Eating in Japan is a fantastic experience - it's cheap, safe, and a little out there, but delicious.
Intrepid Travel offers a delectable five-day Bite Size Tokyo tour that is a must for adventurous food lovers, but according to Travel Weekly, Tokyo is filled with small dining establishments all serving up fresh, tasty and healthy food.
A common element you will see when arriving at a restaurant in Japan is a vending machine, which will take your order in place of a waitress. Once you have selected your dishes using the photos on the machine, paid your yen and presented your ticket to the chef, you will be given your food.
Head to Omoide Yokocho for a truly memorable yakitori feast experience.
Eating in Japan can be as safe or as adventurous as you wish, with simple rice dishes through to balls of intestines. Breakfast can be a bit of a change for Westerners, but a mere $4 will get you a bowl of rice, a lightly fried egg, a bowl of miso soup, seaweed and natto (a sticky soybean mix).
If just tasting the food in Japan isn't enough for you, you have the option of taking a class from a range of cooking schools, where you will learn skills such as soba noodle making.