Vegan macrobiotic restaurant serving balanced lunch set meals, and by-reservation only dinner 5:30-8:30pm (call at least 1 day ahead). Located in front of the station. Gluten free menu available. Chef has 30 years of experience as a macrobiotic cooking instructor and nutritionist. See website for details (has English website). Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, Organic, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Take-out
9-4, Kurumamichi-cho, Saga Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku
Kyoto, Japan 616-8373

Open Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 12-4pm.

  • Cash only


First Review by JSCH

Super owner and super food

5 Posted on 08 / 17 / 2014

A wonderful owner, who is really helpful and very interesting in her explanation. She and her sister are passionate about what they are doing, and you can feel it. Of course, the food is excellent =)

Thank you very much !

The three French girls

Pros: Very nice owner , Nice food !, Nice location

Very helpful owner and good food

5 Posted on 07 / 02 / 2014

We came here for dinner, but HappyCow is incorrect in listing it as starting at 5:30pm. At least the day we went there, it closed for the day at 6pm and we arrived at 6:10pm. A very helpful resident of the building knocked on their door and one of the owners came out and let us sit for dinner even though it was closed. That was very nice.

The food was tasty and we appreciated that it was Japanese and not Italian or American because vegan Japanese food is very good. It's quite easy to find in major US cities, but surprisingly difficult in Japan because of their use of fish sauce in most dishes.

We recommend the restaurant, it is good, and as an added benefit, easy to find.

  • Yuka Izumida Yuka Izumida

    Thank you so much for your kind post about our restaurant.It is very helpful for both of us and the visitors in Japan. Well..,actually, HappyCow's information is not incorrect. In the long explanation about the restaurant they say,"Dinner starts at 5:30 and requires appointments one day in advance." But in the short explanation about the opening hours under it, they say, "dinner 5:30~" So you weren't wrong, either. In order not to make people misunderstand, I will change the info about us. I will erase the info about us & write "Prunus has the website written in English. Please check it."
    Japan has many traditional plant based food. We look forward to serving you them someday.


Not your old school macro!

5 Posted on 05 / 10 / 2014

Delicious macrobiotic restaurant located almost directly in front of Arashiyama station. Run by two darling sisters from Tohoku, the fare is strictly vegan and much tastier than the typical 1970s macro menus found elsewhere. Highly recommended!

  • Yuka Izumida Yuka Izumida

    We deeply appreciate your supporting Prunus and informing people of the latest macrobiotic information which would be helpful for them whatever diet they may choose.To replay your such great kindness for everyone & us, we will update what we have learned from the two best macrobiotic teachers who have been devoting their life since 1940s.Please take a look at our website a week later.We look forward to seeing you & serving our chef's original menu that would suit each of your need.


Nice food and conveniently location

4 Posted on 12 / 07 / 2013

The food is delicious and owner is very friendly. After the meal, she gave us travel tips around Arashiyama.

This cafe is located just outside the south gate of Saga Arashiyama station.

The map on Happy Cow is wrong. Pls update/use this location

Pros: Healthy Food , Friendly staff, Very good location
Cons: Portion is a bit small.
  • YukaIzumida YukaIzumida

    It is very kind of you to correct the map mistake of Prunus on HappyCow. With JSCH I've found several location mistakes of the other restaurants in Kyoto on HappyCow. Google sometimes doesn't read correctly addresses in Japan. It's getting better, though.

  • YukaIzumida YukaIzumida

    Thank you for visiting Japan. It is very nice to see the customers from all over the world relax and enjoy the meal at Prunus. The prices of organic pruducts are 'super expensive' in Japan. But we've decided to adopt your 'Cons' and serve larger veggie hamburger. It is very kind of you to mention the location's convinience of Prunus.
    I think that Prunus is the easiest restaurant for people to find in Japan. It is especially helpful for visitors from overseas. See you!



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