5 Recommended Places to Dine Around the Fushimi Inari Area in Kyoto

The continuing vermilion torii at Fushimi Inari Shrine is the head temple of all the Inari shrines in Japan, having a history of 1,300 years. Its easy access from the Kyoto Station makes it a popular tourist spot and represents Kyoto's shrines. There are many foods, from lunch to dessert you can only enjoy here around the Fushimi Inari area. Here are 5 selected places to dine that will surely create memories to your trip.


Food & Drinks


1. Kendonya  [Fukakusa Ichinotsubocho]

Kendonya, located around the Fushimi Inari area is where you can enjoy delicious hand-kneaded udon noodles using original flour! The udon noodles have a chewy texture and is filling. The broth soup has a light taste which is a characteristic of the Kansai region but has a strong flavor that fills your mouth. Since this is in Fushimi Inari, we recommend the kitsune udon (udon with deep fried tofu pouch)!


Address: Pearl Heights 1F, 41 Fukakusa Ichinotsubocho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto (Google Map)

2. Oshokujidokoro Inafuku  [Fukakusa Kaidocho]

The local specialty of Fushimi Inari is sparrow. The way it is served may be bizarre to some but it can be eaten under the eaves at Oshokujidokoro Inafuku. It is in a convenient location so it is a recommended place for those who would like to try sparrows once. The meat is small and there is not much fat but the bones are soft so you can eat the whole thing.


Address: 2-4 Fukakusa Kaidocho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

3. Fushimi Inari Shrine-Chaya [Fukakusa Kaidocho]

This tea house, Fushimi Inari Shrine-Chaya has a modern Japanese atmosphere that is recommended for foreigners to visit! The layout of the store is a combination of indoors and an open terrace, creating an open feeling so you can enjoy a quiet time. The packaging of the glass bottle of the popular amazake is very Kyoto-like and is well-liked among women.


Address: 1-10 Fukakusa Kaidocho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

4. Nishimura Tei [Inariyamakanyuchi Yotsuji]

After going through the thousand torii, Nishimura Tei is the resting spot after climbing Inariyama to the middle. This cafe is a well-established shop, having been in business for about 150 years. There are many desserts from matcha (green tea) drinks to matcha warabimochi, providing the perfect way to take a break! They also serve inari sushi and kitsune udon. You can view the whole city from the shop and spend a relaxing time.


Address: Inariyamakanyuchi Yotsuji, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi (Google Map)

5. Sohonke Hogyoku-do [Fukakusa Ichinotsubocho]

Shaped as the face of a fox, the Inari senbei originated from this store, Sohonke Sogyoku-do. Each senbei is carefully made using old techniques and can only be found in Fushimi Inari so it is the perfect souvenir! There are ones that include fortunes inside. You can buy them at a valuable price.


Address: 27-7 Fukakusa Ichinotsubocho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto (Google Map)


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