National Parks in Japan > Food and Culture

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The National Parks of Japan are more than just nature reserves — they are home to people who have lived in harmony with nature for generations. Those living in and around the parks keep the traditions of Japan alive: living off the land, protecting sacred sites, and practicing crafts from days gone by, preserved with pride. Food and culture are deeply entwined, and each region has its own food experience to offer the curious traveler. Perhaps you’ll make ‘shima-zushi’ on one of the smaller islands. Maybe you’ll pick wasabi, prepare and enjoy it as fresh as can be. Or you might follow a fisherman in his daily routine, seeing the traditional lifestyle preserved by the people of the parks.

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