Wednesday, 20th January 2010
In General Japan News,
Kyoto a great foodie location
Those planning a trip to Japan this year could head to the cities of Kyoto and Osaka for a holiday in foodie heaven.
According to press manager at the Japan National Tourist Organisation Kylie Clark, both cities are fast becoming known as ideal places for gastronomic holidaymakers to head.
World famous restaurant guide Michelin recently released a guide to both cities and Ms Clark noted that this could be even more encouraging to holidaymakers.
"The recognition alone of their restaurants being good enough to warrant a Michelin guide is sure to have already lured some foodie travellers to visit them," she said.
The Michelin Guide Kyoto Osaka was released earlier this month and features 203 places to eat in the two cities. Of these, 147 are restaurants and 34 are hotels. As well as this, 22 traditional Japanese inns - or ryokans - are included in the guide.
Overall, seven restaurants in the two cities have been awarded three Michelin stars, the highest accolade given by the ranking group.
Written by Mark Smith.
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