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East Meets West With These Sweet Eats

Get to know the wonderful world of Western sweets in Japan.

Get Cheap Food at Kanazawa's Biggest Market

It can cost a pretty penny to get out to beautiful Kanazawa, but Omicho Market lets you save a few yen on your food budget—with a massive selection!

7 Standout Sweets from 6 Prefectures

Because every prefecture has a specialty, keep this 'sweet' list of seven snacks in mind on your next trip across Japan. They're too good not to try!

Satisfy Your Sailor Moon Fix with These Cakes

All five Inner Senshi are represented in an out-of-this-world tie-up with magical girl franchise 'Sailor Moon.'

5 Sweet Memories From School Lunch

Kids in public schools in Japan have the privilege of eating a nutritious, well-balanced meal every day at lunch. Just because it's good for you, however, doesn't mean you can't satisfy your sweet tooth!

Get Your Matcha Fix at This Hotel in Kyoto

Craving matcha? Head over to Kyoto Century Hotel for over 100 matcha-infused choices, including nearly 30 different matcha sweets and 50 kinds of ice cream!

5 Favorite Japanese Sweets Among Otaku

Take a look at our list of five sweets for otaku before your next anime binge or late-night gaming session!

5 Fruit Markets for Budget Shoppers in Kansai

Finding the freshest fruits on a budget in Kansai just got even easier with our handy guide.

From Chocolate Wrapper Drab to Totally Fab

To an artist, inspiration can come from anything, even chocolate candy wrappers.

Let Them Eat Kit Kat Gateau Chocolate Cake

A cake coated in Kit Kat chocolate is one of several new treats only available at a special Kit Kat Chocolatory store in Tokyo.

Dig into a Shoe Cake, a Pikachu Cake & More!

Hokkaido-based cake artist draws on a wide variety of inspirations for jaw-dropping edible art.

Best Seasonal 'Wagashi' Throughout the Year

Seasonality is a key to Japanese culture. Each season brings exciting and different things to do, see and, of course, eat! Here are our favorite traditional Japanese sweets, or 'wagashi,' for each each season.

Eat, Drink & Be a Merry Cosplayer!

With photo booths, cosplaying staff and costume rental for diners, this is one of the most unusual food courts you’ll find in Japan.

Top 5 Kansai Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth

Find the sweetest confectionery souvenir options right in the heart of western Japan.

Starbucks Opts for Tradition in Kyoto

Century-old teahouse starts new life with tatami floors and 'zabuton' cushions for customers at this American café chain.

Top Ranked Fruits in Japan for Each Season

Japan is a country with clearly defined seasons, which allows Japanese farmers to grow specific fruits that are seasonally popular. We'll teach you the two top fruits from each season to be on the lookout for no matter when you visit Japan.

These 4 Traditional Sweets Will Take You Back

A quick and easy guide to 'wagashi,' or traditional Japanese sweets.

Top Japanese Food From People Living in Japan

There are many lists out there claiming to identify the top Japanese foods, but not all of them represent what people here in Japan normally eat on a regular basis. We have here the Top 10 foods that are actually eaten here in Japan!

Watermelon Meets Bread in Cubic Form

Wanting to try cubed watermelon, but having anxiety over the sticker price? Try square watermelon bread instead!

Wait, What?! A Yellow Watermelon?

Have you ever tried a yellow watermelon? The Japan Guy chanced upon one in his local supermarket and decided to give it a go.

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