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by Nancy Cadet

Review: Location: in the Unesco world heritage shrine area, close to the Rinno-ji temple, and across the street from the Hotel Seikoen. From Nikko train station, walk uphill on the town's Main Street, past the Shinkyo sacred bridge. You can continue walking on the Main Street till you reach steps to the temple area entrance, or take the UNESCO World Heritage pathway on the right of the sidewalk . The restaurant is located in a lovely garden up a steep path from the hotel and parking areas. A curtain (noren) with three peaked crown hangs over the door. Food and ambiance: The restaurant is in a tranquil, tasteful setting, a dining room overlooking a moss and bansai garden; it has thoughtful service by women dressed in kimonos. There are two lunch set meals , multi course options for vegans: approx 44,000 yen and approx 62,000 yen,(more expensive at dinner); all dishes are listed on the English menu. The Kaiseki style is seasonal , with small plates, a balance of tastes, subtle presentation; the set menu, includes tofu in many forms , sesame tofu, pickled veggies, miso soup, chestnut rice, dessert , tea. The food was incredible, surprising, visually pleasing and better than any of the excellent vegan meals I've had in my trip to Japan. Updated from previous review on Tuesday October 15, 2013 Updated from previous review on Tuesday October 15, 2013

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