It was amidst my stressful year. Knowing that you are not going to graduate and having to pay tuition fee and having no source of funds weighed me down. Despite having to save money and literally live within a very limited budget, birthdays have to be celebrated.
Last year in August, me and my partner decided to go to a place we just pass by because it’s a little above our capacity for luxury. Of course we decided to go for lunch because dinners are just prohibitively expensive for french restaurants. We decided on Fukujuen.
Fukujuen is a tea specialty institution in Kyoto. They produce tea in the tea producing regions of Uji which is also popular for the Uji powdered tea, matcha. Interestingly, aside from typical tea cafes that these tea institutions establish, Fukujuen established its own fancy restaurant that highlights tea not in Japanese cuisine but “French” cuisine (although I dont really think the dishes served were French in its sense. LOL)
We were able to get seats without reservation although it was also late in the lunch service. Despite that, the service was very attentive and polite and we didn’t feel rushed. Recommended if your budget allows! 🙂
Price: 4000+++yen for the course lunch. The menu can be found here.
I paid for the course meals. This is not a sponsored post.
Location: Check the map below. Its on the 3rd floor of the building. Each floor is designated a different shop. ビルの三階。各階は違う店になる。