An Easy Guide to Breakfast in Japan
Where to go, what to eat and how to make the most of the most important meal of the day.
New Retro Sweet Treat from Starbucks Japan
The new Purin A la Mode Pudding Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan hearkens back to the heyday of old Japanese coffee houses.
New Mint KitKat Flavors Sure to Refresh
These two new Japan-exclusive KitKat flavors take the chocolate/mint experience to a whole new level!
Yoshinoya Beef Bowl Coming to a Can Near You!
Japan’s beef bowl king, Yoshinoya, is releasing new line of canned, ready-to-eat beef bowls!
Japan's Super Expensive Seasonal Watermelons
A pair Hokkaido's homegrown Raiden watermelons fetched ¥300,000—about US$2,700—at the first auction of the season!
New Ramen Fad Has Fans Saying 'Cheese Please'
Ramen topped with bread and grilled cheese is becoming a new favorite noodle trend in Tokyo.
New KitKats Combine Mint, Peach & Rum
These Japan-exclusive alcoholic chocolates seem designed to keep you feeling cool and refreshed even during the hottest time of the year!
Feast on Fugu at Conveyor Belt Sushi Chains
You can now get 'fugu,' Japan’s poisonous blowfish, for under a buck at revolving sushi restaurants!
Love Green Tea? So Does Krispy Kreme!
Krispy Kreme Japan's “Wacha” doughnuts combine Japanese tea flavors with classic doughnut sweetness to delectable-looking results!
Dine on Decadent, Artisanal Donuts in Kyoto
Koe Donuts is bringing ethical, artisanal donuts to Kyoto—so you can satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty.
Can You Handle the Heat of Wasabi Caviar?
Dubbed ‘wasabi pearls’ and ‘green caviar,’ Wasabeads (わさビーズ) have become one of Japan’s most sought-after condiments!
Say Hello to Kansai's New Cup Noodle Factory
Nissin, manufacturer of Japan's original instant ramen, Cup Noodle, is opening a new, state-of-the-art factory in Shiga Prefecture
Detective Pikachu is on the Case (and Menu)!
Detective Pikachu makes his Pokémon Café debut with new menu items before the release of the live-action sleuth's upcoming film.
Tokyo Ramen Restaurant is Meaty Madness
Delicious noodles and broth take up supporting roles as MEAT becomes the star of the show at this Tokyo ramen restaurant.
Meet the New Ramen Craze in Yamanashi
‘Raho’ ramen—a combination of classic ramen soup and ingredients with Yamanashi's local 'hoto' noodles—is on the rise in this town in Yamanashi Prefecture.
The Convenience Store with a Bar!
If you're in Fukuoka, you can now enjoy a classy cocktail when you take a trip to pick something up from the convenience store!
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.
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!
New Japan-Exclusive Seasonal Fanta Flavor
This Japanese-exclusive flavor comes from abroad, and is only available in vending machines!
Awesome Ways to Spice up the Night in Kyoto
Kyoto is known for its iconic cultural landmarks and enduring place in Japan's history. But when the sun goes down, there's still plenty of opportunity to explore and have fun!