All About Japan

20 Absolutely Romantic Date Spots in Tokyo

No trip to Tokyo is complete without checking out these Tokyo dating spots.

Torigin: Good Eats South of Odawara Station

If you're looking for a good meal around Odawara Station, head a block and a half southeast to Torigin, which focuses on 'yakitori' skewers and 'kama-meshi'—rice, meat and vegetables cooked in small metal pots.

Permanent Pokémon Café to Open in Tokyo

Missed your chance to eat at the limited-time Pokémon restaurants? The new eatery will be ready for you whenever you come to town.

Aoi-Marushin: Get Your Tempura Fix in Asakusa

Aoi-Marushin has been serving up authentic tempura near Senso-ji Temple since 1946.

Katsumata Seicha: Organic Tea on Fuji's Edge

Located in the heart of Japan's premier tea-growing region, Katsumata Seicha traces its tea-making history back to the days of the Warring States Period.

This Matcha Bread Is the Cat's Meow

Get your hands on green tea cat-shaped bread or black cat-shaped bread at this bakery in Osaka.

Minori: Local Food on the Edge of Fuji

Get local fare right from the edge of Mount Fuji—including dishes cooked on a hotplate made from real Fuji lava!

How to Shop in Japan for Vegans

If you're a vegan, or have other dietary concerns, here are some 'kanji' (Chinese characters) to watch out for when shopping for food in Japan.

Miyakobashi Shotengai: Tiny, Old-School Bars

If you're up for an adventure, head to this old-school drinking area for a spot of local culture in Yokohama.

Il Miraggio: Buffet Lunch in Hakone

If you're looking for a bite while exploring the south side of Lake Ashi in Hakone, why not head to Il Miraggio on the bottom floor of the Hakone Hotel? You can get a lovely view of the lake—and, more importantly, build your own brownie sundae!

Fresh Seafood at the Shiogama Morning Market

Looking for seafood so fresh it might still be moving? Look no further than the Shiogama morning market in Miyagi Prefecture.

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

The Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is less a museum than a Disney-like experience of ramen!

Meet the Queen of Robot Entertainment

Behind the bright lights and massive robots at this popular tourist spot is a female president who’s been there from the very beginning.

Get a Fuji Omelet in Yamanashi

Sylvans restaurant features a terrace, a conservatory, a garden that's open to dogs, and a gift shop where you can buy Fujizakura Heights Beer, a German-style microbrew made right on the premises.

10 Unique Cafés in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan, but it's famous for traditional Japanese cuisine and Japanese sweets as well. Here are 10 cafés that you should visit when in Kyoto!

Noge: Yokohama's Hub for Cheap Drinks

With some 500 drinking establishments just 10 minutes south of Minato Mirai, the Noge area is 'the' spot to hit for a cheap drink in Yokohama.

Top 12 Must-Visit Eateries in Hakodate

While you can't go wrong when eating in Hakodate, we've got the 12 places you shouldn't miss. Go out and grab a table for the best dining experience ever!

Super Saiyan-Style Dishes Served in Osaka

Treat yourself to some Krillin Chestnut Steamed Buns, Vegeta Lemon Chicken, Flying Nimbus Pancakes and many more at the limited time Dragon Ball Café in Osaka.

Hacks for Dealing With Dietary Needs in Japan

The food in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido and most anywhere in Japan might cause you to forget about your dietary restrictions. However, for those of us who cannot forego our diets due to health or religious reasons, these are our tips to dining to Japan.

Behold: the Ultimate Wagyu Beef Bento!

With nearly 10 pounds of premium Japanese beef at a price of US$3,000, there’s no room for any vegetables here.

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