Tony's Japan Photo Journal

A German-style brewery, monster sized crab, sake and more. See Tony's photo picks from Japan.

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Tony Bourdain and the crew in Japan

Tony Bourdain and the crew in Japan

"Crew shot at ryokan (with Rene and Sean)." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain eating chicken nuggets in Japan

Tony Bourdain eating chicken nuggets in Japan

"Chicken nuggets with Dave Chang. He's a hopeless Lawson's addict. And now, regrettably, so are we all." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain in Japan

Tony Bourdain in Japan

"The Happy Place -- where everything is wonderful and nothing ever hurts: Lawson's convenience stores." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain with David Chang in Japan

Tony Bourdain with David Chang in Japan

"Rare shot of a happy Dave Chang." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

No Reservations crew member holding a beer in Japan

No Reservations crew member holding a beer in Japan

"Veteran producer Sally Freeman in a typical work pose. First step is 'admit you have a problem.'" - Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain on a boat at night in Japan

Tony Bourdain on a boat at night in Japan

"With Sean Brock on fishing trawler." - Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Rene Redzepi in the kitchen

Rene Redzepi in the kitchen

"Rene Redzepi." - Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Cook It Raw menu in Ishikawa Japan

Cook It Raw menu in Ishikawa Japan

"The menu of Cook It Raw, Ishikawa." - Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain and several chefs in Japan

Tony Bourdain and several chefs in Japan

"Sushi with Magnus Nilsson, Adam Sachs, Rene Redzepi, Alex Atala and Dave Chang." - Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Cook It Raw chefs in Japan

Cook It Raw chefs in Japan

"The chefs." - Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Anthony Bourdain visits Jigokudani (aka Hell Valley), which feeds into the popular Noboribetsu Hot Spring. 960 1280

  

A beautiful wide shot of Mt Yotei, Hokkaido. 960 1280

  

Tony enjoys the onsen (hot spring) at Takinoya Ryokan. 960 1280

  

Bright lights of the Susukino district, Sapporo. 960 1280

  

Tony in the Susukino district of Sapporo. 960 1280

  

Tony arrives at Aji No Karyu for steaming bowl of ramen. 960 1280

  

A close-up shot of the crew dinner at a ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn). 960 1280

  

Awesome details in one of the sculptures at the Sapporo Snow Festival. 960 1280

  

Tony with friends at the Sapporo Bier Garten. 960 1280

  

The crew enjoys breakfast at Takinoya Ryokan. 960 1280

  

Tony and Megumi Sasaki, a Sapporo-born filmmaker, have a quick bite at Wakakoma before attacking the giant crab. 960 1280

  

A close-up shot of the popular ryokan footwear. 960 1280

  

Tony and Megumi Sasaki chat in the market. 960 1280

  

Tony patiently awaits dinner with Suga-san, a ryokan owner. 960 1280

  

A yummy shot of soup curry at Okushiba Shoten. 960 1280

  

Cameraman Zach Zamboni poses in front of drying fish. 960 1280

  

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Kendo is a sport where you actually get BETTER as you age. This master regularly kicks the crap out of men in their 20s. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Crew meal at a crowded izakaya in Roppongi. Our fixer, Michiko, Rennik, Zach, Paul, Todd, me and my old pal Shinji. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Iron Chef Morimoto through monkfish jaws. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Todd at the Ryokan in Kyoto. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Editor Chris Martinez after an evening of sake drinking and chicken bits on skewers. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Todd shoots his dream toilet. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

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