13 Reasonably Priced Yet Delicious Kaiten Sushi Shops in Kyoto

Boasting a status as one of the most popular tourist places in Japan, Kyoto has a lot to offer in terms of food. Here are some of the most recommended kaiten sushi (conveyor belt sushi) stores in Kyoto where you can enjoy fresh and delicious sushi at a reasonable cost.


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1. Kaiten Sushi Kiraku - Ichimon-bashi Branch

Kaiten Sushi Kiraku (Ichimon-bashi Branch) is one of the most well-received kaiten sushi restaurants in Kyoto. All the sushi - made with carefully selected ingredients - are delightful. Here, you can have almost the same quality of sushi as what you would get in a legitimate sushi bar. Once a month, they hold a tuna filleting event where you can see an enormous tuna being cut and made ready for sushi and sashimi up close. If you are looking for good sushi at a cheap cost, this is the place to be!

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (last order 9:30 PM)

HP: kiraku-irodori.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 14-1 Dono-mae, Kamiueno-cho, Muko-shi, Kyoto 京都向日市上植野町堂ノ前14-1 (Google Map)

2. Sushi no Musashi - Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit Branch


Since this restaurant is located inside a station, you don’t need to worry about missing a train while enjoying the delicious sushi here! The prices are a bit higher than other kaiten sushi stores, but the sushi here is really fresh, yummy, and worth paying more money for. When you don’t have time to sit down and enjoy your food, you can ask for take-out. This is a sushi place well-received by people of all ages.

Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM

Closed: Open all yaer

HP: www.sushinomusashi.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Inside of JR Kyoto Station, Asty Kyoto 1F, 8-3 Higashi-Shiokoji Takakura-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都府京都市下京区東塩小路高倉町8-3 JR京都駅構内アスティ1F (Google Map)

3. Morimori Sushi - Kumiyama Branch

Originating from Kanazawa, Morimori Sushi (Kumiyama Branch) is a sushi restaurant chain with a good reputation in the Hokuriku region. They have a variety of great sushi meals that are made with fresh ingredients. The store is located in Aeon Mall, so you can drop by in-between shopping.

Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Closed: Open all year

Address: Aeon Mall Kumiyama 1F, 156-1 Minami-ouchi, Mori, Kumiyama-cho, Kuse-gun, Kyoto 京都府久世郡久御山町森南大内156-1 イオンモール久御山 1F (Google Map)

4. Uoko

Uoko is a restaurant that serves beautiful and delicious sushi using carefully selected ingredients. Their lunch meals are a good deal and quite popular. Some of their lunch meals include Manpuku Gozen (assorted sushi with miso soup) and Kamo Gozen (nigiri sushi, small side dishes, miso soup and tempura). The fish served here is fresh, delicious, and cheap.

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Closed: Open daily unless otherwise specified

Address: Zest Oike, 492-1 Shimohonnoji-mae-cho, Teramachi Higashi-iru, Oike-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都府京都市中京区御池通寺町東入下本能寺前町492-1 ゼスト御池 (Google Map)

5. Nigiri no Tokubee - Aeon Mall Katsuragawa Branch

Nigiri no Tokubee (Aeon Mall Katsuragawa Branch) is a kaiten sushi chain that is popular in the Hokuriku and Chubu regions. The orthodox sushi served here is made with carefully selected ingredients, and it is so good that it's hard believe it's a kaiten sushi restaurant! Many people come here just to have a taste of their sushi. The inside is clean and spacious, so you can enjoy their great sushi in a relaxed manner. Other than sushi, they have other specialty dishes (such as fried seafood) that are also popular.

Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Closed: Open all year

Address: Aeon Mall Kyoto Katsuragawa 2F, 376-1 Kuzetakada-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都府京都市南区久世高田町376-1 イオンモール京都桂川2F (Google Map)

6. Sushi Zanmai Totoza

Sushi Zanmai Totoza serves fresh fish delivered directly from Obama Port, Wakasa. Here, you can enjoy great sushi in a calm and spacious restaurant. This is a popular sushi place offering fresh and expensive sushi for a reasonable price. 

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Closed: Tuesdays

HP: totoza.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 12 Kumoji-cho, Matsugasaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都府京都市左京区松ケ崎雲路町12 (Google Map)

7. Kyo no Tombo - Oumiya Main Branch

Kyo no Tombo (Oumiya Main Branch) is an affiliate company of Kappa Sushi, one of the biggest sushi chains in Japan. All the regular sushi cost 108 yen per plate. You can also have higher quality sushi for 194 yen per plate. They have an all-you-can-eat sushi course, which is rare for sushi restaurants to have. The inside is pretty spacious, so you can easily sit back and enjoy your meal here. The place the restaurant stands at now is the same place where Ryoma Sakamoto and Shintaro Nakaoka of the Tosa Domain had been assassinated. It is an incredible place for Japanese history buffs! 

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Closed: Open all year

Address: 330 Shioya-cho, Takoyakushi-sagaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都府京都市中京区河原町通蛸薬師下る塩屋町330 (Google Map)

8. Chojiro - Shijo Kiyamachi Branch

Chojiro (Shijo Kiyamachi Branch) is the luxury version of a sushi chain called Nigiri Chojiro, which is mainly popular around the Kinki area. They have touch panels with 4 different language options, so foreign travelers won’t have problems ordering what they want. You can enjoy a luxurious feeling and taste that can't be experienced at other ordinary kaiten sushi stores.

Opening Hours: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Closed: Open all year

HP: http://www.chojiro.jp/global/ (English, Simplified Chinese, Korean)

HP: http://www.chojiro-kyoto.com/ (Japanese)

Address: B1F, 103-2 Hashimoto-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi Kyoto 京都府京都市下京区橋本町103-2 B1F (Google Map)

9. Revolving Sushi Bar Kurasushi - Kinkakuji Branch

Revolving Sushi Bar Kurasushi (Kinkakuji Branch) is a huge kaiten sushi chain based in Osaka. For 108 yen per plate, you can have nice and fresh sushi. It is recommended for those who want to enjoy good sushi for a really cheap price. You can drop by after visiting Kinkaku-ji Temple.

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Closed: Open all year

HP: http://www.kura-corpo.co.jp/en/ (English)

HP: www.kura-corpo.co.jp/store/detail/46 (Japanese)

Address: 4 Miyashiki-cho, Hirano, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都府京都市北区平野宮敷町4番地 (Google Map)

10. Nagare Zushi Sandaime Otowa - Fushimi Branch

Nagare Zushi Sandaime Otowa (Fushimi Branch) is a sushi restaurant where you can have good sushi at a reasonable price. It isn't actually a kaiten sushi store, since the sushi won’t be rotating around the store. Rather, here, you will order your sushi with a touch panel on the table, and then the sushi will come to you. The inside is pretty clean and spacious. They have a variety of unique dishes, such as grilled sushi that they will cook right in front of you and collaboration sushi dishes (with other restaurants).

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Closed: Open all year

HP: www.otw.co.jp/nagare-zushi/fushimi.html (Japanese Only)

Address: 34 Yoko-oji Shibafu, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都府京都市伏見区横大路芝生34 (Google Map)

11. Nigiri Chojiro - Kami-katsura Branch

Nigiri Chojiro (Kami-katsura Branch) is a big kaiten sushi chain with a lot of stores throughout Japan. The prices here are a bit high, but they have delicious high-class sushi that make the price worth it. It is well-known as a restaurant with a high customer satisfaction rate.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Closed: Open all year

HP: www.chojiro.jp/shop/shop.php?id=6 (Japanese Only)

Address: 50-3 Kami-katsura Sannomiya-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都府京都市西京区上桂三ノ宮町50-3 (Google Map)

12. Shimizu-minato

Shimizu-minato is a kaiten sushi chain run by Suishin Group, which is a company that owns restaurant, izakaya, and cafe chains all around Kyoto. Not only do they have great sushi, but they also serve various other dishes as well. The restaurant is spacious, so you can really relax.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Closed: Open all year

HP: www.suishin.co.jp/shimizu/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 4-2 Kisshoin Ishiharado-no-ushiro Nishi-machi, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都府京都市南区吉祥院石原堂ノ後西町4-2 (Google Map)

13. Kyo Suzaku Sushi Ichiba

This sushi restaurant is run by the Kyoto Sushi HSE Association. Since it is run by the association, the ingredients used here are fresh and of high-quality. The sushi is so good that it is hard to believe that it is kaiten sushi! The location is highly accessible, so you can drop by while travelling around Kyoto.

Opening Hours: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Closed: Beginning and End of Year

HP: sushi-ichiba.or.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 80 Suzaku Bunki-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都市下京区朱雀分木町80 (Google Map)

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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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