Nanzenji Junsei

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    Nanzenji Junsei

    Simple yet superb tofu dish of Kyoto in a long-established restaurant

    Nanzenji Junsei is the most famous yu-dofu (tofu cooked in Japanese broth in hotpot) restaurant located just by Nanzen-ji Temple housed in a former academic institute called Junsei Shoin, which was opened in 1839 by a Western study scholar, Ryotei Shingu.  The building still retains its dignified form from those days and is designated as the city’s cultural property.  The beautifully maintained garden is exquisite in every season and diners can enjoy walking around the vast stroll style garden after their meal.  Junsei’s yu-dofu uses fine broth extracted from Japanese sea kelp.  The tofu is simply warmed up in this broth – a simple dish, yet one that provides a deep satisfaction with the true taste of quality tofu.  Yu-dofu can be enjoyed as one of the dishes in the course, or other seasonal kaiseki courses full of Kyoto delicacies are also available.

    Reported and writtern by Shinobu Nakashima


    Name Nanzenji Junsei
    Address 60 Nanzenji Kusagawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-761-2311
    Hours 11:00-21:30 (last entry 19:30)
    Closed Irregularly
    URL http://www.to-fu.co.jp