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4 Japanese Confectionery Trends in Fall 2017

Similar to fashion, Japanese sweets have seasonality and trends. As autumn kicks in, let’s check out a few selections from the 2017 fall 'wagashi' collection.

Each Slice in this Dessert Brings a New Scene

Entertain your guests with a sweet Japanese jelly bird that slowly unfurls its wings and flies towards the waxing moon.

Top 5 Food Spots You Need to Try by the Beach

If you're a fan of summer, yet beach bumming just won't do, why not satisfy your tummy at one of these yummy beach joints? Before summer ends in Japan, go out and explore our Top 5 spots for summer eats!

Amazon Isn't Just an Internet Giant Anymore

For a limited time, the internet retailer giant is opening up its first brick and mortar location to serve alcohol and food.

Cup Noodle vs Michelin Ramen—A Taste Test

Can the same ramen in Cup Noodle form taste as good as the original from a Michelin-starred restaurant?

'Only in Okinawa' Tastes You Shouldn't Miss

Okinawa has a very unique vibe. It's laid back and the Okinawan diet seems to be entirely different from that in Tokyo. We've listed for you here things that you'll only find in Okinawa and shouldn't be missed while you're there.

The Wait is Over—Sailor Moon Café is Back!

Munch on a Luna and Artemis burger, or sip on the Forbidden…Smoothie of Haruka and Michiru. No matter what dish you order, it's sure to please your inner Sailor Senshi.

The Discovery of Ramen: For Kids!

San Francisco-based publisher Immedium is looking to extend its series of multicultural kids' books with a look at the origins of ramen! Hungry for more? Find out how you can support this delightful project on Kickstarter!

Discover Fruit & Fossils in Fukushima!

Welcoming visitors with open arms, Fukushima Prefecture offers strawberry picking, a fresh tomato theme park, and a fossil museum where you can try your hand at archaeology.

5 Best Frozen Summer Treats to Try in Okinawa

Okinawa is an ultimate tropical paradise not only for its pristine beaches but also for year-round summer fare. There's no better way to enjoy a hot summer vacation there than by basking by the sea and enjoying delicious frozen treats on the island.

Break Me Off a Piece of That Luxury Kit Kat

This new Japanese Kit Kat combines matcha green tea, almonds and two berry flavors for a Kit Kat that is a step above the rest.

Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel Guide Book

With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit Japan. And the brand new Super Cheap Japan book is your ultimate budget travel guide to Japan!

Enjoy Culture Along the Shoryudo Ukiyo-e Route

Get out of Tokyo and Osaka and make your way to central Japan, where art and cultural history are often a part of daily life.

All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Spots for Under ¥1,000

Tokyo travelers won't want to miss these all-you-can-eat lunches for under ¥1,000, ranging from traditional Japanese restaurants to chic Western-style buffets—and eat-as-much-as-you-want bakeries!

A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour

Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!

Coffee Connoisseurs Have a New Home in Tokyo

The Ebisu-based coffee chain Sarutahiko Coffee has opened a flagship store in Chofu, and it's quite impressive!

Savor Seafood & Study Reconstruction in Miyagi

Each small town in Miyagi Prefecture has its own specialty seafood dishes and we were dying to try them during our visit. And while we were at it, we took a look at the incredible reconstruction efforts of Tohoku, making for a fascinating trip.

Craving Caffeine? Try Coca-Cola Coffee Plus!

The vending machine-exclusive delivers more caffeine than standard Coke.

Get Your Fill of Food & Games at Namja Town

If you like gyoza, ice cream, cute cats, weird fishing games and frightening toilets, Namja Town in Ikebukuro is the perfect park for you!

Where to Eat Your Heart Out in Okinawa

A tropical paradise ain't a perfect haven without places where your tummies can be filled. Apart from idyllic seascapes, Okinawa has ideal food escapes for every kind of foodie.

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