Kyoto dining with Maiko

Kyoto dining with Maiko

We are often asked about two of Kyoto’s unique features, namely the famous “Kyo Kaiseki” or Kyoto Haute Cuisine, and the Geisha / Maiko. Here is a great opportunity to experience and enjoy both at the same time.

Junsei: Tofu Restaurant

Junsei: Tofu Restaurant

This time, I’d like to mention a different kind of restaurant, a different kind of food. It is about a well known “Yudofu” restaurant located near Nanzenji temple. Junsei serves “yudofu”, or boiled tofu in English, a popular dish around Nanzen-Ji

Kikunoi, Menu for Satsuki (May)

Kikunoi, Menu for Satsuki (May)

Kikunoi, a Michelin 3 stars Kyo Kaiseki restaurant is one of our favorite place to enjoy Kyoto style haute cuisine. We often select this place to celebrate birthday, friends and family reunion and other special occasions. Here is the Menu for Satsuki (May).

Kikunoi, Menu for Fumizuki (July)

Kikunoi, Menu for Fumizuki (July)

To celebrate the visit of Akiko’s parents and our son 21st birthday, we managed to get a table in July. We choose to have lunch and took the basic course. It was, as usual, a memorable experience.

Kikunoi, Kaiseki Restaurant

Kikunoi, Kaiseki Restaurant

Kikunoi is a ryotei or restaurant of fine Japanese cuisine located in the Gion-Maruyama district of Kyoto. Michelin 3 stars, this is one of our favorite place to enjoy Kyoto style haute cuisine (Kyo Kaiseki), which makes the most of Kyoto’s seasonal delights.

Dinner at Mitsuyasu, Kaiseki Restaurant

Dinner at Mitsuyasu, Kaiseki Restaurant

“Kaiseki Ryori” is an elaborate dining style popular among aristocratic circles and Kyoto style kaiseki ryori (kyo kaiseki) is particularly refined, placing an emphasis on subtle flavors and local and seasonal ingredients.

Chihana, Michelin 3 Stars

Chihana, Michelin 3 Stars

For the Saint Valentin’s dinner, we decided to go somewhere special and choose Chihana, a Michelin Three Stars restaurant. This restaurant offers some of the finest in Kyoto traditional seasonal cuisine.

Harise, a traditional Japanese restaurant

Harise, a traditional Japanese restaurant

A very traditional Japanese restaurant. High class. Running business since 1659 (more than 350-year!).

If you want to try real Kyoto dishes, this is a very good address.

Kenninji Gion Maruyama

Kenninji Gion Maruyama

A Michelin Guide two star restaurant in the heart of Gion, right behind the Kenninji temple.