8 Japan Foodie Instagram Accounts To Follow

#iaccidentallyatethewholething

By Anisa Kazemi
January 18, 2017
Food & Drink

Following our recent "8 Japan Beauty Instagram Accounts To Follow" post, here's some of the best Japanese foodie content available on the internet. Because life isn't just about looking good, it's about eating good food too.

It’s perhaps an unarguable fact (go on, try me…!) that Japanese food is the tastiest and prettiest kind of food there is. Whether you like your food kawaii, homely, or gourmet, there’s something to tempt everyone’s palate on this list. I guess what I’m trying to say is, brace yourselves for some serious saliva-inducing pics!

1.The Only Onigiri For Me @nzngram

This account gets the number one spot because it looks entirely copyable. Also, there are sooo many different onigiri (rice ball) face combinations. Plus, it’s suitable for everyone, at any occasion. I mean, who doesn’t like a pea-nosed smiling rice ball on their plate? In all seriousness, onigiri master Nin has great ideas for anybody who wishes to elicit a big smile on their loved ones’ face.

2. A Family Affair @heavydrinker

Don’t let the name put you off. This account is all family charm and loveliness. Featuring homely photos from a family kitchen, this super-parent pours their heart and soul into every dish. All content is in Japanese but the themes are universal. Plus, the mesmerizing food videos need no translation.

3. All ‘Bout that Bento @maaaarukoo

Look no further for next-level bento inspiration. Stuck on what to pack for your own, sweetheart’s and/or little-munchkin’s lunch tomorrow? Head over to this account for some savory stimulus. And, if you really like what you see, you can purchase Maruko’s first cookbook on Amazon (link in profile).

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4. For The Love of Food (and Cats) @higuccini

Warning: foodies with little to no self-control, prepare to drool all over your phone. Masai Higuchi takes entrancing close-ups of a variety of extremely tasty-looking food. From Japanese bentos to Italian braised peppers to many-topping avocado toasts, Higuchi-san covers pretty much every type of cuisine and you’ll want to eat ALL OF IT. Last but not least, his account features the most adorable grey little paws. See for yourself but don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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5. For The Love of Food (and Dogs) @tami_73

More of a dog person? Check out Tami-san’s account. In between her mouth-watering Japanese-style plates and bentos, Tami posts pictures of her French Bulldog (equally edible), basket-ball games and neighborly jaunts.

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6. The A to Z of Washoku @saki.52

Washoku is the traditional cuisine of Japan. It is based on various small dishes alongside the obligatory rice and miso soup. These small dishes can include: Pickled vegetables, vegetables cooked in broth, grilled seafood, raw seafood, or tempura seafood and/or vegetables. Saki presents both her traditional and contemporary washoku dishes in the most aesthetically beautiful way possible. Her work is nothing short of artwork.

7. Tokyoite Food Blogger @foodpicjp

Based in Tokyo, @foodpicjp posts mostly Western food in English, and in true food-blogging style. Her menu is seasonal, offering great ideas for what to cook on a daily basis. Photos are elegant, charming and enviably perfect.

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8. For Something A Little Different @heavenly_cake

Three words: dollhouse miniature sweets. That is all.

Have we missed something? What is your favorite Instagram account? Share your thoughts in the comments and don’t forget to follow us @SavvyTokyo

Persian-kiwi Anisa (born in Iran, raised in NZ) came to Japan for the tofu. Her favorite word is "shemomedjamo." It's a Georgian word describing the many an occasion when your stomach is really truly full but the food is so damn delicious that you just can't resist but to eat more. It loosely translates to "I accidently ate the whole thing" — which also happens to be the title of her blog where she loves discussing food and sharing recipes of her own. But before you think she's a glutton, know that it's all super healthy and good for you.

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