3 Days of Restaurant in Tokyo

Tokyo is all about culture, sights, a lot of unusual things and exceptional variety of food. Crowds of tourists arrive in Tokyo to have an amazing culinary experience. It has more Michelin stars restaurants than any other city in the world. Here is a 3-day plan to try a few from 160,000 restaurants in the city without spending a fortune. 

Day 1:

Breakfast 

  • Asakusa is the best place to try some delicious snacks in the morning. There are many street food stalls and traditional crafts shop to start a nice morning.  
  • Sensoji Temple is located near the Nakamse street in Asakusa. There are many restaurants, cafes, bars and sitting areas. Sensoji is the oldest ancient Buddhist temple in Tokyo.  

Tokyo - Asakusa: Sensō-ji - Kaminarimon

  • These places are best for morning site seeing and traditional Japanese food. Don’t forget trying ningyo-yaki ( a type of small cakes), melon pan and freshly baked sweet bread at Kagetsudo. 
  • Suzukien is a tea shop located in Asakusa. They sell amazing macha gelato. 

Matcha Vanilla Soft Serve

  • Kappabashi street or kitchen town is located near Asakusa. This is a kitchen utensils and cooking equipment shopping district. 

Lunch 

  • Do not forget trying sushi made by Michelin star sushi masters. Tokami in Ginza is the best place to have it. They serve a 10-piece sushi set including soup, appetizer, egg roll, tuna roll and sauces.    

Saba

  • If you want to pick an affordable option instead of Michelin star, then Ganso and Genki is a good place. They offer sushi on conveyer belt, that you can try without breaking the bank. Another wonderful sushi option is Sushi Katsura. 
  • It is very important to try (green tea) Matcha and (Japanese sweets) Wagashi. These are the main elements of Japanese tea ceremony. This treat can be enjoyed in Shinjuku Gyoen park where Hamarikyu is the most famous tea house. 

Wagashi from Hogetsu-do

Dinner

  • There are 80 restaurants that serve grilled delights in Tsukishima Monja street.  
  • Okonomiyaki is the most loved cuisine in Osaka. You can try Monja or Okonomiyaki in the Japan by customizing it according to your taste. 

Japanese Okonomiyaki on a Grill

Day 2:

Breakfast

  • Tsukiji fish market is the largest fish market in the world. Do not forget to wear shoes otherwise your flip flops will be filled with fish blood.  

Tokyo, Tsukiji fish market

  • Tsuta is a modern restaurant in Sugamo that serves Michelin star ramen and rice dishes. Tickets are available from 7am so you need to be early. 

Tsuta蔦拉麵

Lunch

  • Kyourakutei is a very high quality soba restaurant that serves food in affordable prices. Head towards Kagurazaka street near lidabashi station. It is a shopping and dining district where you can find many delicious options. 

Kagurazaka Street

  • From Lidabashi station, you can travel for 15 minutes to reach Tsukiji that is located near the Sumida river and Akihabara that is a shopping district. You can visit electronic stores, anime centers, collectible stores, amid cafe and much more.  

Sumida River, Tokyo

  • Sake or nihonshu is a type of drink made by fermenting rice. It is an alcoholic specialty of Japan. Famous Ishikawa brewery has been producing sake from the last 18 generations. 

Sake

Dinner

  • There are many themed cafes and ramen places to have delicious dinner. Some of them are Kawaii monster café, underworld theme restaurant, Alice in the wonderland theme and many more.  

Pompompurin Café, Harajuku, Tokyo

  • Tokyo Ramen street is popularly known for some of the best ramen joints in Japan. After dinner, you can visit Shibuya crossing to enjoy lively bars and pretty shops. 

Shoyu Ramen @ Shichisai @ Tokyo Ramen Street

Day 3:

Breakfast 

    • There are two options to start your morning one is Harajuku (a bustling lively street) and Meiji Jingu (forest and natural space to breathe). 

Harajuku girls, Tokyo

    • Try delicious famous crepes filled with cheesecakes slices, cotton candy, strawberries and chou cream sticks in Takeshita street. 

Takeshita Street - Tokyo

Lunch

    • Get on the JR line to Shinkuju and visit Tsunahachi Rin to try high quality delicious tempura. 
    • Different cooking classes are organized in Japan to teach sushi, wagashi, bento and full meals. You can cook Japanese food at home. 
    • Visit Government metropolitan observation buildings to get the best views of Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Dinner

    • Visit the Momo’s paradise for Japanese hotpot dish shabu-shabu. Kabikicho is an adult oriented entertainment place. There are smokey pubs, small clubs, samurai museum, ninja trick house and other places. 

Tokyo - Ginza: Bird Land Ginza - Momo

    • There is a robot restaurant that hosts rock bands performance, sci-fi dinner shows and much more. 
    • Mentsudan Tokyo is located in Shinjuku that serves bowls of handmade udon noodles. It is a vending machine style restaurant where you can completely customize your food choices.  

Japanese Udon Noodles

    • Golden gai is the area of small alleys, shops, bars and eateries. You can enjoy drinks in one of the bars.  
    • You can have fun in Kabukicho that is the biggest red light district of Tokyo. There are many bright and bizarre sights in Kabukicho 

Kabukicho Tokyo

There is a huge variety of restaurants that serve delicious foods in Tokyo. You will find endless entertainment in every corner of the city. 

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