the large cities along the Shinkansen route, you will find almost
every type of food you long for. However, while there are abundant
places to eat lunch in tourist destinations outside the large
cities, most tourists eat at their accommodation at night, so
you might have trouble finding restaurants in the evenings.
This situation becomes even more complicated on the smaller
islands that are off the well-beaten tourist track. Here, you
will find small-scale, cheap Japanese restaurants that can only
be recognized as such by the Noren at the door, a small curtain
with the name of the restaurant.
Convenience stores, available at every corner in the cities,
don't exist or close early. For each spot we introduce, we will
give you some useful pointers as to the food available. If you
like seafood in all forms, the Seto Inland Sea will certainly
not disappoint. There are other specialities like Udon noodles
on Shikoku. In winter, all kind of mandarin oranges can be enjoyed.