Dec. 28, 2018 UPDATE

Seigenin

- 西源院 -
Traveler Friendly
English menu is available
Menu
Japanese, English
Languages spoken
Japanese
944 12 --- 0 reviews
Dec. 28, 2018 UPDATE

Seigenin

- 西源院 -
Traveler Friendly
English menu is available
Menu
Japanese, English
Languages spoken
Japanese
944 12 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
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.
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Details
Open Hours
10am - 5pm
Reservations
Accepted. Not accepted during busy season.
Closed
No regular holidays
Price range
¥1,500 ~ 3,300 for meals
Credit cards
Not accepted
Good for
Romantic, With Friends
Number of seats
80
Private dining rooms
No
Non smoking / smoking
Non smoking
Guests who only order a drink item will be charged 300 yen service fee. If going straight to the restaurant without touring the temple, let people at the entrance know. Seigenin is located inside of the temple.
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