Ekiben: Symbols of Colorful Local Culture
There was a time in Japanese history when each domain acted practically as its own country. So it's hardly surprising that each area developed its own culture and customs, giving a distinctive flavor and flair to each region.
Office Lunch Delivery Trial Begins in Tokyo
Real estate developer giant Mitsui Fudosan is trying out a lunch delivery service that targets Tokyo office workers.
Tote Around Your Very Own Bento Backpack
Japan’s iconic boxed lunch serves as inspiration for a bag big enough to hold multiple meals.
How to Get the Most Out of Fireworks in Japan
One of the centerpieces of the Japanese summer is the fireworks festivals that run through July and August. Find out how to get the most out of the experience!
Dad Turns Daughter's Art Into Edible Bento
One wonderful Japanese comedian transforms his daughter’s artwork into an adorable bento box.
Behold: the Ultimate Wagyu Beef Bento!
With nearly 10 pounds of premium Japanese beef at a price of US$3,000, there’s no room for any vegetables here.
Explore Kyushu on a Sightseeing Train
There are many sightseeing trains in Kyushu, with a wide variety of entertaining events going on in the trains and around the stations. We'll show you how to have much more fun than just looking out the window!
5 'Castle in the Sky'-Inspired Bento
Can't get enough of Castle in the Sky? Why not try eating some!
4 Japanese Seasonal & Regional Variety Dishes
Simple foods are fun and popular in Japan, but here's a list of foods full of variety in one spectacular meal.
The Best Station Bento Boxed Lunches of 2016
Whether you're in a restaurant or on a train, many people would agree: Japanese food is incredibly delicious! If you’re riding the rails in Japan, here’s how you should be stuffing your face.
Tokyo Bento Shop Pays it Forward with IOU Food
As the loss of school lunches isn’t something some low-income families’ budgets can accommodate, local bento box lunch shop Chonando wants to help out by offering special reduced-price kids’ bento. Even for kids who cannot pay... for now at least.
World's Smallest Bento Fits Inside a Watch!
Watch as four artisans collaborate to create the world’s smallest bento that fits inside a watch!
Riding the Rails from Top to Bottom
You'll never believe how long it takes to travel from the northernmost Shinkansen station to the one furthest south.
5 Adorable Holiday Bento Boxes!
Spread holiday cheer with these Christmas-themed lunch boxes!
6 Items for True Bento Masters—Each Only ¥100!
If you enjoy making cute bento, then you absolutely must have these items at ¥100 apiece.
'Star Wars' Meets New Year's Cusine
The tiny details and awesome original extras take these three-tiered meals out of the traditional world and to a galaxy far, far away.
Graduation Bentos Prove to Be Bitter Sweet
Graduating high school seniors in Japan tweeted photos of the last bento box their moms made for them and left us teary-eyed.
8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass
Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!
4 Meals Under ¥400!
Want to know how to eat cheap in Japan? Eat like the locals! Here are some examples of 'fast food' found all over Japan!
Cute & Crafty Character & Animal Sushi
These cute sushi rolls are just too adorable to eat!