Treat yourself to a real taste of Japan at this beautiful, sprawling kaiseki restaurant of traditional Japanese design on the waterfront a short taxi ride from the ferry to the island of Miyajima.
Hina-ryotei-jigozen, or simply “Jigozen” as it known to those in the area, is one of the best places in the area to enjoy amazing seasonal Japanese cuisine made with the best local ingredients in beautiful surroundings; all at prices hard to find in places like Tokyo or Kyoto.
Jigozen specializes in traditional multi-course kaiseki meals. The prices of the various options differ in price mostly according to the quality of produced used.
Prices at time of writing are as follows
- Komachi ¥3,780
- Okina ¥4,860
- Tokiwa ¥5,940
Kaiseki dinner course meals
- Seto ¥6,480 (8 courses)
- Itsukushima ¥8,640 (8 courses)
- Misen ¥10,800 (9 courses)
Chef’s Omakase dinner course meals
- Hana ¥8,640 (8 courses)
- Tsuki ¥10,800 (8 courses)
- Hina ¥12,960 (9 courses)
One of the delights of dining at Jigozen is the surroundings. There are several beautifully simple Japanese style rooms. They have horigotatsu tatami mat seating which have a sunken floor so you can sit at a low, Japanese style table and still dangle your legs - traditional style without the leg cramps! Western-style seating is also available and they have some rooms perfect for large groups.
The food is, is of course, impeccable and the service is always attentively warm and welcoming.
To enjoy the full experience, you should aim to go for lunch or for an early dinner before the sun sets so that you can cast your eyes out over the oyster rafts floating on the Inland Sea while you enjoy your meal.
Although reservations are preferred, Jigozen is surprisingly open to walk-ins on weekdays (they can get rather busy at weekends). They are also very open to preparing vegetarian and vegan courses, though one or two days’ notice is required.
If you would like help with making a reservation at Hina-ryotei-jigozen in English, please contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (no commission charged).
Address: 5-19-14 Jigozen, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima
Phone: +81-829-36-4832 (staff may only be able to speak Japanese, contact email@example.com for commission-free English assistance)
Access to Jigozen:
800m along Route 2 from Jigozen Hiroden streetcar top
1100m from Miyauchi-kushido JR station
8min by taxi from Miyajima-guchi Ferry Port (approx ¥1000)
Information about transport passes:
Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass
JR-WEST RAIL PASS
*Information is correct as of January 2019.