Having had lots of Japanese curry, it’s no surprise that the best one I’ve ever had is in its spiritual hometown. The restaurant has downsized from its former glory days, but at least they’re still cooking. It’s about an hour by train from Tokyo, though it’s well worth it.
A full sampler. Small bowls clockwise from bottom left: Meat Sauce for Softmen (Large Bowl in center), Miso Soup, Deep-Fried Whale, Vegetable w/ Glass Noodles, Curry Stew. Milk is provided as well as Agepan (Fried Bread) in the rear right side of the picture.
Classroom setting for maximum authenticity
Close-up of the Agepan
Had to visit this by recommendation of NHK World’s Japanology series, as well as Only In Japan. Thanks to the restaurant staff for the use of their well-furnished classroom!