He’d been to many places but he kept coming back to Tokyo. The late celebrity chef and travel show host Anthony Bourdain described it as the best place to visit in the world.

“Tokyo is a good choice for number one because it has the highest density of experiences per square foot,” he told Money.

“You’re learning more per minute and seeing more per square foot.”

If you are a first timer in Tokyo, he recommended the following

1 The Robot Restaurant in the toy district

“It’s touristy as hell, but you got to go to Robot Restaurant,” he said. “Just don’t eat in Robot Restaurant. Decline the meal, but just go for the experience.”

2 Lawson

It’s the 7-11 of Japan. He discovered from this 24-hour store yummy treats.

“It’s a convenient store with the most incredible egg salad sandwiches and little tonkatsu, little fried chicken cutlets under light bulbs, incredible,” Bourdain recalled.

3 Izakayas

Bourdain recommended to visit these shops in the Golden Gai or Wachingugu District. He described the food centers in the department stores here as pornographic.

4 Ryokan and Onsen

A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. you will find onsen in ryokans. An onsen is a natural hot spring bath. It uses naturally hot water from geothermally heated springs.

“You gotta go to a country inn at a ryokan and have the full country inn experience,” Bourdain said. “That’s pricey as hell, but at least one night in a traditional ryokan with the baths, particularly the outdoor ones, gotta do it.”

Bourdain said he’d been in Tokyo “many, many, many times” and each visit gave him that thrilling feeling.

“It is a place where you can just wander.,” he recalled. “If you’re prepared to be the big goofy stranger, the foreigner, unable to communicate, it is the most deeply rewarding city on earth to just wander around, completely unfamiliar with anything. You will not blend. You will not immerse, but you will have a true, true adventure. I’m endlessly fascinated.”

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Posted by MONEY on Wednesday, 21 March 2018



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