Feeling the stream of Kamo river, the sight of Mt. Hiei through the windows, and seated as the admiration of the environment is reflected in our dishes.
Established in the Rakuhoku region, surrounded by the peaceful and abundant greenery for over a hundred years.
Opened in the mid-Meiji period as one of the priesthood establishments of the Kamigamo shrine. Passed down for 5 generations and kept with its quality of ingredients, dishes and tableware, and the presentation for Kyoto cuisine.
Enjoyed in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
Come enjoy the atmosphere with your loved ones. Close to both the Kamigamo river and shrine, True Kyoto atmosphere with the Funa-yama view of Gozan Okuribi.
- The restaurant in the Shake-machi district
- Tamaya Riverside restaurant’s main shop, Tamaya, is a part of the Shake-machi, where priesthood members of the establishments of the Kamigamo shrine reside. Beginning in the mid-Meiji era, as a caterer that held a 40 tatami room on the second floor, providing locals an eatery location for family ceremonies. Followed by continued local support, even after the completion of Tamaya Riverside restaurant in the early Heisei era.
- The origin of ‘Tamaya’
- Tamaya was given a part of its name from a restaurant near Ota shrine called Tamasaku with ancestry tracing back to Tamayori-Hime no Mikoto, the mother of Emperor Jimmu 660 BC, the deity of Kamigamo shrine. Passed down from the first to the fifth generation, Tamaya continues to provide the taste of Kyoto.
- Aoi The ground Floor (Up to 18 people)
- A two-room relaxed environment where you can enjoy the greenery of the garden. Available for small family meals to a small reception of up to 18 people. For tea ceremony rooms a Tokonoma is provided with a Kakejiku scroll design.
- Hiei The 2nd floor ( up to 50 people)
- There are Wajima Lacquer partitioning and gold-leafed folding screens, and a Mitsugashiwa family crest in the center of the room to create a traditional and beautiful atmosphere of ease and relaxation.
- Gingko The 2nd floor (up to 16 people)
- An atmosphere where you can enjoy the Kyoto scenery, like the Gozan no Okuribi and the Kamo River.
- The garden
- Kamigamo shrine’s crest, the Futaba-Aoi, has been used for traditional and ritual occasions and thus has been the crest that symbolizes the shrine. The granted Futaba-Aoi that grows around Kamigamo shrine grows in the restaurant’s garden as well.
- Tamaya’s Japanese hospitality
- A family-run establishment that creates an at-home atmosphere, loved by our customers.
Located 2 minutes away from Kamigamo shrine. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kyoto and the Rakuhoku area.
- In front of the restaurant we can enjoy views of the Kamo river including one of the five fire mountains of Kyoto’s Daimonji Festival. Funagata , a 200 meter wide sailboat assembled in stones and fire pits. Tourists come to Kyoto from near and far to experience the August fire mountain festival.