While Kyoto has far fewer restaurants than Tokyo, there are still ample opportunities for amazing dining experiences in Japan’s cultural capital.
Here the focus is more on the traditional – or modern versions of it – and many of Kyoto’s Michelin starred restaurants fall under the kaiseki or Kyo-ryori banner.
Meticulous attention to the smallest details is one of the hallmarks of Kyoto dining and whether you’re dining with geisha in one of the city’s most formal Japanese restaurants or trying the local o-banzai style cuisine, you’re sure to be impressed.
One of not just Japan’s but the world’s priciest restaurants, housed in a 100 year old building with a lovely garden.
Owner-chef Yoshihiro Murata is one of Japan’s most famous restaurateurs and he holds an incredible 7 Michelin stars.
Chihana offers a complete dining experience – perfection is aimed for in every possible way.
Fun & Funky reasonably priced ‘punk’ kaiseki restaurant offering a modern take on the traditional.
Michelin 3 star restaurant embodies discreet Japanese kaiseki kappo dining at its finest.
Kyoto’s most famous beef restaurant have been serving delicious sukiyaki since 1873
Kyoto’s best tempura
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