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  • Eat & Drink
  • Nikko Area

Gyoushintei Buddhist cuisine

  • Food & Drink

Nikko's only restaurant specializing in Buddhist vegetarian cuisine

Named after Nikko’s former Gyoushintei Monastery, this restaurant is the gateway to Nikko city’s over 1,200 years historical specialization in Buddhist cuisine. Its uniquely-flavored traditional Gozen-ryori is prepared in the Shinjo Shinryu style, which only uses vegetables, grains, and soybean-based products like yuba and tofu, making it completely vegetarian. And since they always use what’s in season, the ingredients change from month to month, providing a rare opportunity to enjoy seasonal, traditional vegetarian cuisine.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko City, Sannai 2339
Website https://www.meiji-yakata.com/en/gyoshin/
Business Hours 11:00 – 21:00
winter 11:30 – 21:00
Days Closed for Business Saturday
DIRECTIONS JR Tōbu-Nikkō Station
→ (About a 10-min bus ride) →
Seikoen bus stop → 1-min walk

Nikko Area

The Nikko area, in the northwestern part of the prefecture, is particularly mountainous. In the midst of the rich nature, including the 2,486-meter-high volcano Mt. Nantai, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls, there are numerous shrines and temples that are registered as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. From Kinugawa Onsen to Kawaji Onsen, hot springs can also be found throughout the area. There are a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy as well, such as stand-up paddleboarding in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.