Yodofu Sagano is a great place to try that great Arashiyama Buddhist specialty: yudo (chunks of tofu simmered in broth).
Arashiyama was originally a temple district, owing to the existence of Tenryu-ji, the area’s famous Zen temple. As with all large Zen temples, you’ll find it surrounded by places that serve some variation on the Buddhist vegetarian theme, in this case, yudo, or simmered chunks of hot tofu. It’s always served with a variety of side dishes.
For more meat-free eating suggestions, read our round-up of Kyoto’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants.
For more Kyoto tofu choices, see our Best Tofu Cuisine In Kyoto page.
45 Susukinobana-cho, SagaTenryu-ji, Ukyo-ku
Non-smoking area:: Yes
10min walk from Arashiyama Station, Keifuku Arashiyama line
Official Website: None
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More Restaurant Suggestions: See my list of Kyoto’s Best Restaurants for more eating inspiration. The list covers all cuisines and price ranges.
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