Lunch in Private Luxury at a Historic Lakeside Mansion

Experience cutting Kaiseki cuisine in a national park

Located by the shores of Lake Kawaguchi in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is a stately wooden mansion dating back to the Edo era of Japanese history (1603-1868). Step through the tile-roofed gate, decorated with a charming wooden transom. Slip back into time as you enter the foyer, where you will be seated at a table in a tatami-mat room overlooking Lake Kawaguchi, with splendid snow-capped Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage Site, visible in the distance.

Observe the menu, elegantly handwritten in cursive Japanese, of the mouthwatering meal prepared for you by a master Japanese chef. This Kaiseki course of seven to nine dishes is the ultimate in Japanese cuisine. As one plate after another appears before your eyes, take the time to appreciate each dish, the beautiful and unique manner of plating, and listen to the master chef describe the methods used to handcraft each delectable morsel. He may even share with you some secrets of the knife, so vital in preparing Japanese cuisine. You will learn how cutting techniques bring out the original flavor of each ingredient. Take these precious lessons home with you and impress your family and friends with your newly acquired Japanese culinary skills.

After your repast of exquisite cuisine made with premium, local ingredients, you will be treated to a traditional matcha green tea ceremony. Gourmet enthusiasts visiting the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park will not want to pass up the once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience authentic Kaiseki cuisine here.

This private tour offered by Fuji Hokuroku Universal Adventure Tourism Cooperative is suited to singles, couples, and friends.

Access: From Shinjuku Station, take JR express train to Otsuki Station, about 1 hour, and change the trains for Kawaguchiko Station, about another 1 hour (Also there is a direct connection available). After alighting from the train, walk for about 10 minutes.

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