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$$$$ Takayama Japanese Fodor's Choice

This restaurant is famous for its vegetarian shojin ryori (temple food), which it serves up in a 200-year-old building south of the Higashiyama temple area. Set menus change with the seasons and aren't always fully vegetarian; they can include salt-grilled river fish, crispy tempura, handmade soba noodles, or tofu chilled in ice-cold Takayama water. The 12th-generation owner, the English-speaking Sumitake-san, can explain what all the dishes are. You need to book in advance and might want to dress up a bit.

Japanese Historical Intimate Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

2--98 Babacho-dori
Takayama, Gifu-ken  506-0838, Japan


Known For:
  • Shojin ryori
  • In a lovely Edo-period house
  • Garden views
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations recommended

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