Eating in Kyoto, of course, was more than just kaiseki meals. We ate much simpler meals too.
At a cafe around the corner we ate this meal of ‘yasai kare setto’ – Japanese vege curry set meal with the curry, rice, salad and miso soup.
Down the road at a little izayaka (the Japanese version of a pub), the BBQ was going full-tilt, churning out all sorts of grilled things on sticks to have with our beer.
The restaurants often specialise in one type of food or ingredient. One night, we ate at a restaurant that was all about chicken.
One thing is certain, you’re never short of interesting eating options in Kyoto.