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Regional Japanese Cuisine

joannecam | Feb 22, 200809:20 AM

Looking for some expert advice from the board. I am still trying to sort out the regional specialties we need to try during our 3 weeks in Japan next month. We will be in Tokyo, Kyoto, Miyajima, Okayama, Osaka for a sumo tournament and Sapporo.

Which type of food would you not want to miss in each location, and which are the best places to sample it, expensive and inexpensive? For example, I was reading today that tempura is better in Kyoto than Tokyo.

We also want to try some Kobe beef but will not be in Kobe itself. Any recommendations regarding Kobe beef in the cities we will be visiting? We are all too aware that we cannot try it all, but we would hate to miss the standards. Joanne

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