Gion Hanamai

24,200 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • Anniversary Services

Food, atmosphere, wares... Enjoy the essence of Kyoto cuisine with your five senses.

Gion Hanamai is located on a quiet street near Gion, Kyoto's Yasaka Shrine. Head chef Shigehiro Maeda warmly welcomes you at a beautiful Yoshino cypress wood counter as you enter the elegant door of the renovated Japanese-style house. Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1985, the chef was Influenced by his father, who was a chef. He was trained at restaurants in Arashiyama and Kyoto City. He also worked as a head chef at a restaurant at the young age of 31 in 2017. While cherishing the basics of good old Kyoto cuisine, he aims to create dishes that customer can enjoy with the five senses, using Japan's seasonal ingredients.

In the courses that change monthly, dishes that reflect colorful seasonal foods are served one after the other, but the small pot of the season and final rice dish leave the greatest impression. The small pots overflow with exquisite flavor as different types of fish are used, like the angler fish in winter and eel in summer. Particular attention is paid to the origin and water used for the rice; high-end Kyoto's Kameoka rice is used with spring water from Kumano Kodo, cooked in a clay pot for each guest. The boiled sardines served with the rice has been cooked in the dashi stock of soft-shelled turtle, a gem that reflects Kyoto and Hayashi's delicate skills.

Displaying these dishes are wares that have been chosen by Hayashi himself, and the atmosphere of the restaurant. Wares by Rosanjin brings out the beauty of the dishes, allowing you to enjoy with your eyes. The interior of the restaurant is designed like a tea room, based on plain wood, with a wickerwork ceiling and processed pillars, giving the restaurant a Kyoto atmosphere. Guests will be satisfied to visit not only for business entertainment and anniversaries, but as part of their tour of Kyoto.
* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.

■10-minute walk from Keihan Main Line Gion-Shijo Station Exit 6



  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 11/2022
    Best meal of our lives!! Incredible food, wonderful chef. We were all so impressed!
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Anniversary
  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 9/2019
    本日はありがとうございました! とても美味しい季節の料理と心のこもったおもてなし。 店を出てすぐに妻が「また来ようね」と。 次に京都に来たさいもお邪魔します^ ^
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family



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Gion Hanamai [祇園 華舞]

Cuisine Type

Japanese, Kaiseki, Washoku

Opening hours

Dinner: 18:00~20:00 (L.O. 20:00)


Monday, Sunday


494-2, Kiyoityou, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

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