Michelin Three Stars: Chihana 千花
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 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.)
584 Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto.
Tel: 075 561 2741
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.