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[2024] Excellent accessibility! 13 recommended lunches around Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine in Kyoto.

There is a yakiniku restaurant directly operated by a long-established meat wholesaler, a long-established river fish wholesaler turned into an eel restaurant, a beloved udon restaurant, and many other famous restaurants that have long taken root in this area. All are easily accessible from Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, so if you are in the neighborhood, stop by for a visit.

1.Satisfaction with Omi beef yakiniku directly managed by a butcher store [Yakiniku Kaishintei

[Yakiniku Kenshintei] Omi Beef Yakiniku Set Meal

Omi beef yakiniku set meal for lunch only, 2,200 yen. The sweetness of the refined fat is irresistible. The price is surprisingly low for a 100g piece of Omi beef. Comes with wakame seaweed soup.

A yakiniku restaurant directly operated by a long-established meat wholesaler established in 1903. The restaurant offers not only high quality Wagyu beef, but also the famous Omi beef at a reasonable price. The restaurant offers thick slices of beef tongue with a unique chewy texture, as well as rare cuts of beef such as misuji and hiuchi. The lunch yakiniku set meal (2,200 yen) is served in a style that allows you to grill the meat yourself. Enjoy it at a comfortable table.

Yakiniku Kenshintei

  • yakiniku sushi with meat on skewers
  • 6-307 Fukakusa Naojibashi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 minutes from Fujimori Station, Keihan
    Approximately 14 minutes walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
  • Tel. 075-643-6436
  • 11:00-14:00 (LO/13:30)
    17:00-22:00 (LO/21:00)

2.Thick eel prepared in Kansai style over charcoal fire [Doi katsu eel]

[Unaju [Doi live eel

Unaju-nai (ordinary) 3,000 yen, using meaty eel from Aichi Prefecture, topped with a fluffy golden thread egg 200 yen. A perfect combination with eel sauce.

The current owner, Mr. Takashi Doi, has transformed the 100-year-old river fish wholesale store, which had been operated in the Kyoto Central Market since his grandfather's generation, into a restaurant specializing in eel dishes. The eel has a well-done burnt and crispy skin, and the meat is fluffy and soft as if it melts in your mouth. The characteristic of this dish is its elasticity, and the reasonable price is also a pleasure to enjoy. The sweet and rich secret sauce, which has been passed down since the establishment of the restaurant, enhances the deliciousness of the eel.

Doi's lamprey (Esox doi:i.e. the hagfish of the family Eelphidae)

  • Saturday night blues
  • 2-2, Fukakusa Suzuzuka-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes on foot from Keihan "Fushimi Inari Station"
    Approximately 6 minutes walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
  • Tel. 075-644-4556
  • 11:00-15:00 (LO / 14:30)
    17:00-21:00 (LO/20:30)

3.The famous Tendon (bowl of rice topped with tempura) passed down from previous generations [Seasonal Cuisine Tenpura Ten-ei].

[Seasonal Cuisine Tenpura Ten-ei] Tendon (bowl of rice topped with tempura)

Tendon (tempura bowl) for 1,000 yen comes with soup and pickles. Topped with 3 prawns, onion, pumpkin, shiitake mushroom, shishito pepper, shiso, etc. The photo shows a large serving.

Located near Ryukoku University, this set menu restaurant has long been loved by students and locals alike for its delicious crispy tempura. Inheriting the philosophy of its predecessors to offer menu items that are hard to reach for young people at reasonable prices, the restaurant believes in serving freshly fried food. The specialty is tendon served over rice in a bowl with a thick, sweet and spicy soy sauce-based sauce. All of the 15 to 20 set menus, including rice bowls with soup and pickles, are priced at 1,000 yen. A large serving is available for an extra 50 yen. Be sure to check out the service days when large portions are free.

Seasonal Cuisine Tenpura Ten-ei

  • Japanese cuisine of the main dish, tempura, tempura, Ten'ei
  • 4-9-1 Fukakusa-Nishiura-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 6 min. walk from Keihan "Ryukoku Daigaku Mae Fukakusa" station.
    Approximately 13 minutes on foot from Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
  • Tel. 075-645-1081
  • 11:30-15:00 (LO)
    18:00 - 20:30 (LO)

4.The thick chicken and pork bone broth simmered for 8 hours that even connoisseurs will be impressed with.

[Ramen Noodles: Tori Tonkotsu Ramen (chicken bone broth)

Toritonkotsu Ramen: 980 yen. Topped with oven-roasted roasted pork, kujo leeks and bamboo shoots. All toppings are available for ¥1,300, including an egg and six pieces of chashu pork.

Ramen restaurant in front of Keihan Fushimi Inari Station. The chicken and pork bone broth is simmered for 8 hours to blend into the bone marrow without any fat or chemical seasonings, and stirred at 5-minute intervals during the last hour of simmering to prevent it from burning. The homemade noodles that go well with this rich soup are made of low-moisture noodles with egg white and made of Japanese wheat flour. Side dishes such as a pork bowl for 600 yen and a gyoza set for 450 yen are also available.

Ramen: The sun will rise again

  • Rahmen
  • 38-15 Fukakusa Ichinotsubo-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • A short walk from Keihan "Fushimi Inari" station
    Approximately 6 minutes walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
  • Tel. 075-642-5705
  • 11:00-15:00

5.Taste kitsune udon on the way home from a visit to the temple [Teuchi Udon Kendon-ya]

[Udon noodles with kitsune

Kitsune Udon popular among worshippers: 780 yen. In winter, the dish with kitsune ankake is available for 910 yen (photo: kitsune ankake). The sweet fried bean curd cooked in broth made from high-quality Kabuka Rishiri kelp that has been left to rest overnight is also excellent!

Located near Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, the restaurant's specialty is thick, chewy udon noodles that are handmade every morning. The noodles are made with a blend of Australian and Mie Prefecture flour, and are cooked in a pressure cooker to ensure that the noodles are cooked through without breaking down. Kitsune udon, which uses only fried tofu from a Kyoto tofu shop that the owner fell in love with, is popular among worshippers and regular customers.

Teuchi Udon Noodle Kendon-ya

  • Teuchi Udon Noodle Kendon-ya
  • 41 Fukakusa Ichinotsubo-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • A short walk from Keihan "Fushimi Inari" station
    5 min. walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
  • Tel. 075-641-1330
  • 11:00-15:00

6.Specialty udon noodles are a traditional taste of Kyoto [Michihachi]

[Inari Udon Noodle

Inari udon: 670 yen. [This menu item was invented as a specialty of the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine. The fluffy, sweetly cooked fried bean curd combines well with the broth and has a comforting taste.

This udon shop is located not far from the station. The soft udon noodles and lightly seasoned broth with a strong aroma of dried bonito and kelp are the traditional taste of Kyoto. Many regular customers are so enthralled by the taste that they always visit the restaurant after visiting the shrine. [The specialty, inari udon noodles, is a dish that is served in front of the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, topped with fried bean curd, an egg resembling a treasure ball, and a fish cake in the shape of Mount Inari. After the meal, you can also enjoy sweet treats such as warabimochi (rice cakes) and anmitsu (sweet bean paste).

greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

  • the same eight gods who preside over the lucky/unlucky directions of the koyomi for each year
  • 15 Fukakusa Aurigawa-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 minutes on foot from Keihan "Fushimi Inari Station"
    Approximately 4 minutes walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
  • Tel. 075-641-1951
  • 11:00-15:00 *Close when sold out

7.Vermillion Cafe is popular for its hearty brunch plates.

[Vermillion - cafe.] Vermillion plate

Vermilion Plate, 2,000 yen. Thick-cut bacon, Fushimi Senseki Ham wiener sausage, poached eggs, toast, avocado, roasted potatoes, and much more!

Shigeo Kimura, the ninth-generation owner of YAKURIKUTEI, located halfway up Mt. Inari, started this cafe with his wife soon after returning to Japan, inspired by a cafe in Melbourne, Australia, where he had spent 18 years. The café initially operated in a corner of YAKURIKUTEI and gained a good reputation, which led to the opening of Vermillion-espresso bar & info. in 2013 and Vermillion - cafe. in 2016. Locals frequent the bar for its authentic espresso coffee and homemade menus that use many Kyoto ingredients.


  • vermillion cafe
  • 5-31 Kaidoguchi-cho, Fukakusa, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 7 minute walk from JR Inari Station
    7 minutes walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
  • Tel.075-644-7989
  • 9:00-15:30

8.Eel bowl lunch at Nezameya, a long-established restaurant with a secret sauce that makes you hungry.

[Eel bowl and liver soup set

Eel bowl and liver soup set 2,200 yen. The eel is grilled with a secret sauce, and you can request for more eel.

Founded in 1540. The name of the restaurant was given by Hideyoshi Toyotomi. [Located near the back approach to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, the aroma of the sauce wafting from the atmospheric store invites worshippers to come in and get their fill. The "Unagi-don (eel bowl) and liver soup set" is popular, which includes a bowl of eel rice topped with a bowl of eel and fatty eel from Mikawa, finished with a secret sauce that has been handed down from generation to generation, and a liver soup to fill the stomach.


  • awaiting one's chance to sleep
  • 82 Fukakusa Inari Gozen-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes walk from JR "Inari" station
    2 minutes walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
  • Tel. 075-641-0802
  • 10:00 - 16:00 *Close when sold out
  • Irregular holidays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room No parking
  • http://nezameya.com/

9.Chinese Kinchan's original Sake Kasu Tantanmen with fried bean curd on top.

[Chinese Kinchan] Sake-kasu tantanmen and deep-fried tofu set

Sake-kasu tantanmen and fried bean curd set for 1,390 yen. The fried bean curd topping can only be found in the neighborhood of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Crispy fried tofu is one of the popular menu items.

[Kin-chan's signature Sake Kasu Tantanmen set comes with a generous portion of fried bean curd and is very satisfying. The soup is made with homemade sesame miso and hot sauce, both prepared in a wok by the owner, Mr. Miyakita, and sakekasu from the Fushimi sake brewery, Tamanomitsu Shuzo.

Chinese golden bells

  • 41 Fukakusa Ichinotsubo-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • A short walk from Keihan "Fushimi Inari" station
    5 minutes walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
  • Tel. 075-642-9084
  • 11:30-15:00
  • Closed on Tuesdays
  • No parking
  • https://www.instagram.com/Inari_kinchan_official/

10.Kanoko's tea soba delicately flavored with the finest ingredients.

[KANOKO] Chasoba

Tea soba "Uji" 1,650 yen. Comes with seasonal tempura. Made with a unique blend of buckwheat flour and other carefully selected ingredients.

The soba noodles are made with carefully selected buckwheat flour and the pure water of Fushimi, giving them an aromatic and delicate flavor. The "Cha-soba" (green tea buckwheat noodles) kneaded with Uji green tea has a beautiful contrasting green color. The "Uji" set, which includes tempura, is popular. Although the restaurant is conveniently located right next to the station and the approach to the approach, it offers a calm and quiet atmosphere, with seating on tatami mats. It is also nice to be able to enjoy your meal while looking out over the garden.

ancient times

  • mochi containing red bean paste
  • 59 Fukakusa Inari Nakano-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 minute walk from JR Inari Station
    3 minutes walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
  • Tel. 075-641-4507
  • 11:00-18:00 (LO/17:00) *Close when all soba is gone.
  • Closed on Wednesdays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room No parking
  • https://www.inari-kanoco.com

11.[The nostalgic yet sophisticated classic Western cuisine of Sourire Western Restaurant.

[Omelette rice

Omelette rice (150g) 1298 yen. You can choose the sauce. Miso soup is included at lunch time.

This Western-style restaurant is located on the first floor of a modern hotel. The menu features dishes loved by all generations, such as fried prawns and cream croquettes, and one can't help but be drawn to them. The signature dish, omelet rice, is a classic style of tomato-flavored rice lightly wrapped in a soft egg. The hamburger steak, which is slowly finished in the oven to seal in the hot juices, is another popular dish.

Western Restaurant Sourire

  • Western-style restaurant, Suriel.
  • 24-5 Fukakusa Aorigawa-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Keihan "Fushimi Inari Station"
    6 minutes walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
  • Tel.075-585-8506
  • 11:30-15:00 (LO/14:30)
    17:00-22:00 (LO/21:30)
  • Closed on Tuesdays
    Closed for dinner on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • All seats non-smoking (smoking space available) No private room No parking (coin parking available nearby)
  • https://www.instagram.com/sourire_47/

12.Take a break from visiting Mt. Inari at Nishimura-tei overlooking the city of Kyoto.

[NISHIMURA TEI] Kitsune udon

Inariyama Set includes kitsune udon noodles and two bite-sized inari sushi for 1,000 yen. The triangular fried bean curd represents Mt.

Inari, this restaurant has been filling the stomachs and hearts of worshipers for many years at Yotsutsuji, where the paths of the "Oyama Tour" (pilgrimage to sacred sites) intersect. The Inariyama Set, with its triangular fried bean curd resembling Mt. Inari, is a greedy combination of Kyoto-style kitsune udon with sweet and spicy juicy fried bean curd and dashi broth, and the famous inari-zushi sushi. Enjoy the exceptional location with a view of the city of Kyoto below.


  • Nishimura style
  • Yotsuji, Inariyama Government Property, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 25 minute walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
  • Tel. 075-641-2482
  • Mon-Fri 10:00-15:00 (LO/14:00)
    Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 9:00-16:00 (LO/15:00)
  • Closed on non-scheduled holidays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room No parking
  • https://nishimuratei.gorp.jp/

13.Inafuku's famous Inari rice cake to be savored on the approach to the temple.

[Inafuku] Inari Set

Inari Set: 1080 yen. Udon noodles topped with tenkasu, green onions, and fish cake, and three pieces of the famous inari sushi.

[If you visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, you must try their famous inari sushi. Located right in front of the stone torii gate on the back approach to the shrine, Inafuku's inarizushi is made by simmering fried bean curd from a tofu store in Gion in a sweet and spicy sauce made with dashi (soy sauce and soy sauce with a hint of zaraame). Inafuku also offers take-out, so it is recommended as a souvenir. The inari set, served with elegant udon noodles with fish paste and green onions, is also popular.

rice bladders

  • rice grasshopper (of genus Oxya)
  • 2-4 Fukakusa Kaido-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from JR Inari Station
    2 minutes walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
  • Tel. 075-641-3696
  • 9:00-17:00 (LO/16:30)
  • Closed on Tuesdays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room No parking
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