[2021] Michelin Green Stars of Japan
The Green Star is a new reward launched in 2020 to celebrate sustainable and environmentally responsible gastronomy. Japan received 13 Green Stars- 6 in Tokyo, 5 in Kyoto, and 2 in Osaka.

Restaurant Lature 

Opened in August of 2016, this French establishment has been a consistent 1 Star Michelin restaurant since 2018. Their commitment to using game meat, underused fish species, and self-grown vegetables set an example on how fine dining can help tackle today’s food problems. Lature is located a 6 minute walk from Omotesando Station’s  B1 Exit.

photos: Lature official Website

Other Tokyo Green Star Restaurants

Sincere (French) 

Quintessence (French) 

L'Effervescence (French) 

Floriege (French)

Narisawa (Innovative) 

Restaurant Tan 丹

Tan is both a Bib Gourmand and Green Star recipient this year. By sourcing their food from the Tango Peninsula, and focusing on using pesticide-free organic farming techniques, anyone can enjoy fresh and sustainable Kyoto meals. Tan is a 5 minute walk from Higashiyama Station, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Photo: Tan official website

Other Kyoto Green Star Restaurants 

Miyamaso (Japanese) 

Soujiki Nakahigashi (Japanese) 

Kodaiji Wakuden (Japanese) 

Muromachi Wakuden (Japanese)

Restaurant Terada 寺田

Only 1 of 2 restaurants awarded in Osaka, Terada is a traditional Kaiseki and Kappo-ryori restaurant awarded the Green Star for using environmentally friendly farming techniques, and 1 star for its quality dishes. Although located only a short walk from Tamatsukuri Station, no walk-ins allowed, you must reserve ahead of time. However, as of April 2020 and continued at least until the time of writing, Terada is also offering take-out bento boxes. 

Other Osaka Green Star Restaurants 

Kashiwaya (Japanese)

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