Nanzenji Junsei (Yudofu) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Nanzenji Junsei (Yudofu)]

Enjoy the specialty food of Kyoto's Nanzenji Temple while surrounded by the atmosphere of the Edo period

Tofu has been eaten by Zen ascetic monks as vegetarian food since ancient times in Kyoto. In particular, Yudofu—tofu cubes cooked in a clay pot of kelp broth—were recorded as a specialty of Kyoto's Nanzenji Temple in historical documents dating back to the Edo period. There are still many yudofu specialty restaurants today. One of those restaurants is Junsei, which serves its signature yudofu and Kyoto-style Japanese cuisine in seasonal flavors. Besides this, it is also popular for its elegant ambiance, which is created by the Edo-period medical academy Junsei Shoin (a nationally registered Tangible Cultural Property) and its beautiful garden. Enjoy a meal in the atmosphere of the Edo period.
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Yudofu (Hana) comes with simmered vegetables, side dishes, and more. It's the perfect way to try some yudofu.
Side Upper left: In addition to holding medical lectures, the Junsei Shoin building was also used for cultural salons where writers and artists would gather. Upper right: Soothe your heart in the well-kept garden. Bottom: Pass through this gate, and step into a refined world of the Edo period.
Address Kusagawa-cho 60, Nanzenji, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-761-2311 (English available)
Opening hours 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Last order: 8:00 p.m.)
Holidays Unscheduled holidays
Price Yudofu (Hana) 3,000 yen
Yudofu (Tsuki) 4,000 yen
Yudofu Kaiseki 6,500 yen
Access Take the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Municipal Subway from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 5 minutes, and alight at "Karasumaoike Station". Take the Tozai Line of Kyoto Municipal Subway for approx. 7 minutes, alight at "Keage Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
* You can view the Junsei Shoin building from the garden.

updated on Oct 1, 2019

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