I have to warn you; once you experience the food scene in Tokyo you might find food elsewhere comparatively mundane against this exquisite chaos. The great thing about the sprawling metropolis that is Tokyo is that many region-specific cuisines can be found right here.
To cover Tokyo food culture to its full capacity would take several encyclopedias, but here I hope to give you a taste of what lays in wait. If the idea of seeking out the best regional Japanese treasures in a city this size – the most densely populated metropolis in the world – intimidates you, it should, because how could a visitor root out those gems?
It’s no small matter, and with food this good it deserves your best attempts. Where to eat in Tokyo, what to get and how to eat it (the intricate etiquette that accompanies a likewise complex food scene) have all been laid out right here in this Tokyo food guide, all you need on how to eat like a local in Tokyo.