Kaiseki cuisine
 

Kaiseki cuisine

Kaiseki cuisine in Kyoto, Japan

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Must-EatsGiro Giro HitoshinaWhat is it: A stylish restaurant in a wonderfully restored machiya home (a historic merchant’s home or townhouse dating back to the Heian period), with panoramic windows overlooking the Takase-gawa canal.Cost: 4,000 yen (about $40)Location: 420-7 Nanba-cho, Nishi Kiya-machi-dori, HigashigawaNoteworthy: This is haute cuisine on a budget. Kyoto is famous for its kaiseki, an elaborate, multicourse meal focused on local, seasonal specialties; it originated more than 500 years ago to accompany formal tea ceremonies. The custom isn’t for everyone — a dinner can be extremely costly and consist of up to 15 courses, including rare, and sometimes hard to swallow, victuals, like blowfish and sea urchin. But you can experience a less formal and more affordable version at Giro Giro Hitoshina. The set 10-course meal changes with the seasons.OKU Gallery and Café is another hot spot within the bustling Gion district — not just for the food, but for the setting. The Japanese word oku means “interior,” and design is understandably at the forefront of this chic café. Inside a renovated machiya home, it has a minimalist aesthetic, with a neutral canvas of clean, white walls and narrow windows overlooking a manicured garden and courtyard. Eye-catching elements like black and white ceramics by Kyoto designer Shojiro Endo and Glove chairs by Italian designer Patricia Urquiola liven up the monochromatic palette, interrupted only by warm natural walnut floors and reed ceilings.More info: OKU Gallery and Café

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Travel Guide: Kyoto, Japan, for Design Lovers Photo 8 of 15 Must-Eats Giro Giro Hitoshina What is it: A stylish restaurant in a wonderfully restored machiya home (a historic merchant’s home or townhouse dating back to the Heian period), with panoramic windows overlooking the Takase-gawa canal. Cost: 4,000 yen (about $40) Location: 420-7 Nanba-cho, Nishi Kiya-machi-dori, Higashigawa Noteworthy: This is haute cuisine on a budget.
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