I’m fourth generation Japanese-American and my father’s side of the family comes from the Fukuoka/Kumamoto area of Japan, yet we never spoke Japanese at home or knew much about our family there. I’ve always loved Japanese culture (and of course, the food!) but it’s been rare for me to get a chance to visit. I’m collecting recommendations from food-loving friends and also from my own research. Feel free to leave a comment if you have tips to share!

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