René Redzepi has announced that his Copenhagen restaurant Noma will be packing up and moving to Japan for two months in 2015. No, it is not an April Fool's Day joke. Exact details are unknown — according to an announcement on the Noma website, "In June we will give you the final details: of what, where and when" — but Redzepi does say that the trip was initiated because he was "invited there by chef Murata of the acclaimed Kikunoi."
While the three Michelin-starred Kikunoi is in Kyoto, it appears that the Noma pop-up will be in Tokyo. According to the announcement, "Although our entire staff will move to Tokyo, we'll leave our ingredients at home. Rather we'll bring our mindset and sensibilities to the best of pristine winter produce from all over Japan." It's unclear when reservations will open, but you can receive more information by signing up for the restaurant's newsletter. It does seem as though the restaurant in Copenhagen will shutter for the duration of the staff's trip to Tokyo.
Redzepi has done a pop-up at Claridge's in London during the 2012 Olympics, but it seems that the Tokyo pop-up will be more in-depth than that one was. Stay tuned for additional details.