Japan is split into a variety of major regions and then fragmented into more specific areas. Each area has its own preferred meals, cooked by locals at home and enjoyed by visitors at restaurants. Ishikawa is well-known for its kaisendon” – a bowl of sashimi on rice. Hyogo is well-known for its tender beef, and Hiroshima for noodle okonomiyaki. Do you know about each region’s foods? Maybe not, but your host sure does, and they know exactly where to find it. Budget ~ 1800 – 2300 yen for your meals and drinks.