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This was our first kaiseki experience. We had 8 course lunch which was ¥ 10000 each. The food and service were excellent. The only downside was we went at 1:30 for lunch on a Tuesday and we were the only ones in the restaurant. Good...More
Visited this restaurant on the day before we left Kyoto. Had the basic meal in the Japanese style room.. the dinner was delicious and very filling, by the time of the third course we were both full. It was nice that they explained every course...More
We had recommendation from a friend and tried this traditional restaurant in April.
It is located on a quiet street off Nishiki market. When you walked in, you would know that it was a house with history. The Japanese zen feeling is relaxing.
I choose Kinmata over other choices because this kaiseki restaurant is easy to reach and have been serving since over 200 years ago.
Services are excellent, they have staff able to speak fluent English.
There are two option of dining which is restaurant area dining...More
This was our best hotel experience in Japan! the ryokan is old and timeless. it is extremely well taken care of. the traditional bathroom is amazing! the staff is superb and extremely helpful. the food (breakfast and kayzeki style dinner) is amazing. and the sleep...More
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall
windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.