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Feasting on Japan’s Hottest Street Food Trends

One cannot deny the joy of street food while traveling, especially if you are traveling to Japan. Here are some of the most popular street food items currently making waves in Japan. With their captivating visuals, these foods are causing quite a stir on social media.

In Yufuin, you can find a diverse range of street food. Among them, the grilled cheese shiitake mushrooms sold by Yufuinshiitakemonster are a hit with travelers. These dishes are made using shiitake mushrooms from Oita Prefecture that are larger than the palm of your hand and topped with mozzarella cheese. Customers can choose between butter and cheese flavors.

Visitors have left reviews saying, “If I had to choose only one street food in Yufuin, I would choose this without hesitation. I was amazed by the meaty taste of the mushrooms”, “The mushrooms are delicious. I ate it twice,”, “While you have to wait in line, the selection of mushrooms and the performance are good, and the taste is great.”

  • Address: 1540-4 Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu, Oita 879-5102 Japan
  • Operating hours: 11:00 – 17:00

In Osaka, ice dogs and hot dog buns with ice cream are gaining popularity. They’re sold at Ganso Ice Dog, located in Shinsaibashi Amerikamura. The ice dog is a generous serving of ice cream between warm bread. The harmony between the bread and ice cream is excellent. You can choose from vanilla, matcha, or chocolate ice cream.

Visitors have left reviews saying, “The ice cream is delicious,” “The warm and soft bread with ice cream is a great street snack,” and “It tastes as I imagined, but why is it so delicious? The bread is warm and crispy, and the cool ice cream is also delicious”.

  • Address: 1 Chome-7-11 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Japan 542-0086
  • Operating hours: 11:00 – 21:00

Age.3 in Ginza, Tokyo, sells sandwich fritters. Starting in Fukuoka, they have now opened a store in Tokyo, where they have gained considerable popularity. After frying the bread, it is topped with sugar and fresh seasonal fruits. Besides dessert options, they also offer a variety of dishes, such as curry pork sandwich fritters and egg salad sandwich fritters.

The place is always crowded during weekends. The dazzling visuals of the sandwich fritters are also attracting attention on social media.

  • Address: 1 Chome-24-11 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo, Japan 104-0061
  • Operating hours: 11:00 – 19:00, closed on Mondays

Kojima town in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, is known as Jeans Street. This is where Japan’s representative denim brands have their stores. There is a shop here that sells food with a unique visual appeal.

Kurashiki Denim Street sells ice cream, dumplings, and burgers in blue, representing jeans. The soft ice cream is a light sky-blue color. The dough for the dumplings and burgers is also blue, making them eye-catching.

This place is considered a popular food spot on Instagram.

  • Address: 1 Chome-10-11 Central, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan 710-0046
  • Operating hours: 09:30 – 17:30

Kamakura is a popular tourist destination near Tokyo and is also frequented by Korean tourists. Kannon Coffee Kamakura is a café that started in Nagoya and is located in Kamakura. This place has revived an old kimono shop into a café. The popular menu item at Kannon Coffee is the crepe shaped like a Great Buddha statue. Travelers can enjoy a sweet crepe topped with seasonal fruits, ice cream, and a Great Buddha cookie.

  • Address: 3 Chome-10-29 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016 Japan
  • Operating hours: 10:00 – 18:00

Dango is a representative snack in Japan. Kusasoratsuki Honten, which has two stores in Asakusa, sells colorful dango. The dango is topped with red bean matcha paste and strawberries. Its cute size, perfect for one-handed eating, is gaining popularity.

  • Address: 1 Chome-19-4 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032 Japan
  • Operating hours: 09:00 – 18:00
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