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6 Things You Need to Know About Izakaya

Offering multiple rounds of small dishes, Japanese-style pubs, or 'izakaya,' are a little different from their Western equivalents. Here are six things you need to know to navigate them with ease!

Izakaya: What to Eat If You're Vegetarian

Don't let those meat-packed menus scare you! There are several tasty choices for the herbivores and health conscious out there.

5 Famous Izakaya Chains

Izakaya (Japanese-style pubs) are deeply entrenched in Japanese culture. Great for meeting friends, after-work drinks and client socializing, here are five of the major chains you can find across the country.

5 Oldest Coffee Shops in Tokyo

Coffee culture in Japan did not necessarily have a good start, but these 5 shops somehow withstood the test of time.

10 Must-Try Foods in Hiroshima!

Hiroshima is a great area for foodies to explore! Check out 10 of the prefecture's great culinary pleasures.

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!

Autumn is for the Arts in Japan

As the heat and humidity drop and the leaves start to change color in Japan, there’s almost poetry in the air. Autumn is the season of the arts!

Top 10 'Izakaya' Foods You Need to Know

If these foods aren't on the menu, you're probably not at an 'izakaya!'

How to Take Somen-Slurping Action Shots

Think a bowl of cold noodles is as dull as... well, a bowl of cold noodles? Your challenge has been accepted.

Better Know Your Old-School Senbei!

Founded in 1804, Matsuzaki Senbei has been offering classic rice crackers for over 200 years. But do you know the three key flavors from old Tokyo?

Japanese Baker Reveals Beautiful Bread Art

Using a combination of all-natural ingredients, this talented creator colors beautiful and intricate illustrations for loaves that are as cute as they are delicious!

A Fulfilling 8-Day Itinerary for Fukuoka

We've got an 'all-planned-out' travel itinerary for eight days of exploration in Fukuoka, Japan.

11 Record-Setting Sites in Japan

Venture out and discover these 11 spots that break records in Japan, from the tallest building to the deepest lake. Or how about the city that eats the most ice cream?!

5 Tokyo Cafés Featuring Famous Animals

If animals and furry friends make you say 'kawaii,' go ecstatic as you enjoy coffee and good food in these cafés inspired by the world's favorite animals.

12 Must-Try Foods in Nagoya

Nagoya has always been a popular food destination for people in the know, with some of the country’s best and most interesting culinary delights.

Edamame: Japan's Favorite Snack

Did you know that even edamame have a season in Japan—and that it changes based on the region? And have you ever wondered how to make edamame at home? Read on!

Top 12 Eats in Kanazawa!

Kanazawa is one of the best foodie places in Japan! After all, where else can you get giant crabs and a golden ice cream cone?

10 Must-Try Foods in Yokohama, Japan

Take a stroll in Yokohama and enjoy the excellent food, from traditional Japanese cuisine to gourmet international fare. It's sure to satisfy all your cravings!

7 Sweet Baking Tools from the ¥100 Shop

Baking doesn't have to be a costly commitment. Here are our Top 7 baking tools from the ¥100 shop!

7 Cheap Izakaya Chains

Want to go to an 'izakaya' but your wallet's as dry and empty as the Sahara Desert?! No worries, you can still enjoy the atmosphere of Japanese pubs on the cheap!

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