Looking for a bite to eat near Ginkaku-ji Temple? Here are some good restaurants near the “Silver Pavilion” and the north end of the Path of Philosophy.
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There are a few restaurants on the hill leading up to Ginkaku-ji, but they’re mostly snack joints. For proper sit-down meals, try one of the following:
- Omen Ginkaku-ji Branch
This fantastic udon specialist is just down the hill and around the corner from Ginkaku-ji.
- Daigin Shokudo
This is straight down the hill from Ginkaku-ji, just before you get to Imadegawa-dori and the bus stop. It’s a classic old-school shokudo that serves a variety of Japanese set meals, as well as some noodle dishes.
- Sanmikoan Ginkakuji
This soba shop is just around the corner from the temple and almost overlooking the Path of Philosophy. The noodles are great and so is the tempura. Despite the good food and the convenient location, this place is rarely crowded.
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