Luxury Travel Advisors have handpicked some of the most exquisite culinary experiences from around the world.
The traditional food of Japan is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The side dishes often consist of fish, pickled vegetables, and vegetables cooked in broth. Fish is common in the traditional cuisine. It is often grilled, but it may also be served raw as sashimi or in sushi. Seafood and vegetables are also deep-fried in a light batter as tempura.
Apart from rice, staples include noodles, such as soba and udon. Japan has many simmered dishes such as fish products in broth called oden, or beef in sukiyaki and nikujaga. Foreign food, in particular Chinese food in the form of noodles in soup called ramen and fried dumplings, gyoza, and western food such as curry and hamburger steaks are commonly found in Japan. Historically, the Japanese shunned meat, but with the modernisation of Japan in the 1880s, meat-based dishes such as tonkatsu became common.
Imagine strolling through a local market with the head chef of your five star hotel, exploring and learning about sumptuous local produce and then having them prepared for you back at your private dining table. We make it happen.
We have sourced the very best in culinary experiences from around the world, from private cooking classes in the most luxurious hotel kitchens to Michelin star restaurants. We tailor-make every trip so whatever your gastronomic wish is our command.
HAND-PICKED LUXURY HOTELS:
Park Hyatt - Tokyo
Occupying the top 14 floors of Shinjuku Park Tower, Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel is an elegant oasis of space and calm overlooking Tokyo and the Kanto Plain all the way to Mount Fuji. Located in the Shinjuku district, our Tokyo hotel is close to Shinjuku Station, Shinjuku Park, Nishi Shinjuku, and areas of Shibuya and Aoyama.
With luxury rooms & suites incorporating a contemporary private residence concept coupled by sleek amenities and spectacular views of Tokyo at night-time, our Shinjuku hotel is a serene oasis atop the bustling city.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo
In this metropolitan city, sublime heritage co-exists with modern wonders. This is where business and pleasure intertwine, and you are glad to be staying at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo.
When you first arrived by the Shinkansen bullet train at Tokyo Station, an attentive hotel staff in red uniform had greeted you at the arrival platform. Her graciousness as she escorted you to the nearby hotel remains in your thoughts.
Today, you stroll out to explore the city. The Imperial Palace and Ginza shopping district are a mere 10-minute walk away. Be it shopping or getting to your next business meeting, everything is a breeze. In fact, the bullet trains offer you direct connections to most parts of the country
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Please remember all our trips are interchangeable. Why not combine Japanese Gastronomy with Japanese Art?
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