The Japanese use a large number of vegetables in their dishes. They are not afraid to experiment and use less typical ingredients, such as seaweed, sponges and others. To flavour desserts, they use a sweet paste instead of traditional refined sugar, which is obtained from red beans. Their sweet dishes have a completely different taste.
Don’t miss out on the tea while travelling in Japan. High-quality green tea is a very popular drink, whether cold or warm. The Japanese mainly love Matcha, a tea made from ground tea tree leaves. Matcha is drunk on special occasions and is an essential part of the tea ceremony, but you will see many different meals with the Matcha taste. Visit tea ceremony is one of must-do things in Kyoto.
Visit Japanese Spa – Onsen
One of the best tips for making the most of trip to Japan is visiting an onsen. Japan is a country with high volcanic activity. There are more than 250 volcanoes on the islands, and a dozen of them are still active. Thanks to volcanic activity, there are many natural thermal springs on the islands, which the Japanese have been using as a spa for centuries. Typical onsens are found everywhere on the islands and are deeply rooted in Japanese culture. The Japanese use them both in and outside large cities. The most renowned onsens are planted in nature and serve to cleanse the body and soul.