Okutan Kiyomizu

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Part restaurant, part 380 year-old tofu manufacturer, this iconic, serene building is tucked away, just off a busy pedestrian shopping street. Try to go during lunch, when you can see the beautiful gardens through the windows, just fyi: it’s strictly tatami (floor) seating, and the tofu is the star. I met one of the shokunin (artisans) who is the 16th generation in his family to make tofu. Incredible.

Okutan Kiyomizu

〒606-8435 京都府京都市, 左京区南禅寺福地町86−30; 075-771-8709

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