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Find out more about the many types of restaurants you will find in Japan. From luxury to budget we run you through the various places you can eat in Japan. 

Restaurant types

There is much more to Japanese cuisine than sushi and noodles. Be sure to try as many of the dishes in this section as you can while you are in Japan!

Cuisine types

Huge variations in climate and culture in Japan led to each region developing local delicacies. Here we highlight some of the ones to try in each region.

Local specialties

Shojin ryori, vegetarian cuisine enjoyed by Buddhist monks, and macrobiotic cuisine is great for vegetarians travelling in Japan. But dinning out in Japan can be difficult for vegetarians. Here we give you tips on vegetarian dinning in Japan.

Vegetarian dining
Milk Kobo chu cream puff and rinking yoghurt


By Kate Crockett

People come to Niseko for the powder and stay for the food. Two and a half hours from Sapporo, the resort towns that make up Niseko-Kutchan – centred around Mt Annupuri, and in the shadow of Mt Yotei, known as ‘Ezo Fuji’ (Hokkaido’s Fuji) – are a gourmet paradise. Blanketed white with snow during winter, the area is transformed into a carpet of rich alpine meadows and verdant peaks, punctuated by fields of sunflowers, in summer. Here too are scores of passionate food producers and pioneers from around the globe, drawn here to make the most of Hokkaido’s rich natural resources.

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