Kyoto Restaurant Guide

Welcome to the Kyoto Food Page, a guide to help you explore the city's many fine restaurants and food markets. We'll also look at some of the specialties of Kyoto cuisine - tofu, kaiseki and vegetarian shojin-ryori - and show you where to sample them.

The guide is also available on mobile phones in Japan, and it features a GPS-based mobile restaurant locator to find the nearest restaurants to wherever you're standing.


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Regional Specialties

From endless tofu variations and gorgeous vegetables to elegant kaiseki service and shojin-ryori (vegetarian temple cuisine), Kyoto has a unique culinary tradition.
Where to try out Kyoto's famous specialty cuisines - tofu, kaiseki and vegetarian shojin-ryori.
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Just two hours and ten minutes north of Kyoto station, Kanazawa has its own unique cuisine and plenty of interesting sights to see.

Food Markets

An introduction to central Kyoto's sprawling food market and the people who shop there
From rice crackers and spices to soy-milk doughnuts - where to go for delicacies in Kyoto's market
Pastries and sake, miso paste and fishcakes, from one of Kyoto's most luxurious department store food floors
Pickles, yuba (tofu skin) and other Kyoto food specialties at this food-floor basement inside Kyoto station

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