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3 days in Kyoto, 4 days on Tokyo

We're travelling to Japan this weekend, starting with 3 days in Kyoto, and ending with 4 days in Tokyo, via 2 days in Hakone.

There's a huge amount of information on the site about these locations, but I was wondering what people's 'must do' recommendations would be?

Ideally we'd like to cover sushi, tempura, ramen and yakitori.

We are relaxed about budget and location, but would prefer a mix of upmarket and more relaxed ideally.

Thanks in advance!

Mar 27, 2013
stuartmcnulty in Japan

Special occasion restaurant in or near Birmingham?

Thanks Harters. I just rechecked Simpsons' menus, and I fear it's still a little fussy for my fathers' tastes. Worth the challenge though!

Lasan, however, looks spot on - just the sort of thing I was looking for. Thanks for the tip.

Any other good ideas out there?

Apr 24, 2012
stuartmcnulty in U.K./Ireland

Special occasion restaurant in or near Birmingham?

Wondering if you chowhounds can help me with my first post.

It's my father's 60th later this year, and we're going to be staying just outside Birmingham - likely to the west between Hagley and the city centre.

I'm looking for options for dinner on a Saturday night. Somewhere suitable special, but not too 'out there' in terms of food. I've checked out the few Michelin options in Birmingham itself, and they all seem a bit too experimental for my father's tastes. Preference would be for British, Indian, or Thai food. No major restrictions on budget, and happy to travel as long as taxis will be an option.

Any and all recommendations greatly received!

Apr 24, 2012
stuartmcnulty in U.K./Ireland