As we had a train to catch shortly after lunch, we did the unthinkable of dragging our suitcases cross the classy Hamamikoji-dori (花見小路通), a popular sightseeing street near Gion known for the common sight of geisha strolling past. There are actually two Maruyama restaurants, both owned by Chef Yoshio Maruyama and both awarded 2 Michelin stars, and the one we went was the honten, or the original branch, located just a couple blocks off Hamamikoji-dori inside an old traditional Japanese house.
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When? June 22 2015
Where? Gion Maruyama, Gion-machi-minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Menu Highlights? Hamo-yoshino-uchi - soup of pike conger eel, and Sawara-yuanyaki - grilled Spanish mackerel
Drinks? Maruyama Junmai Daiginjo (a house brand served in a bamboo canister)