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    Kyoto’s culinary delights and hearty hospitality with luxury

    Kikunoi is a famous Kyoto cuisine restaurant that is approximately 3,300 square meters and located at the foot of Higashiyama Mountain. Diners can experience the world of Kyoto-style food in different dining rooms, each having their own distinct atmosphere and the meals are served on different tableware to suit each dish. “I love the wild cherry trees best that can be seen from the Room of Kiku”, says Mr. Yoshihiro Murata who is the third generation owner and chef. Among of all trees in Kyoto, the cherry tree in front of ‘Kikunoi Main Restaurant’ is the best one for him, and he wishes that people would enjoy his restaurant as if were an amusement park for adults. He also suggests viewing cherry blossoms in Maruyama Park that is located next to the restaurant, then afterwards enjoy spring kaiseki course dishes here while viewing the glorious flower scenery. Spring course includes delightful dishes; ‘Hassun (assorted appetizers)’, ‘Wakasa Guji Sakuraba Mushi (steamed tilefish with cherry leaves)’, and ‘Wakadake-ni (young bamboo shoot boiled with soy sauce)’, assures you an enjoyable and beautiful spring time in Kyoto.

    Photo: Katsuro Takashima Written by:Akiko Okita Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-Gaho,April issue,2012/July issue,2011


    Name Kikunoi
    Address 459 Shimogawara-cho, Shimogawara-dori Yasaka Toriimae-sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-561-0015
    Hours 12:00-14:00 (L.O.); 17:00-20:00 (L.O.)
    Closed Irregularly
    Resevation Reservation required
    URL http://kikunoi.jp/store/
    Recommended Lunch from 4,200 yen; Dinner from 15,750 yen (early reservation is reccomended during cherry blossom season)