All About Japan

AAJ Editorial Team

AAJ Editorial Team

All About AAJ Editorial Team
We love Japan, and we hope we can help you find something you can love about it, too! We're always looking for something fun, weird, exciting or intriguing to highlight just how fascinating this place can be.
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The World’s Only Outdoor Ice Onsen

The World’s Only Outdoor Ice Onsen

When Hokkaido's highest lake is covered in ice during winter, it features an igloo-style onsen.

The 5 Best Sites for Onsen Orientation

The 5 Best Sites for Onsen Orientation

There’s a bathload of sites out there on onsen, but we found our information pools best filled by the following sources.

Yakumi: Condiments with a Healthy Twist

Yakumi: Condiments with a Healthy Twist

Directly translated as 'medicine' (yaku) 'taste' (mi), yakumi originally served as antidotes to a variety of ailments.

8 Extra-Thick Ramen Restaurants in Osaka

8 Extra-Thick Ramen Restaurants in Osaka

Don't let the thickness of this rich tonkotsu soup scare you off! These restaurants are serving up some serious noodles in Osaka.

Umami: The 5th Dimension of Taste

Umami: The 5th Dimension of Taste

Salty, sweet, sour and bitter are familiar terms to describe taste. Yet a fifth, umami, is less well-known but just as prevalent.

5 Must-Try Ramen Shops in Kyoto

5 Must-Try Ramen Shops in Kyoto

Kyoto is just as steeped in ramen as any other part of the country.

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