How is Nishiki kaiseki in Arashiyama??
Considering it's our first time in Japan, and we have a budget of 5000 yen or less per person, is Nishiki in Arashiyama, Kyoto a good place to try kaiseki?? Thanks. (Please recommend some other places within our budget, if you have any!!) Thanks again. (Btw, we aren't serious foodies... we just want to 'splurge' on a good kaiseki meal in Kyoto one lunch or dinner)
If you want to "splurge", Y5000/person isn't going to do it.
Mukade in downtown Kyoto does reasonably priced lunch kaiseki-style meals.
The 5,000 yen kaiseki at Nishiki is only for lunch. If you aren't looking to drop serious cash for the more serious kaiseki experiences, Nishiki should fit the bill – I found it a great value for a "casual" kaiseki meal.