Food and Drink

Japanese cuisine (和食, washoku) offers an abundance of gastronomical delights with a boundless variety of regional and seasonal dishes as well as international cuisine. Restaurants range from mobile food stands to centuries old ryotei, atmospheric drinking places, seasonally erected terraces over rivers, cheap chain shops and unique theme restaurants about ninja and robots. Many restaurants are specialized in a single type of dish, while others offer a variety of dishes.

Popular Dishes

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Japanese cuisine has a large variety of dishes and regional specialties. Below is a selection of our most popular food pages.

Regional Food Guides

Japan is divided into distinct geographic regions, each of which has developed its own unique culinary traditions. As a result travelers can encounter a diverse set of regional foods as they move from area to area.