English version of Michelin guides now available online

TOKYO —

Gurunavi Inc, the operator of major Japanese restaurant search site GURUNAVI, opened on Jan 21 an English-version website for the “MICHELIN Guide Tokyo Yokohama Shonan 2013” and “MICHELIN Guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe Nara 2013,” both of which are published by Nihon Michelin Tire Co Ltd.

The website introduces in English the 712 restaurants, hotels and Japanese inns that are featured in “MICHELIN Guide Tokyo Yokohama Shonan 2013” and “MICHELIN Guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe Nara 2013” of “MICHELIN Guide” that is now sold in Japan. It is accessible through PCs and smartphones.

The easy-to-use search function is well suited to the strong demand for restaurant-related information by Japan-bound travelers. Tourists will now be able to locate high-quality restaurants even before they arrive in Japan.

Links are provided to the official sites of restaurants and to restaurant information pages of GURUNAVI, combining the professional knowledge of Michelin reviewers with the real-time data of Gurunavi.

The website is released with the sponsorship, support and collaboration of 19 enterprises, groups and local governments, including East Japan Railway Company, Japan Airlines Co, Japan Airport Terminal Co, Japan National Tourism Organization, Kansai International Airport, Keisei Electric Railway Co, City of Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Narita International Airport Corporation, Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau, Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tokyo Metro Co and West Japan Railway Company.

Established in 1996, GURUNAVI is a major search site for restaurants in Japan providing accurate, up-to-date and detailed information on menus, courses and chef suggestions. There are over 500,000 nationwide listings and 28 million monthly users. Just the right menu can be found on Menu Review Ranking, and restaurants offering regional specialties with local ingredients are also featured. GURUNAVI has become a valuable tool when traveling on business or for pleasure, and our Premium Restaurant service can be used to find the ideal spot for entertaining or other special occasions.

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