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    Kikusui

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    Kikusui

    Luxurious dining moment with seasonal beauty and Japanese garden view

    Kikusui is a classical Japanese restaurant opened in 1955 after the owner acquired a property that used to be the villa of wealthy kimono fabric merchant and tea ceremony practitioner, Sukeemon Teramura.  The vast garden with a large pond extends over 1300 square meters and was designed by a genius Japanese garden designer, Jihei Ogawa.  Weeping cherry trees show off their superb beauty in spring becoming lush, vibrant green in summer and finally turning into brilliant colors in autumn.  With the Higashiyama eastern mountain range as a backdrop, diners can enjoy the fine seasonal views from their room.  Though Kikusui is regarded as very formal restaurant located just by Nanzen-ji Temple, it always welcomes any diners.  From traditional Kyoto style kaiseki course to a formal tea ceremony course as well as yu-dofu (tofu cooked in Japanese broth in a hotpot) and reasonably priced mini kaiseki course, Kikusui will offer perfect satisfaction to every diner.

    Reported and writtern by Shinobu Nakai

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    Name Kikusui
    Address 31 Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-771-4101
    Hours 11:00-15:30 (last entry), 15:00-20:00 (L.O.)
    Closed No holidays
    Resevation
    URL http://www.kyoto-kikusui.com
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