Looking for a meal after exploring Kyoto’s museum district? Here are some good restaurants near the Okazaki-koen Area.
Okazaki-koen Park Area: Sean Hsu / Shutterstock.com
There are a few restaurants around the edges of Okazaki-koen (Kyoto’s museum district), as well as Starbucks and a fancier sit-down place right in the park. Here are some other choices:
This rough-and-ready ramen joint serves a delectable bowl of ramen and some excellent fried chicken. It’s greasy and good.
- Au Temps Perdu
The lovely little French place is just across the street from the Museum of Modern Art, overlooking a scenic canal. The service can be a little uneven and the food is a little pricey for what you get, but it’s a beautiful spot and a great place for a rest.
It’s not fancy, but this simple shokudo (all-around Japanese eatery) is a decent place to fill up before heading downtown. It’s about 10 minutes’ walk south of Okazaki-koen, on Sanjo-dori.
Kyoto Vacation Checklist
- For all the essentials in a brief overview, see my First Time In Kyoto guide
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- Need tips on where to stay? See my one page guide Where To Stay In Kyoto
- See my comprehensive Packing List For Japan
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- Compare Japan flight prices and timings to find the best deals
- If you're visiting more than one city, save a ton of money with a Japan Rail Pass – here's my explanation of why it's worth it
- A prepaid Icoca card makes travelling around Kyoto easy – here's how
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