Last additions - Shoeikan 松栄館
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Seat back.Nov 27, 2018
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Small statue of Admiral Heihachiro Togo in a private dining room.Nov 27, 2018
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Private dining room at Shoeikan.Nov 27, 2018
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Private dining room.Nov 27, 2018
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Stairway.Nov 27, 2018
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Private dining room named "Takasago."Nov 27, 2018
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Garden view from a private dining room.Nov 27, 2018
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Private dining room.Nov 27, 2018
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The private dining rooms are quite ornate with carved transoms like this one of Mt. Fuji.Nov 27, 2018
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Calligraphy by legendary Admiral Heihachiro Togo.Nov 27, 2018
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The 2nd floor's private dining rooms are adorned with calligraphy by legendary Admiral Heihachiro Togo.Nov 27, 2018
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Private dining room.Nov 27, 2018
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Private dining room.Nov 27, 2018
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We could also go upstairs and tour the private dining rooms.Nov 27, 2018
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For the restaurant menu and recipes, the restaurant chefs use an old navy recipe book that was used by navy galley staff in the Imperial Japanese Navy. It has about 200 recipes for Western dishes and confections.Nov 27, 2018
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The restaurant's menu is quite cheap, prices ranging from ¥900 for Navy curry rice to ¥4,500 for a full course.Nov 27, 2018
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We had a special sample of the curry rice, cabbage roll, stewed hamburger, and potatoes and meat (niku-jaga). Curry rice is famous as a navy dish in Japan.Shoeikan restaurant, Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture.Nov 27, 2018
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The 1st floor is the main dining room. It even has a Noh stage.Nov 27, 2018
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Shoeikan corridor to the restaurant.Nov 27, 2018
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Entrance hall stained glass.Nov 27, 2018
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Shoeikan entrance hall.Nov 27, 2018
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The ryokan's annex building was left unused and decrepit for many years and was on the verge of being torn down until a citizens group got together to clean, renovate, and preserve the building. They finally decided to make it a Western-style restaurant serving navy cuisine. It just opened on Oct. 11, 2018. Glad that they preserved the building.Nov 27, 2018
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Shoeikan was originally the annex (別館) of the Shoeikan ryokan inn opened in 1904 (Meiji 37). The inn was built for navy VIPs like Admiral Heihachiro Togo who led the Japanese navy during the Russo-Japanese War.Hours
Lunch: 11:30–14:30 Dinner: 17:30–21:30

About 1 km from JR Higashi Maizuru Station. Parking available.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/sQd8ZdekJqA2
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