In fact there are a wide variety of Japanese foods and most of them are unfamiliar to the Western traveller. This is inconvenient to the short term traveller because you can only eat so many meals in a day and few resources tell you what to look for when you really want to search for the truly unusual stuff. So here is a short list of some things you, or your friends, have probably never eaten.
Suffering from the summer heat, our writer John Asano recommends five popular summer dishes to help cool down and boost energy levels allowing you to beat the summer heat. So what are you waiting for, try them all!