I wandered around the zen gardens and bamboo forest of Arashiyama for hours, but before catching the train back I stopped by Sushi Naritaya for lunch. I spotted the sign pointing towards the back of a building. I’m always down for a sushi fix!
The small restaurant only had a few tables and there was a group of people waiting outside, but I was able to sit down right away.
The sushi sets looked good and I went with the Sakura set which included 8 pieces of sushi for 2,000 yen, around $18.
The Sakura set included chutoro (medium fatty tuna), snapper, salmon, akami (lean tuna), ikura (salmon roe) and anago (sea eel).
The sushi was really good. I knew I could order a couple more pieces.
I also ordered two pieces of uni (sea urchin). It was so sweet and delicious. Yummmm.
My sushi lunch was great and the service was even better. They let me pick out a sushi magnet to take home for posting a pic on Instagram. Thank you!
Arashiyama was so charming. I walked to the station to take the train back to central Kyoto where I ended up sitting across a local elderly man. I couldn’t speak Japanese and he spoke very little English, but we managed to have a nice chat until I arrived at my stop.
That night was my final night in Kyoto!
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West Park, Arashiyama Square, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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