Kayabuki no Sato Yakushi Onsen Hatago uses high-grade seasonal materials from local sources to produce a wide range of traditional Japanese dishes. The house speciality is irori-kaiseki cuisine, which guests can enjoy in the ancient ambience of a Kayabuki house.
In the Taisho and Edo periods, it was common for houses to have a central fireplace that would be used for heating and cooking purposes. These days, however, such fireplaces are becoming harder to find. Kayabuki no Sato Yakushi Onsen Hatago offers a menu based exclusively on such traditional cooking techniques, allowing visitors to experience irori dishes prepared in the style of days gone by.
Kayabuki no Sato Yakushi Onsen Hatago is set in the foothills of Gunma, and therefore experiences the seasons change throughout the year. The master chef works hard to ensure the dishes included on the menu utilize the very best seasonal ingredients in a manner that stays in perfect harmony with the calendar.
An irori is a traditional Japanese fireplace that is located in the centre of an abode. It is traditional for the family to gather around the hearth for warmth and dining, sitting in a straight-back style known as seiza. International visitors and the elderly sometimes have difficulty sitting in such a position, so we have rearranged the dining style to allow visitors to use chairs. This allows all our guests to enjoy irori-kaiseki dishes without discomfort.