World-class chef provides first-rate sweets

Mr. Yoshihiro Narisawa directs the sweets course of "ARU RESSHA".
Mr. Narisawa is the owner chef of the restaurant "NARISAWA" in Minamiaoyama, Tokyo, who continues making a name for himself both in Japan and internationally with his cooking, designed around the natural environment.
The course starts with a colorful box-packed using meats, fish, and vegetables of Kyushu in addition to soup, continues with three sweets dishes made from a variety of seasonal fruits, and concludes with mignardises (teacakes).
Of course, ingredients are generally grown in Kyushu.
Mr. Narisawa actually visits producers in Kyushu and selects only the highest quality ingredients through his seasoned five senses.
In addition, the tablewares used are original products made specifically for this train by Kyushu craftsmen.
A luxurious time full of extraordinary feelings awaits.

YOSHIHIRO NARISAWA

成澤 由浩

The owner chef of the restaurant "NARISAWA" in Minamiaoyama, Tokyo.
Establishing the original category called “Innovative SATOYAMA Cuisine,” he continues cooking attractive dishes designed around the natural environment, such as "Sustainable and Beneficial Gastronomy" (gourmet food that sustains and is beneficial for both heart and body), and "Evolve with the Forest" (living with the forest).
At the same time, in the name of protecting reforestation and protecting the natural environments and food culture of
Japan, he established the panel of experts called "QUEST" to connect to the next generation, and strives to continue providing services that maintain the knowledge and techniques from various regions of Japan, and explain them to the rest of the world.
In this project, chef Narisawa creates the recipes, is the leader of the cooking crew, and also selects the ingredients and tableware.
He took office as the sweets course head-producer of this new project JRKYUSHU SWEET TRAIN 「ARU RESSHA」
of JR Kyushu.
Chef Narisawa’s new challenge has begun.

成澤 由浩

[Record of Awards]

  • €- 2015, The World's 50 Best Restaurants, Rank 8 Best of Asia
  • Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Best of Japan
  • €- 2014, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Rank 14
    * A UK restaurant magazine company sponsors both ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ and ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants,’ and are the restaurant awards receiving the most attention in the world today.
    * Mr. Narisawa has won No. 1 in Asia four times in the past. In 2012 he won the prize for No. 2 in Asia.
  • €- 2014, The Elite 100 Restaurants, Rank 12
    * The restaurant ranking sponsored by The Elite Travelers (US)
  • €- 2014, Travelers' Choice Best of the World Restaurant by tripadvisor, Rank 3 in Japan
    * The restaurant ranking sponsored by Trip Advisor (US)
  • €- 2013, The Sustainable Restaurant Award, the world's highest score
    * UK SRA Sustainable Restaurants Examining Authority
  • €- 2013, Shizuo Tsuji 80th anniversary Shizuo Tsuji Food Culture Award, won the technical specialist prize
  • €- 2013, Won a prize in the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 100
    * Sponsored by Japan Institute of Design Promotion
  • €- In 2010, he was selected as “The most influential chef in the world” at Madrid Fusion
    * Madrid Fusion is the world’s foremost international gourmet summit, held in Spain

[Career]

  • €- Born in April 1969 in Tokoname city, Aichi.
  • €- Went to Europe when he was 19 years old, and was trained by famous chefs in France, Switzerland, and Italy for 8 years.
    * Including Paul Bocuse, Frédy Girardet, and Joël Robuchon.
  • €- Returned to Japan in 1995 and opened the French restaurant "La Napoule" in Odawara city, Kanagawa.
  • €- In 2003 the restaurant was moved to Minamiaoyama, Tokyo, and its name was changed to "Les Créations de NARISAWA".
  • €- In 2011 the name of the restaurant was changed to "NARISAWA".