Japan's traditional cuisine is part of the Kyoto experience. If you're staying at a ryokan, dinner will be included—usually an evening-long, multicourse kaiseki meal, where the high quality of the service, presentation, and dinnerware (antique lacquer and ceramics) will match the food. These days, to accommodate international travelers—and internationalized Japanese—many inns give you the option of eating out, particularly if you're there for more than one night. And of course, if you're staying at a Western-style hotel, you'll want to sample some of the restaurants below. Many Japanese restaurants offer inexpensive lunch specials—often bento box or "set" versions of their much pricier dinners.