Kyoto
Kyoto’s fondness for beauty extends to the appearance of its dishes, making the cuisine as visually pleasing as it is delicious. Kyo-ryori (Kyoto cuisine) is among the most sophisticated of all Japanese food, and is prepared with an emphasis on art and seasonality. Kyo-ryori includes yusoku (the food of the Imperial court), kaiseki (multi-course meals that accompany a tea ceremony), shojin ryori (the cuisine of Buddhist monks), and obanzai (traditional cooking). Kyoto's beautiful cuisine begs to be tasted in peaceful gardens, on tatami-mat floors, and within the temples and restaurants of the city.