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Kyoto Cuisine

Enjoy the best flavors the mountain has to offer, while in the comfort of the city. Our delicious Kyoto style meals are arranged with florid splashes of our seasonal vegetables, giving them a beautiful hint of color.

Preserved from before the Heian Period in Japan,
traditional Kyoto cooking overcame its handicap of being distant from the sea by developing a cooking style rich in fresh and pickled vegetables.
It has since become an art form where the ability to present food beautifully is as essential as it having a beautiful taste.
Cut up, flavored, and arranged with complimentary flatware each presentation is unique to every location and preparer, and reflects a legacy of unbroken tradition.
In modern times, we extend the opportunity to enjoy our meals, which start with Kyoto's most well-known vegetables and ingredients that sourced locally and from abroad, chosen by the preparer in order to be the best product for their craft.
We sincerely hope you will enjoy with us a truly unique chance to see firsthand Kyoto hospitality with our food and Samuraikembu.

-Seiji Hatanaka Owner of Gion Hatanaka Ryokan.


At our Ryokan, we only use the choicest ingredients, and treat them with the greatest of care. We start with Rishiri Konbu and fresh seasonal vegetables from Kyoto. We carefully select our seafood from every region. We hope you will come back to us time and again to try the delicate flavors of Kyoto.

-Head Chef, Yoshihiko Yano