Kyoto is renowned for its fancy fine dining, known in Japanese as kaiseki. You will find a host of quaint restaurants serving dainty dishes and refined and painstakingly executed plates of food that balance taste, texture and presentation. Served by a kimono-clad waitress while sitting on a tatami, a fine dining experience in Kyoto can be a highlight of your trip. 

Another specialty of the region is tofu, no doubt influenced by the many priests and Buddhist practitioners in Kyoto. You will find it served in a hot broth, deep fried or even with sushi. Of course, you’ll also find the complete range of Japanese staples – from noodle soup to grilled seafood.

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