Japan contains a number of unique experiences and lesser-known destinations, including the unique Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture, one of Japan’s largest islands, is situated just off the western coast of central Japan, accessible by a two-hour ferry or jetfoil.
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Recent trends indicate Japanese gastronomy is poised to be a trending topic in 2023. Chefs around the world use the best of Japanese ingredients and culinary techniques to create delicious new experiences. The country's history of gastronomic tourism dates all the way back to the Edo period (1603–1868), and there is no shortage of culinary adventures to sample. When traveling in Japan, here are some recommendations to get ahead of the trends.