Kitcho, Kyoto, Japan – Around $600 Per Person
Ask any foodie where to go for the best, most traditional meal in Japan and you’re likely to be directed to the same place every time: Kitcho.
Famed for its exquisite Kaiseki, which is considered to be one of the best in the country, Kitcho is the most expensive 3 star Michelin restaurant in the world (a spot it shares with Masa restaurant, which also specializes in Japanese cuisine).
Award-winning executive chef Kunio Tokuoka, whose grandfather Teiichi Yuki founded the restaurant in 1930, is a master of the tea ceremony and Kaiseki. He has maintained Kitcho’s tradition, while finding ways to create innovative dishes that harmonize with modern times.
A meal for two will set you back around ¥122,503 ($1,200), but a large private room, faultless service, and course after course of delicious food made with the highest quality ingredients make this dining experience worth every dime.