Lamb meat is a popular culinary choice in many countries around the world, and in Japan it's perhaps most commonly used in jingisukan (Genghis Khan), a hearty dish that originated in Hokkaido. It typically consists of thinly sliced lamb or mutton along with vegetables such as onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms which are grilled on a special convex-shaped skillet.
If you are a fan of all things lamb – and not just in jingisukan – the one-day Lambassador Festival in Tokyo is something to pop on your calendar. The event celebrates Australian lamb, and the meat will be served up in a variety of dishes for attendees to try. From lamb and chickpea stews to lamb-filled nikuman, and even lamb-based hot dogs, there are plenty of creative foodie options on the lineup.
Admission to the event itself is free, but bring yen if you plan on trying out some of the dishes on offer.