“Food” Tour in the Five Holy Lands of Kinki
Sharing the culture and attractiveness of the Kinki Region
Special Restaurant Project
We have been promoting ”Food” Tour in the Five Holy Lands of Kinki since 1st July 2017.
The chef has been personally pursuing and arranging ingredients and specialty food products related to each of the five holy lands mentioned in “Kinki’sGobosei” theory as a search for the stars. Please enjoy the journey of the circle of Gobosei through the food of each month throughout the year.
What is the Five Holy Lands of Kinki?
They are five holy lands of gods - Ise Jingu, Kumano Hongu Taisha, Izanagi Jingu, Moto-Ise and Mt. Ibuki - scattered around the Kinki region. Drawing clear
lines connecting each of the five spots forms a star with Nara Heijo-kyo in the center and this concept is called Gobosei theory.
The five holy lands KAISEKI “KUMANO”
“Kumano Hongu Taisha”, the fourth holy land of the “Food” Tour in the Five Holy Lands of Kinki, is the central shrine of “Kumano Sanzan” which has been registered as a World Heritage Site in 2004.
Making the most of nature, we offer ingredients from Kumano and the surrounding area, such as KISHU UME-MA-DAI red snapper raised with extract of pickled NANKOU-UME plum and KINZANJI-MISO which has been loved since the Kamakura era (1185-1333 A.D.), in the KAISEKI course of October with autumn senses the five holy lands.
Sweet-braised AYU sweetfish with roe
Exclusive KISHU UME-MA-DAI red snapper and yellow jack from WAKAYAMA
Clear soup with pike conger eel, MATSUTAKE mushroom,
green vegetable and YUZU lemon
Lotus root cake with light starched soy sauce
Broiled Spanish mackerel wrapped in a thin sheet of cedar
and sweet-braised chestnuts
Mixed scallops and walnuts, SAIMAKI-EBI prawn, MAITAKE mushroom,
sweet potato, AMANAGA TOHGARASHI pepper
Steamed OMI-MAI rice “MIZUKAGAMI” from SHIGA and KINZAINJI MISO
Red MISO soup with sea lettuce and pickles
Sorbet of KAKI persimmon from KUDOYAMA - WAKAYAMA
per person 8,000 yen
* The above fees include service charges and taxes.
Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes, a World Heritage Site
The Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range were registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2004. Included are the several ancient pathways that together are known as Kumano Kodo, linking Ise, Kumano Sanzan and many other sites.