- Fucha Ryori is a type of Shojin Ryori (Buddhist cuisine) brought to Japan in the early Edo Period together with the Obaku school of Zen Buddhism. It is cooked to entertain guests at Buddhist memorial services and other gatherings, and is characteristically served from large platters.
- You can taste classic Fucha Ryori at Kanga-an, a Zen temple opened in 1671, in private rooms with modern interior designs, including sliding screens decorated in gold leaf and black chandeliers. Meals are comprised of roughly 10 dishes, such as simmered and fried foods.
- Head Chef Akihiro Yamanaka said, “Our menu is based on Kaiseki haute cuisine. We follow the philosophy of including five flavors, five colors, and five cooking techniques in each meal, and we plate the dishes in a colorful manner, including flower decorations. In addition to seasonal vegetables, you can enjoy vegetarian offerings such as ‘tuna’ made from red konjac and grilled ‘eel’ that is actually tofu.”
- Before and after your meal, you can also sip cocktails and Japanese whisky at Salon while gazing at the mystical garden outside.
Address: 278 Higashi-iru, Kuramaguchi, Karasuma-dori, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi
Hours: 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m.(last entry 1:00 p.m.), 5:00–9:00 p.m.(last entry 7:00 p.m.)
Closed: Year-end/New Year holidays
* Reservation only