If you’re planning a gastronomical trip to Japan, Kyoto has to be right up there on your list of must visit places: it currently has 95 Michelin-starred restaurants, including eight, three-stars.
One of those is Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama. What started out as a small family run restaurant now has numerous outposts around Japan, but it’s the Kyoto flagship that you come to for the true experience.
There, in a traditional building surrounded by lush gardens, chef Kunio Tokuoko serves a kaiseki (multi-course) menu of elegant dishes, including horse hair crab and barracuda sushi, to diners seated on the floor.
YouTubers Simon and Martina recently paid Kyoto Kitcho a visit, as documented in the video below, and were blown away, calling it “the most beautiful restaurant in Japan.”
You really get an idea of what it’s like to dine at the top level, in a country abound with three-Michelin-star restaurants.
Watch the video below