Explore Regional Flavors

Whether it is kombu kelp from the cold waters of Hokkaido or sugarcane fromtropical Okinawa, Japanese food is defined by regionality. Although Japanese cuisine, or washoku , has been registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Property,many of its domestically famous food regions remain unknown abroad.

Discover the characteristics that define each region and learn how the seasons affect what people traditionally eat. For the gastronomic traveler, Japan is a smorgasbord of flavors waiting to be discovered.

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User Guide: How to Enjoy SAVORJAPAN

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Note: SAVORJAPAN is a portal site that offers information and contents that relate to accommodations and various activities in each region. Please click the external links and visit the respective website if you wish to make actual reservations.