Our establishment was founded during the 1560’s as a tea house located on the Wakasa-kaido path.
The former Empress Michiko and her son Prince Akishino have visited our traditional restaurant in the past. Princess Akiko of Mikasa also visited recently.
Many well-known writers and artists have also frequented our establishment such as Tomomi Iwakura; one of the leading figures of the Meiji Restoration, Shiki Masaoka, Kyoshi Takahama, Soseki Natsume and Rosanjin Kitaoji. Heihachi-Jaya appears in their books and diaries.
In one of the performances at Mibu-Kyogen, a type of Japanese traditional performance held annually at Mibudera-temple, there is an act titled ‘Yamabana Tororo’ which was inspired by and takes place in our restaurant.