2. Reception

Fine Dining and Spirits in Nikko

Fine Dining and Spirits in Nikko
During your visit to Nikko there will be time and space to refresh your senses and to experience unique marvelous dining and spirits. Nikko is famous for two particular dishes, “yuba” and “soba”. Yuba is the fine layer of tofu that is dried and re-hydrated, and then combined with many different foods such as noodles and fruits. Soba, or buckwheat noodles, are often found in Nikko and handmade. With its own dipping sauce, there is a wide range of flavor to engage your palate.

For enthusiasts of local spirits, Nikko has highly sought-after sake due to its access to pristine natural water, as well its deep multi-generational traditions and practices that result in perfection in your cup. Wonderfully pair-able with yuba, local wagyu beef, and local tamarizuki pickles, Nikko sake is a delight to the senses.

Cocktails and Reception

Music Performance

Our musical entertainment will be provided by Mr. Hajime Mizoguchi, who is a cellist, composer, and music producer. Born and raised in Tokyo he has long been steeped in musical traditions that transcends genre, and developing skills to bring synergies and musical influences across musical styles.

Mizoguchi-san has been an active composer and performer and producer in many television programs and his skills and talents are well known throughout Japan. In addition to his musical abilities, Mizobuchi-san also produces extremely high-resolution music utilizing the very best in techniques for capturing audio. He is a well-cited authority in the field of recording technology and considered an invaluable resource in this profession.

During our time at the British Embassy Villa Memorial Park all our senses are engaged. From the sights of the gorgeous sunset on Lake Chuzenji, to delicately prepared gourmet flavors in texture and taste, to magnificent musical performance, to the emotional realization that where we meet is a point in history from the times of Earnest Satow bridging the culture of Tokugawa to the West.

It is an incredible time to be in Nikko.


The chosen menu for this event will be around 10 different kinds of appetizers, and samples from 30 different dishes with 8 different kinds of desserts. Local sake and other beverages will be provided.

Details of the menu are yet to be determined.


During your visit to the British Embassy Villa Memorial Park, we will have an opportunity to enjoy a lovely musical performance and social gathering. Taking in the beautiful Nikko sunset view on Lake Chuzenji we will enjoy a marvelous cocktail party in the very same location where Earnest Satow,

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