Kinmata: Kawaramachi
Kawaramachi / Kaiseki
Shijo-agaru Gokomachi 407. [on Gokomachi north of Shijo]
Open 7:30-9am, noon-1, 5:30-7:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Sun: Open Sundays
decor: Notable decor

This 200-year-old ryokan is now known mainly as a restaurant, with excellent seafood-centric kaiseki service. Small private tatami rooms look out onto tiny courtyards or miniature gardens, and there's a quaint little "Western" dining room with old-fashioned furnishings. Lunches start at Y8000, and dinners run from Y16,000; there's even traditional breakfast service if you're in the neighborhood early (Y4500).