Restaurants

大切な日を、より大切に。
を味わうレストラン。

人生の大切な節目を迎える日、
ここで過ごしたい、ここで過ごせて良かったと、
思っていただける場所であること。

一度の食事を、一生を豊かに満たしていくような
体験へと深めていくこと。

VMG HOTELS & UNIQUE VENUES は、
歴史的・文化的な価値をもつ建物を活かし、
その場所でしかできない
おもてなしを目指してきました。

地域で育まれた食材をもとに、
シェフたちの手によってひとつの物語を紡ぎだし、
その場所で過ごす意味を
より感じていただけるような
食事をつくり上げてきました。

テーブルにつく前から、
想い出をいつかふりかえる日まで。

大切なをより大切に、
そして何度でも味わっていただけるように、
私たちはこれからも、
一食の体験にすべてを注いでいきます。

Making your special occasion unforgettable.
Savor your precious moment in our restaurants.

On the day when you embark on a new stage in your life,
our restaurant will be the perfect place for you to celebrate your special occasion and leave feeling truly satisfied.

Our mission is to enhance even a single dining experience into the finest feast,
which will linger in your mind for a lifetime.

VMG HOTELS & UNIQUE VENUES strives to entertain our guests with regional specialties and unique service
within our buildings of historical, cultural value.

Using locally-grown ingredients, our chefs work tirelessly to refine each individual dish
to perfect a narrative manifested in a full-course experience, uniquely suited to that particular area.

Imagining from the moment you sit at the table to a day in which you will reflect back on that occasion,
we work on each event, knowing it will become a memory to be treasured.

To ensure your special moment is unforgettable, we remain devoted to meticulously crafting our cuisine,
in the hope that you, our guest, will come and relish our dishes time and time again.

Restaurants Features

Feast on local specialties at unique historically and culturally valuable unique venues.

VMG HOTELS & UNIQUE VENUES restaurants offer the best quality cuisine using regional specialities with the concept of locally sourced food. Our guests can experience the finest feast which breaks the boundaries of traditional cuisine while in historically and culturally unique places.

Features

  • Our guests can feast on special cuisine made using local produce and regional specialties.
  • Each VMG restaurant offers an innovative full-course meal inspired by French cuisine to create the finest culinary experience for each guest.
  • A special dining experience with a loved one will become a memory to be tresured.
  • VMG concierges diligently wait on our guests for their once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Information

LE UN

Restaurant specializing in locally-sourced ingredients

LE UN means "the one" in French. We decided on this name in the hopes that the time our guests spend with us is the best and irreplaceable. At LE UN, our goal is to serve the most delicious local ingredients available, crafted into delightful dishes that tell the story of the region and the building with a "local production for local consumption" ethos. We refuse to be bound by traditional notions of French or Japanese cooking, instead letting the distinctive character of each cuisine speak through our innovative and unique offerings.

* Japanese site only.

Hyogo | Suma

LE UN KOBE GEIHINKAN Former Guest House

The Kobe Geihinkan LE UN is the original location and flagship restaurant of VMG Hotels and Unique Venues. On vast site of nearly 10,000 square meters, it has everything from a glorious Taisho Secession-style building (designated by the prefecture as an Important Cultural Property) to an expansive Japanese garden featuring a teahouse. The former residence of Ruizo Nishio was a favorite of the nobles, merchants, intellectuals of the day. Le Un offers sophisticated, innovative fusion fare that combines Japanese and Western elements. Treat yourself to premium Japanese-style hospitality in this unforgettable setting.

Lunch
11:30–15:30 (L.O. 14:00)
Dinner
17:30–22:00 (L.O.21:00)

Kyoto | Kiyamachi

LE UN FUNATSURU KYOTO KAMOGAWA RESORT

Funatsuru is a traditional Japanese inn and restaurant that opened its doors in 1870 and has been perfecting its craft for over 150 years. It is housed in a 1922 building that has been nationally designated as a tangible cultural property. Though it exudes the energy of the modern world and its design has been refreshed over the years, it still retains an indefinable air of days gone by. Summer brings kawayuka riverside dining (June through September), a hallmark of the season in Kyoto. Dishes feature local Kyoto ingredients--including the area’s famed kyoyasai vegetables--and guests can enjoy them while watching the Kamogawa river flow by against the silhouette of Mt. Higashiyama. The experience is a delight in every season.

Lunch
11:30–15:30 (L.O. 14:00)
Dinner
17:30–22:00 (L.O. 21:00)

Kyoto | Higashiyama

LE UN AKAGANE RESORT KYOTO HIGASHIYAMA 1925

This restaurant is located in the renovated former residence of a longstanding copperworking manufacturer that was originally built in 1925. Dining is available in the main building, afternoon tea in the detached wing, and Japanese tea in the old storehouse, now used as a salon. Copper is used throughout, including in the roof and rain gutters, with the passage of time evident in the lovely greening of the metal. Enjoy cuisine driven by locally-sourced ingredients in this charming, tucked-away location so secluded you’ll hardly believe you’re in the heart of a major tourist area.

Lunch
11:30–15:30 (L.O. 14:00)
Dinner
17:30–22:00 (L.O. 21:00)

Chiba | Sawara

LE UN NIPPONIA Sawara Merchant Town Hotel

Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Chiba Prefecture is blessed with vast, fertile tracts of farmland that make it the third-largest agricultural producer in Japan and sixth in terms of its ocean catch. The GEISHO compound that houses the LE UN NIPPONIA Sawara Merchant Town Hotel was once the Nakamuraya Shoten merchant shop, designated a cultural property by Chiba Prefecture. The restaurant’s concept, Terroir et Nature, means “local and natural” in French, and the restaurant offers innovative cuisine designed to showcase the best that the area’s fresh local ingredients have to offer. Enjoy a leisurely meal highlighted by the seasonal flavors of Northern Chiba’s brand-name fare.

Lunch
11:30–15:00 (L.O. 14:00)
Dinner
17:30–22:00 (L.O. 20:00)

Hyogo | Toyooka

LE UN Auberge Toyooka 1925

LE UN Auberge Toyooka is located just a five-minute walk from Toyooka Station in an area close to Kinosaki. The area is known across Japan for its bountiful Japan Sea catch and its cornucopia of name-brand specialty products, from Tajima wagyu beef to Kasumi crab and Konotori rice. The restaurant serves nouvelle cuisine featuring fresh twists on traditional dishes and the finest ingredients born of this rich and fertile landscape. It is an auberge-style restaurant offering accommodations for guest enjoyment as well. The retro 1930’s building also adds an unforgettable air of midcentury nostalgia and is nationally designated as a tangible cultural property.

Lunch
11:30–15:00 (L.O. 14:00)
Cafe
13:30–16:00 (L.O. 15:30)
Dinner
17:30–22:00 (L.O. 20:00)

Hyogo | Asago

LE UN EN Takeda Castle Town Hotel

Built the refurbished fermentation cellar of a longstanding sake brewer nearly four centuries old, this is a space overflowing with history. Thick beams, countless pillars, browned earthen walls, Tamba-style dirt floors all hint at the backbreaking effort to protect the koji malts that are the heart and soul of sake-brewing from wind and snow and cultivate them. The dishes here are made from vegetables grown by local farmers committed to organic methods free of agricultural chemicals as well as other premium ingredients carefully selected from the Tajima, Tamba, and Tango areas. Delight in these fresh expressions of premium local specialty products sourced with a commitment to local production for local consumption.

Lunch
11:30–15:00 (L.O. 14:00)
Dinner
17:30–22:00 (L.O. 22:00)

Hyogo | Tamba-Sasayama

LE UN NIPPONIA Sasayama Castle Town Hotel

Tamba-Sasayama is renowned across Japan for its many specialty products, which it has grown since ancient times. Tamba black soybeans are among the most famous, as are Tamba matsutake mushrooms--which are widely celebrated for their aromatic quality and springy texture. There are also the wild boar that live off the rich bounty of the Tamba-Sasayama forests and Tajima wagyu, a brand-name beef known for its exquisite texture. Located in the castle town of Sasayama, this restaurant offers innovative cuisine driven by premium brand-name ingredients from Tamba, Tajima, and Hyogo and powered by the rich vitality of nature.

Lunch
11:30–15:00 (L.O. 14:00)
Dinner
17:30–22:00 (L.O. 22:00)

Hyogo | Tamba-Sasayama

LE UN NIPPONIA Fukusumi Post Town Hotel

The LE UN NIPPONIA Fukusumi Post Town Hotel is in a rural mountain area away from the heart of Sasayama. It is surrounded by a vast, unspoiled pastoral landscape perfect for unwinding and relaxing. The course menu showcases the unadulterated flavors of delicious brand-name ingredients from the Tamba-Sasayama area, allowing you to indulge in the wonders that each Tamba season has to offer. Designed with an open kitchen that speaks to the freshness of the dishes served here with glimpses of the restaurant’s skilled chefs at work.

Dinner
17:30–22:00 (L.O. 22:00)

Nara | Naramachi

LE UN NIPPONIA HOTEL NARA NARAMACHI

This restaurant is all about Japanese sake, in line with the “sake hotel” concept of LE UN NIPPONIA HOTEL Nara Naramachi. Located in Naramachi, close to the central district of Nara, the building was once the sake storehouse and residence of Toyosawa Shuzo. What was once an earthen floor area has now been renovated into a counter-style restaurant that serves fresh-pressed sake direct from the Toyosawa Shuzo brewery as well as limited bottlings available nowhere else. Take the time to savor these delicious offerings along with delectable cuisine for new flavor pairing experiences.

Lunch
11:30–15:00 (L.O. 14:00)
Dinner
17:30–22:00 (L.O. 20:00)

Hiroshima | Takehara

LE UN NIPPONIA HOTEL Takehara Saltworks Town

The town of Takehara was the home of a bustling salt industry in the Meiji era and is now a preservation district for traditional architecture that retains its beautiful period look--to the point that visiting here feels like stepping back in time into another world. The area also had a prosperous sake-brewing industry. The hotel and restaurant here echo this history with a “sake hotel” theme, with delightful cuisine that showcases sake, salt, and other abundant flavors of the region, including Seto Inland Sea seafood and citrus.

Lunch
11:30–15:00 (L.O. 14:00)
Cafe
13:30–16:00 (L.O. 15:30)
Dinner
17:30–22:00 (L.O. 20:00)

The Grand Ginza

Ginza restaurant complex

Welcome to ground zero for premium Japanese cuisine, located on the top floor of the GINZA SIX building, a new landmark structure in Tokyo’s famed high-end district. This food-driven complex features a restaurant, lounge, tearoom, multipurpose hall, banquet halls, and more--offering guests a wide variety of experiences to enjoy. Ginza is already a bustling center of food and Japanese culture, and here you can find gustatory pleasures that transcend even the five senses.

* Japanese site only.

-KIWAMI-

Welcome the chef’s personal table

This counter-style restaurant seats just eleven or twelve, with the chef creating premium dishes tailored to each customer’s preference. Unbound by the traditional limitations of French and Japanese cooking, the chef offers creative culinary expressions designed to delight the senses with amazement and wonder.

* Japanese site only.

By Reservation Only

Seasonal restaurant

The restaurant is not regularly open, but it is still worth visiting for its unique architecture and location. It is used as an event-driven restaurant when there are seasonal happenings in the area as a way to offer one-of-a-kind experiences to its guests. Make lasting memories by dining at this special venue that is not normally open to the public.

* For more information, please inquire via the page of the restaurant.

* Japanese site only.

Osaka | Osaka Castle

Osaka Gehinkan

Dignitaries from the Asia-Pacific nations visited this state guesthouse when the APEC ‘95 international conference was held in Osaka that November. The Osaka Geihinkan was constructed in the modern age to welcome special guests to the city. Modeled after Nijo-jo Castle in Kyoto (a World Heritage site), it features clean, traditional Japanese architecture for a space that reflects the country’s finest sensibilities through and through. It was even the site of the government banquet held during the G20 Osaka Summit 2019. A vast open area adjacent to the building is home to some three hundred Yoshino cherry trees. Every season offers unique delights here, from the spring azaleas and vibrant fall leaves to the kantsubaki camellias in winter.

Open
11:30–21:00

Hyogo | Kitano

KOBE KITANO IJINKAN Former Rein House

Kobe is a gorgeous city surrounded by mountains and the sea, but its Kitano district has its own special charm. Its beauty once attracted a European settler who built Reintei in the hopes of capturing the spirit of home. The restaurant serves solidly traditional French dishes unswayed by modern trends, driven by a local production for local consumption ethos. Chefs carefully select the finest ingredients by hand and showcase them in painstakingly prepared dishes. The white-walled European architecture is a favorite of important guests to the city, and the cuisine here is elevated to the same high standard.

Lunch
11:30–15:30 (L.O. 14:00)
Dinner
17:30–22:00 (L.O. 21:00)

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