What is Shojin Ryori?
Shojin-ryori in Japan is eaten mainly by Buddhist followers, and prohibits inclusion of meat, fish, and root vegetables, as harvesting them will result in the death of the vegetables. Shojin-ryori was originally brought to Japan by monks who studied in China.
Best Shojin Ryori in Kyoto
1. Tousuiro Gion
Tousuiro operates one restaurant in Gion district located in a charming old machiya townhouse, and another on Kiyamachi street featuring a terrace over the Kamo River. Tousuiro’s focuses on interesting tofu dishes that are each artfully presented. If you think tofu is bland, this restaurant might change your mind.