If you’re looking for a fun and casual sushi lunch near Kinkaku-ji Temple, then look no further than Hamazushi, a great, family-friendly kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi place 15 minutes’ walk from the temple
Hamazushi exterior – image © Chris Rowthron
There aren’t many good lunch places near Kinkaku-ji since it’s mostly a residential neighborhood. So, Hamazushi is a standout. Sure, the sushi isn’t the best in Japan, but it’s pretty good, and it’s filling and cheap. Best of all, Hamazushi is a lot of fun, especially if you’re traveling with children. You check in at the front with a robot waiter. Then, you can grab sushi off the conveyor belt or order it with a tablet computer – in English!
Hamazushi interior – image © Chris Rowthron
It’s easy to get to Hamazushi from Kinkaku-ji. Walk away from the temple and back to Nishioji-dori, then turn south on the closer (west) side of Nishioji and walk south for about 10 minutes. Hamazushi is located above a parking lot. It’s easy to spot.
Name in English:
Name in Japanese:
1 Kinugasa-tenjinmori-cho, Kita-ku
Non-smoking area: completely non-smoking
In front of Waratenjin-mae Bus Stop, Kyoto City Bus 101 from Kyoto Station
Official site (English)
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Hamazushi Kinkakuji is located in Northwest Kyoto. See our complete list of things to do in Northwest Kyoto, including places to eat, nightlife and places to stay.
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