Difference between Hokkaido, Miyazaki, & Kagoshima A5 Japanese Wagyu

     At Wagyu Prime, we offer a variety of certified Japanese A5 Wagyu, some of which are Hokkaido, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima, but what makes each simply unique? Is it the marbling, texture, or taste? Actually, it represents where the cattle were raised in Japan! Located on the northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido Wagyu is extremely tender and juicy. The rich environment in Hokkaido, Japan provides fresh water and air to its low temperatures, making it the perfect climate for the cattle. Miyazaki cattle are produced from the island of Kyushu, Japan. This allows them to have an abundance of natural spring water. They are known for their high quality, consistency, and snowflake-like marbling. Also located in Japan’s southernmost island, Kyushu, Kagoshima cattle are carefully and comfortably raised in a family farm environment.  Kagoshima Wagyu is known for its tenderness and well-balanced marbling. As all Japanese A5 Wagyu has an abundance of amazing proteins, minerals, vitamins, and nutrients, their vibrant color and eye-grasping marbling are just a small part of what we see in their wonderful background.