We invite you to visit a side of Kyoto that you 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!
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
1st Session 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Opens 11 a.m.
2nd Session 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Opens 4 p.m.
Higashi Honganji Shōsei-en Garden Rofu-tei
Shomen-dori Ainomachi Higashi-iru, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
Special kaiseki ryori for one day only
A collaboration between chefs who give new life to traditional dishes
*Chefs for the 1st and 2nd 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-serving experience / Dance performance by geisha and 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.)
Co-Organizer: Kyoto Cuisine Mebaekai
Support By: Kyoto Prefecture / City of Kyoto /
Kyoto City Tourism Association /
Kyoto Convention Bureau /
Kyoto Tourism Federation /
Kyoto Prefectural International Center /
Kyoto Prefectural University /
Ritsumeikan University / Ryukoku University /
Kyoto Culinary Art College /
International Student Study Kyoto Network (listed in no particular order)
*Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2018