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7 recommended lunches in Kyoto [Heian Jingu Shrine] area!

This is a remarkable area that offers a wide variety of gourmet foods, including the hottest restaurants that opened this year, lunches to be enjoyed with a view, and timeless soba noodle restaurants.

1.The soft and fluffy egg is a heart-throb [shuiro].

Om Neapolitan: 1,600 yen. A dish of Neapolitan topped with fluffy scrambled eggs. Lunch comes with a salad.

The flagship store of "UCHYU NO YAWAKU" (Dawn of Uchiu), a Miyama heirloom egg farm, has opened on Jingu Road. In-store dining is an all-day dining experience that handles everything from breakfast to dinner, allowing customers to enjoy dishes using the fresh eggs they are so proud of all day long. Some of the menu items are prepared under the supervision of people such as Chizuru Ohara, a cookery researcher from Kyoto. There is a pop-up space by the entrance of the restaurant where pop-up stores are held on a monthly basis, so be sure to check this out as well.


  • Shuiro
  • 368-1 Jouboji-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • From Higashiyama Subway Station
    Approximately 4 minutes walk from Heian Jingu Shrine
  • Tel. 075-585-4481

2.Immerse yourself in the French atmosphere along the Sosui Canal [ETRA]

Breakfast plate with choice of ETRA French toast or waffle

Breakfast Plate 1200yen. French toast or waffles are available, and the French toast is based on a recipe we came across in Paris.

The owner, Seira Terada, trained for five years as a pastry chef at starred restaurants and luxury hotels in France. The store is designed in the image of a store with an ambience of a quiet backstreet in Paris, where you can enjoy all-day brunch, butter waffles, and other freshly made sweet treats. The take-out canele is also excellent and highly recommended. On sunny days, the semi-indoor terrace is a pleasant place to spend time.


  • Etra
  • 19-2 Shogoin Rengezocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 8 minutes walk from Keihan "Jingu Marutamachi Station"
    Approximately 9 minutes walk from Heian Jingu Shrine
  • Tel.050-7107-9593

3.All seasonings and pickles are homemade [tea and malt Tsukiakari]

After studying Japanese and French cuisine, the owner, Mr. Yoshinaga, came across a restaurant specializing in fermented food. He treats his guests with dishes using ingredients from trusted producers, such as koji and amazake from Nishi Kojiya, which has a history of over 100 years in Nagano Prefecture, and roasted tea from Maruyoshi Omi Tea in Shiga Prefecture, where the owner's family is from. In addition to meals such as a grilled fish or chicken set meal with a choice of main dish, seafood rice bowls seasoned with soy sauce and malt, and vegan malt curry, we also recommend the milk malt amazake, homemade red shiso juice, homemade lemon enzyme squash, and more.

Yakimono gozen (set meal): 1,650 yen. The fish changes daily. The photo shows mackerel marinated in malt miso. The menu is complete with sashimi, side dishes, rice with cereals, miso soup, and pickles.

Tea and malted rice with a light brown color

  • tea and koji
  • Imperial Okazaki 1F, 462-2 Shojoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Short walk from Higashiyama Nijo/Okazaki Koen-guchi bus stop
    Approximately 8 minutes walk from Heian Jingu Shrine
  • Tel. 075-754-8544

4.The variety and beauty of the ingredients will make you feel good [TOYOSHI SUSHI]

Kaisen-don: 1,600 yen. Various seafood such as tuna, sea bream, and salmon are served on a bed of broiled egg. The menu changes daily.

This sushi restaurant is a veritable hideaway, tucked away down a street off the main street. The second-generation owner of the sushi restaurant is not only particular about the freshness of his sushi, but also about the human skin temperature of the rice. The second-generation owner is particular about the freshness of his sushi, and he also insists that the rice be human skin. In addition to nigiri, the restaurant also offers a variety of rice bowls, such as a bowl of rice topped with a bowl of melt-in-your-mouth tuna (limited quantities available) and a bowl of rice topped with seafood. If you are lucky, you may be able to enjoy them at night as well.

Toyo Sushi

  • Kansai-style sushi (esp. pressed sushi, such as battera)
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Sakyo Ward, Okazaki Minamigoshomachi 44-5
  • 2 minutes on foot from the bus stop "Okazaki Michi"
    Approximately 6 minutes walk from Heian Jingu Shrine
  • Tel.075-771-7974

5.Max1921 BOOK CAFE], a book café where you can feel the culture of Poland.

Jurek 1400 yen. Soup made with liquid jurek fermented with rye. Delicious with the sweetness of vegetables and a hint of sourness.

Mr. and Mrs. Hosoda, who used to live in Wroclaw, Poland, opened a book café that delivers local home cooking. You can enjoy four kinds of mild-tasting traditional Polish dishes. In addition to the dishes, you can also enjoy Polish culture such as Polish Pottery and stories about life in Poland. Reading a book with apple cake and coffee is also recommended.


  • Max 1921 Book Cafe
  • 136-1 Shin Ponto-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 min. walk from bus stop "Kawabata Nijo
    Approximately 14 minutes walk from Heian Jingu Shrine
  • Tel. 075-708-2289

6.Royal Western-style cuisine to be handed down from generation to generation [Grill Koho]

Omelette rice (medium) 1130 yen. Royal style omelet with thinly fried egg and ketchup rice with plenty of dobby sauce.

Omelette rice and rice with haishi are popular, using dubi sauce, which is made by adding beef tendon and aromatic vegetables to bouillon and cooking it slowly over a low flame for more than two weeks. This is a famous restaurant in Okazaki where tourists and regulars line up even before the restaurant opens. In addition to the satisfaction of the large fried prawns fried crispy and savory in lard, the accompanying ketchup-flavored spaghetti and potato salad are also indispensable supporting players. Most of the menu items can be taken out for an additional 80 yen for the container.

grill small treasure

  • grill obsessive
  • 46 Okazakikitagoshomachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from bus stop "Okazaki Michi".
    5 min. walk from Heian Jingu Shrine
  • Tel.075-771-5893

7.Two-tiered "Sanmi Kouan" that will make you smile.

Sanmi Hongan's Cuisine

Soba Gozen 4,500 yen. Reservations required 2 days in advance.

Since its establishment in the late Edo period (1603-1867), Sanmi Koan has been loved for its saikyo-yaki and chirimen sansho (dried Japanese pepper) dishes, etc. Renovated in 2017, you can enjoy soba, dishes, and drinks as an individual dish or as a course. The specialty is Jyuwari-soba, made from buckwheat flour stone-ground in the restaurant. The buckwheat seeds are selected from domestic buckwheat plants that are delicious at different times of the year, allowing diners to enjoy the unique characteristics of each buckwheat plant. Reservations are required at least two days in advance for both lunch and dinner. A charge of 330 yen is required for terrace seating.

triangular-swept clerical script (clerical script whose horizontal lines end in a noticable triangular tail)

  • private (three-legged) bill
  • 393, Shirakawa-agaru, Sanjo-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Short walk from Higashiyama Subway Station
    Approximately 6 minutes walk from Heian Jingu Shrine
  • Tel. 075-771-0952
*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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