Experience rich heritage and local gastronomy with a kaiseki lunch and tea ceremony at Kyoyuzen Hanamiyako! This acclaimed restaurant in Hitachinaka (home of Hitachi Seaside Park) presents the bounty of Ibaraki Prefecture in a classical setting. The proprietor performs tea ceremony as well, while his wife is also a sommelier — choose the drink-pairing add-on option for the full experience!
This special plan allows you to experience both tea ceremony and kaiseki cuisine at the only Japanese restaurant in Ibaraki Prefecture listed in the Gault et Millau guide as of 2022. Your visit begins with an introduction by the proprietress to the restaurant's interior design featuring traditional crafts of Ibaraki Prefecture. you will learn how to use chopsticks and bowls while enjoying an elegant “kaiseki” set course meal that emphasizes the unique gifts of Ibaraki. After the meal, you will move to "Seishin-an," a tea room inside the restaurant, to experience tea ceremony while enjoying sweet and powdered green tea. The proprietor, who is himself a tea ceremony master, will make the tea himself and entertain you as you conclude your meal with this most classical Japanese experience.