Stay at Kikusui's luxurious inn or dine in a private room with a view of the Japanese garden and enjoy worldclass French or Kaiseki cuisine.

The inimitable culture of Kyoto is one that has been passed down over many countless years. Kikusui is a place that embodies that culture in its Japanese architecture, cuisine and Japanese garden that transforms with each of the four seasons.
There are five guest rooms exclusively available for lodging. Guests may enjoy exceptional Japanese and Japanese-styled French cuisine while taking in the tranquil view of the garden, in where a private room is located. A completely private and peaceful time in an authentic Japanese atmosphere waits to be experienced. It is our promise that you will find an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience here in the atmosphere of Kikusui where it feels as if time itself has come to a stop.

About Nanzenji Sando Kikusui

Built in 1895, Kikusui was renovated by the renowned architect Ryu Kosaka nearly 130 years after it was built and after welcoming Chef Matsuo of the world-famous Michelin 3-star restaurant Kashiwaya as the supervisor of cuisine, had its grand reopening in June of 2018.

Restaurant Information

【Restaurant】Nanzenji Sando Kikusui (南禅寺参道 菊水)
【Seating】1F 46 seats, 2F Accommodates up to 80 guests. Private Rooms available.
【Parking】5 Stalls available
※Seperate smoking area available
【Children】Children welcome


【Reservation】Reservations required
※Reservation from official homepage at least 3 days in advance. Online pre-payment for courses with credit card or Paypal required.
【Payment method】
Any additional orders made at the restaurant can be paid with cash (Japanese yen) or credit card.


【Category】Kyo Ryori, Kyoto Cuisine, Japanese Cuisine, Dining at Japanese Inn
【Location】Kyoto, Higashiyama, Nanzen-ji
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