kyoto!

2022/12/25更新
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Arashiyama is a must-see destination when visiting Kyoto. We have carefully selected some of the best gourmet food to enjoy while strolling around Arashiyama, which has many sights to see.

Stop by during your Arashiyama sightseeing tour and enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!

 

1.Yosiya Oku no Niwa

2.Maikohan Arashiyama Store

3.Arashiyama Yoshimura

4.Saga Tofu Ine Main Stere

5.Shin-Togetsu

6.KUMONOCHA CAFE ARASHIYAMA SHOP

7.Arashiyama Miffy Sakura Kitchen

8.MALEBRANCHE Arashiyama Store

1.Yosiya Oku no Niwa

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Dishes will change depending on the season.

Yosiya Oku no Niwa is a famous Kyoto-style restaurant that preserves the tradition of Japanese cuisine. In addition to udon and soba noodles with dashi broth, the restaurant offers a menu of authentic Japanese dishes such as tempura and yudofu.

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The “Make Your Own Yuba Shabu Tofu Hot Pot” is especially recommended as a menu item where you can make and eat your own yuba and tofu, and experience Japanese food culture. A gluten-free menu is also available.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Address

31, Sagatenryuji Tsukurimichi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto [MAP]

Access

15-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station

2.Maikohan Arashiyama Store

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The restaurant has a great location, typical of Kyoto, spread out before your eyes. A popular menu item is the colorful bite-sized skewers of tempura. The set includes 16 pieces of tempura, dobinmushi (steamed in a clay pot) with dashi broth and the umami of Kyoto red chicken, and ume (plum) wine jelly.

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The 16 pieces of tempura include 8 pieces of vegetable tempura prepared by the restaurant and 8 pieces of your choice from a total of 18 different types.

*Seating is by reservation only.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Address

45-1, Sagayanagida-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto [MAP]

Access

16-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station

3.Arashiyama Yoshimura

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This elegant soba restaurant is housed in a mansion where cultural figures used to gather. The soba noodles are handmade by skilled craftsmen who grind Japanese buckwheat on a millstone.

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Along with soba noodles, you can also look forward to a spectacular view of Arashiyama. The restaurant is located right in front of the sightseeing spot, Wataratsuki Bridge, and seats with a panoramic view of scenic Kyoto are also available.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Address

3, Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto [MAP]

Access

7-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station

4.Saga Tofu Ine Main Stere

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One of the most popular gourmet foods to eat in Kyoto is yudofu and yuba. Saga Tofu Ine makes homemade tofu and yuba using carefully selected domestic ingredients. The menu offers a variety of dishes such as yudofu, kumiage yuba, sesame tofu, rice with yuba starchy sauce, soy milk chawanmushi, and more.

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There are also menu items that are perfect for eating and walking around. We recommend the yuba doughnut, which is rich in soy flavor, and the yuba soft serve, which is soft-serve ice cream made from fresh yuba and soy milk.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Address

19, Sagatenryuji Tsukurimichi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto [MAP]

Access

12-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station

5.Shin-Togetsu

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Homemade Udon Shin-Togetsu is a long-established udon restaurant in Arashiyama. We have a wide variety of udon dishes, from standard udon with dashi broth to creative udon dishes. Among them, the udon noodles with kyo yasai Kujo leeks and Kobe beef tendon is very tasty, combining the broth with the flavor of meat and Kujo leeks!

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For lunch, we recommend adding tempura to your meal.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Address

20-40, Sagatenryuji Tsukurimichi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto [MAP]

Access

9-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station

6.KUMONOCHA CAFE ARASHIYAMA SHOP

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This is the newest cafe opened in 2022. Of particular note are the unique cloud-shaped sweets. It is so popular that people want to take a picture of it and share it on SNS. It is azuki beans in a green tea mousse made from carefully selected Uji tea.

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Also recommended is the “Kumo no Matcha Latte,” a mellow drink made with matcha green tea and rich special milk.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Address

20-13, Sagatenryuji Tsukurimichi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto [MAP]

Access

9-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station

7.Arashiyama Miffy Sakura Kitchen

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This store sells freshly baked bread in the shape of Miffy, the hero of a picture book by a Dutch author. The “Miffy-anpan,” a loaf of bread filled with red bean paste, is too cute to eat!

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There is also a full lineup of takeout gourmet items such as coffee, green tea lattes and other drinks, as well as donuts.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Address

20-27, Sagatenryuji Kitatsukurimichi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto [MAP]

Access

5-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station

8.MALEBRANCHE Arashiyama Store

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“MALEBRANCHE” is a popular confectionery store with more than 10 stores in Kyoto.

A particularly popular confection, “Chano-ka” is a famous souvenir of Kyoto, consisting of white chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of langdosha made with okoicha (dark green tea).

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Don’t miss the limited-edition packaged “Chano-ka” available at the Arashiyama store!

LOCATION INFORMATION

Address

40-8, Sagatenryuji Susukinobaba-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto [MAP]

Access

11-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station

How was it?
We chose mainly stores where you can feel Japanese culture and Kyoto’s atmosphere.
We hope you will find them useful for your sightseeing in Arashiyama.

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