The Best Restaurants in KYOTO

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is an elegant city on the island of Honshu. Nicknamed “the city of ten thousand shrines,” it is renowned for its classical Buddhist temples, gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It also is known for Shojin Ryori, a cuisine showcasing tofu developed by Buddhist monks; kaiseki dining (consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes); and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district. Food fans should not miss a visit to the Nishiki Market in central Kyoto, which has served the city for centuries.

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