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Carrying on a 400-year tradition: Nagoya’s oldest restaurant, Kawabun

It all began in the Edo period with the building of Nagoya Castle and the attendant transfer of the local urban center from Kiyosu to the new city of Nagoya, with its checkerboard layout.
​ ​A man called Kawachiya Bunzaemon was among those who made the move.
He went into business selling fish, but after coming to be recognized as a connoisseur by the Owari House of Tokugawa he embarked on a historic career as a caterer and restaurateur.​ ​
​ ​His restaurant survives as the oldest in Nagoya and the only one that has been in business since the Edo period.​ ​
We today cherish the traditions handed down to us while creating a vibrant new dining culture suited to the times.

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In Kawabun, there are multiple private rooms, a tea house, and a counter space where you can casually enjoy the cuisine of the Ryotei while watching the cook work wonders before your eyes.
Our meticulous care will you make comfortable and feel relax, while enjoying our seasonal dishes.​ ​


Kawabun’s history as a guest house for foreign dignitaries that has entertained honored guests from Japan and abroad assures you of a wedding without parallel.
You can take your vows amid the natural beauty that encompasses the symbols of Kawabun, Nagare Toko no Niwa and Mizukagami.

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We can provide venues for a wide variety of large events such as banquets and corporate exhibitions.​ ​
The main building, reaching from the outer gate to the great hall, is one of the nation’s Registered Tangible Cultural Properties.
Mizukagami filling the courtyard and the dining room Mizukagami no Ma overlooking it were designed by Taniguchi Yoshiro.