Looking for a meal after exploring the sights of Arashiyama? Here are some good restaurants near the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Tenryu-ji Temple.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove: Joshua Davenport / Shutterstock.com
There are few restaurants actually inside the Arashiyama sightseeing district; most are located on the main street, near Keifuku Arashiyama train station, and there are a few on the south side of the river. Here are four that we like:
Inside the precincts of Tenryu-ji Temple, this popular Buddhist vegetarian (shojin) restaurant is great for vegetarians and their friends.
- Arashiyama Yoshimura
This popular noodle restaurant boasts an eye-popping view over Togetsu-kyo Bridge and the Arashiyama mountains. The tempura soba is good. Go off-peak to avoid waiting on line.
- Le Bouchon T Masako
For sandwiches, pastries, simple light meals (eat in or take away), this friendly spot a short walk north of the train station is a good choice.
- Unagi Hirokawa
Unagi Hirokawa is an excellent Michelin-starred grilled eel specialist located on the main street of Arashiyama. But be warned: Book ahead or wait hours in the queue.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Tenryu-ji Temple are located in Kyoto’s Arashiyama district. See our complete list of things to do in Kyoto’s Arashiyama district, including places to eat, nightlife and places to stay.
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