Most viewed - Shoeikan 松栄館
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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.14 viewsHours
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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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.14 viewsShoeikan restaurant, Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture.
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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. 13 viewsThey 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.
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The 1st floor is the main dining room. It even has a Noh stage.13 views
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Private dining room at Shoeikan.13 views
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Shoeikan entrance hall.9 views
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Entrance hall stained glass.9 views
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Shoeikan corridor to the restaurant.9 views
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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.9 views
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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.9 views
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We could also go upstairs and tour the private dining rooms.9 views
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Private dining room.9 views
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Private dining room.9 views
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The 2nd floor's private dining rooms are adorned with calligraphy by legendary Admiral Heihachiro Togo.9 views
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Calligraphy by legendary Admiral Heihachiro Togo.9 views
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The private dining rooms are quite ornate with carved transoms like this one of Mt. Fuji.9 views
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Private dining room.9 views
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Garden view from a private dining room.9 views
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Private dining room named "Takasago."9 views
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Stairway.9 views
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Private dining room.9 views
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Small statue of Admiral Heihachiro Togo in a private dining room.9 views
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Seat back.9 views
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