As a London food blogger, I really enjoy reading blogs written by those who live in the places I'm planning to visit. It's a nice way of reading about restaurants and other food experiences, often with more detail (and images) than is the norm on discussion boards like this one.
I have worked my way through the archive as best I could, searching on food blog with the 5 year radio button selected but the only recommendation I found so far was for (the excellent) Food Sake Tokyo blog.
I'd really appreciate a few recommendations for great (English language) blogs about eating out in Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama (I don't know if such exists), Nara, and Osaka.
I enjoyed reading Travel Volunteer Blog about the young couple who won a trip from the tourist board and wrote about all their experiences.
I'm also familiar with Kyoto Foodie, though find the sheer volume of content there slightly overwhelming.
Rather than a huge long list (which is what I get if I try and google) I'd really appreciate recommendations for your personal favourites, those which you think would be of interest to a first time Japanese visitor.
Thanks in advance,
(If there was a previous thread on this topic, I failed to find it, please direct me to it and accept my apologies for the repetition).