James Beard Publication of the Year 2017

The R&K Guide To Tokyo

You could spend a lifetime on one block in Tokyo and never truly learn the rhythms, the flavors, the subtle social cues that guide every interaction. But somehow that depth of ignorance is neither overwhelming nor intimidating. It’s your excuse to give yourself over entirely to the Floating World, an ancient term for the carnal, pleasure-seeking urbanity of Tokyo. As an outsider, you will never comprehend, so don’t sweat it, just close your eyes and take your best bite.

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