Join the World of Kyoto Spring Culture

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We invite you to visit a side of Kyoto you that will not find in a travel guide

Enjoy culture of Kyoto together with a taste of spring!
This special event will be held at the picturesque Shosei-en Garden at Higashi Honganji,
a place known for its considerable beauty.
Chefs at famous, long-established dining establishments
that symbolize Japanese food culture
will flex their gastronomic skills using seasonal ingredients.
Masters of the tea ceremony will serve cups of tea
accompanied with seasonal Japanese confectionaries.
Geisha and maiko will show off their elegant dancing wearing kimonos
and ornamental hairpins that lend color to the spring season.
The culture of Kyoto has been cultivated amid the changing of the four seasons.
Don’t miss this rare chance to enjoy firsthand the real Kyoto
in an extraordinarily unique way!

Purchase tickets here

Place your order only after confirming and agreeing with the notes below.

Seeking to generate new value around the legacy of Japanese food culture through collaboration between local cuisines and cultural resources, based on regional characteristics, this model project is being conducted in Kyoto as a way to create, develop, and utilize cultural resources.

Event Outline


Tuesday, March 12, 2019


1st Session: 11:30am – 2pm Opening 11am
2nd Session: 4:30pm – 7pm Opening 4pm


Shōsei-en Garden

Shomen-dori Ainomachi Higashi-iru, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto

Event information

Special kaiseki ryori for one day only

A collaboration between chefs who give new life to traditional dishes

Shingo Sonobe (Heihachi Tea House Inn)
Keigo Tamura (Kyoto Cuisine Manshige)
Yoshihiro Takahashi (Hyotei)
Takashi Annen (Kyoto Cuisine Shimogamo Fukusuke)
Hideki Shimoguchi (Byodoin Omotesando Chikurin)
Teruhiko Isohashi (Arashiyama Benkei)
Yoji Satake (Minokichi)
Shogo Sasaki (Izuu)
Yoshinori Tanaka (Kyoto Cuisine Toriyone)
Soichiro Hidari (Kyoto Cuisine Tatsumiya)

*Chefs for the first and second session are different.

A cultural experience like no other – in a place ordinarily not open to the public

Enjoy Kyoto’s striking spring season with this feast for all the senses
Tea ceremony
Dance by geisha & maiko

*Event details are subject to change.

*Interpreters and materials on the day of the event will be offered only in English.

*Pictures shown are for illustration purposes only.


15,000 yen (tax incl.)
Students 4,000 yen (tax incl.)


Place your order only after confirming and agreeing with the notes below.


“Join the World of Kyoto Spring Culture” Inquiry office

Access to Shōsei-en Garden

Address: Shomen-dori Ainomachi, Higashi-iru, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
10 min. walk to Karasumadori-kita from JR Kyoto Station
Click here for more information about Shōsei-en Garden

Organizers : Agency for Cultural Affairs,Government of Japanぐるなび

Co-Organizer: Kyoto Cuisine Mebaekai

*Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2018

We want to preserve Kyoto's traditions and food culture