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Mar 14, 2012 01:20 AM

Kobe (1 day), Kyoto (1 day) - where to eat?

Hi - will be my first trip to Kobe and Kyoto and we are doing day trips to each. Where are the must places to eat? Either lunch or dinner, and can we combine them with seeing the sites?
Major foodie, but completely new to dining in Japan and baffled by all the kinds of food out there. We will eat anywhere, open to all kinds of places, just want to the full Kobe/ Kyoto experience and would hate to waste a meal while visiting!
Thank you for your help.

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  1. In Kyoto you can have shojin-ryori for lunch at Izusen, located inside Daitokuji Temple: http://www.bento.com/kansai/rev/7095.... ). For dinner you might try Kitcho, the most famous kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto, if you don't mind spending Y40,000 on dinner (http://www.bento.com/kansai/rev/7084.... ).

    In Kobe, Ohnishi for reasonably priced Kobe beef at dinnertime (http://www.bento.com/kansai/rev/9094.... ), and Aoba for eel (http://www.bento.com/kansai/rev/9033.... )