After the tea ceremony, we were taken to lunch at a teppanyaki restaurant, Mokushundo at Hotel Chinzanso. The food was cooked on a large lava rock at our table, and everything tasted fresh and wonderful. Our guide told us that the vegetables had been bought at a market that morning. We were given cloth aprons to wear to protect our clothing, even thought it wasn’t a particularly messy meal.
After lunch, we had free time to wander around the large and beautiful garden area. Like Happoen Garden, this was clearly a popular spot for weddings, and we saw two different wedding parties within a 10-minute walk.