Hanamakiya is a brilliant little restaurant that serves handmade soba in pleasant surroundings just a short walk from Kinkaku-ji Temple. It’s the perfect place for lunch after visiting the temple.
Hanamakiya exterior – image © Chris Rowthorn
If you’re looking for a tasty Japanese meal in the Kinkaku-ji area, you can’t beat Hanamakiya. It’s a tasteful and relaxing little restaurant that does all the usual soba dishes and wonderful side dishes like tempura. They have an English menu and some of the servers speak English.
Hanamakiya sign – image © Chris Rowthorn
To get there from Kinkaku-ji, walk away from the temple and back toward Nishioji-dori. Cross straight over Nishioji and walk about 20 meters down the narrow road in front of you. It’s on your left with a sign with English writing on the side of it.
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Name in Japanese:
17-2 Kinugasa-goshonouchi-cho, Kita-ku
Price: cheap to moderate
Non-smoking area: completely non-smoking
1min walk from Kinkakuji-michi Bus Stop, Kyoto City Bus 101 from Kyoto Station
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