I am a young chef living in Edinburgh, and have won a Scholarship to travel Japan and see the countries best food, markets and restaurants for 2 months (From April 22nd 2011 - June 22nd 2011)!!!
On my tour I want to do one Japanese fine dining experience in Tokyo (not concerned about French, Italian etc as I've done all that before, although I could be temped with Joel Robuchons L'Attelier if highly recommended?)There is not a strict budget to my meal, but I don't want to stray much above of say 15,000 yen.
Also would like to have a similar experience at a Kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto with a similar budget.
Couple of other queries, how far in advance shall I reserve a table? And do these restaurant's happily accept tables of 1?
If you have any other suggestions of places to eat on my culinary tour of Japan be it sushi, yakatori, soba, Okonomiyaki, ramen please let me know!
All recommendations are welcome!