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EAT! MEET! JAPAN 2022 Winners
Spanning 9 prefectures across Japan, discover this year’s award-winning food experiences.SEE ALL EXPERIENCES
EAT! MEET! JAPAN 2022 Ambassadors
Meet the EAT! MEET! JAPAN ambassadors, travelers who love exploring Japan and sharing their experiences with others.MEET THE AMBASSADORS
Discover authentic Japanese cuisine
Learn from locals, experts, and fellow travelers
Experience life in less-traveled parts of Japan
WHAT IS EAT! MEET! JAPAN?EAT! MEET! JAPAN is a project that recognizes and promotes the best Japanese food experiences nationwide. Commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF), the project aims to encourage repeat visits to Japan, providing an environment where foreign tourists can continue to have unique Japanese food experiences even after multiple visits to Japan.
These ten EAT! MEET! JAPAN winners for 2022 represent nine prefectures of Japan. The judges selected a diverse range of experiences, but they all have one thing in common: bringing people together through food and providing a window into the culture of the area represented. During these award- winning experiences, Japanese food is a gateway into topics like history, spirituality, sustainability, local agriculture, and craftsmanship.
EAT! MEET! JAPAN 2022 CONTESTDuring the contest application period, from May to July 2022, there were a total of 101 entries. Of these, twelve experiences were awarded prizes. The winners received professionally produced promotional videos, social media marketing, exposure on the byFood booking platform, and mentoring from commercialization experts.