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Restaurants in Kyoto

Because it is a part of an island nation, the best cuisine at Kyoto restaurants is seafood. Of course Japan is known around the world for serving delectable sushi as well as delicious seaweed. Restaurants in Kyoto will not disappoint any tourists. The open air market also offers fresh local fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood. Kyoto has a unique cultural tradition of being vegetarian. Therefore, you will be able to find many dishes with tofu, kaiseki and vegetarian shojin-ryori.

Kaiseki is the name for a specific type of meal in Kyoto. The meal is served in a certain order, prepared in a certain prescribed way. The best restaurants in Kyoto will have waiters who narrate the meal as they bring it out to you, explaining the significance of each meal.

In Kyoto travelers will also find plenty of choices when it comes to European and American food. There are steakhouses and many excellent options no matter your taste. Korean food is popular as well. Travelers enjoy the wide array of dining options in Kyoto.

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