Ryotei Ukiyo

Ryotei Ukiyo

Ryotei Ukiyo, what is a Ryotei ?

A ryotei is a traditional form of high-class Japanese restaurant that, in various cities with a long history, represents the region’s food culture. However, it is not simply about expensive dining. Rather, being a ryotei means having a sophisticated facility that meets certain requirements and standards, such as traditional techniques and seasonal variations in cooking, tatami rooms that can accommodate proper Japanese-style parties, a stage that can host Noh, Kyogen as well as traditional dancing and a Japanese garden that shows the transitions of the seasons. Few ryotei now survive outside Kyoto and Tokyo, making them highly precious. Ryotei Ukiyo in Joetsu is listed as a Japanese national treasure!

FOOD

A ryotei is famous for its food so you can expect to experience some of the best seasonal Japanese food. This is a great place for lunch or even dinner. Lunch usually requires no reservation but if you intend to visit for a dinner you should make sure to book.

UKIYO dinner
UKIYO dinner service

Ryotei Ukiyo is with in walking distance from Takada train station. There is also a car park available should you intend to drive.

You can find train timetables here.

The English page for Ryotei Ukiyo can be found here.

Other places to visit
nojiriko fireworks

Nojiriko Fireworks

The fireworks at Lake Nojiriko are immensely impressive. The fireworks are all launched over the waters of the lake.

Sekiyama Fire Festival

Sekiyama Fire Festival

The Sekiyama shrine fire festival is a traditional festival held each year in mid July. It is a 2 day festival held over a weekend.

matsugamine cherry blossoms

Matsugamine Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossoms at Matsugamine provide an amazing photo opportunity. The trees line the road leading up to and past the country club.

kayak on lake nojiri

Lake Nojiri

Lake Nojiri is a part of the Myoko Togakushi Renzan National Park. Its a great place for water sports.

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