June 20, 2022
Destination Restaurants 2022
Founded more than 90 years ago in Yamagata as an inn for pilgrims coming to worship at the Three Mountains of Dewa, this inn is a rarity even in Japan for its focus on sansai, or wild mountain plants. Based on the previous owner’s belief that “local foods cooked by locals are the most delicious,” it uses local ingredients, particularly those harvested in the wild around the town of Nishikawa and Mount Gassan.
58 Mazawa, Nishikawamachi, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata