Sit down for a Shojin Cuisine in Ryoan-ji Temple
Seigenin is a place where Shojin cuisine, or Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, is served inside of Ryoan-ji temple. Overlooking the beautiful garden, guests are seated on tatami floor in front of a very low wooden table. Seigenin is without a question not an ordinary restaurant. Shojin means “improving the soul.” Guests will feel as if they are being in part of peaceful and harmonious Buddhist way of life. Many visit here to enjoy the view of the garden especially in spring and fall seasons. This is a popular location to eat Shojin Cuisine that during busy seasons, there may be some waiting time before being seated.