For a good bowl of noodles while exploring Gion or before taking in some kabuki at nearby Minamiza, Yagura is the perfect choice.
Directly across the street from Kyoto’s kabuki theatre, Minamiza Kabuki Theatre, Yagura is a simple but tasty soba specialist that makes a great lunch stop while exploring Gion. It’s traditional to enjoy a bowl of “nishin soba” (soba topped with a smoked herring) before or after a kabuki performance, and we see no reason to break from tradition, especially here where they do a killer bowl of the stuff.
For more Kyoto soba and udon choices, see our Best Soba and Udon in Kyoto page.
Shijo-dori, Yamato oji nishi iru, Higashiyama-ku
Non-smoking area: No
5min walk from Gion Shijo Station, Keihan line
Official Website (Japanese)
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Yagura is located in Kyoto’s Southern Higashiyama district. See our complete list of things to do in Southern Higashiyama, including places to eat, nightlife and places to stay.
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