Jul. 06, 2018 UPDATE

Summer in Kyoto and a special dinner experience after Gion Matsuri

After enjoying Gion Matsuri, it’s time to spend an unforgettable night in a great restaurant in Kyoto
Gion Festival

The festival most representative of summer in Kyoto has to be Gion Matsuri. Having exquisite dinner after enjoying the festivities is a special kind of experience. These restaurants offer everything from fusion to tempura and sushi, and they’re close to the places where Gion Matsuri takes place.


1Another CWhat’s the vibe? Enjoy the show as chef Tominaga works his magic behind the counter. This restaurant is limited to only seven people per day, so the experience is unique and special. 

Where       By the Takase River

What to eat     The fusion cuisine by chef Tominaga that combines his childhood in New York with the food culture of Kyoto. 

How much?      Kyoto×NY Another C’s Classic Dinner ¥10,000+tax

                           Kyoto×NY+Chef’s Special Dinner    ¥15,000+tax



2TenyuWhat’s the vibe? This restaurant was designed by the long-established ryokan Tawaraya Ryokan, and it’s even featured on the Michelin guide. The atmosphere is elegant and calm. 

Where      Close to Kyoto City Hall. 

What to eat      Lightly battered tempura made using seasonal fish and vegetables. 

How much?      Tempura course: ¥10,000 +tax

                           Kaiseki tempura course ¥13,000 +tax



3Sushi MatsumotoWhat’s the vibe? The atmosphere is refined, you get to see up close how an itamae sushi chef makes his simple but yet so delicate sushi. 

Where      Gion

What to eat    Maybe the best authentic Edomae style sushi.

How much?    Omakase course ¥15,000 +tax, ¥18,000 +tax



4Pontocho Robin

What’s the vibe? You can enjoy your food on the summery kawayuka dining platform or inside the Kyoto-like machiya townhouse with over 150 years of history. 

Where      Ponto-cho

What to eat   Authentic washoku (Japanese cuisine) made with seasonal ingredients, homemade dashi stock, and spices. 

How much?      Asagao course (8 dishes) ¥7,000 +tax

                           Hosenka course (10 dishes) ¥10,000 +tax


Takuya[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]
Each of these restaurants offers cuisine of such quality that I need not say anything else. I’m sure that you will be satisfied with both the atmosphere and the service level. I hope that you will visit one of these restaurants after Gion Matsuri and make your festival day even more special.
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