Chef Otowa is part of the first post-war generation to have studied French gastronomy. Today, he’s handing his culinary wisdom down to his children, pioneers in a new era for French gastronomy in Japan.
For the Japanese, visiting Kobe means living anew the first encounters with Westerners in the 19th century, symbolized by historical monuments that witnessed their presence in the past. In this city of European flavor, Chef Yamaguchi has designed a French-style auberge.
At Tobira Onsen Myojinkan, tucked away in a secluded corner of the mountains, a two-hour train ride from Tokyo, the spring waters leave you feeling cleansed from the inside out while the cuisine, reflecting Nagano’s natural bounty, renews body, mind, and spirit.
Spain resonates beauty in the chorus of its landscapes, its arts and its gourmet delicacies. It is a sensorial voyage that touches all five senses.