The Higashiyama Chaya district is now the most attractive tourist destination in Kanazawa. Stylish cafes and restaurants have opened one after the other. Right in the middle of stylish Higashiyama Chaya is a Japanese restaurant from the old days that keeps the old Kanazawa traditions. “Jihei.” The old-style shops are where you find old-style customers, local residents born and raised in Higashiyama, customers who casually stop by night after night. On this particular long autumn evening, we had the “samma” (mackeral), “dojo” (loach) stew, tempura, and more, as we slowly regaled each other with stories of the old days.

Jihei
Telephone reservations: 076-252-6730
1-7-7 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken