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Yudofu, Hot Tofu, Where To Eat In Kyoto

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Yudofu, or hot tofu can even be called as one of the simplest Japanese dishes. Ingredients are tofu, kelp, and water with some dipping sauces like ponzu vinegar. When you want to try some ultimate tofu dish, Kyoto will be the place to visit. This post will introduce 5places where you can enjoy yudofu in Kyoto.

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What is "Yudofu" or "Hot tofu"...?

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"Yudofu" or "Hot tofu" is a traditional Japanese tofu dish commonly eaten in the winter season. "Yu" means hot water or boiled water in Japanese and "dofu" means "tofu" generally speaking.

Yudofu is not only tasty, but it is also very healthy and good for your health. Tofu is rich in protein and a low-calorie food.

Yudofu Sagano

Yudofu Sagano is one of the most famous tofu restaurant in Arashiyama, Kyoto. Located within a minute walk from Arashiyama Station, Sagano is very popular among tourists.

Yudofu teishoku 3,800yen

Sagano's yudofu is surely simplest and the greatest. Using the traditional sagadofu, you can feel Kyoto through the wonderful meal.

Nanzenji Jyunsei

Nanzneji Jyunsei is located within 5minutes walk from Keriage station. They have 4different restaurants including registration cultural assets, Jyunseishoin.

Yudofu hana 3,090yen/ Yudofu tsuki 4,110yen

Nnazenji Jyunsei offers 2kinds of yudofu course. Hana course is constituted by 7dishes including yudofu. Tsuki course is constituted by 9dishes.

There is also Otemaedofu course 2,570yen which you can experience making tofu on your own.

Tosuiro Kiyachohonten

Tosuiro Kiyamachihonten is located a minute walk from Kyotoshiyakusho mae station. They use only domestic soybeans. Their tofu melts the moment you eat them.

Higashiyama 4,000yen

The kind of tofu you can enjoy at Tosuiro is called Oboro-dofu. Made from 100% domestic soybeans, they are really smooth and gentle. Quite sure it would be one of the best in your life.
Tosuiro Kiyamachihonten
075-251-1600
517-3Kamiosakamachi,Sanjo Agaru Kiyamachi St,Nakagyo-Ku,Kyoto-Shi,Kyoto.

Sohonke Yudofu Okutankiyomizu

Mukashi dofu hitotoori 4,000yen

About 10minutes away from Kiyomizugojyo station is where Sohonke Yudofu Okutankiyomizu is located. They have a big yard you can enjoy the seasons and traditional Japanese atmosphere.
Using organic soybeans from Shiga prefecture, Okutan's tofu is made in a traditional way. If you want to feel and taste the history, Okutan will be a perfect choice.
Sohonke Yudofu Okutankiyoimizu
3-340 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama, Kyoto.
075-525-2051

Toyoukechaya

Want to try yudofu a lot cheaper? Then Toyoukechaya is the recommendation. They offer yudofu in 1,100yen. Also, since it is located near Kitanotenmangu-baienkoen, a famous park where you can see beautiful ume blossoms in spring, it would be a nice choice to have yudofu after watching ume blossoms.

Yudofu-zen 1,100yen

Toyukechaya's yudofu doesn't become hard even after boiling. The creamy taste is absolutely worth a try.
Toyoukechaya
075-462-3662
Nishiirikamiyagawacho 822, Imadegawa-dori gozen, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto.

Try some yudofu when you visit Kyoto!

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The next time you visit Kyoto, try some yudofu. Since all of the yudofu restaurants introduced in this post are very traditional, you also get to have a chance to enjoy the history and tradition of Kyoto through eating yudofu.

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