Video of the week: A spirited journey to Kyoto’s most isolated restaurant

Fuyoh Kobayashi is a master calligrapher and owner of the famed Shoraian restaurant in Japan. Located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Shoraian is perched on the edge of a mountain overlooking the Oi River and can only be reached by foot. To call Shoraian simply a restaurant sells it short. Visitors come as much for the celebrated food as they do for the sense of peace that this spiritual, otherworldly setting offers.

Comments (7)

  1. That’s a really well edited and put together video. It really showcases the beauty of Japan very well. I’m really looking forward to visiting, just not sure when.

  2. Dave says:

    I love this video. It’s been beautifully put together with wonderfully storytelling and videography. I can see why you chose it as ‘video of the week’!

  3. Brian says:

    I didn’t care too much for the little animations they added to the footage but, other than that, I’d agree that this is a great short film. What kind of trees are they? They look amazingly straight/tall…

  4. Benn says:

    Sorry, but I feel isolated is not the right term as the food blogger completely misrepresents the isolation of the restaurant. It’s a 5 min walk on a path from where you get dropped off by car, or a little further if you take the train.

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