Kitcho Arashiyama

Michelin Three Stars: Kitcho Arashiyama 吉兆嵐山本店

Located in Arashiyama along the Katsura River, Kitcho Arashiyama is about as famous a restaurant as any in Japan.

Kitcho is housed in a 100 year-old building and has seven, beautiful rooms.

All rooms face a traditional Japanese garden.

The current head chef, Kunio Tokuoka, is the third-generation of his family to lead the restaurant.

He and his staff are dedicated to achieving excellence.

A once in a lifetime gastronomic experience awaits.

Kitcho Restaurant, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan.
Kitcho Restaurant, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan © Kitcho

Kitcho Arashiyama Access

Kitcho Arashiyama is on the Katsura River in Arashiyama, Kyoto near Tenryuji Temple - a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site.

Kitcho Arashiyama is a ten-minute walk from the Arashiyama (the final) station on the Keifuku Line from Shijo Omiya and Kitano Hakubaicho Station. Alternatively, the restaurant is 20 minutes from JR Saga Arashiyama Station, 15 minutes from Arashiyama Station on the Hankyu Arashiyama Line or around 40 minutes by taxi from Kyoto Station.

Instructions for Taxi (address in Japanese below)

吉兆嵐山本店までください。(Kitcho Arashiyama hontenmade kudasai.)

Kitcho Arashiyama Address

Kitcho Arashiyama
58 Susukinobaba
Kyoto 616-8385

Tel: 075 881 1101


11.30am-3.30pm (last order 1pm), 4.30pm-10pm (last order 7pm)

Closed December 26 - 31, January 4 - 9

Kitcho Arashiyama Cost per Person

Lunch: 35,000 - 55,000 yen*
Dinner: 40,000 - 60,000 yen*

*There is a 20% service charge.

Kitcho Branches

There are branches of Kitcho close to Keihan Shijo Station in Kyoto, in the luxury Hotel Granvia Kyoto within Kyoto Station, in Yawata city in Kyoto Prefecture, on the 41st floor of the Midland Square Building opposite Nagoya Station, and at the The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa in Hokkaido. Please see the Kitcho website for full details.

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