Relais & Châteaux Japan
Wasurenosato Gajoen 忘れの里 雅叙苑 | Japan Luxury Travel Agency Wasurenosato Gajoen is an inn with the air of a traditional community in Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture. A hamlet was created by relocating rural architecture to a quiet area beside the Amorigawa River, away from the bustle of the ryoka
Since food is a very serious business in Japan, it’s no surprise that Japanese food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world.
Time-tested preparation techniques, combined with great attention paid to the provenance of ingredients, is what lies at the heart of Japanese cooking, and even the utensils used are just as highly valued as the chefs preparing the mouthwatering food.
This attention to detail means that you will dine like royalty throughout your stay, whether you’re eating in a fine dining restaurant or sampling a hot broth at a neighbourhood noodle bar.
Eating out in Japan can feel like a private performance that invigorates all your senses. From the displays of fresh seafood in tanks to the dramatic open kitchens with flaming grills and the ceremony of ancient food preparation techniques, the drama of Japanese dining will leave you with a satisfied palate and unforgettable memories.
Flavour balance, skill and a desire for perfection set Japanese cuisine apart. It’s no wonder it has been distinguished with a UNESCO cultural heritage award. When eating in Japan, expect to be served the best seafood in the world, beef that melts in the mouth like butter, and the most well-presented and best-tasting sashimi on the planet.
With Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto featuring prominently in international coverage of fine dining, there’s no shortage of outstanding eating options. And it’s not just Japanese cuisine on offer, since the commitment to excellence extends into a very wide offering of cuisines from around the world.
To elevate your Japanese taste experience why not enlist the expertise of a private chef who can take you on a personal food tour of Japan, intimately discuss the creations with you and reveal all the nuances in the tastes of Japanese cuisine?
L’Effervescence レフェルヴェソンス（東京）| Japan Luxury Travel Agency L’Effervescence is all about the harmonious flavours created with the freshest produce, which are playfully plated and stem from philosophical thoughts. Off-the-plate offerings are equally exceptional, with stand-out service that amplifies th
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Zeniya 日本料理 銭屋（金沢）| Japan Luxury Travel Agency Zenyia boast a “No set menu” meaning you will only know what you are in for when you walk through the door and sit down. The chef Shinichiro Takagi follows his inspiration and what he perceives of his guests’ desires to prepare them a unique meal
Moliere レストラン モリエール（札幌）| Japan Luxury Travel Agency The floor-to-ceiling glass windows at the Molière, tucked away in a quiet residential district of Sapporo, look out over Maruyama Park. Thick double doors for warmth open into a chic dining room with milk chocolate and ivory tones. Lit by large gla
La Becasse ラ・ベカス（大阪）| Japan Luxury Travel Agency French restaurant “La Bécasse” is one of Osaka’s gastronomic leader’s thanks to owner-chef Mr. Yoshinori Shibuya, who has a wealth of training gained in France’s three-star restaurants. In order to allow dedication to a l
Kashiwaya Osaka 柏屋（大阪）| Japan Luxury Travel Agency Kashiwaya Osaka offers modern Japanese food in a dining room designed in the “Sukiya” style, Japan’s traditional format for tea ceremonies: Fusuma sliding doors, shoji paper screens, tatami mats and Tokonoma reception rooms, each executed in a conte
Hikariya Nishi ヒカリヤ ニシ（松本）| Japan Luxury Travel Agency [Hikariya Nish] was opened at a renovated solid warehouse built more than 120 years ago, in the era of Meiji that has spent time silently. You can fully enjoy our natural French cuisine with the concept of macrobiotics, created by the chef who a
Dominique Bouchet Tokyoドミニク・ブシェ トーキョー（東京）| Japan Luxury Travel Agency In the chic district of Ginza, the restaurant of Dominique Bouchet, which presided over amongst others the kitchens of La Tour d’Argent and the Hôtel de Crillon, hopes to be a site of transmission for the culture, traditions
Beniya Mukayu べにや無何有（山代温泉）| Japan Luxury Travel Agency Beniya Mukayu is situated on the site of the former head temple within the Yakushiyama foothills. The family owned and operated ryokan has been designed solely for the rejuvenation and relaxation of guests. Designed by Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama the a
Bettei Senjuan 別邸仙寿庵 (谷川温泉) | Japan Luxury Travel Agency Offering views of Tanigawa-dake Mountain, the peaceful Japanese rooms at Bettei Senjyuan include a private hot-spring bath and traditional futon beds. It boasts a spa, luxurious Japanese cuisine and 6 public hot-spring baths. TripAdvisor Trave
Kinosaki Onsen Nishimuraya Honkan | Japan Luxury Travel Agency Nishimuraya Honkan is a traditional Japanese ryokan, located in the famouse hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen, near Kyoto /Osaka. The ryokan has 160 years of history and was selected as “best onsen ryokan” in Japan by Lonely
The Uza Terrace Beach Club Villas | Japan Luxury Travel Agency Located in Okinawa, Japan, 30km north of Naha city in the Yomitan village area away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, The Uza Terrace Beach Club Villas offers modern little villas bordering the East China Sea come complete
Tobira Onsen Myojinkan 扉温泉明神館 | Japan Luxury Travel Agency Established in 1931, Tobira Onsen Myojinkan has a history of over 80 years and is enjoyed by visitors from all around the world offering bubbling hot springs amidst a tranquil and remote natural environment. Tobira Onsen Myojinkan offers a d
Tenku no Mori 天空の森 | Japan Luxury Travel Agency Tenku no Mori, literally translated as “the forest in the sky,” is a luxury hotel and spa which offers stunning panoramic views of the mountains, lush forests and active volcanoes of northern Kagoshima. Tenku no Mori is a place for people to reconnect
gōra Kadan 強羅花壇 | Japan Luxury Travel Agency Gōra Kadan is located on the grounds of Kan’in-no-miya Villa, the former summer villa of a member of the Imperial Family in the town of Gōra in Hakone. In this villa, which blends Japanese tradition along with modern design elements, this ryokan offer hot
Kanamean Nishitomiya 要庵西富家 | Japan Luxury Travel Agency Kanamean Nishitomiya is one of the ryokans which have survived in the modern surroundings of downtown Kyoto. The wooden architecture hosts only seven suites which lead to a little Japanese garden with seasonal flowers. The word “Kaname
Restaurant Hôtel de Mikuni レストラン オテル・ドゥ・ミクニ | Japan Luxury Travel Agency The Restaurant Hôtel de Mikuni sits at the pinnacle of French cooking in Tokyo, revered for its adherence to the classics and particularly appreciated because it has not dabbled in the kind of experimental cooking that is so
Kobe Kitano Hotel 神戸北野ホテル | Japan Luxury Travel Agency Kobe Kitano Hotel, owns by Hiroshi Yamaguchi, is an urban auberge in Japan’s cosmopolitan, sixth-largest city, Kobe. Hiroshi Yamaguchi learned his art under celebrated French chef Bernard Loiseau. Mr. Yamaguchi created the hotel in 2000, with th