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One of Nara's most distinctive meals is cha-gayu (green-tea-flavored rice porridge). During the day To-no-chaya serves a light meal of this special dish, with sashimi and vegetables, plus a few sweetened rice cakes for dessert. The restaurant was named To-no-chaya, which means "tearoom of the pagoda," for its views of the Five-Story Pagoda of Kofuku-ji. Bento-box meals are served 11:30-4 (¥3,000). You must reserve ahead for cha-gayu in the evening.
- Address: 47 Noborioji-cho, Nara Koen Area, Nara, 630-8213
- Phone: 0742/22-4348
- Location: Nara Koen
- No credit cards.
- Closed Tues.
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