Junsei values the kind of hospitality and consideration that will allow our guests a special memory, an exquisite experience enjoyed with all five senses: the gourmet culture of Kyoto, with boiled "yudofu" tofu, yuba tofu skin, and many other fresh ingredients, as well as the special atmosphere created by the beautiful garden, perfect for enjoying Japanese food culture. At Junsei, we do our utmost to provide you with the kind of hospitality that will make your time spent here truly memorable.In addition, we value the employees that aid in offering this hospitality, and continue to strive to growth together.
Our Policy on Quality Improvement
To diligently study Kyoto cuisine and culture
To study hospitality through boiled "yudofu" tofu
Through boiled "yudofu" tofu, to work hard to hear positive comments from our guests
To provide safe, sanitary, and high quality cuisine
To strive for the growth of our business, employees and suppliers by implementing constant improvements
Our Quality Improvement Goals
To think as a team about what the taste of authentic dishes ought to be, and what constitutes true hospitality, and to work towards making these ideas a reality.
To transform complaints into joyful comments, and to work hard so that our customers can return home satisfied.
To work hard everyday to increase customer satisfaction via food safety.
A Message from Our CEO
When I was young, and my grandfather was still alive, my family used to gather together every New Years Day. I remember exchanging New Years' greetings and eating together here at the restaurant. Now, when I look back on those times, I think that my grandfather was trying to tell us that it is natural and important to celebrate milestones together. We make it our duty to help our guests celebrate their important life milestones, anniversaries, and other special moments here together. We hope that your time here will be made special with the culinary culture of Kyoto, and Japan at large, as well as full sensory experience of our garden's wonderful ambiance. Our entire staff works together to provide you with high-quality, thoughtful hospitality, so that the memories you make here may be treasured for years to come.
Nanzen-ji Temple Junsei
See the nationally registered cultural property, Junsei Sho-in, built in 1839; and the Meikyo Rakuchi Strolling Garden as it changes through the seasons. Then savor the flavor of our famous boiled "yudofu" tofu, made with Japanese soybeans and our special sauce.
This Kyoto-style machiya house will appear if you walk a little ways along the path to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here you can enjoy tofu dishes such as boiled "yudofu" tofu and yuba (tofu skin) in the relaxing atmosphere of its spacious seating area designed to be barrier-free.
You can find this restaurant by its marker: a suspended brazier (or "kagaribi") next to Yasaka-jinja Shrine, at the entrance to Maruyama Park. Here, enjoy sukiyaki with boiled "yudofu" tofu, yuba (tobu skin), shabu shabu, and more.
Goryukaku, a nationally registered cultural property completed in 1918, was the residence of Shofu Kajo, the Meiji era (1868-1912) entrepreneur who turned Kyoto's traditional kiyomizu-yaki earthenware into an international business producing Western tableware, insulators, and ceramic teeth. The residence has since been reborn as a café and restaurant. Come and visit us for lunch or tea time while walking around the Kiyomizu area.