Monday, November 19, 2007

191 Michelin stars for Tokyo restaurants

The announcement ceremonies crowning Tokyo as the world`s top culinary destination may have been a surprise to those outside of Japan. The Michelin Guide has presented 191 Michelin Stars to Tokyo, beating out New York City with 49 stars, and Paris with 65 stars. The most notable point is that every restaurant included in the guide has at least one star. The importance that this will play on the culinary world has yet to be seen.

For those of us who live, or have lived, in Tokyo, it is a long-deserved recognition. Hopefully this will encourage gourmands around the world to book that ticket to Japan. The city is easy to access, clean, safe, and offers a dizzying array of options for the food-savvy. And, with the current exchange rate, Tokyo has become an affordable destination. To read the complete article, click here.

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