Our 2018 trip to Japan was full of interesting food experiences. I thought it would be fun to collect them together in one post along with the places we visited, in the hope that it will inspire more home cooking in the future.
We’re off to Japan again! This year’s trip, my first in autumn, promises to be the most fun yet.
When I go to Japan, I don’t just eat all day long. But could you blame me if I did? Not only is Japanese food delicious, but at every price point, the variety on offer is so different to what we get in the UK. From convenience store snacks to fancy restaurants, there’s novelty for me everywhere I look. My philosophy is: we came all this way, let’s try it!
Here are my 5 top experiences from this summer…
Exactly a year ago I was in Japan, alternately freezing in bitter winds and basking in beautiful sunshine as I enjoyed some of the country’s temples, parks, cities and wonderful food for the first time. As I look back at my very flawed photographs, I wonder whether the blazing red leaves have again clung on into December, whether paragliders still swoop over meditation halls, and whether the crowds in the cities are still as thick as the scent of broth from downtown ramen shops. These first impressions stuck with me.