Sushi, ramen, Washoku... Japanese food has fast become a global phenonemon and is well-known for its extensive range of delicious yet healthy cuisine. Washoku even earnt itself a place at the top table, earning recognition from UNESCO in 2013 as an Intangible Cultural Property.
JapanTravel has been on a culinary journey and brought together some of our favorite types of Japanese food in this 'Japan Must-Eat' selection. Just take your pick – we're sure you won't go hungry!
Izakaya dining in Shibuya, Hakata-style tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen all the way from Fukuoka, top-grade Japanese wagyu beef at mouth-watering prices, fried gyoza dumplings done the Japanese way, fried skewers and more Osaka soul food classics, and fusion-style wholesome, spicy curry with a Hawaiian edge.
If you're still hungry or looking for more recommendations, check out our extensive archive of restaurant content from across Japan: