Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Photo courtesy of Four Season Brasserie
Four Seasons Kyoto Brasserie Most international visitors to Kyoto aren't coming here to eat French food, but Japan’s take on foreign cuisine is a rite of passage you shouldn’t miss out on. This modern and spacious brasserie, opened in 2016, has giant picture windows overlooking a large wooden terrace and the hotel’s 800-year-old ikeniwa (pond garden). It’s a romantic setting where you can splurge on specialties such as Konbu-crusted bluefin tuna, Aichi broiled eel with foie gras, and duck confit with maple and sansho pepper.