Side Trips from Tokyo Restaurants

The local specialty in Nikko is a soybean-based concoction known as yuba (tofu skin); dozens of restaurants in Nikko serve it in a variety of dishes you might not have believed possible for so prosaic an ingredient. Other local favorites are soba (buckwheat) and udon (wheat-flour) noodles—both inexpensive, filling, and tasty options for lunch.

Three things about Kamakura make it a good place to dine. It's on the ocean (properly speaking, on Sagami Bay), which means that fresh seafood is everywhere; it's a major tourist stop; and it has long been a prestigious place to live among Japan's worldly and well-to-do (many successful writers, artists, and intellectuals call Kamakura home). On a day trip from Tokyo, you can feel confident picking a place for lunch almost at random.

Yokohama, as befits a city of more than 3 million people, lacks little in the way of food: from quick-fix lunch counters to elegant dining rooms, you'll find almost every imaginable cuisine. Your best bet is Chinatown—Japan's largest Chinese community—with more than 100 restaurants representing every regional style. If you fancy Italian, Indian, or even Scandinavian, this international port is still guaranteed to provide an eminently satisfying meal.

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  • 1. Beer Mountain

    $$$ | International

    This beer hall is Mt. Takao's only full-fledged restaurant and serves a prix-fixe two-hour, all-you-can eat, all-you-can drink buffet meal that...Read More

  • 2. Bergfeld

    $ | Café

    This German bakery serves cakes and cookies that are surprisingly authentic—the baker trained in Germany. There are a few small tables outside...Read More

  • 3. Cafe Omnibus

    $ | Naka-ku | Café

    Omnibus serves up an impressive selection of gourmet sandwiches and deli plates in the airy lobby of Yokohama's Historic former Dai-Ichi Bank...Read More

  • 4. Kaisen Misaki-ko

    $ | Japanese

    This kaiten-zushi (sushi served on a conveyor belt that lets you pick the dishes you want) restaurant serves eye-poppingly large fish portions...Read More

  • 5. Kamakura Udon Miyoshi

    $ | Japanese

    Serving up some of Kamakura's best handmade udon noodles and tempura, this unpretentious restaurant is a good bet for quick and satisfying lunch...Read More

  • 6. Kyorai-an

    $$ | Japanese

    A traditional Japanese structure houses this restaurant known for its excellent Western-style beef stew along with homemade cheesecake, pastas...Read More

  • 7. Nantai

    $$ | Japanese

    The low tables, antiques, and pillows scattered on tatami flooring make visitors feel like they're dining in a traditional Japanese living room...Read More

  • 8. Roma Statione

    $$$ | Naka-ku | Italian

    Opened more than 40 years ago, this popular venue between Chinatown and Yamashita Park is Yokohama's source for Italian food. The owner, whose...Read More

  • 9. Sawamoto

    $$$ | Japanese

    Charcoal-broiled unagi (eel) is an acquired taste, and there's no better place in Nikko to acquire it than at this small and unpretentious...Read More

  • 10. Yokohama Cheese Cafe

    $$$ | Nishi-ku | Italian

    This is a cozy and inviting casual Italian restaurant, whose interior looks like an Italian country home. There are candles on the tables and...Read More

  • 11. Yubatei Masudaya

    $$$ | Japanese

    Masudaya started out as a sake maker more than a century ago, but for four generations now, it has been the town's best-known restaurant. The...Read More

  • 12. Aichiya

    $$$$ | Nishi-ku | Seafood

    The "house of Aichi Prefecture" specializes in dishes of crab shipped in from Aichi. The merchandise is displayed in its pre-prepared state...Read More

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