Traditional food and local cuisine
The Appeal of Japan’s Food Culture
Japan has developed a food culture that coexists with the country’s plentiful nature. Rooted in these World Natural Heritage areas are traditional food cultures and local cuisine created by the generations of people who have lived there. Knowing about the precious natural environment and the food culture created by the people living in it not only makes your visit to a World Natural Heritage area more enjoyable, but it also gives you the opportunity to witness first-hand the sustainability created by that environment. Here, we will introduce the appeal of traveling to Japan's World Natural Heritage areas in the form of traditional food cultures and local cuisine.
The local foods of Amami and Okinawa: Loved by the community and passed down through generations
Experience the distinctive cuisine of Ogasawara, born from its uncommon island environment
A culinary culture that evolved from life in Shiretoko Peninsula, a Natural World Heritage site extending 3 km offshore
Delight in the local cuisine of the Shirakami-Sanchi snow country
Warm ocean currents teeming with life create a distinctive culture and cuisine on Yakushima Island