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Oku-no-niwa Description

Located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Oku-no-Niwa is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience. This traditional Japanese restaurant specializes in both Japanese cuisine and tofu dishes, making it a must-visit for food enthusiasts. The restaurant's name, which translates to 'Inner Garden,' perfectly captures the serene and peaceful atmosphere that awaits guests.

What sets Oku-no-Niwa apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to using fresh and high-quality ingredients. The skilled chefs at Oku-no-Niwa masterfully prepare each dish, ensuring that every bite is a delight for the senses. From beautifully presented sashimi to delicate tofu creations, the menu offers a wide range of options that cater to different tastes.

One of the standout dishes at Oku-no-Niwa is their signature tofu. Made from locally sourced soybeans, the tofu is incredibly smooth and creamy, melting in your mouth with each bite. The restaurant also offers a variety of tofu-based dishes, such as tofu hot pot and tofu sushi, showcasing the versatility of this humble ingredient.

The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, with traditional Japanese elements and a calming ambiance. The serene garden view adds to the overall dining experience, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their meal in a tranquil setting.

Whether you're a fan of Japanese cuisine or simply looking for a unique dining experience, Oku-no-Niwa is the perfect choice. With its exceptional food, serene atmosphere, and dedication to quality, this restaurant is a true hidden gem in the heart of Kyoto's Arashiyama district.

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Oku-no-niwa Overview


31 Sagatenryūji Tsukurimichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 616-8384


+81 (0) 75-871-0456


5 minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station.
10 minute walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station.
2 minute walk from Keifuku Arashiyama Station.
3 minute walk from Arashiyama Station (Keifuku).

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Mon: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Tue: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Wed: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Thur: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Fri: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Sat: 11:00AM-5:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wheelchair Accessible


Private Dining Room


Oku-no-niwa Reviews

Oku-no-niwa Google Average Rating



Was a little run down, but the food was good! Seemed to be lots of halal options for people too.
We got the make your own tofu skin/tofu set thing, it was good but be sure to read the instructions CAREFULLY
The rest go the dishes were your typical Kyoto meal, good but you can get them anywhere.


Amazing place to taste Japanese dishes in Japanese atmosphere. There are Halal options as well as non Halal. Maybe be little overpriced.


A halal restaurant in Kyoto! This was a great find in the busy Kyoto area but it is a bit hidden from the main path as it's deep inside behind other shops. Make sure you don't miss it!

The food is halal and they offer traditional Japanese cuisine. The katsu and the Udon were delicious and very filling!

They also have a prayer room and wudu facilities.

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