Dining at Yokohama's Rinka-en

A classic 600-year-old house, near Sankei-en Gardens

By Larry Knipfing    - 1 min read

Rinka-en, situated just outside the famous, lovely Sankei-en Gardens in Yokohama's Honmoku district is lovely in its own right. Housed in a 600-year-old home that was moved to its present location from the Izu Peninsula in 1930, the traditional setting creates a very enjoyable atmosphere. The kaiseki dishes are brought out one-by-one, and are as nice to look at as they are to eat. Prices start at around 4000 yen for lunch, and 10,000 yen for dinner. Reservations are a must, and a private room will cost 5,000-10,000 extra.

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30+ years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! (Visit my online gallery) My other love is fiction writing and I have published quite a few books that take place in Japan. Fun stuff! You can find them at my Amazon Author's Page. In addition to my writing, I have mainly been working in the field of corporate training, and at the same time have done a lot of photography. *Kamakura, and now Yokohama (both in Kanagawa Prefecture) have been my home for almost twenty years and are perfect places for me: Hilly, situated on the water, and with amazing histories. The rest of Kanagawa is equally amazing and includes the great Hakone onsen and spa area.  *Tochigi Prefecture, with World Heritage site Nikko, is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and not far from Tokyo.  *Fukui Prefecture, located in central Japan on the coast of the Japan Sea, is brimming with classic Japanese culture and great natural beauty everywhere you look. I really look forward to sharing ALL of Japan's beauty and magic with all of you. Website: www.larryknipfing.com Contact me: larry.knipfing@japantravel.com