Bringing Udon Noodles to the World
With branches in fourteen regions, udon purveyor Marugame Seimen reveals their globalization tactics and localized menus, as well as the many reasons for the popularity of these noodles outside of Japan.
10 Best Pizzerias in Tokyo
Japanese pizza has a somewhat checkered reputation in the rest of the world, but in a mega modern metropolis like Tokyo you can find some seriously good slices, no matter which style of pie you prefer!
A Gourmet Train Journey to Sample Shinshu
Rokumon is a sightseeing train run by the Shinano Railway that puts you in touch with the Shinshu region’s culture and cuisine. Take a ride and spend a leisurely time enjoying stunning scenery and delicious dishes.
Awesome Shopping at World's Biggest Starbucks
What's not to love about a the gorgeous new coffee roastery in the heart of Tokyo? Check out some of the incredible finds waiting inside the Starbucks Roastery in Nakameguro.
Johnnie Walker Gets a Japan-Only Makeover
Johnnie Walker's premium Blue Label Scotch whisky is getting a Japan-only limited edition, with bottles so beautiful you might not want to open them.
Trade YouTube Videos for All-You-Can-Eat Sushi
Grab your camera and your chopsticks, because conveyor belt sushi chain Kappa Sushi is making popular YouTubers an offer they won’t want to refuse!
Kawaii Shiba Inu Marshmallows Too Sweet to Eat
Smiling Shiba sweets are the latest offering from Japanese company Felissimo, which is known for its cat-themed merchandise.
Okonomiyaki Burrito: Only in Osaka
Taco Bell Osaka branches are now selling okonomiyaki burritos, a fusion of flavors so crazy it HAS to be delicious!
Hop on the Catbus at New Ghibli-Themed Bakery
Famous for its Totoro cream puffs, Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo has opened a new location in the same neighborhood as the Studio Ghibli Museum!
Starbucks Releases 2019 Cherry Blossom Merch
'Tis almost the season, which means it's time for Starbucks Japan to release another round of cherry blossom merchandise!
Perfectly Pink Sakura-Flavored Baum Cake
The German treat is a Japanese favorite, and popular purveyor Nerinya gives it the spring sakura treatment!
Taste Tradition with New Sweet Sake Pocky
Pocky's latest special, regional-exclusive release uses ingredients from the only sake brewery in the 23 wards of Tokyo!
Traditional Flavors at New Kyoto Shake Shack
The popular American burger chain is opening a location in Kyoto, and new menu items will make use of Kyoto's high-quality Uji matcha!
Pepsi's Japan Cola Debuts New Exclusive Flavor
Pepsi Japan's latest exclusive soft drink has a citrus finish that is familiar to Japanese fruit aficionados.
Japanese Onigiri: Now a Refreshing Beverage?
Onigiri, Japanese rice balls, are one of Japan's most beloved and ubiquitous snacks. A Japanese food products company has released a new version of this staple, in drinkable form!
Rep Your Ryukyu Pride with Okinawa Coca-Cola
The latest addition to Coca-Cola's regional, limited-edition bottles is Okinawa! Quench your thirst and show your pride with this beautiful bottle.
Sushi Disney Princesses Look Cool & Delicious
One Japanese artist is creating treats that are feasts for the eyes and the tastebuds, using fresh fish from the Seto Inland Sea.
Sakura Sake KitKat: Hello Hanami Season
Now that sakura season is in full swing, KitKat's latest release is a sweet, slightly booze-filled way to enjoy the festivities!
Japan is Home to World's Largest Starbucks
Tokyo's Starbucks Reserve Roastery is now open in Nakameguro! Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the new location looks incredible!
New Japan-Only KitKats Combine Berries & Nuts
These two new spring flavors utilize Nestlé Japan's new ruby chocolate, as well as simple everyday snacks that are sure to please.