Miyamasou is perched on top of the remote mountain in northern Kyoto. It’s a two Michelin star restaurant as well as a ryokan. The cuisine that they serve is Kaiseki, but to be more specific, they called it tsumikusa (摘み草), “freshly picked”.
Miyamasou forages in the mountain area for ingredients, such as vegetables and beans. They also use local ingredients which is native to Kyoto area, such as carp.
A dining experience there is very different from the feeling that you dine in a kaiseki restaurnt in Kyoto. First of all, you get your own balcony which is just right above the river. I thought I could just sit there for hours with a cup of hot tea and listen to the sound of nature.
It’s also a place that I would revisit, next time with lodging 🙂
Address: 375 daihizan, Hanaseharachi-cho, Sakyo, Kyoto (京都府京都市左京区花脊原地町大悲山)
Opening Hours: 12pm-7pm
Chef: Hisato Nakahigashi
Visited on: 23 November, 2015