Restaurants & Cafés


Pickles play a supporting role in most Japanese meals, but at Kintame they are the headline act. The staff cut the local veggies by hand and press them by stone, just as their predecessors have done since 1879. At the front of house, you can buy packs of pickles, whereas out the back, in the garden-view tatami room, the pickles star in a multi-course lunch - which includes top-quality pickle ‘sushi’, white miso soup, sun-dried radish and grilled fish.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


576 Botanboko-cho, Senbon Dori, Itsutsuji-agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Buses 50, 206; or Imadegawa station (Karasuma line).

Telephone 075 461 4072

Open 11am-2pm mon, tue, thur-sun. shop 9am-5pm daily.

Admission ¥.

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


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