• Takao-san Yakuo-in

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  • White Vegan

Buddhist restaurant located at Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple on Mount Takao. Busy during the cherry blossoms and autumn leaves period. From beginning of December until beginning of February reservation is not accepted. In other times, reservation preferred. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-2:00pm.

Venue map for Takao-san Yakuo-in
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3 Reviews

First Review by selena


Points +1123

29 May 2021

Delicious, better than Koyasan

Surprisingly good! Was worth coming all the way up fro this.

Updated from previous review on 2021-05-29



Points +24

01 Jun 2017

Refined genuine Buddhist cuisine

All Oriental vegan dishes.
The food was delicious for both the tongue and the eyes, cooked with skill and respect to the ingreients.
The texture of their soy chicken Tempura was exceptional.
There was also Sashimi (raw fish and meat!!) that amused my sense of taste but not too meaty.
Not only mock kind of food but also all dishes there were excellent.
Wonderful food entertainment.
No reservation required during the Golden week, but better go early.

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-31

Cons: Reservation in advance required


Points +362

02 Apr 2015

Beautiful food!

Did a walk-in here for lunch - they don't take same day reservations. There's only one choice, but it was so lovely. A large, varied lunch with a bunch of different vegetables, flavors, textures. Soup, tempura, soba, pickles, brown rice, etc. All vegan, which is explained (in Japanese) on a menu paper they give you (no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, also no onions or garlic in the veg Buddhist tradition).

Pros: delicious, beautiful

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