Michelin announced its Michelin guide to Tokyo 2015 on Tuesday, and the city retained its crown as the culinary capital of the world with a total of 12 three-starred restaurants, more than any other city.
Makimura, formerly a two-star restaurant, received its third star this year, making it the only addition to the 2015 list of three-star restaurants.
The Michelin guide to Tokyo 2015 includes five new two-star restaurants and 19 new one-star restaurants, two of which were promoted from the Bib Gourmand category.
This year’s Michelin guide to Tokyo differs from guides in years past. Previously, the guide covered restaurants across three areas including Tokyo, Yokohama, and Shonan; however, this year’s edition only covers restaurants in the Tokyo area.
Additionally, this year’s guide has also included restaurants that specialize in “washoku,” or traditional Japanese cuisine, with a total of 20 such restaurants added to the Bib Gourmand list.
In total, this year’s guide includes 12 three-star restaurants, 53 two-star restaurants, 161 one-star restaurants, and 325 Bib Gourmand restaurants, which made their first appearance in last year’s Tokyo guide. The guide book will go on sale in Japan on December 5. The book is currently available in digital format in both English and Japanese