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Japanese Cuisine

By Viator, July 2016

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The fresh and simple flavors of Japanese cuisine are favorites among food lovers, and there are a multitude of popular dishes and regional staples to try. Whether it’s at an early-morning fish market, a cooking class or a high-end restaurant, indulge in a foray into Japanese fare for an experience you won’t soon forget.

Sushi
Simple, stylish and elegant, sushi is Japan's national dish and a culinary sensation. The island country is the perfect place to find fresh fish, and travelers can expect locally caught varieties served uncooked, baked and seared, often with a seaweed wrap (nori) and sticky rice. Sushi-making classes serve as a popular way for travelers to immerse themselves in the country’s cuisine, with opportunities to roll your own sushi, cook flavorful rice and carve the perfect pieces of sashimi.

Noodles
In addition to fish, sushi, rice and tea, Japanese cuisine is filled with noodles. From thick udon to thin soba, there is a specific noodle for just about every Japanese dish. Travelers can slurp them from bowls of steaming broth, topped with fresh vegetables and local fish.

Okonomiyaki
Loosely meaning "cook what you like, the way you like," Okonomiyaki has been likened to pizza and is made of a flour-and-yam-based batter mixed with chopped cabbage that is then pan-fried. Quirky toppings include cheese, fried egg, kimchee and even mayonnaise. Travelers can try it out on a night food tour or learn to make their own Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki at a cooking class in Tokyo.

Kaiseki
High tea may be a British staple, but the Japanese have their own version known as Kaiseki. This minimalist ceremony reflects the simplistic, modern cuisine of this nation and typically includes soup, several small dishes and sake. Kaiseki experiences are often combined with a performance in cities such as Kyoto and Tokyo.

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Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour, Tokyo, null
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Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 223 Reviews

Savor some amazing Japanese dishes while experiencing local nightlife on this food tour in Tokyo. Delve into the city’s nighttime culinary scene on visits to ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.71
Half-day Food and Drink Walking Tour in Tsukiji and Asakusa, Tokyo, Food Tours
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Half-day Food and Drink Walking Tour in Tsukiji and Asakusa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Tsukiji fish market is the biggest seafood market in the world. Food of the highest quality is gathered from all over the world, not only fish, but also ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Walking Food Tour in Tokyo, Tokyo, Food Tours
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Walking Food Tour in Tokyo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Visit three of the most popular and traditional places in Tokyo in one night. See the old, rustic places in Yurakucho,the modern streets of Ginza and maze of ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Private Tour: VIP Tsukiji Sushi Lesson with a Master Chef, Tokyo, Food Tours
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Private Tour: VIP Tsukiji Sushi Lesson with a Master Chef

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Learn how to make authentic Japanese sushi from a master sushi chef in Tokyo. During this unforgettable private lesson, you'll get a full picture of what it's ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $305.10
1-Hour Fish-Cutting Lesson with Sashimi Instructor in Tsukiji, Tokyo, Cooking Classes
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1-Hour Fish-Cutting Lesson with Sashimi Instructor in Tsukiji

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy this workshop where you will be presented with a whole fish and learn the process of cutting it so that it can be eaten as sashimi. At the end of class ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $91.53
Nighttime Local Food and Drink Tour in Asakusa, Tokyo, Cooking Classes
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Nighttime Local Food and Drink Tour in Asakusa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Asakusa is one of the must-see spots in Tokyo. And while many tourists go to Asakusa during the crowded daytime, local people go out to Asakusa at night to ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Evening Tokyo Walking Food Tour of Shimbashi, Tokyo, Food Tours
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Evening Tokyo Walking Food Tour of Shimbashi

Explore the streets of Shibashi on a two and half hours Tokyo food tour and experience how the local "salaryman" unwind after a long day at the office ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $106.00
Experience Local Food and Drink at Sunamachi, Tokyo, Food Tours
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Experience Local Food and Drink at Sunamachi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Why Sunamachi? Few tourist can know the name. (Even for Japanese.) Sunamachi Ginza is one of the most energetic local delicatessen street in Tokyo. The shops ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Small Group Tour with Local Organic Farmers in Tokyo, Tokyo, Food Tours
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Small Group Tour with Local Organic Farmers in Tokyo

On this tour, you will meet local farmers in Tokyo and experience a part of their daily lives. Farmers are a very important local component in Japan, and you ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.70
Authentic Japanese Green Tea and Wagashi Experience in Tokyo, Tokyo, Half-day Tours
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Authentic Japanese Green Tea and Wagashi Experience in Tokyo

This is a tour to enjoy a bowl of matcha (green powder tea) and Wagashi, Japanese sweets. You will be introduced to the history and the culture of Japanese tea ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.53

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