Tonkatsu-Tei in Koyasan(とんかつ定)


If you are tired of eating Shojin-Ryori or traditional Japanese Buddhist monks’ meal offered at temples and most of the restaurants in Koyasan, there is a place where you can try something different. “Tonkatsu-Tei”, about 5 minutes’ walk from the eastern edge of Nakanohashi parking lot, is the place where you can enjoy Tonkatsu (pork cutlet) and fried prawn.



Tonkatsu is a very popular Japanese dish which consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet. There are two main types, fillet and loin. In this restaurant, it is served with shredded cabbage, a slice of tomato, rice with pickles and Miso soup.


Wife of the chef told me that once a French gastronome had come to eat B-Teishoku for 3 days in a row and he was quite satisfied with the taste. The price is reasonable; Tonkatsu Teishoku (¥900), B-Teishoku(¥1,300). Other menu is also available.