Each region of Japan has its own unique history and culture. Thus, regional cuisines have long been prepared from fresh, seasonal ingredients using cooking methods adapted to the local climate and natural features.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries website “Our Regional Cuisines” has created a database of the histories, origins, and recipes of regional cuisines from all over Japan and introduces the appeal and background of the regions where those cuisines took shape—all of which allows you to learn even more about Japanese food. Find the regional cuisine that best suits you.