When most people think of Japanese food, sushi and ramen will mostly come to mind. Although those are unique dishes and should definitely be tried when in Japan, there is much more when it comes to Japanese cuisine. The variety of local cuisine varies from region to region and is often as unique as Japan itself. From the wide varieties of sushi and ramen, to the exquisite kobe beef, many types of sweets, candies and sake. Select any of the food types or drinks below.
Awamori has been consumed by local Okinawans for centuries. Learn more about it here.
Japan has a reputation for cultivating some of the healthiest tea’s in the world.
Learn more about this popular and special type of fermented Japanese rice wine.
Sashimi shares a lot of similarities with sushi. Learn the differences here.
Shochu is hardly known outside of Japan but is the most popular domestic drink.
Sushi is probably Japan’s most well known export. Learn everything about it here.