Japanese Cultural Trivia
We gathered opinions on Japanese culture from people around the world.
Please keep these in mind during your own time in Japan.
Q1. Was there any particular Japanese food you wanted to try before you came to Japan?
Like Western confectioneries, you can enjoy simply looking at them, and while the green tea served with them is bitter, it is delicious when combined with the sweetness of the confectioneries.
Onions and other vegetables with boiled beef and sauce on top of a bowl of rice. It is meal only the busy Japanese would think of.
Ramen (in pork bone soup)
Boiled noodles in a soup. There are many types of ramen, including pork bone, soy sauce, miso and more, but I recommend pork bone.
from Hong Kong
Vegetables, meat, seafood and other ingredients cooked with a mix of flour and water. You can cook your own at some restaurants, which is part of the fun.
Q2. What food do you recommend to people coming to Japan?
It is somewhat like an orange, but is a standard among Japanese fruit and is easily peeled by hand.
A mix of dough and chunks of octopus cooked into 3-5cm balls and eaten as a snack.
Seafood, vegetables and wild plants dipped into a batter of egg and flour, then deep fried. Some restaurants will cook it in front of you, making it a pleasure to watch as well as eat.
Meat and vegetables cooked lightly in boiling water. Served with an array of sauces, you can enjoy a variety of flavors.
Q3. What surprised you about Japan?
I was surprised at the detailed rules for separating trash, but impressed at the same time.
from Hong Kong
Convenience store selection
I was amazed at the full selection of items available at 24-hour convenience stores.
I was shocked at the number of people packed into rush hour trains.
Trains running on time
In my country people say that trains don't run according to schedule, so I was surprised that trains come and go right on time here.
Q4. What is your favorite part of Japanese culture?
I was really impressed with the traditional festivals held all over the country.
I can feel Japan's unique history through its impressive old buildings.
I have found incredible textures I've never experienced before!
Hot spring inns
You can experience a truly Japanese atmosphere.