- Wagyu, which means "Japanese cow," is considered the caviar of beef in Japan
- The striking characteristic of Wagyu beef is its pervasive marbling
- Wagyu beef and Kobe beef are not the same thing
(CNN)After sushi and ramen, Japanese beef is on the list of must-eats for many visitors to Japan. But other than knowing that it tastes great and costs a lot, many tourists turn up with little knowledge of what to expect from Japanese beef.