Voyagin Luxury Experiences
Find premium outdoor restaurants open only for a few days in Japan
DINING OUT delivers premium outdoor restaurants open for only a few days in locations off the beaten track throughout Japan. Relish incredible meals prepared by world class chefs using premium local ingredients that express the location and delight the soul. Each experience is carefully designed to engage all five senses to deliver the ultimate dining experience.
DINING OUT Ryukyu-Nanjo with Lexus will be held in Nanjo City, Okinawa Prefecture on Saturday, November 24 – Sunday, November 25, 2018. This time, the setting is the origin of the Ryukyu islands, where many Ryukyu myths and sacred places (utaki) remain. Long ago, it is said, the goddess Amamikiyo descended from Nirai Kanai to create the Ryukyu islands and the utaki on Kudaka Island. Even now Kudaka Island is called "the island of god" and considered to be the most sacred place in Okinawa. Of the seven utaki created by Amamikiyo, four are in Nanjo City, including the World Cultural Heritage Site, Sefa-utaki, built from Kudaka Island sand during the Ryukyu Kingdom period (1429–1879). "Origin Story" is the theme of this DINING OUT experience held in this most sacred place. We hope the location will inspire you to contemplate your existence and the origin of this world, and understand the spiritual lives of modern Okinawan people. For the first time, the head DINING OUT chef will be a woman, Shima Kanko Hotel Executive Chef, Hiroe Higuchi. Set in the sacred place where the myth of the goddess Amamikiyo remains, we will explore this theme from a women's perspective. The host, Takanori Nakamura serves as the Japan chairperson for the World's 50 Best Restaurants, and is a frequent food and culture contributor.
DINING OUT RYUKYU-NANJO with LEXUS Nanjo City, Okinawa Prefecture Saturday November 24 – Sunday, November 25
At the tender age of 23, chef Higuchi was put in charge of the French restaurant Alcazar in Hotel Shima Spain Mura. Since then she has run a number of prestigious hotel restaurants in Japan. In 2014, Higuchi became executive chef at Shima Kanko Hotel, a resort in Japan’s Ise Shima region. As the chef in charge of the dinner for G7 Ise Shima Summit in 2016, Higuchi received praise from the leaders of each country.
Nakamura is a frequent luxury lifestyle contributor to magazines, newspapers, and TV shows in Japan. In 2007, he received the title of Chevalier (Knight) of the French Champagne Order. In 2010, he was awarded the title of the Cave (Sparkling Wine) Knighthood in Spain. Since 2013, he has served as the Japan Council Chairperson of the World's 50 Best Restaurants, helping to rank the world’s restaurants.
DINING OUT premium outdoor restaurant experiences feature star chefs using local ingredients to create dishes that express local charm. You’ll enjoy an incredible meal in an extraordinary setting that reveals a new world view through the rediscovery of traditional Japanese aesthetics. In just a few years the DINING OUT project has delivered an impressive series of fine dining experiences to food lovers across the nation, illuminating Japan's hidden treasures. Now, Voyagin is collaborating with ONESTORY to bring exclusive DINING OUT experiences to discerning international foodies and world travelers through Voyagin Luxury Experiences.
Illuminating the hidden pleasures of Japan, ONESTORY initiated "DINING OUT", a premium outdoor restaurant project, as a new means of presenting the regional delights of Japan. "DINING OUT" is held for only a few days at a time several times a year at various sites around the country. Each session is brought to life by a collaboration of chefs and creators who embody their times, alongside local residents. Through these sessions, they have discovered the hidden treasures of many areas and revealed these wonders to all. The mission of "ONESTORY" is to search out and present only "ONE" aspect of a given region and tell the "STORY" concealed within. A new "STORY" for every region of Japan. A new "STORY" for Japan as a whole.Visit ONESTORY's website