Gaze at scenic Arashiyama in between bites of delicious local vegetables
Arashiyama is a place that every Kyoto visitor stops by at least once. It has been mentioned in ancient songs and is where many aristocrats once had villas. It is in this picturesque location that you will find the inn and restaurant Arashiyama Benkei. Remove your shoes and step into a room looking out onto the Oigawa River and Arashiyama, with a nearby inner garden and fresh, flowing air. Constructed in a traditional tea-ceremony arbor style with views of gorgeous Arashiyama, the space lets you enjoy the formal luxury of traditional cuisine while seated tatami style.
The meal draws on a rich array of local seasonal vegetables from Kyoto. These include kamo eggplant, shrimp-shaped taro, kujo scallion, Shogoin turnip, Manganji chili pepper, and other traditional delicacies. In addition, sweet bream, amberjack, and mackerel from the Wakasa region, sea bream and conger eel from the Inland Sea, and Tanba black beans are incorporated. The traditional ethos of local production for local consumption is on display here in fine culinary techniques that are accompanied by deep hospitality. Enjoy a meal with that special someone, a business lunch, or a luxurious stop on your tour of Kyoto. Pocket Concierge also offers an exclusive course that includes a hot spring (onsen) package.
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Arashiyama Benkei (嵐山温泉 嵐山辨慶) ’s Information