Japanese turnip is also known under a few different names such as Tokyo turnip or its Japanese name hakurei turnip. It’s a small globe shaped, white vegetable that is just local variety of the ordinary turnips we all know and use.
They are however, rather different in taste and in their culinary applications. They can be eaten raw and that’s probably the best and the most common way to eat them. It has a sweet and fruity flavor. The variety is relatively new but it’s accepted across the world by now.