Food Travel

Amazing Street Foods of Tokyo

street food of tokyo
Written by Sumit Kumar
While Japan has its own share of street food, street food culture just isn’t as common here as it is in Southeast Asia, where locals and tourists alike flock to weekend or night markets to chow down. That’s not to say that Japan has a shortage of comfort food.

Each year Japan holds more than 100,000 festivals and events. One of the charming features of Japanese events is the traditional street food vendors that appear in great numbers offering both sweets and savory snacks.
Most street food vendors, known as yatai in Japanese, follow an event circuit around Japan. While yatai can be found independently of events, its somewhat rare. Many Japanese cities don’t have much street food at all. Exceptions do exist, for example the Nakasu district of Fukuoka is known for its street food.

Most Japanese street food is based on old classics that have been around since the early 20th century or longer. In many cases, these foods aren’t sold by regular restaurants. In other cases, the foods are available at restaurants but somehow taste different from street vendors. It’s common for vendors to offer extremely salty, sweet and flavorful versions of snacks. Classic Japanese street foods include:

Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki

Watame

Watame

Yaki Imo

Yaki Imo

Bebi Kasutera

Bebi Kasutera

Oden

Oden

About the author

Sumit Kumar

Hello Readers! Sumit Kumar is the author of "Blogger Mash" and a SEO Analyst from last 5 years. His blog Blogger Mash covers Indian & International culture, food, nature, news & updates. I have been writing this blog since 2016. When I started writing I had no idea, how this would evolve, but over the many times my two passions dominated this blog: Travelling and Foods. Over time, I also started writing for Internet Marketing – a list can be seen on the categories list.

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