In Japan you can find the largest variety of snacks. From dried fish to rice balls and sweet bean paste buns to tooth melting sweet candies. Many of them are strange to Western people at first, but have a try at them yourself and discover how delicious and addictive some of them are. Some of them might become your new favorite snack.

Japan is filled with vending machines, even on the countryside there is always one near. It is a bit similar with the convenience stores. And these are exactly two of the places where Japanese get their “oyatsu” (snack in Japanese) often. Of course, you can also go to the supermarket but there the choice is so huge, that might get lost making your decision.

Anyway, please enjoy these Japanese snacks if you have the opportunity. Below here there are listed a few common ones.