It may be overwhelming to choose a restaurant from among Gion's vast selection of restaurants. Many are intimidating to walk in if you don't speak Japanese, so we narrowed down the list to delicious restaurants you can easily walk into. Here are the top 11 restaurants to try in Gion!
Kyoto is at the heart of traditional Japanese culture. There are so many types of cuisines to discover, we narrowed it down to the top 10 cuisines you should try while visiting. We also added some cafes and bars you should try while visiting the impressive city of Kyoto!
Omen is a lovely traditional restaurant in Kyoto which serves the best homemade udon noodles you've ever had. While in Kyoto, you need to stop here at least once for a uniquely Japanese experience. Victim to its own popularity, it might be necessary to wait in line to get a seat at this lovely resto.
For a fun day out with friends or family, you should check out the Ninja Restaurant in Kyoto! Ninja Kyoto is an agglomeration of Ninja-themed restaurants under one roof! You can choose between a Ninja restaurant, a banquet, a buffet with cute characters, a dinner theater or a black crepe to go shop!
Kyoto is a great place to try vegetarian cuisine! Whether you have a dietary restriction, or you're looking for Kosher or Halal restaurants, or you just want to fill up on veggies, you should check out these awesome vegetarian restaurants in Kyoto! Half are fully vegetarian or vegan, while the rest are vegan-friendly restaurants. They are all unmistakenly delicious!
If you're looking for Halal certified restaurants or Muslim-friendly restaurants, let it be Japanese cuisine or international cuisine, check out the extensive list of delicious restaurants below! Have fun exploring Kyoto!
Here are the best breakfast places to try in Kyoto! There are tons of delicious places to try, Western and Japanese breakfast alike, and hotel buffets if you would like to take your time.
If you are a true manga fan, you definitely need to stop by the Kyoto International Manga Museum! You could easily spend the day there browsing the permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as relaxing with one of their numerous comic books. They even have a cafe for some kawaii treats and meals. There's really everything you need to spend a fun-filled day with friends or family!
The Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro illumination festival held in March in is one of the most magical events the capital has to offer in the spring. Here is a guide on things to do to fully enjoy the festival.
Kaiseki cuisine is a completely unique dining experience that you must try at least once while you're in Japan. Kaiseki is a series of beautifully presented dishes. Kaiseki generally is quite pricey, but not all of these restos are. Check out our list of kaiseki restaurants you need to try in Kyoto!