Fodor's Expert Review Meiji-no-Yakata

$$$ Tosho-gu European

Not far from the east entrance to Rinno-ji temple, Meiji-no-Yakata is an elegant 19th-century Western-style stone house, originally built as a summer retreat for an American diplomat. The food, too, is Western-style: specialties of the house include fresh rainbow trout from Lake Chuzenji, roast lamb with pepper sauce, and melt-in-your-mouth filet mignon made from local Tochigi beef. High ceilings, hardwood floors, and an air of informality make this a very pleasant place to dine.

European Historical Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

2339–1 Sannai
Nikko, Tochigi-ken  321-1431, Japan


Known For:
  • Classic high-end Japanese-Western cuisine
  • Excellent desserts
  • Lovely outdoor seating
  • Classic high-end Japanese–Western cuisine

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