Where To Find Yatai
Today, food stalls are especially popular in Fukuoka City as well as during festivals. More specific locations include Omoide Yokochou, Ameyoko, and Nakamise Dori.
Omoide Yokochou, also known as “Memory Lane,” is a short street located in Shinjuku. These stalls actually aren’t very transportable, but they serve delicious food nonetheless.
Then there’s Ameyoko, a street with a mix of shops and yatai. Unlike other spots, the yatai on this Ueno-area street are open during the day as well as the evening.
The yatai of Nakamise Dori sell souvenirs and food. The stalls’ proximity to Kaminarimon gate is reminiscent of yatai historically being found near temples and shrines.
Japanese street food has a long history. Yatai have helped preserve the popularity of a wide array of cuisine. They provide delicious food, a unique eating experience as well as a taste of the past.