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!

100+ Years of Making Delicious Unagi (Eel) at 'Ishibashi' in Tokyo

Ishibashi is an unagi (eel) restaurant with a Michelin star and a long, storied history in the middle of Tokyo. The restaurant is in a beautiful building that was rebuilt after the war using pieces of the original Meiji-era building that was burnt down. This is an amazing option for those looking to try some of the best unagi in Tokyo in a beautiful setting.

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Michelin Star Tempura Inside a Beautiful Ryokan at Kyoto's 'Tenyu'

Tenyu 点邑 is a world-class tempura restaurant inside one of Kyoto's finest ryokan (traditional hotels) that is delicious enough to have earned a Michelin Star! Despite the beautiful location and top-notch food, the prices are quite affordable, especially for those visiting at lunchtime. Don't miss a chance to try this exquisite tempura next time you visit Kyoto!

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'Mankamero' serves Kyoto cuisine that was eaten by emperors

The 2 star Michelin restaurant offers one of the most authentic traditional dining experiences in Kyoto with its rare kind of local cuisine called Yusoku Ryori.

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Michelin-Starred Sushi Matsumoto: Akasaka's Finest Sushi

Sushi Matsumoto is a top-tier sushi restaurant in Akasaka, Tokyo that was recently awarded a prestigious Michelin star. The chef is a veteran with experience at some of Tokyo's most prestigious sushi restaurants who now serves some unforgettable dishes at his own restaurant.

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3-Star Michelin Kyokaiseki Restaurant in Kyoto: Kichisen 吉泉

Kichisen is one of just seven restaurants in Kyoto to have earned 3 Michelin Stars. The restaurant serves an extravagant and visually stunning Kyokaiseki course. For those seeking to experience the very best of Kyoto's cuisine, Kichisen is about as good as it gets.

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One Of Asia's Top 50 Restaurants: Hajime In Osaka

While in Osaka, you might want to try the best of what the city has to offer in terms of cuisine. Hajime is currently ranked 34 out of the top 50 restaurants in Asia! If you would like to splurge for an unforgettable gastronomical experience, make sure to make a reservation to try Hajime!

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'Jushu', a 2 Michelin star kaiseki restaurant in Tokyo

Reservation link included in this article! Want to try the pinnacle of Japanese traditional cuisine. Then Jushu's kaiseki cuisine might be what you're looking for!

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Kiyama offers a Michelin-starred Kaiseki experience in Kyoto

Looking to experience exquisite kaiseki cuisine in Kyoto? Then Kiyama might be the best place to go! Young chef Yoshiro Kiyama has acquired a Michelin star after only one year in operation.

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Sushi Shin in Tokyo for some of the world's best sushi

The Michelin starred restaurant is known in Japan and even globally for its outstanding sushi. For a high-end sushi experience in downtown Tokyo, it's one of the best choices there is.

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