Food travel adventures in Tokyo
Tokyo is a destination for non-stop eating. And then, when you think you are full, your stomach will inexplicably grumble when your eyes see even more food. Here are 4 places for food lovers to enjoy when in Tokyo:
The obvious destination for first-timers to Tokyo. Crowds continue to rush to the market before its closure at the end of 2017. If you only visit Tokyo, and you do not mind the crowds of tourists, Tsukiji Market is an iconic wet market to be visited before it is no longer in the city.
Another popular destination for food lovers in Tokyo. Kitchen Street, locally known as Kappabashi Street, is a shopping district between Ueno and Asakusa. Store after store after store sells everything needed by local restaurants, except for fresh foods
Tokyo Station’s Ramen Street
Looking to taste more than one bowl of ramen? Head to Tokyo Station’s Ramen Street, where 8 of the best ramen shops in the city are located within shops of each other in a small area in the bustling Tokyo Station.
My number one recommendation for anyone visiting Japan is the head to the basement floors of the major department stores, like Mitsukoshi Ginza, Daimaru Tokyo Station, Takashimiya, etc. The depachika (the local name for the department store food halls) culture is one of Japan’s most special landmarks to feast your eyes
Addresses & Hours
5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
4am to 1pm
Kappabashi Street, Asakusa
9am to 5pm
Tokyo Ramen Street
B1F Yaesu South Exit
First Avenue, Tokyo Station
7am to 10:30pm, hours vary by shop
4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
10:30am to 8pm
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