2024 Michelin Kyoto Japanese Restaurant : Sanso Kyoyamato (1 star)

updated: May 23th, 2024

Experience the essence of traditional Japanese cuisine with breathtaking views at Sanso Kyoyamato in Kyoto. Indulge in an unforgettable dining experience in the heart of Kyoto City.

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    "Sanso Kyoyamato" is a restaurant located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
     It is approximately 1,044m away from Gion-Shijo Station by foot.
     The restaurant does not have many seats and is open from 11:30 to 14:00 and 17:30 to 19:00 (please check in advance as the closing days are irregular and the operating hours and closing days may change from December 29th to January 2nd).
    This restaurant is known as a longstanding traditional Japanese inn established in 1877 and has been awarded one Michelin star.
     The breathtaking view of the Yasaka Pagoda and the city of Kyoto is highly praised.
     The cuisine is also delicious and is said to be the perfect place for special occasions.
    Furthermore, "Sanso Kyoyamato" offers a breakfast menu for guests staying at the Park Hyatt, which includes classic Japanese dishes such as rice, tofu, and stir-fried vegetables served in a two-tiered box.
    This restaurant is a renowned establishment that has been awarded one Michelin star in the 2022 edition of the Michelin Guide.
     It is located on the grounds of the Park Hyatt Kyoto, and hotel guests can directly access the restaurant through a shortcut door.
     The restaurant offers a spacious and beautiful garden and private rooms that can be reserved for exclusive use.
    Access to "Sanso Kyoyamato" is approximately a 15-20 minute walk from Kawaramachi.
     If you pass by Yasaka Shrine and head towards Kodai-ji Temple, you will naturally arrive at this traditional Japanese inn.
     Particularly, the Sui Kohkan Hiroama room we used on that day had a design that captivated fans of the late Edo period, and from the room, you could see the cityscape of Kyoto, the Yasaka Pagoda, and even the unique sight of Kyoto Tower.
    "Sanso Kyoyamato" also holds a limited-time event called "Yoru-kaikai" where you can enjoy kaiseki cuisine and night views from July to August, only on weekends from Friday to Monday.
    In summary, "Sanso Kyoyamato" is a highly recommended traditional Japanese inn where you can enjoy delicious cuisine and a magnificent view.
     It is a must-visit restaurant when you are in Kyoto.


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