Tempura Endo Yasaka


Founded 1885

For over 130 years, Endo has been welcoming guests to its restaurants on the historical and atmospheric streets of Gion, Kyoto. 

Originally founded as an ochaya teahouse where geisha would perform, we have honored that heritage and status while also continuing to innovate. Endo has embraced new styles and is always striving for new levels of culinary excellence.

Just beyond the precincts of Kennin-ji, one of Japan's oldest Zen temples, our main restaurant lies hidden away on tranquil Yasaka-dori in the backstreets of Gion where overlooked auspiciously by Gojunoto Pagoda.

At all our secluded locations in Higashiyama, whether Gion, Yasaka or Okazaki, we infuse long-held tradition with modern sensibilities while continuing to inherit the hospitality of Ochaya. We are constantly offer new and original dining options that reflect the discernment and talent of our highly trained chefs.

Owner, Koichi Endo

椅子 八坂圓堂 亭主 遠藤弘一


You can choose from Japanese-style counter seats, traditional tatami mat counters,
private rooms, or banquet seating according to your needs and preferences.


We accept reservations for various gatherings and banquets including business meetings, engagements,
year-end and New Year parties, welcome and farewell parties, and memorial services.


At Yasaka Endo, skilled tempura chefs who have honed their craft personally fry the tempura.
Special care is taken in the way it is packed thus,
you can enjoy it fresh and delicious even after some time has passed.


There is the faintly illuminated Gojunoto pagoda in front of yasaka street.
Tempura Endo Yasaka is covered in the vast grounds of Kennin-ji Temple.


E-mail / Contact us here
566 Komatsu-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu
(100m east from Kennin-ji Temple South Gate, 150m west from Yasaka Pagoda)

Business Hours :
Lunch / 11:00 to 15:30 (L.O. 14:30)Dinner / 17:00 to 21:30 (L.O. 20:30)Open year round

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