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Two 3 Michelin Star Restaurants Gone From Tokyo

Posted: Dec. 7th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
The Asahi Shimbun

Despite losing 2 of its 3 star restaurants, Tokyo remains the leader of the world when it comes to the most 3 star restaurants with a grand total of 15. Despite being down from 17 of these renowned eateries, Tokyo's lead is quite secure as second place falls to Paris with only 10.

The 2013 Tokyo, Yokohama, and Shonan Michelin Guide came out this week, and shockingly the Japanese capital has lost two of its three-star eateries.

The 6th edition of the guide includes a total of 250 establishments, including 286 restaurants, 52 hotels, and 12 ryokans (a style of Japanese inn). Out of those 286 restaurants,15 are three-star Michelin eateries, a drop from last year's 17.

However, Tokyo still remains the city with the most three-star restaurants in the entire world despite the minor setback. To put Tokyo's 15 three-star establishments in perspective, France trails with 10, New York with seven, and London with two.


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