For over 130 years, Endo has been welcoming guests to its restaurants on the historical and atmospheric streets of Gion, Kyoto.
Originally founded as an ochaya teahouse where geisha would perform, we have honored that heritage and status while also continuing to innovate. Endo has embraced new styles and is always striving for new levels of culinary excellence.
Just beyond the precincts of Kennin-ji, one of Japan’s oldest Zen temples, our main restaurant lies hidden away on tranquil Yasaka-dori in the backstreets of Gion, overlooked auspiciously by Gojunoto Five-Storied Pagoda.
At all our secluded locations across Higashiyama, whether in Gion, Yasaka or Okazaki, we infuse long-held tradition with modern sensibilities, while maintaining an unbroken lineage of ochaya hospitality, to constantly offer new and original dining options that reflect the discernment and talent of our highly-trained chefs.