Throughout its 400-year history, Hyotei has proudly preserved its tradition of culinary excellence. Nevertheless, Hyotei has always continued to adapt to change with a forward-looking spirit.
Hyotei‘s history is long and could track back about four hundred years ago. It is said to have started as a tea ceremony house at Nanzen-ji temple. Since its founding, Hyotei has a thatched roof tea room referred to as “kuzuya” greeting guests even to today. Found here are witty epigrams by Aritomo Yamagata and Yajiro Shinagawa, figures active during the Meiji Restoration. There are tea jars at the entrance that also date back. These and other decorations are rich remnants of the restaurant’s history. The subtle hospitality and harmony of seasonal cuisine have continued to enchant. (Via PocketConcierge)