Shojin ryori has its origins in Chinese Zen, and was brought to Japan together with the Zen teachings during the thirteenth century.
As natural parts of everyday life, cooking and eating have always been regarded in Zen as forms of spiritual practice. Shojin ryori manifests this outlook in a cuisine that harmonizes with Buddhist ideals, creating satisfying, nourishing meals from fresh seasonal vegetables, herbs, and wild plants while depriving no animals of life. Enjoy cuisine at Shigetsu that both sustains the body and provides a true taste of Zen.
* Shigetsu is operated under the direct management of Tenryu-ji
|Hours||11:00 - 14:00|
|Regular holidays||Open throughout the year|
|Seating capacity||Shigetsu can serve up to 250 guests.|
|Menu||For details click here.|
|Inquiries, reservations||For details click here.|
|Parking||Parking fee refund for up to two hours for buses and taxis.|
･ 30,31 Oct. 2022
･ 22,25,26,27 Nov. 2022
･ 13,15 Dec. 2022
･ 7 Apr. 2023
･ 5 May 2023
The MICHELIN Guide Kyoto Osaka + Okayama 2021 has designated Tenryu-ji's Shigetsu Zen Vegetarian Restaurant a "Bib Gourmand" -- a restaurant serving "exceptionally good food at moderate prices."