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Tokyo is not just known for its incredible food, the 2008 and 2009 Michelin Guides rated the city so highly, that it can arguably be called the culinary capital of the world. Cuisines from all over the world are represented in Japan, and with such great variety, you could theoretically spend years in the city and never need to eat at the same restaurant twice. As a rule, Japanese take quality extremely seriously and that extends to food preparation as well. Japanese pride themselves on using some of the finest ingredients available and food is prepared with such care that food related illness is almost unheard of.

While Westerners often generalize typical Japanese "ryori" (cuisine) as sushi, rice, noodles, fish, and …