For Bourdain, Tokyo was both endlessly fascinating and a place that he couldn’t completely wrap his head around. He also said that his episode on Tokyo had a lot to do with fantasy. “The first time I came here, it was a transformative experience,” he wrote. “It was a powerful and violent experience.” Tokyo, as far as the chef was concerned, blended many flavors and feelings into one and was far away from his comfort zone.
Plus, Bourdain never got tired of Japan’s capitol city. For him, Tokyo never ceased to surprise and always gave him something to look forward to. And despite having spent extensive time in Tokyo, Bourdain didn’t believe that he’d “even scratched the surface” (via Business Insider).
Bourdain concluded that if you’re like him and find yourself feeling perpetually curious about the world around you, you’ll love Tokyo. He added that the city offers a plethora of charms including an endless variety of “flavors, tastes, and customs.” Amazing.