Welcome to the website of "Gion Akishino"


We are a Japanese restaurant that serves Kaiseki (banquet) cuisine, and we have been in operation for 28 years since opening in the Gion District of Kyoto at Hanamikoji Dori Tominaga Cho Higashi-iru in the autumn of 1991.

The Managing Director, who in her youth studied the art of fabric dyeing, encountered the statue of Gigeiten, the Goddess of the Arts during her pilgrimage of Buddhist temples and Shinto Shrines at Akishino Temple in Nara. The restaurant is named after this temple. We continue to pursue deliciousness that echos through the five senses and await your arrival here in Gion.

Gion Akishino

Managing Director Yoshie Sakane

About Gion Akishino

Gion Akishino is a Japanese restaurant that has been running for 28 years in the ancient city of Kyoto. The food we serve is known as "Kyo-cuisine" because it was fostered in the city of Kyoto.

Our philosophy is Kyo-cuisine for the five senses— taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound.


We select our ingredients ahead of the changing seasons, prepare them skillfully in the kitchen, and serve them on elegant tableware.

We are continually striving to create an authentic Kyoto experience for our customers.


Gion Akishino

Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku, Gionmachi Kitagawa 279-11

(Hanamikoji Dori Tominagacho Higashi-iru)

■ Business hours: 18:00 - 23:00 (last order 21:30)

■ Days closed: Sundays, national holidays

Five minutes on foot from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station Ten minutes on foot from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station Eight minutes on foot from Keihan Sanjo Station