Kyoto or kaiseki cuisine reproduces the distinct beauty of the four seasons on a plate or in a bowl. The tea room doesn't only delight guests through tea but also food accompanied with sake. You can feel a deep spirit of hospitality from Jiki Miyazawa.
You'll feel a sense of the hard work that goes into every single item of food.
The rice is more than freshly cooked and served. Cooked in a special pot called a nibana, the three portions of rice served from the earthen pot produce different flavors as rice in the middle of the pot has a different taste. The exquisite taste and care in cooking are what you would expect from such a passionate tea room. As such, it is difficult to make a reservation at this famous eatery.
Read about how tea came to Japan and the creation of kaiseki, plus more about Jiki Miyazawa, here.
Justin Velgus (ジャスティン ベルガス) is a long-term resident and promoter in the Tohoku region. He has been a content producer for JapanTravel.com since 2012 and was the Miyagi Prefecture Regional Partner 2013-2015. Justin’s over 300 published travel and culture articles come from a background ...