A delicious thin slice of lightly boiled bacon dipping in ponzu sauce with garlic, chili pepper and green onion. This is Japanese traditional food style called Shabu. Selective focus.
1 / 6
A couple is enjoying street food
Young adult in Shonan city

Savor the flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine

Food & DrinkJapan

One of the best ways to discover a country is through its food—Japanese cuisine is no exception, with original flavors and products that are renowned the world over. In Kyoto, taste typical dishes like shabu-shabu, a Japanese fondue that cooks meat in a fragrant broth. If you're looking to discover more unique delicacies, ask one of our local agencies to add Owakudani to your itinerary so that you can sample its famous black eggs, which are boiled in the volcanic hot springs near Mount Fuji.

For a more nomadic approach, make sure to meander down Osaka's Dotonbori Street, a legendary destination for street food. Along this avenue, which feels a bit like a Japanese Times Square, you can sample fish or Kobe beef-based dishes at the many stands that prepare the food right before your eyes.

Japanese liquors don't disappoint either: if you're a fan of spirits, we recommend a visit to the Hokkaido whiskey distillery or Kyoto's saké breweries.

Other unmissable experiences