Akasaka Asada, Tokyo
Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
Tokyo is a large, bustling metropolitan area, with no shortage of great restaurants. However, there are still places like Akasaka Asada that proudly and gracefully represent a quieter time in the city. Established in 1659 in Tokyo’s Minato district, Akaska Asada is a ryotei, or a luxurious, elegant traditional restaurant. It also has meeting and event spaces, and can arrange for live entertainment, including geishas that perform traditional dances and musical numbers. Your visit to Akasaka Asada will be marked with polished service and perfectly prepared plates, all in an impressive atmosphere.