Restaurant Fujiya Hotel, Ashigarashimo District, Miyanoshita, Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0404, Japan Published on: 28-02-2016
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Why Kikka-so is special ?
The Kikka-so Inn was built in 1895 as a Miyanoshita villa for the Imperial Family, using traditional Japanese architecture and garden design. In these relaxing surroundings, diners can enjoy the tastes of Hakone presented as Japanese cuisine made using seasonal ingredients. The dishes are made using the traditional Hakone woodworking art of Yosegi (marquetry) allowing dinners to enjoy the visual attractions of Hakone as well. With the nice and friendly atmosphere, you can feel comfortable and relaxed when enjoying the meal in this restaurant.
Must try dish:
Ramen: JPY 900 ($7.3)
Sushi: JPY 10000
Kaiseki: JPY 5000 ($40)
Stone grilled steak
Hakone Yosegi zen
How to get to Kikka-so?
From Hakone Yumoto Station
Bus service: Available from Hakone Yumoto Station every 15
min by 2 operators (Hakone-Tozan bus / Izu-Hakone bus) during
daytime. Buses bound for “Hakone-machi”, “Togendai” or
“Moto-Hakone” stop at “Miyanoshita Onsen”, our nearby
bus stop. Approximate durations from Hakone Yumoto Station and
“Miyanoshita Onsen” is 20 min.
Railway service: Available from Hakone Yumoto Station every 15 – 30 min by Hakone Tozan Railway. Trains bound for Gora stop at “Miyanoshita”, our nearby station. Approximate durations from Hakone Yumoto and “Miyanoshita” is 25 min. Following the down slope from Miyanoshita Station and turn left on the Route 1, you will reach to Fujiya Hotel approximately in 7 min.
- One of the best restaurant
- Great Japanese food and good service
- Awesome staffs and luxury environment
- Nice views and long history
- Best Japanese restaurant in Hakone
- Noise level Normal
- Budget High-end
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu YES
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast YES
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Fujiya Hotel, Ashigarashimo District, Miyanoshita, Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0404, Japan
Tips for you
I had Saturday breakfast and dinner at the Kikka-so. It turns out the building was originally an imperial retreat and was sold to the Fujiya just after the war. It is quite a beautiful building with at least one delightful garden. For breakfast, there is a relatively large room set with probably 16 tables. For the 9AM seating, about half were in use. I wasn't sure what I was eating in some cases, but it was all quite tasty. The service was quite good. For the evening meal, they have 3 options. The most expensive option required 3 days notice. Since I only made my reservation a day in advanced (and since I wasn't sure when I'd be in Hakone again), I went for the middle option. When I arrived, I was met by a delightful young woman who was my server for the evening. She took me to one of the (private) dining rooms. I didn't think to count the number of tatamis for size. The room had a small anteroom where she would stage and sometimes prepare things. There was a sliding door between the anteroom and the dining room. The dining room comfortably fit the table where I ate, had an area behind me for staging dishes and also had a small alcove. It also had a sliding door with a view to the outside of the building. The food was all quite good. Being my first trip to Japan, I'm certainly not qualified to describe how authentic it is or how well prepared or anything else. I just know that it tasted good. My server was also quite pleasant. She was quite willing to explain to me what each of the items were and to generally chat and answer my questions. All in all, this turned out to be one of the high points of my trip to Japan.