Japanese Street Food Adventure! 10 Finds You Shouldn’t Miss

Japanese Street Food Adventure! 10 Finds You Shouldn't Miss

Japanese street food can be found at various places such as events in downtown and shopping districts. What kinds of food are being served in these kinds of places? The 10 finds composed of different recommendations, market, traditional things available and the rare things will be presented in this article.



 

Japanese Street Food Adventure! 10 Finds You Shouldn’t Miss

 

1. Oden Nikomi

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This can be bought in the convenience stores from the mid-August until March. I highly recommend getting it from “Asakusa Hoppy Dori (Asakusa Hoppy Boulevard) in Asakusa, Taito Ward, Tokyo. It costs 500 Yen – very reasonable for many tourists coming over to visit.

 

2. Yakitori

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Yakitori is available all year round nationwide.  A stick costs 100 to 200 yen. It is considered as a staple Japanese Street food. It is grilled which makes it particularly very delicious to eat.

 

3. Takoyaki

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Takoyaki is also enjoyed all throughout the country. In Tokyo, it comes in 6 pieces for 400 Yen while the same number of pieces cost 300 Yen in Osaka. In Osaka, you will find the Takoyaki almost everywhere.

 

4. Tai Yaki and Oban Yaki

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This is also eaten all year round all throughout the country. Nowadays, different ingredients are stuffed inside such as chocolate and cheese. Anko, the bean paste is also good but some people do not prefer them for the two.

 

5. Kakigori

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The Kakigori of the Kakigori Shop rate may be around 1,000 yen and might be a little expensive compared to the others.  It is best eaten in Yelo which is located in Roppongi, Tokyo. Shops serving 365 days a year have already open and they are also serving Kakigori day and night!

 

6. Potato Cream

Japanese Street Food Adventure! 10 Finds You Shouldn't Miss_Potato Cream

The Potato Salad Shop in Meguro Ward, Tokyo offers the new sensational potato salad, “Potato Cream”. The price is 550 Yen which is very reasonable which makes it irrisistable to its numerous female fans.

 

7. Grilled Corn

Japanese Street Food Adventure! 10 Finds You Shouldn't Miss_Toukibi Wagon

The Toukibi Wagon starts operating when summer comes in the Odori boulevard of Sapporo City in Hokkaido Prefecture. One stick costs 300 yen and is very delicious. Aside from this, the Hokkaido special Buttered Potatoes are also available.

 

8. Matcha

Japanese Street Food Adventure! 10 Finds You Shouldn't Miss_Matcha

Matcha is a specialty of Uji City in Kyoto. Uji Matcha of course, as well as Matcha Dumpling and Matcha Yokan etcetera are very famous Matcha sweets. The Matcha sweets may be enjoyed while visiting the Byodouin, a world heritage site in Kyoto, or by just enjoying the different places and sites in town.

 

9. Ramen

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People from Hakata recommend the Tonkotsu Ramen (pork ramen). There are a number of ramen stalls in the Hakata Food Village but each have their own particular distinctive feature that is why you could enjoy the ramen several times.

 

10. Stone Baked Potato

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The stone baked potato is sold by a light truck moving around town. The price depends on the size and the region where it is sold, mostly around 500 to 1,000 yen. If you come across into this truck, you might just be lucky to get yourself one.

 

Conclusion

There goes the ten finds you should not miss! The Japanese street foods are loved by people of each region and by visiting tourists coming to Japan. You may enjoy them based on their availability and are recommended depending on the season at the time of your visit.

 

Japanese Street Food Adventure! 10 Finds You Shouldn’t Miss

1. Oden Nikomi
2. Yakitori
3. Takoyaki
4. Tai Yaki and Oban Yaki
5. Kakigori
6. Potato Cream
7. Grilled Corn
8. Matcha
9. Ramen
10. Stone Baked Potato