zenDine Logo
Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu-1a.webp
Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu-1b.webp
Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu-logo.webp
Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu-1c.webp
Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu-1d.webp
/ Price Range


Vegan & Vegetarian

Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu

Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu Overview


68 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 616-8385


+81 (0) 75-882-9725


3 minute walk from Arashiyama Station on the Keifuku Electric Railroad Arashiyama Line.
13 minute walk from Saga-Arashiyama Station on the JR Sagano Line.
15 minute walk from Arashiyama Station on the Hankyu Railway Arashiyama Line.
3 minute walk from Torokko Arashiyama Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, JCB

Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu Description

Located in Kyoto, Japan, Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu is a unique and captivating restaurant that offers a truly authentic Japanese dining experience. Specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine, this restaurant is nestled in the scenic area of Sagano, near the famous Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.

What sets Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu apart from other dining establishments is its stunning location within the grounds of the Tenryuji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The restaurant's serene and peaceful atmosphere perfectly complements the exquisite flavors of its dishes.

The menu at Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu showcases the finest ingredients and culinary techniques of Japanese cuisine. Guests can indulge in a variety of traditional dishes, such as sushi, sashimi, tempura, and sukiyaki. Each dish is expertly prepared by skilled chefs, ensuring a delightful and authentic dining experience.

In addition to its delectable cuisine, Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu offers a visually stunning dining experience. The restaurant's interior features traditional Japanese decor, with elegant wooden furnishings and sliding doors adorned with intricate artwork. The large windows provide breathtaking views of the surrounding gardens, creating a tranquil and picturesque ambiance.

Whether you are a food enthusiast or a cultural explorer, Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu is a must-visit destination in Kyoto. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of Japanese cuisine while surrounded by the beauty of the Tenryuji Temple.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu Reviews

Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu Google Average Rating


Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu Tabelog Average Rating



A true taste of Zen. Michelin Guide 2023. Ordered the Yuki set. Every element of the dish took me by surprise in a pleasant way. The set cost 3300 yen but I think there will be a price increase soon. Vegetarian cuisine. Great dining ambience!


This was our best food experience in Japan. Truly a must-try! It is a set vegan menu that is reasonably priced for the amount of food given to you. You get the authentic experience of sitting on Tatami mats for the meal and it is a very zen experience having a meal within temple grounds. The food tastes fresh, not heavy but filling because of the tofu. It is more than a 3-course meal with the amount of dishes given.


Tasty, vegetarian, didn't think those words went together. If you can handle eating while seated on the floor, you should go here for the experience. Lots of good bites, it's a set menu. We loved it.


Translated from Japanese:

``Shigetsu'', which stands in the precincts of Tenryuji Temple, a registered world heritage site, in Arashiyama, Kyoto, has proven its ability by winning a Bib Gourmand in the ``Michelin Guide Kyoto/Osaka 2023''. The dish consists of one soup and six dishes, and the price is 5...


Translated from Japanese:

It was a Buddhist vegetarian meal that I had at Tenryuji Temple during the autumn leaves, and it was filling and delicious without being overwhelming. I was very grateful that I was able to make a reservation even though it was the autumn foliage season. There were so many people in Kyoto this year that it was quiet...


Translated from Japanese:

Vegetarian cuisine lunch snow course on the grounds of Tenryuji Temple in Arashiyama. Recommended for vegans and non-vegans alike! A delicious, healthy, and filling meal that will leave you very satisfied! Vegetarian cuisine with a light and bland taste...

Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu Map

A map is loading