Nishikawa kaiseki Kyoto: sharing culinary tradition with an artist and host

Nishikawa kaiseki Kyoto: sharing culinary tradition with an artist and host

On the same axis of the Kodai-ji Temple Nishikawa calibrates the balance of traditional ryotei cuisine with a casual and social ballast to the iconic, yet serious three Michelin star Kikunoi ...
Kumano Kodo: finding the ethereal spirit in the Japanese forest

Kumano Kodo: finding the ethereal spirit in the Japanese forest

Animist, buddhist and shintoist confluence of peaceful coexistence is awakened on the Kii peninsula of Japan. For more than a millennium, ancient pilgrimage routes have, like ropes of hope, connected ...
Farm to table soba at Tamawarai Tokyo

Farm to table soba at Tamawarai Tokyo

Eating Japanese soba noodles at Tamawarai Tokyo is a slow food act with a Michelin stared attentiveness to quality. For most Japanese eating lunch at a sobaya is a rushed experience in any ...
Best Japanese tea rooms in Tokyo

Best Japanese tea rooms in Tokyo

Serious tea lovers but also occasional tea-to-tellers may find handy my concise guide to Tokyo's most noteworthy tea rooms and shops… ...
Rokkaku: the first Michelin-stared Izakaya in Japan

Rokkaku: the first Michelin-stared Izakaya in Japan

Izakaya is a casual Japanese meal that, similarly to the Spanish tapas or British pub food, is made to complement alcoholic drinks like wine, beer, sake or spirits. At the ...
Cha Cha No Ma: tea from an expert with a bento lunch in Tokyo

Cha Cha No Ma: tea from an expert with a bento lunch in Tokyo

Cha Cha No Ma literally means a dining room where tea is served. Hidden from the sights of the Tokyo's manic shoppers in the narrow maze of shopping cul-de-sacs in ...
Sushiya: young chef in love with exotic seafood in edomae sushi

Sushiya: young chef in love with exotic seafood in edomae sushi

The youthful Japanese chef Takao Ishiya of Sushiya has worked at top three Michelin-starred sushi restaurants in Tokyo before his recent pursuit of his own fish, seafood and rice paved ...
Sai: natural cuisine of Japanese chef with French pedigree at Myojinkan

Sai: natural cuisine of Japanese chef with French pedigree at Myojinkan

At Sai, not the Olympic athletes compete against each other in the international spectacle, but the Nagano natural ingredients accomplish their finest performance in the hands of the Japanese chefs' team ...
Entei Spa at Beniya Mukayu: zen in nothingness while soaking in Japanese hot springs

Entei Spa at Beniya Mukayu: zen in nothingness while soaking in Japanese hot springs

Japanese onsens, the natural hot springs, have been rebalancing the bodies and minds of the zen cultured island nation for centuries. Many of good health seeking Japanese people, who could afford ...
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