Kamigyo Restaurants

Where to Eat in Kamigyo - Kyoto

A central Kyoto ward, Kamigyo overlaps into the more active areas of Nakagyo and Sakyo and has a number of interesting dining options to be found. There's a famous restaurant which serves a hot pot dish composed of Japanese snapping turtle for the adventurous diner, or you may opt to experience the culinary excellence bestowed upon the members of the Imperial court. Kamigyo also has a number of tea shops which sell traditional Japanese wagashi sweets to accompany their special brews.

Read More


If you have the budget for a really top-class, Michelin-star meal, head to Mankamero. It's the only Kyoto restaurant that serves formal yusoku ryori – cuisine of the Imperial court. The specially trained chef must wear a ceremonial kimono and all food items are painstakingly presented.

One of the most dramatic dishes, the ‘dismembered fish’, presents each part of the fish being elaborately arranged on pedestal dishes. The full yusoku ryori sets cost upwards of ¥30,000 per person however there is a much cheaper lunch bento set available. Dress codes apply and reservations are essential.

  • Opening Hours: Thursday–Tuesday from 12pm to 3pm and 5.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Location: Inokuma-dori, Demizu-agaru, Kamigyo, Kyoto, 602-8118, Japan
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 441 5020
Hide Map Show Map


Soft shell snapping turtle is a delicacy in Japan and Daiichi has been serving turtle hot pot since the 17th century. So specialised is the Daiichi suppon, that the only meal they serve is a suppon tasting menu which comprises a first course of simmered turtle meat served cold followed by the classic turtle nabe or hot pot which is served extremely hot in antique clay pots.

  • Opening Hours: Wednesday–Monday from 12pm to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm
  • Location: 364 Rokubancho, Kamigyo-ku, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8351, Japan
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 461 1775
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Related Pages

  • Nakagyo Shopping

    Nakagyo Shopping A-Z

    Traditional Japanese items can be found in specialty stores throughout Nakagyo. Japanese tea, fans, even samurai swords Read More»

  • Shimogyo Restaurants

    Shimogyo Restaurants A-Z

    Kyoto Station offering a diverse range of dining options and Kyoto Tower has a three-storey restaurant at the top of the Read More»

  • 10 Best Hotel Discounts in Osaka

    On this page of the 10 best hotel discounts in Osaka, you will be amazed to see how much of a saving you can make on Read More»

  • Kamigyo Shopping

    Kamigyo Shopping A-Z

    Shopping in Kamigyo is dominated by the Tenjin-san flea market held every month at the Kitano Tenman-gu Temple. With Read More»

  • Ginza Restaurants

    Ginza Restaurants A-Z

    Dining in the Ginza area offers something for everyone. Being an internationally diverse area the restaurants include Read More»

  • 10 Best Affordable Hotels in Tokyo

    10 Best Affordable Hotels in Tokyo

    This selection of the best budget hotels in Tokyo is perfect for travelers to the Japanese capital with less cash to Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.