5 Choices of Healthy Japanese-Style Lunch Places —Wonderful Kyoto Cuisine that Pleases Your Whole Body—

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  • RESTAURANT
  • Many delicious restaurants, particularly long-established ones, can be found in Kyoto. Among these lunch places, today we introduce some that use well-known traditional Kyoto ingredients.
    Just don’t overeat when you see these spectacular dishes that are so ever pleasing to not just the eye but the tongue as well!

    Hyoutei

    This is a renowned Michelin three-star restaurant that has been up and running for some 400 years. It serves foods that come with more than just delicate looks—every single ingredient on the plate gives a unique taste. Indeed, many make a trip to Kyoto just for Hyotei’s acclaimed cuisine.

    Japanese notation:瓢亭(ひょうてい)
    Access
    Price:6,000JPY〜
    Holiday:second, 4th Tue.

    Kokoraya

    This is a fusion restaurant that uses Kyoto’s seasonal vegetables. Plenty of local vegetables laid inside the traditional Kyoto-style wooden townhouse create a nostalgic ambience. You can also enjoy Kyoto’s local sake and fish in season among other things that go just perfectly with Kyoto’s luscious vegetables.

    Japanese notation:ここら屋
    URL※Japanese only
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    Price:1,000JPY〜

    Toyoukechaya

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    The tofu made by this long-established maker is simply the best. Enjoy the healthy yudofu dish—soft tofu simmered with vegetables in broth.

    Japanese notation:とようけ茶屋
    URL※Japanese only
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    Price:1,000JPY〜
    Holiday:Thu.

    Kiyomizujunsei okabeya

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    This tofu restaurant makes and cooks its own soy bean products. It also offers tofu and bean curd made from specially selected and blended soy beans.

    Japanese notation:清水順正 おかべ家
    URL※Japanese only
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    Price:2,000JPY〜
    Holiday:Random

    Mukadeya honten

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    This restaurant has turned obanzai—Kyoto’s traditional home cooking—into high-end delicacies.
    Enjoy the obanzai dishes in the charming inner parlour inside the traditional townhouse that dates back to the Meiji period (around the late 19th century to the early 20th century).

    Japanese notation:百足屋(むかでや) 本店
    URL※Japanese only
    Access
    Price:3,000JPY〜
    Holiday:Wed.

    Reference:travelbook.co.jp/