Takao Kanko Hotel serves kaiseki cuisine made with seasonal ingredients of the four seasons of Japan
In front of Takao’s famous Jingo-ji Temple, you can find Takao Kanko Hotel. Although it has the word hotel in its name, it’s actually more like a ryokan than a hotel, and this can be seen and tasted in the dishes of its restaurant. Their rooms are Japanese in style, so they have tatami mats in them, and the hotel is surrounded by beautiful nature. Their food is prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients available. In summer you can enjoy your food on the kawadoko dining platforms by the river, where the temperature is around five degrees lower than in the city center (this is the reason for Takao’s popularity as a sightseeing area in summer). Getting to sit outside, enjoy the nature of Takao, listen to the murmur of the river; it’s a special kind of an experience, especially as you get to eat exceptional food. At night you even get to enjoy the natural beauty of the dance of the fireflies and even get to see a maiko (apprentice geisha) dance. The kaiseki cuisine experience here on a kawadoko dining platform is sure to be an unforgettable one – it’s something that will become a great memory of your trip to Kyoto.