All About Japan

Make Your Own Japanese Fruit Sandwiches

A café staple for years, the fruit sandwich (furutsu sando) is back in the news, as new gourmet versions have caught the attention of sweet lovers. Here's a primer on making your own at home.

Combini-Bodega Concept Restaurant in Harajuku

A new experimental restaurant in Harajuku is looking to combine the communal experience of a Japanese convenience store with that of a Bronx bodega.

Office Lunch Delivery Trial Begins in Tokyo

Real estate developer giant Mitsui Fudosan is trying out a lunch delivery service that targets Tokyo office workers.

Ramen, Japanese Pickles, and Michelin Stars

He’s written over 1,000 restaurant reviews for the Japan Times newspaper. Now he shares some of his favorite dishes, memorable meals, classic menus, and why soba is the most underrated Japanese food.

Fall in Love with Mister Donut's V-Day Collab

You may have heard about this year’s Valentine flavor lineup at Mister Donut, but you’re probably wondering just how delectable these Pierre Marcolini donuts are, right? Let's take a look inside the special "Mister Donut meets Pierre Marcolini" bags.

Can Coffee Champion Make Me Like Drip Coffee?

I'm not a big fan of drip coffee. Can the world coffee champion Tetsu Kasuya change my mind?

Seasonal Sushi Donated to Frontline Workers

A sushi restaurant in Tokyo’s Tsukiji area donated 100 sushi rolls to frontline workers at a hospital that treats coronavirus patients. The rolls are believed to bring luck when eaten on a special day in early February.

Foods To Try In Kyoto, Japan

A visit to Kyoto is a gastronomic journey into the culture of the city. Here is your ultimate guide to the foods to try when you visit Kyoto, Japan.

The City of Salmon – A Day in Murakami

Murakami, in northern Niigata, is home to the eerie tradition of hanging salmon. It is also famous for tea, sake, wagyu, and more!

Setouchi Brewery Is Representing Regionality

The newly established Setouchi Brewery is using local ingredients to create beverages that are directly inspired by the unique climate of the area.

Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea

Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea in Japan (and Getting a Little Tipsy along the Way)

Sip on Springtime with Cherry Blossom Beer

It isn't spring until you've had a taste of everything sakura-flavored—including this refreshing cherry blossom beer!

Why I Switched My Family’s Diet to Washoku

Learn how one family made a big impact on their diet by switching to Japanese-style home cooking.

Ochoko and More! All About Sake Cups

Deepen your knowledge of Japanese sake culture with this guide to sake cups and other drinking vessels!

Century-Old Candy Maker's Covid-Safety Sweets

Founded in 1901, Tohoen has survived the 1918 pandemic and is now making it through the current one offering limited-edition sweets focused on staying safe.

5 Places to Drink in Japan!

The definitive guide to Japan's nightlife is here!

Make Your Own Cup-Noodle-Approved Chawanmushi

Now you can turn that end-of-ramen frown upside-down by using your leftover broth to make a savory egg custard.

McDonald's Celebrates Its 50th Year in Japan

McDonald’s Japan is ringing in its 50th year in the nation with a comprehensive look back on the last half-century.

5 Japanese Cooking YouTubers You Must Watch

Interested in learning how to cook some simple (and not so simple) Japanese dishes? A few of the best cooking YouTube channels can be a great start.

10 Delicacies To Try in Shikoku

Delve into Shikoku's exquisite cuisine culture with these 10 carefully-selected delicacies from across the exotic island.

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