You’ll join a local to enjoy the same foods that they grew up eating. Whether that’s a tray with a variety of small foods, kushikatsu (fried foods on sticks), karaage (Japanese fried chicken) unagidon (grilled eel on rice) or others, you’re guaranteed to experience the flavors that are close to your host’s heart. The restaurant you visit may have tatami mats (bamboo floor seating), walls of paper separating the tables, and more of that classic Japanese aesthetic. Totally immersive, traditional local favorites. Budget ~ 1500 to 2000 yen for your meals and drinks.