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[2022 Latest] 10 Recommended Lunches Around Arashiyama, Kyoto

In this issue, we introduce popular lunches that can be easily enjoyed around Arashiyama, one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto! All of the restaurants are within walking distance from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station, so you can enjoy a delicious meal before going sightseeing, or enjoy lunch in between trips. From the hottest restaurants to long-established establishments, from Italian to Japanese cuisine, find your favorite lunch according to the occasion.

1.Blissful savory pizza in a house restaurant [as

A restaurant in a quiet house right next to the Watarigatsu Bridge. At lunch time, you can enjoy reasonably priced pizza and pasta sets. Pizza is baked in a wood-fired Italian oven behind the open kitchen, using a blend of two types of domestic wheat and fermenting the dough according to the season, giving it an exquisite crispy texture.

Shrimp Pizza as

Pizza Lunch" from 1760 yen. The photo shows "Prawn" Pizza (2,420 yen). Salad and potage are included.

Just like that

Just like that

  • Mama
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Nishikyo Ward, Arashiyama Nishiichikawacho 1-5
  • 2 minutes walk from Hankyu "Arashiyama" station
    20-minute walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • Tel.075-366-3885
  • Lunch 11:00-15:00 (LO/14:30)

2.Enjoy sweets along with bread [bread, espresso, and Arashiyama garden].

A 210-year-old prefectural-designated cultural property mansion has been renovated into a café with a bakery on the premises overlooking the garden. Recommended for lunch are the three sets consisting of pine, bamboo, and plum. The blanty set (pine) is a hearty set that includes rice-flour canele, seasonal fruit sandwiches, and five kinds of bread. They are happy to provide you with a bag to take out with you.

Bread, espresso, and Arashiyama garden tea set, pine

The "Blanc Tea Set - Matsu" is priced at 2,800 yen per person. The set comes with a rice-flour canele, seasonal fruit sandwiches, and five kinds of bread.

Bread, Espresso and Arashiyama Garden

Bread, Espresso and Arashiyama Garden

  • Bread, Espresso, and Arashiyama Teien
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Ukyo Ward, Saga Tenryuji Temple, Amanobabacho 45-15
  • 12 minutes walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • Tel.075-366-6850
  • 8:00-18:00 (LO/17:00)

3.The cheeseburger that overflows like lava is remarkable! [UPIT'S BURGER]

A sister restaurant of the popular Craft Dining Upit in Kiyamachi Oike, the "Lava de Cheese Burger" is a specialty burger with layers of natural and cheddar cheese flowing out like lava as people wait with their smartphones in front of the counter on the first floor. The finishing flame will bring the tension to the max!

UPIT'S BURGER Lava de cheeseburger plate

The "Lava de Cheeseburger Plate" is 1680 yen. Other cheeseburgers on standby include the Apitz Cheeseburger with a variety of cheese types, amounts, and toppings to choose from.



  • Apitzburger
  • 4-7 Saga Tenryuji Kurumamido-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • Tel. 075-468-1192
  • 10:00-19:00

4.Enjoy the famous tai chazuke at Tai Sho HANANA.

This popular restaurant attracts many tourists for its specialty, tai chazuke. The fresh sea bream, which is freshly shaved every morning, is used, so we recommend eating it with sesame sauce first. After that, you can enjoy it with warm rice, tea, or whatever you like. The restaurant's calm and modern atmosphere is also very nice.

Sea bream chazuke from Taisho HANANA

Tai chazuke gozen (set meal with sea bream sashimi, Kyoto vegetables, a dish of sea bream, rice, pickles, and honwarabimochi): 2,750 yen.



  • Hananāna object
  • 26-1 Setogawa-cho, Tenryuji Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 5 minute walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • Tel. 075-862-8771
  • 11:00-17:00
    *Ends when sold out

5.Treat yourself to a sandwich at a coffee shop Yamamoto, a long-established coffee shop full of love for coffee.

A pure coffee shop that has been in business for 50 years and captivates coffee shop lovers with its authentic atmosphere. The "Japanese Beef Cutlet Sandwich" is recommended for lunch. The Wagyu cutlet sandwich is a hearty dish made with Wagyu beef and homemade demi-glace sauce, which is mixed with the bread and cutlet. The "Special Blend" is roasted on the premises every day. The clear taste with bitterness and richness is addictive.

coffe shop Yamamoto's wagyu cutlet sandwich

Wagyu Beef Cutlet Sandwich" for 1,750 yen. It goes well with the "Special Blend" for 580 yen, made from beans roasted in a shed on the premises.

coffe shop Yamamoto

coffee shop YAMAMOTO

  • Coffee Shop Yamamoto
  • 9-7 Setogawa-cho, Tenryuji Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 5 minute walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • Tel. 075-871-4454
  • 7:00-18:00 (LO/17:40)

6.One plate of Kyoto ingredients [Cafe Dining sera]

You find yourself in Arashiyama, Kyoto, and it's past 2:00 in the afternoon. This café dining room is useful for such occasions. The menu features Kyoto ingredients such as Kyoto Poku and Kyo-Aka Jidori chicken. We recommend the "Saikyo-yaki Kyoto Akajidori Chicken," which is marinated for three to four days to concentrate the flavor of the chicken. The rice blended with Kyoto-grown Koshihikari rice is also delicious.

Saikyo-yaki of Kyoto Red Chicken at Cafe Dining sera

Saikyo-Yaki of Kyoto Red Chicken" for 1,350 yen. Includes salad, small needle, and miso soup as an accompaniment.

Cafe Dining sera

Cafe Dining sera

  • Cafe Dining Sera
  • 29-4 Minami-Naka-in-cho, Sagashakado-monzen, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 10 min. walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Sta.
  • Tel. 075-600-9100
  • Lunch 11:00-16:00 (LO/15:30)
    Take-out orders are available until 15:30 and pick-up until 16:00.

7.[A hearty Western-style lunch at Western Cuisine Nishihara.

The owner-chef examines ingredients at the central market every morning. This Western-style restaurant has a good reputation for its carefully prepared dishes that are prepared with time and care. The menu is centered on a three-course menu with a choice of four to five different main dishes, such as stewed hamburger steak and seasonal fish dishes. A la carte dishes can also be enjoyed in addition to the courses.

Stewed Western-style Nishihara hamburger

Omakase Course A" from 2,300 yen The photo shows the main dish, a stewed hamburger steak. A choice of main dish, salad, soup, and rice are included.

Western-style Nishihara

Western Cuisine Nishihara

  • Kansai New Year decoration (made from food)
  • 1F Chateau Saga, 21-2 Saga Tenryuji Wakamiya-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 min. walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Sta.
  • Tel. 075-872-5020
  • Lunch 12:00-14:30 (LO/14:00)

8.Luxurious rice bowls at a long-established diner [Saganoya]

A long-established diner in front of JR Saga-Arashiyama Station run by the second generation. The diverse menu, including a wide variety of rice bowls, noodles, and Japanese and Western set menus, is ideal for lunch. The "Umi no Zexu-don" (luxurious bowl of rice topped with seafood) is recommended for lunch. The luxurious bowl of rice topped with a generous portion of black tuna and Hokkaido salmon roe is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Saganoya Sea Luxury Rice Bowl

Umi no zenkutsu-don" (luxurious bowl of rice topped with sea food): 1,210 yen. Comes with miso soup.

Saganoya (department store)

Saganoya (department store)

  • Saganoya (department store)
  • 11 Saga Tenryuji Shurumado-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • Tel. 075-871-4168
  • Lunch 11:30-14:30

9.[Experience the charm of Japanese food and traditional culture at Snow Peak LAND STATION KYOTO ARASHIYAMA

This is the third store in the Snow Peak LAND STATION, an interactive facility that introduces the attractions of various regions in Japan. In the renovated space of a 100-year-old former ryokan (Japanese inn), visitors can enjoy specially blended coffee and light meals in the café space. We recommend the "Snow Peak's Special BLCT Hamburger. It is a juicy and satisfying dish made with carefully selected ingredients, including a beef patty made from 100% Hokkaido beef.

Snow Peak's BLCT Burger

Snow Peak's special BLCT hamburger: 1,780 yen.

snow peak


  • Snow Peak Land Station Kyouto Arashiyama
  • 7 Imabori-cho, Tenryuji Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • Tel. 075-366-8954
  • 10:00-19:00 (LO/18:30)

10.Traditional Kansai-style sushi at a popular sushi restaurant [Kyo-zushi Daizen]

This popular sushi restaurant is run by the owner, who has been in the business for 30 years and trained at long-established Kansai-style sushi restaurants in Kyoto and Osaka. The specialty is oshizushi and makizushi made with carefully selected ingredients such as sea bream from the Seto Inland Sea and mackerel from Chiba. The lunchtime recommendation is the "Chirashi". In April 2022, a souvenir store will open in Honke Yatsuhashi near Arashiyama Station on the Randen Line. Saba-zushi (mackerel sushi) and other items will be readily available for purchase.

Chirashi at Kyoto Sushi Daizen

Chirashi" 1,800 yen.

Kyoto Sushi Daizen

Kyoto Sushi Daizen

  • Kyoto-style sushi (usu. nigirizushi)
  • 10-3 Saga Izenoue-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 7 min. walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Sta.
  • Tel. 075-882-0018
  • Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11:30-19:00 (LO/18:15)
    Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 11:30-20:30 (LO/19:45)
*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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