You’ve traveled halfway around the world, you’re cranky and tired, you need something comforting. Lo and behold, there it is: the Golden Arches. Yes, they do have McDonald’s in Tokyo (in our experience, it’s the cheapest orange juice in town). And Kentucky Fried Chicken. And a host of other popular chains.
Be warned, however, that even in the most familiar of settings, your experience may be uniquely Japanese. Filet o’Fish sandwiches for breakfast. Unusual pizza toppings. Coffee served in ceramic cups. Even in a country with a wide range of exciting foods, sometimes you need a little taste of home.