Forget 5-star restaurants and celebrity chefs — the best place in Japan to try Japanese food is in a department store
Japan, perhaps more than other destinations, is a place you travel with your taste buds.
There are so many local specialties, from sushi and yakitori to okonomiyaki and shumai, that it'd be a shame to not try everything Japan's culinary tradition offers.
The best place to find and sample Japanese food in Japan is actually in Tokyo's department stores.
Stores like Tokyu, Mitsukoshi, and Nihonbashi Takashimaya are like miniature cities unto themselves, spanning five or more floors and selling...