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Anime from Bread: Anpanman

Japan is great at making cute characters out of anything—even bread!

6 Next-Level Panko Recipes

Love panko breadcrumbs, but looking to take your repertoire to the next level? These six recipes from Namiko Chen will get you there in style!

Get Creative with 5 Cool 'Irasuto-Pan' Recipes

Want to add a bit of character to your home-baked breads? Try out these 'irasuto-pan' recipes and create cuteness from crust to core.

Take a Luxury Bus Tour of Sasebo!

Enjoy Sasebo’s historic buildings and symbolic landscapes from the window of the Umikaze, a luxury-cruiser-style sightseeing bus complete with multilingual audio guides!

5 Fantastic Character Bread Recipes

Find out how to make fluffy, edible versions of Totoro, Baymax, Winnie the Pooh and more!

Steamed Toast for the Perfect Slice

'Balmuda The Toaster' gives toast a golden brown surface and satisfying crunch while holding moisture and aroma inside—all thanks to a little steam power!

The Melon Pan of Asakusa

After you're done exploring Senso-ji Temple, duck around the corner to grab some sweet melon pan, one of Japan's oldest bread-based snacks.

Make Castella, Melon Pan & Anpan at Home!

Castella cakes, melon pan and anpan are three of the oldest baked goods in Japan. Here are great recipes for baking all three at home!

Kimuraya: Home of Anpan

With a history of over 140 years, Kimuraya still produces the first Japanese bread success—a bread confection called 'anpan.'

Stunning Nagasaki 2-Day Tour

Dolphin shows and island tours await!

3 Must-Visit Bakeries in Kanazawa

Kanazawa bread shops are baking up the goods for residents and travelers alike, and we have the Top 3 bakeries you need to check out on your next trip.

You Baked That in a Rice Cooker?!

Toss out the rice and throw in some flour for these creative culinary confections that eliminate the need for an oven. Become a master baker with the power of your rice cooker and these nine YouTube tutorials!

6 Anime Like 'Yakitate!! Japan'

We love a good story about a boy realizing his dreams of creating the ultimate freshly baked bread. And we've found 6 other anime that are similar (for those who share our yeasty passion).

2 Simple & Classic Japanese Bread Dishes

Ogura toast is a Nagoya-area staple, while croquette sandwiches can be found at bread shops across Japan. Find out the simple way to make these simple yet delicious dishes!

5 Baking Tutorials from Bread Channel

Want to become a better baker? Then you 'knead' to check out these five great video tutorials from Bread Channel.

8 Adorable Animal Bread Recipes

These eight adorable bread recipes will have you purring with satisfaction!

Dean & DeLuca Bread, Ranked

Dean & DeLuca offers some great bread in Japan—but which buns are worth the funds, and which should stay at the back of the rack?

All About Japanese Bread

A history of Japanese bread and the key varieties you can expect to find in bread shops in Japan.

What Bread or Rice Says About You

Which do you prefer: bread or rice? Your answer may say something about your personality.

Huis Ten Bosch & Sasebo Sightseeing

Check out Kyushu's top theme park along with stunning views and fantastic food!

4 Uniquely Japanese Kinds of Bread

Japan has done with bread what it does with so many outside ideas: adapted it for local consumption. Here are four prime examples of bread concepts that are original to Japan!

Make Your Own Enormous Green Tea Pancakes

With just a rice cooker and a few extra ingredients, you too can make your very own giant green tea pancake.

All About Manneken Waffles

Love that fresh-baked-bread smell? In the Kansai area, you can savor the scent of freshly fried waffles at 18 train stations thanks to the famous Mannekin chain. Read on to learn all about these amazing waffles!