Explore Japan’s culinary traditions in Nikko, ranging from the vegetable-based Buddhist cuisine known as shojin ryori to the seasonal ingredients emphasized in lavish kaiseki meals. Every meal and cooking experience is an opportunity to savor Nikko’s cultural history while appreciating the bounty of the land.
A balanced breakfast
Start the day with a delicious breakfast at INKYO UWASAWA, a family-run restaurant with more than four hundred years of history. Specializing in pickles, the breakfast sets feature a healthy, balanced mix of flavors and textures to match the freshly cooked rice. Breakfast includes soup made with locally-produced miso and vegetables, and a side dish of Tamarizuke pickles. Vegetables are pickled in the soy sauce-like byproduct of miso manufacturing and these pickles are a specialty of Uwasawa. Rounding out breakfast is a warming cup of roasted green tea or matcha. Additional sides and beverages are available to order. After experiencing the Uwasawa family’s dedication to and passion for nutritious breakfast, you can buy pickles to take home.