We had tried to ask our hotel to help us with the reservations, but they were unable to, due to some reservations policy. Nonetheless, we decided to try our luck walking in. Turned out that we were the very first customers at 12 noon when we arrived.
There were 3 lunch menu, and the difference between the ¥8,000 and ¥6,000 menu was an additional main dish of grilled wagyu beef. We didn’t get to see what was in the ¥15,000 menu, but anyway we opted for the ¥6,000 one, knowing that we would be eating lots during the trip 😅
Despite the rather traditional setting, we felt very welcomed by the friendly and warm service. The staff also left the English menu at our table so that we know what we would be eating.
割烹 Kappo, similar to 懐石 Kaiseki but in a less formal manner, means “to cut and cook”. The cuisine uses seasonal ingredients, and we could watch the chefs in action from the counter seats. It was interesting that the “place mat” was actually a paper map of the area in the olden times.
Overall, the meal was pleasing to both the eyes and tummy 🙂 (click on the pictures above for bigger images)