Hello Japan Hounds!
I'm visiting this board for the first time in about ten years on the site, and so excited to be going to Japan for the first time!
Mr Gooseberry and I will be in Tokyo and Kyoto in April, but we'd like to add one or two nights in a third location. Usually when we travel to a new country (well, new to us!) we like to spend a little quiet time in a place off the beaten track, seeing how locals live, just hanging out. And obviously eating amazing food!
For a chowhound, where would you recommend we go to get a little lost and soak up the atmosphere? And any special food reccs while we're there?
And we're thinking of you all in Japan right now, and sending good wishes your way...