Top3 restaurants around GINKAKU TEMPLE in Kyoto

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Ginkaku-Temple(Ginkaku-ji: 銀閣寺) is one of the representative sightseeing places in KYOTO. Its official name is Jisho-Temple(Jisho-ji:慈照寺). It’s surrounded by Japanese beautiful garden. Ginkaku-ji is the sister temple of Kinkaku temple(Kinkaku-ji: 金閣寺). “Kin(金)” means “GOLD” and so Kinaku-ji was plated with gold color. On the other hand, “Gin(銀)” means “SILVER”, but Ginkaku-ji was never plated with silver color. It’s said that the reason for it was that Japanese government had enough money because of frequent domestic wars, and couldn’t be afford to paint it with silver. Many foreigners suggest that Japan should paint Ginkaku-ji with silver following the meaning of this name. But Japanese believe that it’s good idea to maintain an unpainted brown and original state. OK!! Probably you get hungry because of learning about Ginkaku-ji with this article. I’m introducing 3 nice restaurants around Ginkaku-ji.

1. SOUJIKI-NAKAHIGASHI(草喰なかひがし):It’s often featured on TV shows


You can eat authentic Japanese traditional food at SOUJIKI-NAKAHIGASHI. It’s one of the most famous restaurant in Japan. Sometimes it’s featured on TV shows. Look at the picture above. It looks sooo good and is like an art!! Yes, the authentic Japanese food has not only good taste but also amazing appearance. You could absolutely enjoy both of art and food at the restaurant. However, it’s very difficult to book the table because of its popularity. You should reserve it many days before visiting. I’m not sure that the restaurant deal with you in English and so you should contact us with Facebook Message if you want to book the table.

Lunch Budget: ¥6,000~¥8,000
Dinner Budget: ¥12,000~¥20,000
Lunch time: 12:00-14:00 (Tue-Sun)
Dinner time: 18:00~21:00 (Tue-Sun)
Credit Card: OK
Web Site:
Tel: 075-752-3500

2. ASIAN-CHAMPLE-FOODS-GOYA: Enjoy Okinawa food in Kyoto


ASIAN-CHAMPLE-FOODS-GOYA is an Asian restaurant, but mainly OKINAWA food. Do you know OKINAWA? It’s a Southernmost  prefecture. Actually, some people might want to visit there as well as KYOTO, but drop this plan because OKINAWA is far from KYOTO and you’ll have to use an airplane. However, you can experience OKINAWA food at the restaurant, ASIAN-CHAMPLE-FOODS-GOYA in KYOTO. The menu I recommend to you is Sea-Grapes (UMI-BUDOU:海ぶどう) that is also called Green-Caviar. You can see it at the picture above. It looks like Grapes, right? And then it grows in sea. That’s why it’s called Sea-Grapes. You should eat it with Ponzu sauce while drinking beer. That’s awesome!!

Lunch Budget: ¥1,000~¥2,000
Dinner Budget: ¥3,000~¥4,000

Lunch time:11:30〜15:00 (Mon, Tue, Thu-sun)
Dinner time:17:30〜24:00 (Mon, Tue, Thu-sun)
Credit Card: OK
Web Site:
Tel: 075-752-1158

3. KITCHEN MIZUHO(キッチン瑞穂):Awesome Cutlet-Curry


You should go to KITCHEN MIZUHO if you want to save money. All foods in the restaurant are very cheap and you can enjoy them at less than ¥1,000. I strongly recommend Cutlet-Curry (Katsu-Curry: カツカレー) to you. It’s my most favorite menu. Do you think Curry is not Japanese food but Indian? Of course, that’s correct!! But Japanese Curry is unique and different from Indian one. Some tourists believe that Curry is Japanese food and eat it. Surprisingly, the price of Cutlet-Curry is just at ¥520. Wow!! It’s so cheap!! You should try!!

Budget: ¥500~¥1,000
Open time:17:30〜23:00 (Mon-Sat)
Credit Card: No
Tel: 075-771-0484

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