Regional Foods and Tradition
Japan has 47 prefectures and each prefecture has its own unique food, tradition and culture. While visitors more often visit Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto, for some it might be difficult to go to other prefectures because of limited time or budget. At the following restaurants, you can experience other prefectures' foods, traditions and culture, right in Tokyo!
Specialty of Akita at "Namahage" Restaurant
Namahage is Japanese ritual seen in Akita Prefecture located in the northern part of Japan. The ritual is held on the 31st of December. People dressed as demons fright naughty Japanese children to cleanse their souls and bless the New Year. At the restaurant Namahage in Tokyo, you can enjoy Namahage performance and specialty of Akita such as Hiuchi Jidori Chicken, Akitakomachi rice and Kiritampo.
Cook "Takoyaki" by yourself
At Dekunobou in Tokyo, each table has the Takoyaki machine and you can cook Osaka's famous ball-shaped Japanese dumpling, Takoyaki by yourself.
Enjoy Tokushima specialty with "Awaodori" performance
Awaodori is a restaurant where you can see the traditional Awaodori performance. Awaodori is a traditional dance of Tokushima. Restaurant goers do not only watch the performance, but can learn and dance Awaodori together with dancers. Meals served are of the Tokushima speciality.
Try Okinawa local specialty
Paikaji is an Okinawa restaurant where you can dine out Okinawa local specialities such as goya which is a Japanese bitter melon, Okinawa soba noodle and Okinawa rice brandy. Paikaji replicates a traditional Okinawa house with a roof made of fired clay tiles and wall made from stones. Dinner can be enjoyed accompanied by live shamisen music.
Elsa Bldg. 2 3-13-12 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
3-18-7, Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo
2F, 7-2-17, Ginza,Chuo, Tokyo
3F, 4-1-9 Shinjuku, Shinjyuku, Tokyo