At the counter, crafted from a single plank of Japanese zelkova, the chef creates exquisite dishes before your eyes

A moment of anticipation, followed by a truly blissful experience

With room for just 12 diners, kappo-style restaurant Izumi shows off the beauty of Kyoto machiya architecture. Take your seat at the counter, looking out at the pine tree garden, and let our chef entertain you. As you savour each beautifully presented dish, reflecting the bounty of the season, allow yourself to relax, unwind, and experience true bliss.

Attention to detail

Every detail of the restaurant’s design, from the simple wood, clay and paper used in the décor to the counter made from a single plank of Japanese zelkova, has been carefully thought out. Contemporary touches such as chairs by Danish designer Kaare Klint and artworks by Shiro Tsujimura blend perfectly into this Japanese space to create a uniquely relaxing atmosphere.

Japanese cuisine – a taste of the seasons

Kyoto is a city close to nature and enjoys the blessing of both land and sea, with a wealth of outstanding fresh produce and seafood. Izumi’s Chef Shohei Masaki spares no effort in creating exquisite seasonal cuisine, using the finest local ingredients available on the day.


Shohei Masaki

Shohei Masaki was born in Saga Prefecture and trained for nine years at the ryotei Kyoto Kiccho in Arashiyama. After a time as head chef at a kappo restaurant in Gion, and a period at Hiramatsu’s Kodaiji Jugyuan, he was appointed head chef at Izumi. He honours the fundamentals of Japanese cuisine, bringing out the best in fresh seasonal ingredients.

A memorable dining experience, with a cuisine and ambiance you will find only in Kyoto

* Izumi is also open to non-hotel guests
* Children aged 12 years old and older are welcome to dine in the restaurant

Opening Hours

Breakfast: 7.00 to 9:30am (last orders)
Dinner: 5.30 to 7.00pm (last orders)




The open-plan dining room seats 28 and looks out onto the bamboo garden and kura storehouse.

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