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Chihana Kyoto Haute Cuisine Restaurant

Japan flag. Michelin Three Stars: Chihana Restaurant

Chihana 千花

Chihana Restaurant Kyoto, Japan
  • Founded in 1946
  • Located in Gion
  • Three Michelin stars
  • Kaiseki Kyoto cuisine
  • Closed Tuesdays and at end of year

Current chef Katsuyoshi Nagata took over from his father, Motoh Nagata, who passed away in 2006 after running Chihana since it opened just after World War II.

The name Chihana literally means "one thousand flowers."

Reservations are required.

Chihana is small, seating only about 10.

The food is classified as traditional kaiseki, but Chihana is fairly creative within those constraints.

Chihana Restaurant, Kyoto, Japan.

Chihana Restaurant, Kyoto, Japan © Chihana

Chihana Restaurant, Kyoto, Japan.

Chihana Restaurant is at the end of this alley near the Minamiza

Chihana Access

Chihana is a short walk from Gion Shijo Station on the Keihan Line.
Exit the station - or cross Shijo Ohashi bridge - and walk past Minamiza Theater to the east. Continue on the south side of the street (Minamiza side). Cross Nawate Street and continue forward. Turn right down the next narrow street. Chihana is located at the end of this alley.

Chihana Instructions for Taxi

千花までください。(Chihana madeh kudasai.)

Chihana Address

584 Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto.
Tel: 075 561 2741

Chihana Hours

Noon-2pm, 5pm-10pm

Closed Tuesdays, end of year

Chihana Cost per Person

Lunch: 10,000- 38,000 yen
Dinner: 15,000 - 40,000 yen

There is a ten percent service charge.

Chihana Restaurant Map

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