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Let’s join us on January 21st for our Mochi making Party♪
MOCHI-TSUKI or pounding rice to make mochi (rice cakes), is a Japanese New Year’s tradition event. Get experience to pound mochi with a wooden millet in a mortar! You will even get to eat some of mochi in a sweet or savory dish.
Everybody is invited for free!
You’ll be able to join the following activities and workshop too.

1) Japanese Calligraphy (Free of charge)
2) Others (For a fee / from 500 yen)
Dress in Kimono, Uchikake (Colorful Kimono) and Samurai.
Workshop for Japanese-specific posture,acting and carriage.
Flute music mini live
Used Kimono sale
*We ask for your cooperation “Like” us on Facebook page and Instagram at the reception.


Jan 21st, 2018 (Sun) 12:00 – 16:00
**13:00~ 1st Pounding mochi time
14:00~ 2nd Pounding mochi time

***We have a dining space called Cafe & Dining BOTAN inside the building.
The lunch infomation is as follows:
Open 11:00 – 15:00 (L.O 14:30)
(A) Lunch set (1500yen/person including tax)
(B) Pasta set / Seafood curry set (1200yen/person including tax)
(C) SUKIYAKI course (2700yen/person including tax) *reservation-only.

If you’d like to enjoy it during the event, please let us know!

[Brief Introduction of KITAYA]
KITAYA Ryokan is a 100-year-old Japanese style building that has been registered as a cultural property of Japan located in Yokohama.
The origin of the building is a State Guest House that welcomed many foreigners back in the old days in Shinagawa, Tokyo. The building was then relocated to where it’s currently located in 1930 as a Japanese style inn and restaurant “Kanazawa-en” which had been loved by many people including renowned poets and writers such as Akiko Yosano and Kyoshi Takahama until they closed its door in February 2016.

The building is now reborn as a Japnaese style accommodation (a.k.a. Ryokan) which welcomes anyone who loves the beauty of Japan’s good old days.
Our hope is to make KITAYA a place where Japanese culture and other foreign cultures meet as well as the traditional experience of staying and dining in a Ryokan.


46 Shiba-machi, Kanazawa ward, Yokohama city, Kanagawa prefecture.
****5-8 min walk from “Uminokoen Shibaguchi” station on Seaside Line.
***** There’s no parking lot. Please use public transport to get here.

Phone: 045-789-0071 (8:00 – 21:00)

Booking Calendar

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