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This unforgettable restaurant began life in 1656 as a humble teahouse for pilgrims en route to Kiyomizu-dera, but these days it serves something far grander. The maid will usher you into a private room, furnished with a sumptuous array of cushion seats. Twelfth-generation masterchef Tomoyuki Morimoto then serves a multi-course feast of Kyoto cuisine that perfectly balances colours, textures and tastes. Kaiseki can sometimes be a stiflingly formal affair, but Morimoto’s culinary creations are playful enough to make the fine dining fun.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


294 Fukuro-cho, Daikoku-machi, Gojo-sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Transport Gojo Station (Keihan line).

Telephone 075 561 5021

Open 11.30am-2pm, 5-9pm mon, wed-sun.

Admission ¥¥¥¥.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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