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Shigetsu 篩月

Shigetsu / 篩月

Shigetsu is a restaurant specializing in Shojin Ryori (Buddhist cuisine). It stands out primarily for adhering to Buddhist principles of respecting animal life, as it exclusively offers vegan dishes. The restaurant seeks to transform everyday activities like eating into spiritual acts. Shigetsu is located within the vast Tenryuji Buddhist temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. To access the restaurant, a 500 yen entrance fee, similar to many other temples, is required, but it's well worth it. ... Regarding the food, there are three set menus priced around 3000 yen, 5000 yen, and 8000 yen. If you prefer a gluten-free menu, it needs to be reserved in advance, at least by noon of the previous day (only available for the 3000 yen option). The food is presented in lacquered red wooden bowls, served in an artistic and visually appealing manner. A succession of small dishes creates a symphony of flavors, textures, and temperatures: salty, sweet, umami, bitter, sour, creamy, and crunchy. The atmosphere exudes Zen, with spacious tatami rooms, many of which offer excellent views of tranquil gardens. It's an outstanding opportunity to visit an extraordinary temple in Kyoto and experience its inspiring cuisine.


  • Type of Food
    Gluten-Free, Other, Vegetarian
  • Prices
    lunch ¥3,300
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  • Capacity
    250 Seats
  • Payment Systems
    Electronic money, Cash, Credit card
  • Features
    Free reservation
    For the Gluten-Free menu, reservations are required at least by noon of the previous day. Sets starting from 5000 yen for a minimum of 2 people. Optional reservation: Reservation minimum 48 hours advance. Cancellation minimum 24 hours in advance.



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