Ever since “washoku,” or traditional Japanese food, was designated an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2013, popular dishes and liquors like sushi, tempura, sukiyaki, sake, shochu and awamori — have been garnering a lot of international attention.
Japan is famous for a lot of things, and Japanese seafood is definitely one of them! Surrounded by bountiful oceans in every direction, the country has brought forth amazing seafood creations, both modern and traditional.
If you like to eat a lot of tasty seafood, I found the restaurant for you in Odawara, Japan. Aburiya is a seafood restaurant that serves a wide variety of freshly caught seafood that will knock your socks off.
When traveling, the first thing people usually notice is how different or similar the food is to their own country. And if you don’t come from Asia or are not familiar with Asian food, than you might be surprised to see many things that are eaten in this part of the world.
There’s a number of food markets in Tokyo where you can discover some of the city’s best street food and local produce. Why not hit two birds with one stone, and shop for souvenirs while snacking along the way?
You may have heard or seen the television series like “Tokyo Diner”, or perhaps "Cheers", where everyone knows your name. It is the concept of an intimate eatery seating less than 20 people, and run by an “onesan” or “mama”, usually the owner of the eatery.
Despite being six times smaller than Sapporo, this compact port (Hakodate) of 270,000 packs its punch with attractions like the Victorian-era mansions of Motomachi, the Beer Halls on the waterfront, the Mount Hakodate ropeway and Yunokawa Onsen.