Hina-no-ryotei Jigozen

Treat yourself to a real taste of Japan at this beautiful sprawling kaiseki restaurant of traditional Japanese design on the waterfront near the ferry to Miyajima.

Hina-ryotei-jigozen, or simply “Jigozen” as it known to those in the area, is one of the best places in the area to enjoy amazing seasonal Japanese cuisine in beautiful surroundings, at prices you would be hard pushed to find in places like Tokyo or Kyoto.

For a deep dive into what you can expect from a night at Jigozen, take a look at Matt Jungblut’s article here. Our Michelin correspondent is not easily impressed, but he was quite bowled over by the food, ambience and service at Jigozen.

Jigozen specializes in traditional multi-course kaiseki meals. The prices of the various options differ in price mostly according to the quality of produced used.

Lunch course meals

Kaiseki dinner course meals

One of the delights of dining at Jigozen is the surroundings. There are several beautifully simple Japanese style rooms, with both horigotatsu tatami mat and western-style seating available as well as some rooms perfect for large gatherings.

The food is, is of course, impeccable and the service is always attentively warm and welcoming.

Although reservations are preferred, Jigozen is surprisingly open to walk-ins on weekdays (they can get rather busy at weekends). They are also very open to preparing vegetarian and vegan course though one or two days notice is required.


Hina-no-ryotei Jigozen [鄙の料亭 地御前]
Address: 5-19-14 Jigozen, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima
Address in Japanese: 738-0042 広島県廿日市市地御前5-19-14
(less than one kilometer from Jigozen Hiroden station on the Miyajima line)
Tel: 0829-36-4832
URL: http://www.v-style.co.jp/shop/ryotei/jigozen_en/ [en]

Access to Jigozen

  • 800m along Route 2 from Jigozen Hiroden streetcar top
  • 2100m from Miyauchi-kushido JR station
  • 8min by taxi from Miyajima-guchi Ferry Port (approx ¥1000)

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.