It seems Anthony Bourdain has visited every city on Earth, and for him, one stands out far above the rest. The chef-turned-TV personality discussed his number one pick in a recent interview with Maxim.
“I went to Tokyo the first time and my head kind of exploded,” he said. “I compared it to taking my first acid trip: Nothing was ever the same for me. I just wanted more of it. If I had to agree to live in one country, or even one city, for the rest of my life, never leaving it, I’d pick Tokyo in a second.”
Bourdain has a well-documented love for Japan: He’s visited twice for his show, “Parts Unknown,” and wrote that Tokyo was his favorite food city in a 2013 blog post.
We see his point: Tokyo is a delight for the senses, indeed. Here are a few spots to hit on your visit.
#Ginza shopping district
#Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
This is the most beautiful green space in the city, according to Time. Explore amongst more than 3,000 kinds of plants, shrubs and trees, including Tokyo’s iconic cherry tree.
#Meiji Jingu Shrine
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