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Regional Specialties

Takoyaki, okonomiyaki, Kobe beef - here's where you can find some local Kansai dishes.
From endless tofu variations and gorgeous vegetables to elegant kaiseki service and shojin-ryori (vegetarian temple cuisine), Kyoto has a unique culinary tradition.

Local Attractions

Kobe's biggest sake museum, built in an old brewery building
This compact museum features a rice-polishing mill run by a waterwheel
Traditional sake production and distribution are the focus of this charming museum
Delicate Japanese sweets, savory crackers, and regional sushi variations at this popular department store food basement
Fresh crabs, grilled fish and oden ingredients from Osaka's legendary railway-station department-store food market
Some of the stranger sights from the streets of Dotonbori
The fastest way to get around town
Check out our Kyoto guide for complete Kyoto restaurant listings and sights

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