Discover the exquisite world of kaiseki cuisine at Kyoto Kitcho, a revered ryotei with a rich history spanning over 90 years. Founded by the trailblazing Teiichi Yuki, a visionary in modern Japanese culinary artistry, the restaurant embodies the essence of seasonal flavors and the profound aesthetics of the tea ceremony.Situated in the picturesque Arashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto Kitcho’s main restaurant exudes a quintessentially Japanese ambiance. The menu showcases the epitome of Japanese culinary mastery, seamlessly blending innovation with centuries-old traditions. Dining at Kyoto Kitcho is a privileged journey through the realms of Japanese gastronomy, guided by star chefs in an exclusive setting designed for the most discerning connoisseurs.
Kunio Tokuoka, the third-generation custodian of Kyoto Kitcho, stands as a global ambassador for Japanese cuisine. Having been invited to prestigious international food culture summits, he has championed the promotion of Japanese culinary heritage worldwide. Tokuoka’s contributions extend to special lectures at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), guest professorships at Japan’s premier agricultural university, and crafting sumptuous banquets for world leaders at summit meetings.