Japan food series – Yatai

Street food is not that common in Japan: yatai or food stalls popping up in the evening can be found mainly in Fukuoka or at festivals all over the country. So landing in Fukuoka, we decide to have yatai for our first dinner in Japan.

Hanging out in the Tenjin district, we observe the different stalls and we decide to queue long enough to make sure that the yatai is a local favourite (and short enough to make sure we don’t faint!).

When we are seated we go for a delicious ramen and okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake filled with local vegetables and various toppings. The low-key atmosphere and the proximity to other patrons favours chatting with locals.

Yatai food is a good bet to try out the local favourites: jump on the foods stalls whenever you see them!

Claire & Marcella

Travel tips:

  • Yatai stalls of Fukuoka start to set up at sunset, and do not operated on Sunday nights.
  • Check out this interactive map (quick tutorial) for the specific details to help you plan your trip and more articles and photos (zoom out) about the area!


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