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Eating around temples 2013/8/2 01:42
When we visit temples (eg in Nara Park & Kyoto) will we be able to buy food/lunch/snacks close to the temples or will we need to bring our own lunch?
by Alan (guest)  

Re: Eating around temples 2013/8/2 11:52
There are many restaurants around Kintetsu Nara Station. Outside Todaiji Temple there are also some food stalls.

In Kyoto, there should be some sort of restaurant near each temple. I suppose it depends on the temple, but the typical tourist spots are all within easy walking distance of some sort of eatery.

There is no need to pack a lunch unless you want to eat on the go in order to do more sightseeing rather than sitting and wasting time waiting for food in restaurants.
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Re: Eating around temples 2013/8/2 21:16
There are even restaurants and food stalls inside some of the temple's premises.

Tourists are supposed to eat, be it foreign or domestic.
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Re: Eating around temples 2013/8/3 10:28
There are many restaurants/coffee shops/gift shops anywhere around touristy places. You will see most between train/bus stations and attractions. Look for locals come & go, i.e. at Nara station, go south a little and there are covered and open shopping areas bustling with locals.
If you want & on a nice day, you can buy a bento box at a convenient store nearby and have a picnic on the bench/grassy area on a temple property. Make sure to dispose the trash properly.
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