At which price? How much is an apple? A goat cheese? A bottle of wine? A tomato? You can always find worse. The question was to be among the best 10 in the world. And you can find at least 20 cities in the world where food is better than in Tokyo (in choice and quality) Most of japanese I met didn't speak English (and they were the most open to west culture ones.). Whose who speaks are very hard to understand because of their acccent. They speak English as if they were speaking japanese. Going in a city where nothing is written in English (in Paris many restaurant have menu in English) and where you must look at pictures to choose what you eat is not very attractive. Their confort zone is so complicate and different from ours that you can not avoid bad surprises... Japanese are one of the most racist people. Exemple = they have no jews and many of them declare not no like jews... I know that. You can call it as you want but the problem is the same = it is too different from ours habits to be attractive for us. I have read about Japan and know people who have visited Japan. A friend of mine spent 3 days without talking to anybody in Tokyo because nobody was speaking English (she speaks well and like to speak very much, she lived 1 year in Canada, traveled in Mexico, Brazil, Europe, US, Hong Kong and told me she had never seen people speaking English so few...) What is the % of blacks/hispanic/jews/italian/chinese... in NYC, LA, SF, Paris, London, Milano, Sidney, Vancouver, Berlin, Vienne, Madrid...?? What is the same % in Tokyo? Tokyo is not at all a cosmopolite city. So less attractive than a cities with 100 differents nationality like NYC where you can travel from Italy to China when you cross the street. Tokyo is one of the city I would like to SEE. Probably in the top 10. But I don't think Â it is one of the best to live in.