Often one of the challenges with traveling is ordering food. The menu is filled with strange items, and written in a different language. Thankfully, most of the menus in Tokyo included pictures, but that didn't always help. Seeing a green glazed donut one morning we expected it to taste like green tea, but it was seaweed instead.
Despite that odd donut, Tokyo had such a huge range of interesting and tasty foods. Some of the best things we ate, we never even knew what they were. If you find a bunch of locals lined up to buy something, try it out, chances are it will be worth the wait.
Since Japan is the contemporary inventor of sushi, we had very high expectations, and were not disappointed. Sushi restaurants were everywhere, each one with a colorful chart showing the varieties of sushi and their prices posted outside the door.
Street Festival Food, Japanese Style
After New Year's many people visit the Senso-ji shrine in Asakusa for good luck in the coming year. The large number of visitors means that the area is packed with people, and of course street food.
Other Tasty Treats
Beyond the street food and sushi, here are few of the other things we enjoyed.