Mar. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Yudofu Sagano

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Enjoy yudofu and a great view to a tasteful Japanese garden in Arashiyama
A short walk away from the busy Togetsu-kyo Bridge, on the premises of Tenryu-ji Temple, you can find the restaurant Yudofu Sagano in a tasteful Sukiya-zukuri style building. The restaurant has been offering yudofu in Arashiyama for a long time. On the 3000 square meter premises of the restaurant they have two buildings, the main one and the new wing, and while the two-story main building has a Japanese garden, the new wing has table seating. The beautiful Japanese garden is surrounded by bamboos and trees and is well taken care of, and you can look at it from the Japanese seating area of the main building. They have only one menu item: the yudofu course that centers around their Saga-tofu with a delicate and gentle taste, and many small bowls of different dishes that go well with tofu. This relaxing restaurant is a nice place for a dinner with your special other, or just as a reward for yourself. If you want to truly experience Arashiyama, try yudofu.
Yudofu course
Yudofu course / ¥3,800
With this course menu, you get yudofu, 9 different dishes in small bowls, rice, and tsukemono pickles too. The melt-in-your-mouth tofu is, of course, delicious, but are the sesame tofu, vegetable tempura, shigureni (kelp boiled in sweetened soy sauce with ginger) of wheat gluten, and other dishes. Besides the dashi stock in the soy sauce, they don’t use meat or fish in the dishes, so this course is great for those who don’t like meat and fish.
Beautiful garden
Beautiful garden
The beautiful garden of the main building is a place where you can look at the beautiful Japanese garden while you enjoy delicious food. In spring and autumn, the season of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, respectively, the window seats are especially popular. There are also tables in the garden that connects the main building with the new wing so you can also enjoy your tofu outside.
Fushimi’s sake
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Fushimi’s sake
Regards to drinks, they have sodas, beer, sake, and wine. How about having some cold sake made in Kyoto’s Fushimi with your hot yudofu? The label on the bottle has the name of the restaurant on it and looks very nice.
How to Order

how to order - Yudofu Sagano

They only have one item on the menu, their yudofu course, except in summer when they also offer cold somen noodle course and mustard tofu course. They have a brochure in English and Japanese explaining the menu and about the history of the restaurant.

- Order Tips -

The restaurant doesn’t accept reservations so during the high season in spring and autumn you may have to line up to get in.

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This experience is truly a Kyoto one! You can eat delicious yudofu while you gaze at the beautiful Japanese garden. The tofu itself tastes nicely like soy beans and the delicate texture makes it easy to finish even a big piece quickly. There are also many other dishes besides the tofu, so I’m sure you will be satisfied.
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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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Yudofu Sagano / 湯豆腐嵯峨野
Category Tofu
Phone +81 75-871-6946
Address 45 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobaba-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8385
Directions The restaurant is a 20-minute walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station, a 10-minute walk from Randen Arashiyama Station, and a 20-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station.
Open Hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Reservations Not accepted.
Closed New Year’s Day, the fourth Wednesday and Thursday of July, December 30 and 31.
Price range
Credit cards Accepted except for UnionPay.
Good for Romantic, Families with Children, Business Meeting
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
The restaurant is close to both the Bamboo Grove and Tenryu-ji Temple, and they have English speaking staff. Notice that they don’t accept reservations.
Menu Japanese and English.
Lanuages spoken Service available in English.
Number of seats 250 seats.
Private dining rooms Yes.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking.
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