One could argue that there is no better place in the world to eat than Japan. From fish and wagyu, to the freshest seasonal foods–and the world-class logistics to transport anything and everything anywhere in the country safely and efficiently–Japan is a haven for adventurous epicures everywhere. The images below will guide you through our favorite local places to eat and drink. Find what interests you. Click to learn more and how to visit when you’re in Japan. Be sure to check out stay and explore for hotels and regional experiences, respectively.
Within Japan, discriminating palettes know where to find the best of the best sushi. And no, it is not in Tokyo’s legendary Tsukiji fish market, along Kyoto’s Kamo River, or somewhere in an Osaka backstreet (a city rightfully nicknamed “Japan’s kitchen” for its food obsession).
When considering the right tool for the kitchen, the best ones merge durability, functionality, and potential—that is, how far one can take cooking within the limits of the tool itself. Leave it to the Japanese to channel generations of perfection-seeking into something genuinely noteworthy: Vermicular’s Musui–Kamado.