Yoshuji is the nicest place to eat in Kurama, full stop. You can choose from sets of Buddhist vegetarian cuisine or simpler bowls of noodles.
Halfway up the steps on your right just before you enter Kurama-dera Mountain Temple, Yoshuji is a great place to fuel up before an ascent of the mountain (or a good place to slake that hunger after doing the climbing). This is a surprisingly sophisticated restaurant for such a small village as this, and this delightful incongruity only adds to the attraction of the place.
For more meat-free eating suggestions, read our round-up of Kyoto’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants.
1074-2 Honmachi, Kurama, Sakyo-ku
Non-smoking area: Yes
2min walk from Kurama Station, Eizan line
Official Website (Japanese)
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More Restaurant Suggestions: See my list of Kyoto’s Best Restaurants for more eating inspiration. The list covers all cuisines and price ranges.
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