Imobo Hiranoya


Restaurants & Cafés


For 300 years, this restaurant in Maruyama Park has survived on one simple recipe - cod and potato. The dish was devised by a gardener from Shoren-in long before inland Kyoto had access to fresh fish, so he used dried cod from the north of Japan - as does the restaurant. The fish is reconstituted for ten days, then boiled with the spuds for a further day. Luckily, it tastes far better than it sounds. There are six set menus here, all of which include the signature dish.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


Chion-in Minami-monzen, Maruyama Koen-nai, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Transport Bus 206. 

Telephone 075 561 1603

Open 10.30am-8pm daily.

Admission ¥¥.

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


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