Ryoanji Seigenin Yudofu: Temple Turned Restaurant In World Heritage Site
If you are visiting Kyoto, make sure to put this restaurant on your travel itinerary because there is no reason not to experience dining in the middle of a beautiful Japanese garden located in a sub temple inside a world heritage site! Explore the peaceful Ryoanji Seigenin Temple and stop by to have lunch eating special healthy tofu dishes.
Ryoanji Seigenin Yudofu
This is a temple-turned-restaurant at the World Heritage Site Ryoanji Temple, which is famous for its rock garden. Enjoy yudofu (hot tofu) boiled with vegetables together with other vegetarian meals. Calming sounds echo through the entrance and re-creates the serene atmosphere of a temple.
With the Kyoto City Bus or the JR Bus, get off at Ryoanji Bus Stop (竜安寺前)
The restaurant is 2 minutes away on foot.
With the Randenkitanosen, get off at Ryoanji Station (龍安寺)
The restaurant is 7 minutes away on foot.
Their specialty is Tofu boiled with vegetables and herbs! Enjoy warm, delicious, healthy, vegetarian food and taste the unique beauty of Kyoto.
My trip to Japan feels completed while dining in this temple and admiring the surroundings.
What is your favorite tofu dish? Let us know in the comments.
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