Kyoto365 Taste of Spring

Kyoto365 Taste of Spring

Kyoto365 Taste of Spring

Partners Information: KYOTO365 Special Edition 【Join the World of Kyoto Spring Culture】

Discover a side of Kyoto that you will not find in a travel guide at this special culinary event.

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 symbolise 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 confectionery. Geisha and maiko will show off their elegant dancing wearing kimonos and ornamental hairpins that lend colour 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!

Event Outline

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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

Venue: Shōsei-en Garden at Higashi Honganji
Higashitamamizucho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Price: General admission 15,000 yen (tax incl.)
Student 4,000 yen (tax incl.)

Event information

One day only! Special kaiseki cuisine course
A collaboration between chefs who give new life to traditional dishes


Shingo Sonobe (Heihachi Tea House Inn, The Chairman of Kyoto Cuisine Mebaekai)
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.


Agency for Cultural Affairs; Gurunavi, Inc.


Kyoto Cuisine Mebaekai

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

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 utilise cultural resources.

Bookings and enquiries

“Join the World of Spring Kyoto Culture” Inquiries office
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