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[Nara ]Here are some recommendations for a good lunch at a delicious restaurant in the Yoshinoyama area!

[Nara ]Here are some recommendations for a good lunch at a delicious restaurant in the Yoshinoyama area!

2021-10-05 Management office

If you go sightseeing to Yoshinoyama, there are many restaurants where you can eat and go home. After seeing Yoshinoyama, which is also a World Heritage site, it is a good idea to have lunch at a good restaurant before going back to see the World Heritage site. Try the food that reflects the season and the land, and recharge your energy.
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Kakinoha Sushi Hyo-taro

Kakinoha Sushi is a specialty of Nara. The day after it is made, the flavor soaks in and the sushi tastes best.
Since it is representative of Nara's local cuisine, it is a sushi that you should try at least once when you come to Nara.
There are mackerel and salmon, both wrapped in vinegared rice and persimmon leaves, and the sushi can be eaten with one hand. Although there are only a few ingredients, the best of the ingredients are used to their fullest, making the food rich in flavor.

Handmade Kakinoha Sushi

Kakinoha Sushi is handmade and wrapped by hand, and you can feel the love that goes into it.
Even on the hottest summer days, one can mysteriously eat as many as one likes, making it popular throughout the year. It is also characterized by its longevity due to the use of salted persimmon leaves. The aroma of the persimmon leaves soaks into the vinegared rice, whetting the appetite. Hyotaro is located near the copper torii gate of Kinpusan-ji Temple's Zao-do Hall, so be sure to stop by when you go sightseeing in Yoshino. Hyotaro specializes in take-out, so you can buy it and eat it outside.

"Store Information "
Name: Kakinoha Sushi Hyotaro
Address: 429 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara 639-3115, Japan
Phone number: 0746-32-3070
Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: Located right next to the bronze torii gate of Kinpusenji Zao-do Temple, a World Heritage Site, you can enjoy Nara's famous Kakinoha Sushi.

pavilion in a garden (used to keep cool)

Seasonal cuisine restaurant Shizutei is a casual place to enjoy seasonal dishes such as Kakinoha Sushi. Udon noodles and tofu made with Yoshino's famous honkuzu (kuzu) are also available, allowing diners to enjoy Nara's famous cuisine. Other dishes include grilled sweetfish, duck hamburger steak, and curry. In winter, limited duck and botan nabe set menus are available for one person or more.
If you visit the historic town of Yoshino, this is a must-stop restaurant.

Sweets are also available.

If you sit by the window, you can enjoy your meal while overlooking the spectacular view. On sunny days, it is also possible to eat on the terrace. There are also tatami rooms and table seating so that people who are tired from sightseeing can enjoy their meals in a relaxed atmosphere.

"Store Information "
Name: Shizukatei
Address: 952 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara 639-3115
Phone number: 0746-32-3157
Business hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Regular day off: irregular
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: Yoshino specialties are served with a view of Yoshinoyama. Zashiki, table, and terrace seating are available.

Tofu Chaya Hayashi

This is a tofu restaurant operated by a famous tofu shop in Yoshino.
Tofu Zukushi Zen, as the name suggests, is a set meal that is all about tofu. The menu includes a tofu hamburger steak, tofu ramen, tofu kamameshi, and a variety of other dishes that use the unique qualities of tofu in abundance.

Yudofu is also full of tofu

Tofu is delicious because it is freshly made. Enjoy the tofu itself with condiments and sauce.
The café menu is also tofu-based. You can enjoy tofu soft serve ice cream, soy milk pancakes, soy milk chiffon cakes, soy milk doughnuts, soy milk lattes, thick soy milk, and other tofu delicacies that only a tofu store can offer.
We recommend that you take your time to enjoy tofu in this modern Japanese-style restaurant.

"Store Information "
Name: Tofu Chaya Hayashi
Address: 551 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara 639-3115
Phone number: 0746-32-5681
Hours of operation: 9:00 - 16:30
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: Delicious tofu dishes from a tofu specialty restaurant. The modern Japanese-style restaurant has table seating.

TSUJIMURA & Cafe kiton

TSUJIMURA & Cafe kiton is famous as a stylish cafe, and everything on the menu is fashionable.
Located in front of the Kettle Shrine, the restaurant enjoys an excellent location. The dishes, which are made with delicious dashi broth and are gentle on the body, are light in flavor, but will fill you up. Lunch is available only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

The containers are also cute and artistic for the store.

Everything in the restaurant has been carefully designed to create an artistic atmosphere.
There is also a full lineup of sweets, including everything from Yoshino's typical menu items such as sakura soft serve, kuzu zenzai, and kuzumochi, to shaved ice and soft-serve ice cream zenzai.
All sweet dishes are served with Yamato hojicha tea, and the drinks are accompanied by kuzu sweets.

"Store Information "
Name: TSUJIMURA & Cafe kiton
Address: 950 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara 639-3115
Phone number: 0746-32-3032
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Lunch Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only)
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: A stylish, healthful restaurant in front of the Kettle Shrine.

Seasonal Cuisine Hatsune

This restaurant serves seasonal dishes including kuzu udon. The dishes include grilled sweetfish, duck hot pot, duck sukiyaki, kuzu gozen, and other local dishes of Yoshino that make you feel the four seasons, so you can easily remember your trip to Yoshino during this season.
There are tatami room seats, table seats, and private rooms, and the rooms offer a view of Yoshinoyama from which to eat, allowing diners to see the changing seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Spectacular views from the windows.

One of the advantages of Hatsune is that you can dine with an open view of Mt. Yoshino outside the window.
You will feel comfortable as if your body is returning to nature as the meals are served with a sense of the seasons. The Kuzu Udon noodles are sticky and different from regular udon, so please try them.

"Store Information "
Name: Seasonal Cuisine Hatsune
Address: Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara 639-3115
Phone number: 0746-32-8455
Hours: 10:00 - 19:00 (subject to change depending on conditions)
Closed: No regular holidays (open all year round in April and November)
Budget: 2,000-2,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: This seasonal restaurant is located in Yoshinoyama. You can eat while enjoying the view of Yoshinoyama.

organic cafe Hanasaka

Hanasaka is an organic café that focuses on pesticide-free ingredients.
Not only are they particular about their vegetables and ingredients, but they are also particular about their enzyme brown rice. The restaurant is housed in a 150 year old renovated private house and is truly organic. The lunch menu is thoroughly focused on such items as an enzyme brown rice vegetarian lunch, an enzyme brown rice burger, and a veggie fish burger on a gluten-free mugwort rice flour bun. Other items on the menu include raw vegetable smoothies and scones.

Not only delicious, but fashionable!

The food is delicious not only for those who are particular about vegan and organic food, but also for those who are not. The Japanese-style interior and scenery are truly soothing. It is recommended to eat in a relaxed atmosphere. You can also eat on the terrace while enjoying the view. The organic soy milk latte, which is not often available, is also available, making this a truly slow café.

"Store Information "
Name: organic cafe Hanasaka
Address: 2299 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara 639-3115
Phone number: 0746-32-1162
Business hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Regular day off: irregular
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: Slow Cafe in Yoshinoyama offers vegan and organic food with an emphasis on pesticide-free and organic vegetables.

national restaurant

Kunisu Shokudo is a fantastic restaurant that is only open on weekends.
The cafeteria is housed in a renovated old house, and the staff are mothers from the neighborhood.
The restaurant offers simple and delicious set menus, as well as tatami room and table seating, all with a great atmosphere. The menu features a variety of dishes that have been carefully prepared by the mothers. It is a relaxing café that makes your body happy, and is popular among locals (a village of about 900 people) and tourists alike.

Coffee and desserts are also available!

The coffee is also very particular about its coffee, and it is popular for being worth coming just for the coffee.
You can also buy smooth pudding, coffee, and original goods in jars to take home. The goods are all Yoshino's specialty products, such as Yoshino handmade washi paper, but they are designed in a cute, dusty style.
The open windows also provide a luxurious view of the garden and mountains.

"Store Information "
Name: Kunisu Shokudo
Address: 246 Kubogakiuchi, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara 639-3432
Phone number: 050-3716-1101
Business hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: Located a short distance from Yoshinoyama, this special weekend-only café in a renovated old private house offers a relaxing experience.


Around Yoshinoyama, there are restaurants where you can eat Nara's specialties and enjoy the scenery. There are various cafes, such as cafes renovated from stylish old private homes and cafes that focus on pesticide-free products, so please have lunch wherever you feel like it.

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