The Japanese word for vanilla is banira (English loanword) and vanilla flavor is banira aji. Find more vanilla words with their Japanese translations below.
|Vanilla ice cream|
Interesting facts about vanilla in Japan
According to a survey conducted in 2021, vanilla is the favorite flavor of ice cream in 29% of 1,200 respondents.
Also, 80% of all vanilla beans come from Madagascar, but soaring prices over the last few years have prompted the Japanese to boost up its own local production of the crop. The spice has been grown domestically for years in the Fukuoka and Miyazaki prefectures, but a new initiative has started in Okinawa.