Enjoy Sushi Found Only in Gion, Kyoto

Publish-date: Dec 13 2017 Update-date: Nov 16 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Enjoy Sushi Found Only in Gion, Kyoto

Below are some sushi restaurants in Gion, where geisha and their apprentices can be spotted strolling by. Why not enjoy sushi with that special someone in a place full of Japanese atmosphere? You'll get to experience the quiet among the alleys, cleansed with sprinkles of water, while relaxing and watching time go by.

1. Sushi Gion Matsudaya

1. Sushi Gion Matsudaya

This place has regulars that come all the way from Tokyo, the home of Edo-mae sushi! It's one of those places that has to be introduced to sushi connoisseurs. Sophisticated people are sure to be impressed by its location in Gion, Kyoto.

Sushi Gion Matsudaya

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 
Dinner 6:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
[Sunday, National Holidays] 
Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm) 
[Sunday] 
Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) Need to reserve the day before for lunch
Closed: Monday  
Irregular (once a month)
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 15,000 JPY
Access: From the station, walk on Shijo Street towards Yasaka Shrine (Gion) and turn right onto Hanamikoji Street. Head towards Kennin Temple, and then turn right at the 1st street. It is to your left at the end of the street.
Address: 570-123, Gion-machi Minami-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
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2 Gion Nishikawa

2 Gion Nishikawa

Like you would for a tea garden, to enter the restaurant, you have to go through a central gate from the alley. With each step, the quiet grows even deeper. The counter, made from solid hinoki (cypress), has a clean and refreshing feel to it. From the zashiki (tatami mat area with sunken kotatsu seating), you can take in views of the fantastic courtyard. There is also a waiting area for customers. 

Gion Nishikawa

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holiday] 
Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm *Please come at 12:00 pm. 
Dinner 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm) *Food is served at the customer's pace.
Closed: Sunday 
Monday noon (following day if Sunday is a national holiday)"
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY - 6,000 JPY
Access: 7-minute walk from Higashiyama Yasui bus stop on the Kyoto City Bus. Enter Kodai-ji Minamimon Street from Higashi-Oji and turn north at Shimokawaracho Street. From there, go 50m to an alley on the right. You'll find the restaurant at the end of the temple alley.
Address: 473, Shimokawara-cho, Yasaka Torii-mae-sagaru, Shimokawaracho-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
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3. Gion Wasabi

3. Gion Wasabi

Enjoy a special dinner at Gion Wasabi, which has a calm, modern Japanese interior. Here, you can savor reasonably priced dishes made with Kyo-yasai vegetables and seafood procured directly from the sea. Treat yourself to outstanding foods in extraordinary Gion! Have a relaxing time at this restaurant, which has the ambiance of a Kyo-machiya home.

Gion Wasabi

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday]  
5:30 pm - 4:00 am (L.O. 3:00 am) 
[Sunday, National Holidays] 
5:30 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) 
If Monday is a national holiday, it will open on Sunday and close on Monday.
Closed: Sunday 
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: Hitosujime Tohoku-kado, Hitosujime Tominaga-cho Higashi-iru, Nawate-dori Shijo-agaru
Address: Hitosujime Tohoku-kado, Hitosujime Tominaga-cho Higashi-iru, Nawate-dori Shijo-agaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Robata Sushi Uonabe Ichirin

5. Robata Sushi Uonabe Ichirin

Enjoy outstanding food in a Ponto-cho environment that's removed from everyday life. The restaurant is appropriate for a variety of occasions, from business dinners to parties. You can relax in this Kyo-machiya-style house. The counter seating is perfect for those who want to have post-dinner drinks and snacks.

Robata Sushi Uonabe Ichirin

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) 
Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner]  6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Gion-shijo Station
Address: 114, Yasaka Shinchi Tominaga-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 13 2017 Update-date: Nov 16 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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