All About Japan

Treasures on Land, Riches from the Sea

Studded with small bays and inlets, the peninsula known as Ise-Shima­—the venue for the 2016 G7 Summit—is a utopia for those seeking a glimpse of classical Japan, from the expansive environs of the sacred shrine of Ise Jingu to the bounty of the ocean.

Get Your Fish Burger Fix at 6 Japanese Chains

Tired of the usual meat patty? How about a fish or shrimp burger!

The Best Food around Tsukiji Fish Market!

Tsukiji's massive and lively fish market makes a fantastic (and free) addition to any Tokyo itinerary. But beyond the fish, the area is lined with numerous restaurants and retail shops that solidify Tsukiji as a major tourist attraction.

Hike the Mackerel Highway

Back in the day, getting ocean fish to Kyoto was back-breaking work. You can still hike the 1,300-year-old path that brought mackerel to the ancient capital.

Top 5 Osaka Izakaya

Want a local watering hole in Osaka? As there are so many choices, each of them famous for something different, it can be difficult to narrow them down. We've done the hard work for you—here are our top picks!

Sake School: How to Pair Fish with Sake

Take a look at some basic guidelines for finding the best sake to drink with seafood.

Full Japanese Breakfast, Miniaturized

What kind of food will you eat at a ryokan? Check out this cute, miniature version of a meal to get some pointers!

Shimoda: Beaches, Hot Springs & Seafood

Located at the tip of the Izu Peninsula, Shimoda has something for every visitor: beaches offering beautiful views, relaxing hot springs and deliciously fresh seafood.

Why Japan Loves Fish

Food culture expert Takeo Koizumi explains exactly why fish are so central to Japanese cuisine culture.

Five Fishy Favorites in Chiba

Sitting on the Boso Peninsula, Chiba is a great place to track down the fresh, the fishy, and the flavorful!

Beware of Ninja Shark!

Just off the coast of Central America, a terrifying creature lurks in the shadows waiting for its next victim...

Gorgeous Fish Tank with Living Ferns Inside

Designer Haruka Misawa places an air bubble in a fish tank to stunning effect. It even helps feed the fish!

6 Geothermal Days in the 'Land of Fire'

Spend a day hugging the edge of one of the world's largest calderas, meander through eight boiling 'hells,' let yourself get buried in steaming hot sand, and even visit Hello Kitty—there's an incredible array of things to be done in Kyushu!

Fugu-Sashi: Pufferfish Sashimi

The pufferfish is known around the world for its dangerous poison, but when sliced into sashimi, it's transformed into the most beautiful and tasty Japanese delicacy.

Want to Sip on Sake from a Squid Chalice?

Why settle for sake cups when you could be drinking your fine rice wine from an edible chalice made out of squid?

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!

The Freshest Seafood in Hakodate, Hokkaido

Hakodate is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hokkaido, and it's famous for fresh and delicious seafood. The seafood served in Hakodate is mostly caught locally, allowing you to enjoy the best of each season.

5 Flavorful Finds from Under the Sea

Here's a wonderful selection of fish from Iwate, Miyage, Tokyo and Chiba.

Gorge on Tsukiji Sushi for as Low as ¥80!

Trying to find an inexpensive, yet high quality sushi restaurant in Japan's notorious Tsukiji fish market can be a bit tough, but we have found the best restaurant that won't hurt your wallet.

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