Tokyo is an exciting multi-faceted megalopolis and a must-visit for all wanderlusters. It is not only Japan’s capital but also the world’s gourmet capital, with the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in its region. Cost of living in Tokyo is extremely high so do expect to pay significantly more (than when vacationing in other Asian cities).
While Tokyo is not a budget-friendly city, it does not mean that free activities are out of reach. Read our guide to 8 free things to do in Tokyo and find out how you can save yen!
Tokyo is every food lover’s paradise. Japanese food in Tokyo is a one-of-a-kind experience and delivered on a completely different level. Once you have had Japanese food in Tokyo, your life will never be the same again. The authenticity is that priceless and memorable.
With 13 three-stars, 59 two-stars, and 208 one-stars restaurant, Tokyo has no lack of Michelin star restaurants. However, Tokyo is more than just fine dining restaurants – from restaurants to cafes, sushi and sashimi eateries, tonkatsu restaurants and ramen parlours, it is really almost impossible to run out of dining ideas nor have a bad meal in the cosmopolitan city.
Here is our guide on where to eat in Tokyo, and we have included 30 of our favourite restaurants, cafes and local eateries that you have to try.
Housed in a machiya (traditional wooden house) in the Omotesando neighbourhood, Omotesando Koffee is a small and simple space, and it feels as though you are having coffee in a neighbour’s house. It would appear that Omotesando Koffee is just like a normal residence from a first glance, but if you look deeper and step in for a cuppa, you will discover that it is really a space that houses one of the best-kept secrets in Tokyo.
Tokyo is fascinating in more than a million ways, and we would jet off to that Japanese city in a heart beat. And do we even need a reason to do so?
Not at all, we’d say. But if we must, Tokyo is where anyone and everyone can be inspired by anything and everything. From their incredible food, splendiferous culture and history, amazingly friendly and polite citizens, and even world-class toilets, we really think it is impossible to not fall in love!
If you haven’t been, we are here to share our favourites about Tokyo, and we hope this list of 25 Reasons Why We Love Tokyo will activate the bigger wanderlust bug in you and have you book a flight out on your next leave. For those who are already fans, let’s take a moment in time to reminisce all the good that Tokyo has brought to our soul:
Japan is the world’s most innovative nation, and there is always something new to discover. Every time we visit Tokyo, we will be super inspired by all the fascinating dining concepts in the capital city.
With so many restaurants and cafes to choose from, it can be challenging to know where to eat in Tokyo. From a stunning flower tea salon, to a Brooklyn-inspired pancake house, we have picked our favourites in this guide to Tokyo’s Top 14 Cafes to visit.