Nicknamed “the nation’s kitchen” for once playing a vital role in managing Japan’s economy and distribution of goods, this city has also gained a reputation for its fine cuisine in recent years.
If you are concerned that a long weekend is too short for a foodie trip there, Singapore Airlines has an overnight flight there and back, leaving you with more time to, well, eat.
You will need it. Numerous websites are dedicated to its must-visit restaurants and cafes.
For example, Sushiyoshi in the Kita-ku ward, known for its sushi, has two Michelin stars.
Fancy super-fresh squid cooked and served in a thickened sauce accentuated with yuzu? Or tuna maki with thick strips of tuna in varying shades of fattiness?
The Kani Doraku chain of restaurants, famous for its crab dishes, is worth checking out for dishes such as these.
He says: “I had a massive crab feast with my family – grilled crab, steamed crab, crab sashimi, crab chawanmushi, crab sushi and much more. Most Singaporeans love crab dishes and I would highly recommend this place to them.”