Japan travel guide: Japanese food region by region

As an island nation set apart from its neighbors, Japan has developed a unique culinary tradition. During your stay in Japan, food is one of the best ways to get an insight into the local customs and way of life.

Food is often elevated to an art form in Japan — special attention is given to textures and colors, garnished, and even the plates the food is served on. Get ready to experience dishes that are not only packed with flavor, but are also visually spectacular.

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Takadanobaba Station: Gateway to Tokyo’s student hub

Takadanobaba Station is located in Tokyo’s Shinjuku special ward, between two commercial districts – Shinjuku and Ikebukuro. The station first opened its doors in 1910.

Takadanobaba literally means “Takada’s horse grounds”. The area is named for a baba, or horseback riding and racing grounds which used to occupy the area, and the Takata, the family who built it in the 1600s.

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