Thinking of two of us, Manhattan natives, taking out 2 new Hyatt credit card (s) that will allow 2 of us us to avail ourselves of two free nights, each, total 4 nights, at Park Hyatt Tokyo in late September or October. Primary reason for the trip is to eat good local food.
I have been to Japan 3 or 4 times (partner has never been to Asia) but not in recent years. From Tokyo we thought to train to Kyoto, spend 5 days or so, and fly home from Osaka.
Would like input if this is a good strategy, and also some direction on restaurants to reserve. Since we are relative novices, we do not need to absolute "best,"but would like to sample top-flight examples of various cooking styles from sushi/sashimi to robata to all else you all recommend.
HOpelessly inept on the Japanese food front, but willing to do all necessary reading and research. Willing to go high, but not sure that $500 US for two willl be worth it for us, since we are such novices.
Would also love to hook us with a local food guide who can ferry us around to Tskuji, and any other worthwhile good venues. Anyone interested in a Chowmeet, please contcact me!! OPen to any and all types of food!!!