Welcome to EatTalkTravel Japan!

If you’re a foodie or planning to travel around Japan, you’re in the right place.

Do you know how many restaurants are in Tokyo?

There are more than 80,000! If you include the greater metropolitan area, that number goes up to 160,000. For comparison, greater New York City has 25,000 and Paris has 13,000.

Do you know about the different kinds of sushi?

There’s not just one. There’s Edomaezushi (Tokyo style sushi) and Inarizushi (fried tofu pouch filled with rice), just to give you a couple examples.

How are your Japanese table manners?

Don’t worry if you don’t know any of this. It’s why we’re here!

We’ll help you understand the subtleties of Japanese food and culture that leave most foreigners confused.

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We’ll not only introduce you to the best foods in Japan, but also help you understand what they are, where to get them, and how to eat them.

Before you know it, you’ll be ready to head for the hidden restaurants only locals know about and order unique foods that most travelers never try… or even know about.

Beyond the food, discover some of Japan’s best places to visit and understand the subtle aspects of Japanese culture that leave most foreigners confused.

EatTalkTravel Japan is divided into three core subjects and this page will highlight some of the best ones for getting started.

Eat

As you’ve probably guessed, this is where we put all of the food content. Here are a few to get you started:

Are You Scared Of Natto?

Tokyo Yakitori: More Than Meat On A Stick

5 Tokyo Ramen Joints That Will Blow Your Mind

Talk

Talk is where we introduce you to some basic Japanese phrases for travelers. English is not that common in Japan, so you should be prepared to speak a little Japanese… especially if you want to step away from the tourist attractions. Here’s a good place to start:

Survival Japanese: 10 Phrases For Basic Communication

Travel

We also help you out with practical information and introduce you to different places worth visiting. Despite its small size, Japan is packed full of things to see and do. These three are a good place to start:

Tokyo Metro: The Ultimate Guide

Beyond Tokyo and Kyoto: 10 Reasons To Travel To Fukuoka, Japan

Japanese Onsen: 7 Tips For First Timers