A Guide To The Michelin-Starred Restaurants In Japan!

Japan is the country with the most Michelin-star awarded cities! In fact, there are 21 in Nara, 117 in Osaka, 135 in Kyoto and 304 in Tokyo!! As a base of comparison, Paris, comes in in 3rd place, after Tokyo and Kyoto, with 134 stars! If you want fine dining, you're in the right country!

A Guide To The Michelin-Starred Restaurants In Japan!

Tempura Kondo-A Two-Star Michelin Restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo!

Tempura Kondo is an amazing high-end tempura restaurant in chic Ginza. The restaurant's delicate and superbly prepared tempura will astonish you, both by its presentation and taste. Make sure to call ahead of time as this restaurant requires a reservation.

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Michelin Star Kaiseki in Kyoto: 5 Restaurants with 1, 2, and 3 Stars

Kaiseki is the ultimate form of Japanese cooking. A kaiseki meal consists of many elaborate small courses which showcase various cooking techniques and local ingredients. Kyoto is home to some of the very best Kaiseki restaurants in the world, and many have earned Michelin stars. This is a guide to 5 of the best.

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Daigo: Sublime Buddhist Cuisine In Tokyo (Info & Reservation)

Buddhist Cuisine (精進料理) is delicately prepared vegetarian cuisine. It is inspired by the seasons, and most importantly by Buddhist philosophy. The cuisine is simple and fresh and no meat is used. It is a reminder to use mindfulness in your daily life. This restaurant is actually a 2-star Michelin restaurant, so you will be left completely speechless by the presentation and taste of these incredible dishes.

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Lili Wanderlust

Venture to Northern Hokkaido for Incredible Cooking at 'Umesasa'

'Umesasa' is a Michelin-starred kaiseki restaurant that is a bit of a journey to get to. Located in northern Hokkaido, in a small town called Kitami, this restaurant serves one of the tastiest course meals around. If you're looking to go off the beaten path to get some amazing Japanese food, this is the restaurant for you.

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The Top Kaiseki Restaurant in Osaka: Kashiwaya (3 Michelin Stars)

Kashiwaya is a 3 Michelin star kaiseki restaurant in Osaka, with an outstanding reputation for excellence. If seeking a truly unforgettable meal in Osaka, there's no better option than here.

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Beautiful, Local, and Delicious: Kyoto's 2-Star 'Sojiki Nagahigashi'

'Sojiki Nagahigashi' is a 2 Michelin star kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto that serves incredible food which utilizes fresh local ingredients that the chef gathers each day. Guests lucky enough to dine here can experience kaiseki cooking at its finest while watching the chef from a seat at the counter.

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Only 4 Ramen Shops in Japan Have a Michelin Star. Here They Are:

From among the thousands and thousands of ramen restaurants around Japan, just four have earned the special honor of a Michelin Star. In case you're curious, we've introduced those four shops below!

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Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Hokkaido to Add to Your Bucket List

Hokkaido is known throughout Japan for its wonderfully fresh produce and seafood. It only makes sense then that there are some truly fantastic restaurants here which have earned the honor of Michelin stars. Here is our list of 7 of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Hokkaido, including 3, 2, and 1-star resturants.

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Four Michelin-Starred Sushi Restaurants in Sapporo You Need to Try!

Hokkaido is known for its delicious seafood, so it only makes sense that it's biggest city, Sapporo, has some truly outstanding Michelin-starred sushi restaurants. Here are four that are sure to satisfy any and all sushi-lovers.

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