Shigetsu: Tenryu-ji's Zen Vegetarian Restaurant

Enjoy shojin ryori (Zen vegetarian cuisine) at Shigetsu, a large temple-style restaurant surrounded by the natural beauty of Tenryu-ji's World Heritage gardens.

Shojin ryori has its origins in Chinese Zen, and was brought to Japan together with the Zen teachings during the thirteenth century.

Zen Vegetarian Cuisine [ SHIGETSU ]

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

Shigetsu (entrance)
Shigetsu (floor)
Hours 11:00 - 14:00 p.m
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.

Menu

Tsuki (Moon)

Tsuki (Moon) ... ¥5,000
-Rice, soup, and six side dishes-

[ Shigetsu guests must also pay the ¥500 garden admission fee.
 Reservations for two or more guests must be made at least one day in advance. ]

Yuki (Snow)

Yuki (Snow) ... ¥3,000
-Rice, soup, and five side dishes-

[ Shigetsu guests must also pay the ¥500 garden admission fee. ]
Hana (Flower)

Hana (Flower ) ... ¥7,000
-Rice, soup, and seven side dishes-

[ Shigetsu guests must also pay the ¥500 garden admission fee.
 Reservations for two or more guests must be made at least one day in advance. ]

* The menu changes according to the season
* There is no service charge

Inquiries, reservations

Please contact the Tenryu-ji Zen vegetarian cuisine section

Address: 68 Susukinobaba-cho, Saga-Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, 616-8385 Japan
Tel: (075) 882-9725(9:00 - 17:00) Fax: (075) 882-9726

Lunch Reservation Form for Zen Vegetarian Restaurant Shigetsu


Fully booked days

・ 5,19,29 April 2018
・ 17 May 2018
・ 4 Nov. 2018



Notice

The 2017 Michelin Guide for Osaka and Kyoto has designated Tenryu-ji's Shigetsu Zen Vegetarian Restaurant a "Bib Gourmand" -- a restaurant serving "exceptionally good food at moderate prices."

Michelin Guide