Tawaraya is a historic 400-year-old noodle restaurant just south of Kitano shrine. Here you can feast on a variety of traditional udon or soba dishes (thick or thin noodles). The interior is a real treat with thick wooden roof beams, subtle lighting from the beautiful octagonal windows and fine ceramic pots holding some spreading green plants. Tawaraya also sells a collection of fine dishes and bowls. Tempura soba, a perennial favorite, sells like hot cakes here. These healthy noodle dishes make use of ginger, seaweed and bonito and can be served cold in summer to help you withstand the fierce Kyoto heat.
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Imadegawa/ City Subway