Any thoughts or suggestions for my two and a half days in Osaka and four days in Kyoto? I am traveling alone, and I am looking for interesting, different experiences with excellent food, preferably in a relaxed atmosphere. In general, I have not been thrilled with my previous kaiseki experiences at some of the top establishments; I just did not love the food, and found the experience often too long, and not particularly enjoyable as a solo diner.
I have booked the following:
Fujiya 1935 for lunch.
Itoh Dining was recommended by hotel for Teppanyaki; any experience here?
Any other unique or great Osaka restaurants I should try?
Booked in Kyoto:
I also plan on doing at least one Kobe/Wagyu/Premium beef experience in Kyoto; is anyone familiar with Mikau or Hafuu? Hafuu looks great, and a relatively good value as well.
Any sushi recommendations in Osaka or Kyoto?