• Bite the bullet train and head to Japan

    3 days ago - By The Guardian

    Instead of lazing by the Med, Jay Rayner decided to take his family to Japan. It wasn't an entirely selfless act... food played a major part, naturally Getting to eat the good stuff in Tokyo can be a challenge. The problem isn't finding the right places. The concierge team at the city's hotels work harder than most making restaurant reservations, and ours at the Mandarin Oriental is no exception. They have sent us to a bustling, wood-lined izakaya , or food pub, down a side street in the city's Akasaka district. Here, smoke pirouettes from the grills in the open kitchens, the beer, like...
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