NABE 鍋 Japanese hot pot

Hot Pot Cuisine is a conglomerate of ingredients cooked together in a hot pot, or “nabe” (nah-bay). Generally a number of people will eat together from a single pot.A wide range of ingredients can be used in hot pot cuisine, with one main ingredient usually boiled together with vegetables and tofu. The ingredients are cut into bite-sized pieces for an enjoyable meal.
Except for special cases, an earthen pot is almost always used for hot pot cuisine. A portable burner is placed on the table for the pot to sit on, and the food is generally boiled on the spot while everyone eats, periodically adding new ingredients. Hot pot cuisine is most often consumed in the winter months to keep warm.

TOKYO 東京 : Ginza, Ueno, Akihabara, Asakusa, Shinbashi,etc.

"GINZA" Ginza is a world-leading shopping district. It is lined with famous and long-established department stores and luxury shops, and has a status that has resounded around the world since before the war. It is also the epicentre of Western culture in Japan, including things such as fashion and food. Until the present day, Ginza has always been at the cuttingedge of new fashion and trends. It is a district where one can look forward to seeing how things will grow in the future.
"UENO" Ueno is located in Taito Ward, Tokyo. Ueno Station was Tokyo's "Northern Entrance" for many people until 1991 when the Tohoku shinkansen was extended to Tokyo Station.
Ueno Park is Japan's first public park. It is home to much art,culture, history, and traditional concepts. Many famous attractions are located here: the Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Western Art, National Museum of Nature and Science, and Ueno Zoo. "Akihabara" As a subculture mecca and home to games, anime, and maid cafes, "AKIBA" is famous not only within Japan itself, but also draws visi tors from all over the world. As a result of urban redevelopment along the Manseibashi bridge which spans the Kanda river, the many businesses established there draw a variety of visitors of all ages and income levels, including groups of women and couples.
"ASAKUSA" Senso-ji is the oldest temple in Tokyo. In this temple, features Kaminarimon, the gate with a huge hanging lantern that weighs 700kg. This is considered to be the symbol of Asakusa. The Nakamise shopping street offers dollshape sweet cakes and crackers named “Kaminari-okoshi”,and a walk along this street gives you an insight into the hearts and minds of Edokko, known as Tokyoites.

TOKYO東京 : Shibuya, Harajuku,Omotesando,Roppongio

"SHIBUYA" is a popular shopping district representing Shibuya ward, consisting of SHIBUYA109, a clothing store renowned for introducing the latest fashion trends, there are also other restaurants and fashion retail stores. Various cute and unique general stores can be found as well such like, select shops, vintage clothing stores, cafes, cinemas, live music venues and concert venues, etc. "HARAJUKU" is where young pop culture emerges and chic items are available at a reasonable price. Brand name shops and complex buildings line the "Omotesando," while fashion introduced in Tokyo can be found immediately in the Omotesando area of Harajyuku.
"ROPPONGI" is located in Tokyo's Minato Ward, a shopping district that borders Minami-Aoyama, Akasaka, Toranomon, Azabu-Juban, and Nishi-Azabu. Roppongi is also renowned as a center of the arts, consisting of the Mori Art Museum, Suntory Museum of Art (in Tokyo Midtown) in neighbouring Akasaka and the National Art Center, Tokyo.
These 3 major artmuseums and centres forms the "Roppongi art triangle."


"KANSAI" The Kansai region of western Japan has long been famous for its food, and many well-known Japanese dishes come from this area. Traditionally, Kansai food is based around dishes made with high-quality, flavorful dashi stock and light soy sauce. The people of Osaka, a major part of Kansai, are enthusiastic about their local food—so enthusiastic, in fact, that it’s often joked about how Osakans will spend all their money indulging on food until they go bankrupt.
Whether you’re into street food or healthy vegetarian cooking,Kansai regional cuisine has something to offer everyone. But across this wide range of dishes, from fried foods like takoyaki and kushiage to tofu dishes like yudofu and yuba, the one thing that every Kansai food has in common is a richness of taste that comes from using high-quality ingredients, which is carefully and enthusiastically prepared to draw out the best flavors!
"CHUGOKU" Located on the western part of Japan’s main island of Honshu, which may be some distance away from the bigger cities of Tokyo and Osaka, but it has its own share of unforgettable sights and tastes. Chugoku’s sightseeing attractions range from the enigmatic sand dunes of Tottori to the solemn peace memorial of Hiroshima and the picturesque Korakuen Garden in Okayama—one of the top three most beautiful gardens in Japan. The region’s five prefectures—Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Shimane, Tottori, and Okayama—are home to amazing local dishes that offer a taste of excellent local vegetables, tofu, and fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan to the north, and the Seto Inland Sea to the south.


"KYUSHU & OKINAWA REGION" Kyushu's volcanic soil is packed with nutrients, which along with its warm temperate climate makes the area an agricultural paradise. In addition,Kyushu was a major trading port in previous times, even when the rest of Japan was closed off to foreign countries, which has given the area a unique food culture that seamlessly blends together Japanese, Chinese, and Western sensibilities.
The distinct climate in Okinawa contributes to the unique fruits, vegetables and grains, seafood is not as prominent as meat in Okinawa. This only adds to the aura of Okinawa, an island that takes the focus of cuisine away from the sea. With a history of Chinese, Southeast Asian, and Western influences, this sub-tropical area combines the best of historical and modern cuisine that is bred through culmination of isolation from mainland Japan and a distinct vision for gastronomy.

TOHOKU & HOKKAIDO : 東北地方・北海道

"TOHOKU & HOKKAIDO" If dramatic mountain ranges, bubbling hot springs, lakes in ancient craters, stews cooked on open fire, bowls of steaming noodles, barbecued meat, hot pots filled with grilled rice dumplings, and all-you-can-eat soba sound like your kind of thing, then you should put Tohoku on your travel itinerary! Although the Tohoku area is not on the common tourist route, just around four hours on the bullet train from Tokyo will bring adventurous souls into contact with it’s wonderful natural scenery—not to mention all sorts of delicious specialty foods!
Whether or not you’re from Japan, the country’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido holds a special allure. It’s a snow paradise in the winter with skiing, snowboarding, and incredible ice sculptures at the Sapporo Snow Festival. While innovations from abroad are certainly part of why Hokkaido is often referred to as the gourmet heaven of Japan, first and foremost it’s the ingredients that ultimately make Hokkaido food so amazing.