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Katsukani no Hanasaki

For aficionados of Taraba, the red king crab, restaurant Katsukani no Hanasaki is the place to go.

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Hyotei

Hyotei is a traditional kaiseki restaurant located at the entrance of Nanzen-ji Temple, boasting 3 Michelin stars.

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The Pizza Bar on the 38th at Mandarin Oriental

You may not think of pizza when you think of Japan, but there is a new growing trend for sensational sizzling pizza.

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Tachigui Sushi Tonari

There has been a growing trend of more casual sushi restaurants known as ‘sushi-ya’ appearing throughout Tokyo, which was accelerated further by the pandemic and the lack of foreign visitors.

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Soba Osame

Soba Osame, run by soba master Kenji Osame is considered one of the best soba-yas in Tokyo at the moment.

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Breakfast at Mandarin Oriental

Set in the historic Nihonbashi neighbourhood, this 5-Star luxe high-rise hotel occupies the top 9 floors of the 34-story Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower – making it breakfast, with a view.

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Somoza Restaurant at Shiguchi Hotel

Adjacent to Shiguchi Hotel, Somoza restaurant is housed in a 150-year-old kominka and serves an impressive array of quality produce sourced from Hokkaido.

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Himeshara

To discover the epitome of incredible seafood head to Himeshara, a renowned establishment owned by sushi veteran, Akira Tanaka.

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Kouun Ryuusui

Embarking on a picturesque mountain trail in Hokkaido, one discovers the epitome of culinary excellence at the renowned Kouun Ryuusui.

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Otaru Sankaku

This small, unassuming market operates daily and is lined with restaurants and seafood stalls full of freshly caught fish, live crabs, sea urchins and more.

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Kyushu’s Creative Cuisine

For some of the most creative cooking in Kyushu, look no further than Nishimura Takahito’s La Cuisine Créativité.

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Emi no mise (Ogimi Food)

Sample Okinawan cuisine in the heart of Japan's 'Blue Zone' – where the locals are some of the longest-living people on the planet – and discover the Okinawan phrase of 'nuchigusui' – the healing power of food.

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Chukogura Brewery

Known locally as shima-zake or 'island sake', awamori is a distilled rice liquor unique to Okinawa.

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Okonomimura (Okonomiyaki)

Never heard of okonomiyaki? These savoury pancakes originated in Hiroshima and can now be found all over Japan. However, a trip to the okonomiyaki's birthplace is the perfect way to try the nation's favourite pancake.

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Matsuka Seimen (Noodle Factory)

This unassuming third-generation noodle factory has unexpectedly become the go-to early-morning mecca for local noodle enthusiasts. Take a trip to Okayama and discover why.

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Ko Zushi

Experience the world's finest menu – kaiseki is one of Japan's traditional offerings steeped in history and ceremony.

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SHÓKUDÔ YArn

Drive Ishikawa’s coastline from Komatsu to Suzu for the foodie road-trip of a lifetime, where the Sea of Japan provides an abundance of fresh seafood and Japan’s finest salt.

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Moon Sun Brewing

No trip to Hokkaido is complete without a taste of the prefecture's best-loved drink, and where better to sample a few pints than Sapporo.

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Aotsuka Shokudo

On the coast of the Shukutsu Sea, a visit to Minshuku Aotsuka Shokodu means delicious local cuisine with ever-changing ocean views to boot.

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