On my trip to Japan this May, I had some of the best meals of my life. And I don’t say that lightly. But as anyone who’s been to Japan knows, the food is incredible: it’s well-balanced, expertly prepared, and steeped in thousands of years of Japanese culture.
By any measure, Japanese food is some of the finest in the world. You could (and should) plan a trip to Japan just to eat. So I wanted to write about the Japanese foods you should try on your trip to Japan. It turns out you don’t need to spend a fortune on food in Japan, either: I had some of my best meals at 7-11.
Before we get started, here are a few tips for finding the best food in Japan:
One, go to Japanese convenience stores like 7-11 and FamilyMart, which serve fresh, inexpensive, and delicious food that