Things We Wish We Knew Before Moving to Japan
Rachel of vlogger team Rachel & Jun teams up with Sharla from Sharla in Japan to riff on train passes, humidity, onion-free burgers and more.
New Magnitude 7.3 Quake Hits Kyushu
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the Kyushu region at 1:25 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. This follows the strong April 14 quake that killed nine and left over 1,000 injured. With tremors continuing, there are now 41 dead and 2,000 injured since Thursday.
Magnitude 7 Quake in Kumamoto
The Japan Meteorological Agency has reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 on the shaking intensity scale struck Kyushu at 9:26 p.m. on April 14. We recommend using social media and disaster message boards to check on loved ones in the area.
5 Expert-Level Chopstick Sets
Chopsticks, or 'ohashi' as they are locally known, are synonymous with Japanese cuisine, and the nation has long loved crafting its own smooth, attractive sets. Here are five of the best!
Sakura & Samurai Houses in Kakunodate
Check out one of the Three Famous Cherry Blossom Spots of Michinoku, including the centuries-old weeping cherry blossoms of Kakunodate's samurai district.
2 Mouth-Watering English-Speaking Restaurants
Can't order in Japanese? No worries! Here are two restaurants in two of Japan's leading cities that have you covered!
Kanazawa: Traditional Scenes Among the Sakura
Known for retaining much of its feudal, old-city atmosphere, Kanazawa is a castle town that boasts beautiful landmarks that can be enjoyed in every season. However, the spring cherry blossom season is in a class of its own.
5 Fantastic Websites for Fall Foliage
These five sites will make sure you don’t miss a beat as the leaves change color from north to south across the country!
3rd Round of KISS Ukiyo-e On Sale Now!
Incredible artists collaborate to produce woodblock prints based on KISS rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer Paul Stanley.
10 Amazing Photos of Japanese Trains
Japan has some beautiful trains that pass through some incredible locations. And sometimes the train itself is the marvel!
4 Fun & Weird Ways to Use the Train
Japanese trains are fast and efficient. But have you ever seen one used as a rolling showroom? Or how about having a concert at 260 kilometers per hour?
Fists of Absinthe Coming to TBS Digital
Absinthe, sneakers, swords, ninjas, and a whole lot of intentionally over-descriptive subtitles. Think Quentin Tarantino, minus the blood and F-bombs.
A Perfect Pairing of Hot-Pot & Sake
Koyama Brewery is the only sake brewery left in Tokyo's 23 wards—and Roppongi's Kintsuta is a great restaurant for getting a taste!
The Incredible Edible Fungus
An unbelievable look at six products, all made with a little mold!
4 Japanese Wines from The Wonder 500™
Japan may be more famous for sake and whisky, but these four Japanese wines are sure to delight.
4 Premium Packaged Plants
This great selection highlights the Japanese art of packaged food, where almost anything can find itself inside a plastic wrapper!
7 Next-Level Soy Sauce Options
Everybody knows Japanese soy sauce, but did you know there's more than Kikkoman? Here we take a look at seven premium options from all around Japan.
5 Flavorful Finds from Under the Sea
Here's a wonderful selection of fish from Iwate, Miyage, Tokyo and Chiba.
7 Premium Dashi Ingredients
’Dashi' soup stock comes in several flavors and varieties. Here's a great selection of ingredients to help you create the real taste of traditional Japanese soup in your own kitchen!
How to Make 4 Key Kinds of Dashi
'Dashi' is a Japanese soup stock or broth that forms the basis of many Japanese dishes. Find out how to make awase, kombu, shiitake and iriko dashi for your Japanese-style meals!