This is a really great blog that you should check out and bookmark:
Amy is a Canadian girl, married to a Japanese guy, living in Tokyo. She's an awesome writer and photographer, and a major foodie. Since we live in the same area, we go alot of the same places and see/experience a lot of the same things (not at the same time though, I've never met her) although she is far more adventurous than I am, especially when it comes to food! She speaks Japanese and is murch more in tune with the country, customs, food, etc., so she does a much better job of describing and explaining things than I do. Especially the food.
Check out Amy's blog for a taste of the real Japan, not the diluted glop I tend to give you here.