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Why Meiji no Yakata is special ?
Restaurant Meiji no Yakata is European-style stone architecture restaurant located 15 minutes walk from Toshogu. Visitors can enjoy authentic western dishes in the elegant and quiet interior. The restaurants handmade cheesecake is famous through the country and many people visit just for the cheesecake. The stylish building was originally built as the summer home of an American trader in the 1900's and the refined appearance will leave you wishing to take photos to remember the restaurant.
Some must-try dishes:
The "kabocha purin
How to get to Meiji no Yakata?
Tōbu Railway offers three convenient passes for Nikko and Kinugawa hot spring area, which can be used only by visitors to Japan.
All Nikko Pass  allows unlimited buses and train access in the Nikko and Kinugawa area and includes some discounts for nearby attractions, but does not include entry to the shrines. Valid for 4 days, cost ¥4520. Recommended for visitors coming to see Nikko's lakes and falls.
2Day Nikko Pass  covers a round-trip to Nikko and Kinugawa and unlimited buses for world heritage area. Valid for 2 days, cost ¥2670. Some discounts for Kinugawa Theme Park are also included. It does not cover the bus fare to Lake Chuzenji (940 yen each way, Pasmo cards also accepted) This pass does NOT include entry to the shrines and temple.
Kinugawa Themepark Pass  covers round-trip train fare, bus pass and admission to Tobu World Square or [Edo Wonderland][] or both theme parks. These passes cost ¥4080 for Tobu World Square, ¥6180 for Edo Wonderland and ¥7380 for both theme park.
- Fabulous atmosphere and food
- An elegant 19th-century Western-style stone house
- Elegant and quiet interior
- Authentic western dishes
- European-style stone architecture restaurant
- Noise level Small
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
2339-1 Sannai Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture Japan
Tips for you
Visited twice - once with a friend and once alone - both times amazing service, delicious food, sophisticated and relaxed environment, reasonably priced. The house cheesecake, raisin sandwiches, omelette rice and Japanese steak (which was cooked exactly the way I wanted it) are particularly delicious! These meals are available at a restaurant separate to the main restaurant. Apparently Wildlife often visit and can be seen from the restaurant - we were hopeful of seeing a Japanese Racoon that visited around 8pm each night but missed out. Would definitely go back with my Family - there were other young families dining there as well - in fact there were diners if all ages - the menu seems to cater for many ages and tastes. Credit cards accepted and additional portions of the desserts available for purchase from the main building!