You are here > 1Up Travel > Countries of the World > Asia > Japan



 At a Glance



  History & Culture








 Worth a Visit !!



  Maps & Cities


  Eating Out



  Travel Links

 Country Facts









  Transnational issues


  Japan Guide
  Japan Maps
  Japan Hotels
  Japan Flag
  More Japan Flags
  Japan Geography
  Japan Travel Warning

Travel & Tourism . Tourist Guide to the Country

Japan Cuisine and Food

This Japanese dish is cooked in a pot with beef, tofu and vegetables. It is then dipped in raw egg. Sukiyaki can also be served over steamed white rice.

Ocha - Japanese tea
The Japanese custom of drinking green tea came from China about 800 AD. Monks who went to China to study Buddhism, returned to Japan bringing tea with them as a medicinal beverage. As such, tea is the most common beverage in Japan today. Ocha Ryokucha, is the common Japanese green tea. Japanese tea is not served with sugar, unlike its Western counterpart. There is a special traditional tea ceremony which is performed when the Japanese host serves his/her guest tea. There is also a way of drinking green tea. One hand holds the cup while the other hand supports the cup from below.

Many kinds of tea are sold, hot or cold, at vending machines that you can find everywhere throughout the country.

Japanese Rock Lobster

Japanese Rock Lobster
In coastal regions of Mie prefecture, which has a long coast line, seafoods are abundant including Japanese Rock Lobster that is essential to Japanese dishes.

Matsusaka Beef

Matsusaka Beef
Matsusaka beef is renowed around the world. Each beef cow is brought up with affection. Marbled beef from such cows taste very delicate and soft. This beef is best for Sukiyaki and grilling.


Takoyaki, a small cake containing a bit od octupus meat, is another representative food of Osaka. It is eaten as a snack or refreshment. Like okonomiyaki, takoyaki comes in many varieties-sauced, seasoned etc.

Kitsune Udon

Kitsune Udon
Kitsune udon, a type of Japanese noodle, is garnished with a piece of sweet fried bean curd. The soup, seasoned with light soy sauce etc., is delicious.


Tetchiri is a pot of globefish and vegetables. The quantity of globefish consumed in Osaka prefecture is greater than any other prefecture of Japan.


Oshizushi, a variety of sushi (vinegared fish and rice), using cooked, not raw, and seasoned toppings pressed firmly onto rice. You can see and taste the hard work put into making this.



Acknowledgements: ASIATRAVELMART.COM

Make 1Up Travel your HomepageSend this Page to a FriendGo to Top of PagePrint this PageAdd 1Up Travel to your Favorites


Compare Country Info Hotel Directory Geography Flags World Maps Travel Warnings National Parks


Asia Africa Caribbean Middle East North America South America Central America Oceania Pacific Europe Polar Regions


Destinations Monuments Ancient Wonders Modern Wonders Natural Wonders


World Time ISD Codes Travel Links Link Exchange


Disclaimer: Although we've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by any person resulting from information published on this site. We encourage you to verify any critical information with the relevant authorities before you travel.

Copyright 1Up Travel All Rights Reserved.
Go Up

Privacy Policy