For those interested in atmospheric dining with a touch of local color, Gei Hinkan is the perfect place. This small, French restaurant boasts the best of locations in the Hana Tei-en traditional Japanese gardens, and is about a five-minute walk from the precincts of Hakozaki Shrine. The gardens are particularly beautiful at sunset and dusk, and are recommended for a post-sightseeing early-evening meal. Diners look out onto an exquisite karesansui rock and sand garden complete with shaded, mossy banks and miniature pines. The food is excellent with a choice between a set menu (JPY3,500) and an a la carte selection. Wine, beers, tea and coffee are also available.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 04:30 PM, Friday to Sunday from 05:00 AM to 09:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Hakozaki-miyamae