For a relaxing break, Yudofu Sagano in Arashiyama is the perfect way to sample elaborate dishes in a beautiful setting – looking out into bamboo groves and zen gardens. Ten courses centered around the famous tofu simmered in broth. Sophisticated, subtle flavors and impeccable presentation are traces of a thousand years of imperial court cuisine. A feast for eyes and tastebuds both!
Shabu-shabu – a type of hotpot – can be found anywhere in Japan, but the first restaurant was opened 1948 in Kyoto. All-you-can-eat places are great for larger appetites, whereas the made-to-order type of restaurant usually offer better types of beef but come with a heftier pricetag.
While in Kyoto, it is easy to take advantage of the proximity of tea-producing areas such as Uji. Matcha desserts and green tea specialties are ubiquitous and usually of high quality. Pure delight!
December 24th – January 4th, 2018/2019