Japanese Tips: Nomnomnom
So, one of the great things about Japan is that souvenirs are better if they’re perishable. Yeah, it’s nice if you bring something with your country’s flag on it, but it’s better if you bring something that your country is famous for. I know that the Japanese students that come to Canada always bring back maple syrup or maple cookies.
But this isn’t only for going abroad. Every single prefecture in Japan has specialties they sell for souvenirs as well as special dishes you should eat while you’re there, because they’re considered the best in Japan.
For example, if you’re going to Osaka, you better try the okonomiyaki (お好み焼き・おこのみやき) and takoyaki (たこ焼き・たこやき). Kyoto is matcha (抹茶・まっちゃ). Yamaguchi is fugu (ふぐ). Etc.
If you love food and you’re going to be traveling in Japan, make sure to research what the places you’re visiting are famous for.