Japanese Local Food

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Local Food

Local Food

Japan has a large selection of local foods and regional specialties. Each region in Japan is known for a particular dish, whether it be the savory okonomiyaki pancakes of Osaka or the sweet aroma and tasty castella pound cakes of Nagasaki. By making use of the region's best ingredients, each prefecture's local dishes represent the region's history. Be sure to try the local specialties of each region when making your way through various areas of Japan.

Local food in Hokkaido and Niigata

Shiroi Koibito

Shiroi Koibito

The most famous Cookie Sandwiches of Hokkaido

Italian Yakisoba

Italian Yakisoba

NIigata Local Food l mixed with Italian meat sauce and Japanese yakisoba

Burikatsu-Don

Burikatsu-Don

Niigata Local Food l Fried buri with bowl of rice

Hegi-Soba

Hegi-Soba

Niigata Local Food l Buckwheat noodles using seaweed

Local food in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamanashi

Tokyo Banana

Tokyo Banana

Popular Japanese Sweet and Souvenir of Tokyo

Hato Sabure

Hato Sabure

Popular Dove-Shaped Cookies in Kamakura

Shingen-mochi

Shingen-mochi

Mochi snack of Yamanashi served with kuromitsu and kinako

Shumai (JDT Recommends)

Shumai (JDT Recommends)

Japanese variation of the popular dumpling dish from China

Ariake Harbour (JDT Recommends)

Ariake Harbour (JDT Recommends)

Popular Yokohama Confectionery enjoyed by many

Harajuku Crepes (JDT Recommends)

Harajuku Crepes (JDT Recommends)

Popular snacks in Japan, especially among younger teens in Harajuku

Hōtō (Lunch)

Hōtō (Lunch)

Popular dish in Yamanashi made using miso soup and flat udon noodles

Monjayaki

Monjayaki

Tokyo & Kanto's version of Okonomiyaki

Local food in Osaka, Gifu

Okonomiyaki (JDT Recommends)

Okonomiyaki (JDT Recommends)

Savory Japanese pancake consisting of batter made from flour, eggs, cabbage

Takoyaki (JDT Recommends)

Takoyaki (JDT Recommends)

Small ball shaped snacks made with flour, egg, and octopus

Gohei-mochi (JDT Recommends)

Gohei-mochi (JDT Recommends)

Skewered Grilled Rice Cakes

Beef Bun (JDT Recommends)

Beef Bun (JDT Recommends)

Steamed Chinese buns filled with Beef

Wasabi Ice Cream (JDT Recommends)

Wasabi Ice Cream (JDT Recommends)

Ice-Cream made with the popular sushi garnish at the Wasabi Farm

Yakisoba (JDT Recommends)

Yakisoba (JDT Recommends)

Japanese style chow mein made with wheat flour noodles, vegetables, meat

Kitsune Udon (JDT Recommends)

Kitsune Udon (JDT Recommends)

Udon topped with abura-age named after Foxes

Modern-Yaki

Modern-Yaki

Okonomiyaki with noodles included as a layer

Local food in Hiroshima

Momiji Manju (JDT Recommends)

Momiji Manju (JDT Recommends)

Maple leaf shaped manju with red bean paste filling

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki (Dinner)

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki (Dinner)

Hiroshima style okonomiyaki with a thin crepe and noodles

Oysters (JDT Recommends)

Oysters (JDT Recommends)

Popular seafood delicacy in Miyajima & Hiroshima

Local food in Kagawa

Udon (Lunch)

Udon (Lunch)

Japanese thick noodles made from wheat flour

Local food in Oita

Hell Steamed Pudding (JDT Recommends)

Hell Steamed Pudding (JDT Recommends)

Pudding steamed with hot spring steam of the hells

Toriten (JDT Recommends)

Toriten (JDT Recommends)

Japanese tempura style fried chicken of Oita

Local food in Kagoshima

Karukan

Karukan

White manju with spongy texture filled with red bean paste

Shirokuma (Polar Bear)

Shirokuma (Polar Bear)

Japanese shaved ice with condensed milk and fruits, mochi and red bean paste

Local food in Nagasaki

Turkish Rice (JDT Recommends)

Turkish Rice (JDT Recommends)

Local Nagasaki dish of pork cutlet, spaghetti, and rice pilaf

Sasebo Burger

Sasebo Burger

True American burger in Japan

Castella (JDT Recommends)

Castella (JDT Recommends)

Japanese sponge cake with a sweet nice aroma and taste

Nagasaki Champon (Lunch)

Nagasaki Champon (Lunch)

A specialty noodle dish that has a thick broth and noodles made to be cheap and nutritious.

Local food in Miyazaki

Mango

Mango

Mangoes famous for its delicious, sweet taste

Jidori

Jidori

Chargrilled chicken served on a sizzling hot plate

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