Okinawa Offers Mouthwatering Onigiri for Tourists

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With the tourism boom in Japan, hundreds of thousands of international travellers come to visit the Land of the Rising Sun in order to explore its famous tourist destinations, experience the country’s iconic dishes and unique cultural traditions as well as to try out some of its high end technological advancements.


Majority of these tourists prefer to go sightseeing at major tourist destinations in large cities such as but not limited Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. But a number of globetrotters and travel enthusiasts are also interested in checking out cities and prefectures that showcase a different side of Japan. The Land of the Rising Sun is a versatile country which displays a combination of modern and traditional vibe.


Okinawa is the perfect place to visit if you are not into mainstream tourist destinations. It is known for its originality, both for its architecture and cuisines. Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture in Japan which makes it closer to Taiwan rather than the country’s main island which is Honshu. As such, it has an even more distinctive tradition and landscape as compared to the other prefectures and cities in Japan.


One of the most well known cuisines in Okinawa is its local soul food, Pork Tamago Onigiri. It is a mouth watering delicacy that is definitely very popular among local and international tourists. The onigiri measns “Pork Egg Rice Ball” in English. Various restaurants in Okinawa offer a wide selection of rice balls in its menu.


What makes the onigiri in Okinawa even more special is its appearance which looks more like a seaweed covered sandwich rather than the usual shape of rice balls offered by most restaurants and foods shops in Japan.

The onigiri or rice balls from Okinawa’s Pork Tamago Onigiri is definitely a must try for tourists. They are consistent with the restaurant’s tag line which says: “freshly made, one-handed feast.” It is a delicious local delicacy that can only be found in Okinawa.


Reference: Okinawa soul food: We try the most epic pork and egg onigiri rice balls in Japan


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