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[2022] 7 recommended Japanese breakfasts in Kyoto

The early bird gets the worm, and the best way to make the most of your day is to get an early start. To make the most of your day, it is essential to get up early and get a head start! I want to eat freshly cooked breakfast in the morning! We have picked up a Japanese breakfast that is perfect for those of you who are of the "I want freshly cooked breakfast in the morning! We have prepared a lineup of breakfasts that are sure to please even those who entertain guests.

1.Colorful snack sushi from Hanazusa Wabi that you can enjoy from the morning / Kitaoji

Hanazusa Wabi, which has been a beloved Japanese tableware and snack sushi restaurant near Kitayama Street for over 35 years, moved to Kitaoji in January 2021. The tsumami sushi is stuffed into squares one by one, and you will be impressed by its beauty the moment you open the lid. The dishes are rich in color and flavor, such as sea bream seasoned with kelp, grilled conger eel, and Omi konnyaku.

10 pieces of snack sushi with red soup stock and dessert for 2,200 yen. The sushi, which is said to be inspired by Japanese sweets, uses ingredients and decorations to create a seasonal feel, and also uses ingredients typical of Kyoto, such as namafu and yuba.

Hanazu Wabi

  • cute
  • January 24, 2021 open
  • 3-3 Uchikawaramachi, Oyamashita, Kita Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 1 minute walk from Kitaoji Station on the subway
  • Tel.075-491-7056
  • Morning 9:00-10:30 (LO)

2.[Shunsai Mari]'s appetizing freshly cooked rice is perfect for the morning/Karasuma Oike

At night, you can enjoy local sake and shochu along with the obanzai at [Shunsai Imari] in Rokkaku Shinmachi. For this morning-only Japanese set meal, freshly cooked rice in an earthenware pot is prepared for each order. In addition to Kyoto-style side dishes such as Saikyo-yaki fish, dashimaki, and daily obanzai made with seasonal ingredients, you can also enjoy plenty of vegetables.

Shunsai Imari's morning limited Japanese set meal

Kyoto breakfast 1700 yen, suitable for starting the day. Breakfast requires reservations.


  • New Year's Eve Mari
  • 108 Nishi Rokkaku-cho, Rokkaku-dori Shinmachi Nishiiri Ru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 6 minutes walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Station
  • Tel.075-231-1354
  • Morning 7:30-10:00 (LO)

3.[Ichijoji Nakaya] Get into the Kyoto mood from the morning with white miso soup / Ichijoji

A Japanese sweets shop that has been in business for three generations and is known for its Ichijoji local confectionery, Decchi Yokan. The breakfast you can enjoy there is a Japanese meal that matches the season. In addition to sekihan, sesame tofu, and obanzai, you can enjoy white miso zoni all year round. If you enjoy the sweet and fragrant Kyoto-style ozoni, you will be wrapped in a warm feeling from the morning.

Irodori gohan with white miso zoni containing our signature Masu-tsuki round rice cakes for 1,050 yen is a perfect breakfast on a cold day!

Ichijoji Nakaya

  • In the middle of the day
  • 5 Ichijoji Hananokicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 6 minutes on foot from Eiden Ichijoji Station
  • Tel.075-781-5504
  • 9:00-18:00 (LO/17:00)

4.Serving hearty set meals from the beginning of the morning [Cafe Light Food and Drink Seishi]/Umekoji

Next to the central market, a different space that spreads out after going underground. The scent of a pure cafe wafts through the reddish brown sofas and retro lampshades. Many people become regulars, attracted not only by the popular Seishi set meals that can be eaten from the beginning of the morning, but also by the homely atmosphere where you are greeted with a smile.

Cafe Light food and drink Seishi's Seishi set meal

Daily Seishi set meal for 750 yen. Fresh ingredients from the Kyoto Central Market are used. The main dish of the day was tempura of shrimp, pike conger, kiss, etc. Rice can be served in large portions for free.

Cafe Light food Seishi

  • Kissa Keinshoku Kiyomi
  • B1F, Chuo Building, 122 Suzaku Hozocho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 4 minutes walk from JR San'in Main Line "Umekoji Kyoto Nishi Station"
  • Tel.075-314-6330
  • 6:30-14:00

5.Enjoy a bowl of beautiful bonito flakes [BUSHIDO] for breakfast / Karasuma Oike

A restaurant specializing in bonito flakes, where you can enjoy bonito flakes topped to the brim with top-quality dried bonito flakes shaved to 0.01 mm, which is said to be the thinnest in the world. After enjoying the ultimate egg-cooked rice, you can enjoy the dashi chazuke at the end. You can experience a melt-in-your-mouth texture and rich flavor that you have never experienced before.

Katsuobushi Don at BUSHIDO

Set meal breakfast 800 yen (until 11:00), lunch 1000 yen (until 15:00). The famous katsuobushi rice bowl comes with obanzai, soup, condiments, dashi stock, and a raw egg. You can also order bowls individually.

Katsuobushidon specialty store BUSHIDO

  • Bonito Bushi Donsen Monten Bushido
  • 135-1 Sakaimachi-dori Sanjoshitaru Doyu-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Station
  • Tel.075-744-0758
  • Morning 7:00-11:00

6.[LORIMER] One soup and three dishes that make use of the delicious parts of fish/Higashinotoin Rokujo

A Japanese restaurant that landed from New York. The owner, who lives in New York and is a connoisseur of fish, started the restaurant locally because he wanted to ``make the most of the delicious parts of fish,'' and by chance, he also serves a one-soup, three-course meal using fish in Kyoto. The main dishes are made with fish delivered from Maizuru fishing port in Kyoto. Soup and side dishes using Ohara's freshly harvested vegetables are served.

LORIMER's one soup and three side dish set meal

One soup and three dishes for 1,760 yen. A side dish using fish as the main ingredient and seasonal vegetables is a modern dish with the essence of New York. Carefully selected Omi rice is used.


  • Lorimer
  • Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo Ward
  • 3-minute walk from Subway Gojo Station
  • Tel.075-366-5787
  • 8:00 (7:30 on weekends and holidays) - 15:30 (LO)

7.[Nishiki Ichiba Shokudo (Nishiki Market Restaurant) is a place where you can enjoy a drink in the morning / Nishiki Market

Mr. Bucky Inoue, who runs Kyoto pickles specialty stores [Nishiki Takakuraya] and [Tachinomikaka], has opened a new store alongside those two stores. "To be a place where you can enjoy breakfast and morning drinks," the store opens at 6:00 in the morning. A variety of set meals, draft beer, pure rice sake, and awamori morning sets are on standby, catering to those who want to eat and drink well in the morning.

Various set meals with rice, miso soup, and Kyoto pickles start at 780 yen. The miso composition of the miso soup is changed regularly so that you don't get tired of it.

Nishiki Market Restaurant Takakuraya Shoten

  • Nishiki Ichiba Shokudo Takakura Shoten
  • June 15, 2021 open
  • 288 Higashidaimonji-cho, Nishiiri-ru, Nishikikoji-doriji-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 3 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel.075-256-3124
  • 6:00 - 19:00
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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