For a filling noodle or rice lunch after exploring Fushimi-Inari-Taisha, we recommend Kendonya. It’s a friendly restaurant a short walk from the shrine that serves filling udon and rice meals at a reasonable price.
Kendonya exterior – image © Chris Rowthorn
What could be better than a steaming bowl of udon or a lovely donburi (rice bowl topped with meat or vegetables) after a few hours of hiking around Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine? This popular restaurant serves all the classic udon and rice dishes in a casual atmosphere. You can fill up for around Y1,000 here and there’s an English/picture menu to make ordering a snap.
Kendonya menu – image © Chris Rowthorn
To get to Kendonya from the shrine, walk down hill, away from the shrine, past the Keihan Station. You will soon get to a major road called Shidan-kaido. At that point, you will see Kendonya on the opposite side of the road.
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41 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 (English)
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