20 Recommended Places to Grab Lunch in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Where Tradition Meets Modernity

Arashiyama is a district on the outskirts of Kyoto, whose scenic expanse is a haven of woodland hills that undergo drastic seasonal transformations of color, from crimson, autumn leaves to gentle, peach colored hues of cherry blossoms. The storied, traditional structures of the city appear to blend into the nature of the surroundings, and countless temples—moss laden stones, vermilion lacquered torii, and all—offer a tranquil, quaint atmosphere. Many have also been designated as important cultural properties and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The following is an introduction to a handpicked selection of restaurants with delicious Kyoto cuisine that you can enjoy amidst the placid Arashiyama scenery.


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