Japanese Food Seeped in Culture for Your Travel Delight
Events abound during each Season in Japan. You'll see a wild array of funky fare at any "Matsuri" or Festival so take some hints from seasoned senpais on what you see and what to try for that once-in-a-lifetime taste of Japanese culture.
Yatai - Festival Food Stalls
At the matsuri you can always find many kinds of yatai - food stalls. Even small local events have yatai, because the food is part of the festival.
Yakitori; Grilled Chicken that Sake Lovers Can’t Drink Without.
Just like Londoners enjoying fish and chips with pints of beer at the pub, yakitori(焼き鳥, やきとり) or skewed chicken barbecue, is an essential delicacy for beer or sake here in Japan.
Taiyaki - Japanese Sweets in Asakusa
The cakes are shaped like a fish and have a sweet filling. The most common taiyaki have sweet bean paste or cream inside.
"Teishoku" is a nostalgic homemade meal for Japanese.
The word itself means "set meal", and if you've stayed at a Japanese style inn and enjoyed breakfast there, you must have tasted steamed rice, miso soup and several other delicacies in separate plates on your table.
Kissaten: Lovely Retro Coffee Shops
You can find these small hideaways near train stations, in shotengai shopping streets, and sometimes out in quiet residential areas.