I have searched the boards already but it is a bit difficult as a few cities are lumped together.
Will probably take a trip up and back to Kyoto from Tokyo in the same day or maybe use the JTB 2 day plan(perhaps if only to feel a bit better than a 300 dollar train ride). Either way, similar amount of time there, basically mid afternoon to the next morning.
I have a few places written down.
I understand there is the orignial Kikunoi, also.
I don't much need to have a high priced meal, if I do I would probably go with Kikunoi.
Of course, reservations are a huge problem for me but it is what it is.
So, any other recs on places that would seem like a close to must.
Also, I can do without bowls of rice or noodles, 1 of those is enough.
Honestly, I am blanking on what I have read of Kyoto specialties but I would like something in the meat/fish category and in the low to mid budget choice(up to 7k JPY?), unless it is really great and should be tried instead of Kikunoi.
And if anyone wants to chime in if it is worth staying overnight for the next morning.