Kamigamo Akiyama, Kitayama’s Hidden Treasure

For November, Savory Japan returns yet again to Kyoto with an article about Kamigamo Akiyama, a one-star Michelin restaurant. Dining there is more than simply enjoying a meal, it is an experience: part theater, part education, part tea ceremony.

Located on the edge of the Kitayama mountains just east of Kamigamo Shrine, the rustic restaurant isĀ  worth a special trip. Just make sure you make a reservation at least a month in advance.

Naohiro Akiyama, the young chef/owner spent many years at Kitcho, one of the most venerated kaiseki establishments in Japan. But his approach is fresh, exciting and delicious, making it a place we’ll return to again and again.