If you’re looking for a meaty meal near Fushimi-Inari-Taisha, then take the short walk down the hill to Katsugyu to try their tasty gyu-katsu (beef cutlets).
Katsugyu exterior – image © Chris Rowthorn
Most people know about tonkatsu (Japanese-style pork cutlets) but fewer people know about the beef version, known as gyu-katsu. If you’re a fan of tonkatsu, you’ll almost certainly enjoy gyu-katsu. This branch of the Katsugyu chain is a short walk from the main gate of Fushimi-Inari-Taisha (but away from most of the crowds). They serve great set meals built around gyu-katsu, which you can choose from the English/picture menu.
Katsugyu sign – image © Chris Rowthorn
To get there from the shrine, walk down hill, away from the shrine, past the Keihan Station. You will soon get to a fairly major road (Shidan-kaido) at a T-junction. Don’t cross the road, but take a right. The restaurant will be on your right after 10 meters.
Name in English:
Gyukatsu Kyoto Katsugyu Fushimi Inari
Name in Japanese:
牛カツ 京都勝牛 伏見稲荷店
38-13 Fukakusa-ichinotsubo-cho, Fushimi-ku
Price: cheap to moderate
Non-smoking area: completely non-smoking
2min walk from Fushimi Inari Station, Keihan line
5min walk from Inari Station, JR Nara line
Official site (Japanese)
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