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TAKAYAMA in Kawaramachi is an extraordinary space where you can encounter colorful, small-quantity, multi-course Italian cuisine.

The concept of TAKAYAMA (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture), which attracts not only local customers but also foreign tourists, is "comfort + excitement = happiness. The concept was inspired by the sight of Chef Takayama taking time every day to enjoy a meal with his family and friends in Italy, where he had spent time for training. The restaurant's thoughtful service is so relaxing that some customers regularly invite their friends and acquaintances to rent out the restaurant, while others come back a year after their honeymoon in Japan.


Chef Takayama is a talented chef who served as sous chef for five and a half years at Kresios, a Michelin-starred (now two-starred) restaurant in Therese Terme, a town near Naples, Italy. He is also a certified wine sommelier and sake sommelier.

TAKAYAMA pre-meal juice

All dishes are examples of the 28,000 yen dinner course. An interesting device: guests are greeted with a pre-dinner juice made from seasonal fruit, which can be scanned with a QR code to view the course menu.

Fresh vegetables and wildflowers purchased in Ohara are used in abundance in the dishes, which are not only delicious but also visually cute. The restaurant is popular for its white semi-circular counter seating, beyond which is a full open kitchen where diners can watch the process of preparing the colorful dishes. Take your time for about three hours in this extraordinary space and enjoy the small-quantity, multi-plate course of about 20 dishes.

TAKAYAMA Main dish

The main dish is a sirloin of prime cuts of beef handled by Sakaeya, a famous butcher store in Shiga, and slowly grilled over charcoal for about two hours.


The last dish of the course is a platter of tea sweets, including local Italian sweets.


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  • 2F GOOD NATURE STATION, 318-6 Inari-cho, 2-chome, Shijo-sagaru, Kawaramachi-Dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
    5 min. walk from Exit 3 of Gion-Shijo Station, Keihan
  • Tel. 075-744-6865
  • 12:00- (simultaneous start)
    18:00- (simultaneous start)
  • Closed on Mondays, other irregular holidays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room Parking lot available (service available when using GOOD NATURE STATION parking lot)
  • https://takayama-kyoto.com/
  • TEXT: Yurie Sugisaki
*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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