There are so many things to do in Japan with kids. It is seriously a family friendly destination that exceeded my expectations. When in Japan, there are some things that you must try.
So take a trip down taste-test lane with our guide to the top ten things to test out whilst in Japan.
Hot Sake & Sapporo Beer
These are the alcoholic beverages for Mum and Dad to try.
Dango are little Japanese dumplings served on sticks of three or four. Flavours vary by season.
Taiyaki is a Japanese fish shaped cake (and sometimes teddy shaped), a bit like a pancake. It is commonly filled with red bean paste, cheese or custard.
Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron plate to cook in front of guests at restaurants – it is super fun, especially for the younger ones!
Or, pork buns, are fluffy bread type rolls with yummy pork in the middle.
Gyoza are small handcrafted dumplings with mince, cabbage and other yummy ingredients. They are either steamed or pan fried and are a huge hit with the kids.
Find a restaurant that only serves Ramen for an awesome soup with noodles and, usually pork – AMAZING! You have a choice between four different broths that make up the base of the soup.
Just like at home, but better of course!
Vegetables and meats are often served cold, but are still yummy.
Yakitori is a style of meat or vegetable stick grilled over hot coals.
Make sure you stay tuned for Bree’s Family Passports guide to things to do with the kids in Japan.