No guarantor required! Weekly and monthly rates available. Good for short and long-term stay.
This yudofu restaurant is located inside the premises of Ryoan-ji, a World Heritage Site registered as part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Yudofu is a dish of tofu that is simmered in hot water, and is a specialty of Kyoto. One of the popular lunch menus is a course of Buddhist cuisine made without any animal products such as meat or fish. Ryoan-ji is a temple that is well known for it's beautiful garden, and it is one of this restaurant's big plus points that you get to dine while looking at the garden.
- Inside Ryoan-ji, 13 Ryoan-ji Goryonoshita-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
- Contact No.
- 7-min walk from Ryoanji Station on Randen Kitano Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Open all year round
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average budget (/person): Lunch from 3,000 yen, dinner from 3,000 yen *Menu: Buddhist cuisine with nanakusa yudofu 3,300 yen
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A Restaurant Inside a World Heritage Site
Ryoan-ji is a registered World Heritage Site and has an ancient history of 1450 years since its construction. Seigen-in is a rare restaurant that allows you to dine inside a World Heritage Site.
Yudofu and Buddhist Cuisine Lunch
The popular lunch menu is the Buddhist Cuisine with Nanakusa Yudofu (3,300 yen). This course menu includes smooth yudofu that comes with seven ingredients like "fu" (wheat gluten), and Buddhist Cuisine using only vegan ingredients. It is a delicate lunch comprised of small portions of a variety of dishes.
Restaurant with a Noble Atmosphere
The inside is filled with a pleasant silence and occasionally a tasteful sound of the shishiodoshi, a bamboo device that produces sounds with water to keep away animals, can be heard from the garden. There is an atmosphere that will make guests stop their conversation and feel the profound history of Ryoanji with their whole body.