Robbie Swinnerton

Robbie Swinnerton has been living, eating and writing about food in Tokyo for over 30 years. His column, Tokyo Food File, has run in The Japan Times since 1998.

For Robbie Swinnerton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The joy of eating Japan's traditional clay-pot cuisine

Jan 15, 2016

The joy of eating Japan's traditional clay-pot cuisine

It’s the autumn of 2013, and dusk falls over the historic Nagatani-en pottery works in the hills above the city of Iga, Mie Prefecture. As the employees finish their shifts and head home, the squat buildings fall quiet and dark — all except the ...

Tokyo's best eating experiences in 2015

| Dec 18, 2015

Tokyo's best eating experiences in 2015

Another great year for dining out draws to a close. But before the bōnenkai (forget-the-year parties) erase the 2015 hard drives for good, let’s take another look at some of the highlights of the past 12 months. Noma Japan Without question, the most memorable ...