Frequently Asked Questionsよくいただくご質問

Getting There

Q1:How do I get to Ryō-shō from the closest train station?

From Kyoto Station, take city bus route 206 to the Gion stop, then walk for five minutes. Head east down Shijo-dori, then turn right onto Hanami-koji Street and then left onto Aoyagi-koji Street. You will find us on the left. Use Google Maps for more detailed directions.

Q2:Do you have parking?

We do not have parking but can direct you to a metered parking lot nearby.

About the Restaurant

Q1:Can I reserve the whole restaurant for a private event?

Yes, we can accommodate private parties for six to eight people.

Q2:Do you have a private dining room?

Yes, we have a fully private room on the second floor for parties of four to eight. To access it, remove your shoes by the entrance and go up the stairs. Note that we charge a room fee of ¥20,000 (tax excluded) for use of the private dining room.

Q3:Do you have a smoking section?

Ryō-shō is a non-smoking restaurant. We do not have a smoking section.

About the Cuisine

Q1:Can you accommodate special diets?

With advance notice, we can prepare meals without raw ingredients or meat. However, given the centrality of dashi (fish-based soup stock) and certain flavorings to Japanese cuisine, we unfortunately cannot accommodate halal, vegan, fish-free, or wheat-free diets.

Q2:What alcoholic beverages do you serve?

In addition to wine and sake, we serve beer, whiskey, shochu, and brandy.

Q3:Are children allowed in the restaurant?

Yes. However, diners must be at least 13 years old to eat at the counter. If you are accompanied by children under 13 years of age, you may only dine in a private room.


Q1:Is there a dress code?

We recommend smart casual attire. Please refrain from wearing casual clothing or excessive fragrances.

Q2:Can I take pictures?

You are free to take pictures of the restaurant and your meal, but please refrain from using flash photography to avoid disturbing other guests.

Q3:Is your menu available in other languages?

We have an English menu.

Q4:What is your cancellation policy?

We charge a cancellation fee of 50% for cancellations made the day before the reservation and 100% on the day of the reservation.