A truly beautiful rural town in Tottori, Japan

Mitaki-en (みたき園) Restaurant

Chizu-Cho - rivers and mountains.


Mitaki-en is definitely one of the most beautiful restaurants in the world. It is situated in a forest and has its own waterfall.

Diners get their own thatched roof hut that overlooks babbling brooks, moss gardens and spectacular forests. Each hut is exquisitely old-style Japan, with exposed ceiling beams and tatami floors.

Mitaki-en serves vegetarian cuisine made from seasonal wild mountain plants that grow in the local mountains. It is an unforgettable culinary and cultural experience.

The staff are extremely friendly and the wonderful manager speaks pretty good English.

The restaurant is extremely picturesque (especially during the cherry blossom season and fall) and is a wonderful place to take a stroll around and take 1,000 photographs!

Open: April - November from 10:00-17:00



One of the restaurant-cabins

Mitaki-en photographs

A nice spot for a cup of tea

Mitaki-en photographs

Another restaurant-cabin

Mitaki-en photographs

A restaurant-cabin over the Ashizu River

Mitaki-en photographs

Inside one of the places to eat

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The menu (2016)

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Restaurant slippers

Mitaki-en photographs


Mitaki-en photographs

Delicious tempura

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Tea time with dango (rice-with-sweet-soy-sauce cakes)

Mitaki-en photographs

Chizu-Cho - rivers and mountains.

How to get to Mitaki-en

Please come and visit to see just
how beautiful Mitaki-en is
(and how delicious the food is):

〒689-1412 鳥取県八頭郡智頭町芦津707
707 Ashizu, Chizu-chō, Yazu-gun, Tottori-ken 689-1412
Telephone: 0858-75-3665

Website:   Click here

Getting there: 25 minutes by car from Chizu station, 20 minutes by bus from Chizu station (and then 10 minutes on foot).

Parking: Space for 6 large buses and 30 cars.

Chizu-Cho - rivers and mountains.

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Chizu-Cho - rivers and mountains.

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