Gunma: A Cultural & Culinary Hotspot
Tucked away in central Japan, within a stone's throw of Tokyo, is Gunma Prefecture. This destination hosts a wealth of surprises; hot springs, and cultural and culinary experiences abound!
Niigata Craft Gin to Promote Sustainability
A man in central Japan is working on promoting sustainability and boosting local tourism by making gin.
A 13-Year-Old's Inspiring Community Bakery
To support their 13-year-old daughter living with a psychiatric disorder, one couple built the bakery of her dreams.
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.
Choya's New Kamakura Store Is All About Ume
Get to know more about Japanese plum liquor by visiting the brand new Choya store, just outside of Tokyo.
Taste the Perfect Cup of Brewed Green Tea
Did you know that like coffee, green tea changes by the way you brew it? Tokyo Saryo has perfected this art by providing a rotating monthly selection of the finest green tea leaves, which are then brewed by a custom-built drip-brew filter.
Top 10 Rooftop Bars In Tokyo
When visiting Tokyo, why not take some time out and kick back, relax, and enjoy a glorious view of the city skyline from up high at one of the rooftop bars? So here’s our pick of the top 10 rooftop bars in Tokyo!
Japan's First Sign Language Starbucks Opens
As a show of its dedication to inclusion, Starbucks has brought it's fifth global sign language cafe to Tokyo, the first in the nation.
Ready for Burger King's Maximum Challenge?
Are you ready for Japan's latest carnivore craze? The limited-time all-you-can-eat event from Burger King is coming September 18-22. And we have the details.
5 Acquired Tastes From Around Japan
Join us on an ugly-delicious journey of 5 fermented foods through 5 destinations in Japan
Get Your Gyoza From This Unmanned Store
An unmanned store in Tokyo sells frozen gyoza dumplings around the clock as part of efforts to prevent close human contact amid the coronavirus epidemic.
Yubari Melon Gets Fraction of Last Year Price
The price of high-end Yubari melons fetched only one-fortieth of last season's price at the first auction of the season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Find a Bit of Zen with Every Bite of Toast
Japanese designer and watercolor artist Manami Sasaki has embarked on a series of creative stay-at-home breakfasts using toast as her canvas.
Introducing Japan's Top Sommelier
A competition in Tokyo has decided Japan’s best sommelier.
Luxurious Modern Japanese Dining at Washoku En
At Washoku En, Japanese cuisine isn't just about the food. The sophisticated interior takes traditional Japanese designs and modernizes them, so the guests can experience Japanese culture while still feeling luxurious.
Sake Brewing in Saku
Ever tried sake brewing? Learn how an ancient beverage can give you a glimpse into some of Japan's most enduring cultural traditions in the city of Saku, in Nagano.
Cute Cat-Themed Do-It-Yourself Doughnut Kit!
There aren’t a lot of universal truths in this world, but one we can all agree on is that doughnuts make any situation better. That includes sheltering in place. if you have doughnuts at home, what possible reason could you have for leaving the house?
Best Happoshu 'Near Beers' in Japan
Happoshu is a cheap, beer-adjacent alcoholic beverage ubiquitous in Japan. Here are 5 of the best happoshu to help you stay on budget while still having a good time!
Canal City: Exploring Fukuoka's Luxury Mall
Check out Canal City Hakata for all of your entertainment needs! Whether you’re in search of an extraordinary date night, cafe time with friends, or fun with the kids, it has you covered!
Next Meats Are Taking the Niku out of Yakiniku
These days, you can enjoy many meat-free meals if you know where to look, but there’s one dish that has yet to made vegan-friendly. Until now!