Crown restaurant offers stunning views in a fine dining atmosphere.

Crown restaurant offers stunning views in a fine dining atmosphere.

Culinary travel is and has been very important for many travelers who want to experience every facet of foreign cultures. Local food and drink is the connection that every traveler can relate to, it brings us closer together as people in ways that just observing can’t accomplish.

The Palace Hotel Tokyo has upped their game and offers a unique “Gastronomic Getaway” featuring local experts who will take you on a tour and introduce you to the best that Tokyo has to offer. This is how the Palace Hotel Tokyo describes the culinary adventure:

Explore Tokyo’s multi-faceted culinary culture with in-depth (one-on-one) excursions with some of the city’s  most interesting and knowledgeable foodie personalities.

Whether it’s touring Tsukiji Fish Market and an epicurean food hall, savoring the best of Japan’s casual eats, or tippling sake while izakaya-hopping, this savoring Tokyo experience will be entirely personalized to your individual interests. Some of the notable afficionados who will be there include:

Yukari Sakamoto, chef sommelier and shochu advisor. Chef Sakamoto is the author of Food Sake Tokyo, an indispensable guide to Japanese food and Tokyo’s culinary scene.

John Gauntner, the world’s foremost non-Japanese authority on sake. John a “Sake Evangelist” is a certified Master of Sake Taster and has been instrumental in sake’s introduction outside of Japan.

Brian MacDuckston, Ramen hunter, blogger and author of a bilingual book on the subject of Ramen. Brian has scoured the country in search of Japan’s best bowls of this ubiquitous comfort food.

Japanese food, breakfast

Grand Kitchen Japanese breakfast

The program Savoring Tokyo starts you off with:

Three nights accommodation

Daily buffet breakfast at the Grand Kitchen

Your choice of prix-fixe lunch or dinner at one of the signature dining venues- kaiseki at Wadakura, tempura at Tatsumi or teppanyaki at Go.

Club room and executive suite bookings also include access to the Club Lounge with stunning views of the city.

Package rates start at $2033 US (not inclusive of the guided excursions). Rates may vary depending on the exchange rate. All excursions are customized and based on availability.

Royal Bar at the Palace Hotel Tokyo

Royal Bar at the Palace Hotel Tokyo

The Palace Hotel Tokyo opened in 2012 and has some of the most sought after views in this amazing city. The Palace Hotel Tokyo in keeping with their cultural heritage, offer Japanese hospitality at it’s finest.  Dining here is elevated with 10 distinctive restaurants and bars, offering French fine dining, Japanese and an old world cigar and Martini bar.  If a spa day is on your radar, yes there is an evian SPA, and incomparable views of the city’s Imperial Palace gardens. This award- winning hotel draws deeply from the countries history, culture and art in a way that only the Japanese can. Bespoke service is the order of the day, and is purely centered around you. Getting here is very easy too, only a ten minute walk from the metro station, and steps away from Marunouchi Naka Dori, a picturesque tree lined boulevard that is the center of one of Tokyo’s most posh shopping and dining destinations.

For the most up to date information about the hotel and it’s world- class gastronomic tour, go to:

Palace Hotel Tokyo.