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Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama

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Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama Description

Located in the picturesque Arashiyama district of Kyoto, Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama is a renowned Japanese restaurant that offers an exceptional dining experience. This award-winning restaurant has been recognized for its excellence in Japanese cuisine, receiving the prestigious Bronze Award from The Tabelog Awards in 2023 and being selected as one of the top 100 Japanese restaurants in the WEST magazine.

What sets Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama apart is not only its exquisite cuisine but also its stunning surroundings. Situated near the iconic Togetsukyo Bridge, the restaurant is surrounded by lush greenery and offers breathtaking views of the changing seasons. The traditional building, originally a private residence, exudes a sense of charm and history.

The menu at Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama showcases the best of Japanese cuisine, with a focus on seasonal ingredients and meticulous preparation. Guests can indulge in a variety of dishes, including sushi, sashimi, tempura, and kaiseki, a multi-course meal that highlights the flavors and textures of each ingredient. Each dish is beautifully presented, reflecting the attention to detail and craftsmanship that Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama is known for.

Whether you are a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking for a memorable dining experience, Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama is a must-visit destination. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Arashiyama while savoring the flavors of Japan, and let the skilled chefs at this esteemed restaurant take you on a culinary journey like no other.

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Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama Overview


58 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 616-8385


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+81 (0) 75-881-1101


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5 minute walk from Arashiyama Station (Keifuku).

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Mon: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Tue: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM

Payment Methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama Reviews

Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama Google Average Rating



One of a kind experience - perfection to the utmost degree. Every single element of the meal from start to finish feels intentional and thoughtfully executed. From the service, to the dishware and presentation, to the food itself - Kyoto Kitcho is the pinnacle.

This was and will likely continue to be the benchmark for the highest degree of food gastronomy we will ever have the luxury of partaking.

Thank you for ruining food for us forever - the bar has been raised too high after this meal. Would be ecstatic to dine here again; however, the wallet puts up a strong argument against this.


Highlight of our trip! Every dish is delicious, fresh, and pretty. Service is excellent. Great location as well. Recommend to book early (~ 2-3month ahead)



Kyoto Kicho Arashiyama was one of the most special dining experiences we’ve ever had. A 3 Michelin star restaurant will always have super high expectations and we were still very impressed.

The intimate ambiance was very peaceful given our room had a view of two small gardens. The presentation of the very unique dishes was very memorable and all delicate flavors of each was excellent. We had fugu for the first time prepared 3-4 different ways, which was delicious. The sake and wine selection was of high quality.

One of the owners also greeted us throughout the meal which made the evening that much more special. The location being near the Arashiyama forest area also lends to a very peaceful, pleasant experience.


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