All About Japan

Sake Brewing in Saku

Ever tried sake brewing? Learn how an ancient beverage can give you a glimpse into some of Japan's most enduring cultural traditions in the city of Saku, in Nagano.

5 Easy-to-Make Japanese Dishes

With many of us confined to our homes, we understand you might be missing some of your favorite Japanese flavors. Fortunately, these five easy dishes are a cinch to make from home!

Check Out These Wild New Cup Noodle Flavors

Green Tea Ramen, Sukiyaki & Kombucha Udon are three new flavors hitting the bowls of Nissin's popular cup noodles!

Halal & Vegan Ramen at Ramen Ouka

Don't let having dietary restrictions stop you from experiencing one of Japan's most beloved dishes. Ramen Ouka, located in Shinjuku Gyoen, serves both Halal and vegan friendly MSG-free, additive-free ramen to enjoy without guilt.

There's Still Fresh Seafood at Tsukiji Market

Any fan of sushi or seafood in Tokyo knows that the best place to eat is the Tsukiji Outer Market, even after the famous inner market and wholesale auction moved to Toyosu in 2018.

Get Your Hands on Halal Wagyu Yakiniku

Don't miss out on wagyu due to not being able to find a Halal-friendly restaurant. Check out Sumiyakiya, approved by the Malaysian prime minister.

Putting a New Spin on Conveyor-Belt Sushi

Kura Sushi, Japan’s second-largest conveyor-belt-sushi chain, has unveiled a marvelous new global flagship in Tokyo’s Asakusa district.

Mandarin Oranges Fetch Record High Price

Mandarin oranges in western Japan fetch a record high 100,000 yen apiece in the fruit’s first auction of the season.

Salivate over Plastic Food in Kappabashi

Want to know where those food displays in front of restaurants comes from? Explore the world of plastic food models at Sample Shop Maiduru.

Tasty Fast Food Vegan Burger Made From Hemp

Veganic To Go sells purely plant-based, 95 percent organic foods, including what they consider the first hemp burger in Japan.

Try International Ramen at the Raumen Museum

At the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, you can savor the best ramen from all around Japan in one convenient location.

Tokyo's 100% Halal Japanese Restaurant

Just because it's Halal doesn't mean it can't be Japanese too. Enjoy top quality Halal Wagyu Japanese beef, tempura, seasonal dishes, and even several vegan and vegetarian dishes as well

Dashi Chazuke En: Umami-Filled Comfort Food

At Dashi Chazuke En, you can experience the unique texture and flavor of "Ochazuke," warm rice soaked in a gentle broth overflowing with umami flavors.

Japanese Cocktails for Your Online Happy Hour

Want to spice up your online happy hour with some Japanese flavors? These five cocktails are for you!

No More Soggy Sushi With This Simple Hack

Despite the discussions surrounding whether to eat sushi with your chopsticks, with your hands, or even upside down, one of our reporters has a simple but effective way to eat sushi without breaking its shape and embarrassing yourself in the process.

Buying Direct from Farmers Popular in Pandemic

Purchasing fresh produce directly from farmers is gaining popularity in Tokyo as the method can help avoid close human contact amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Kagurazaka: Fusion of Kyoto and Paris in Tokyo

Kagurazaka is an eclectic mix of Edo Japan and French influences. Although originally known for geishas in the Edo era, it is now a hub for fine dining and delicious street food.

Tokyo's Hub of Hidden Street Food Gems

Most first-time visitors tend to overlook Ningyocho, but this historical district hides some of the best traditional Japanese street foods in Tokyo.

Luxurious Modern Japanese Dining at Washoku En

At Washoku En, Japanese cuisine isn't just about the food. The sophisticated interior takes traditional Japanese designs and modernizes them, so the guests can experience Japanese culture while still feeling luxurious.

Fresh Seafood BBQ Kaisaku in Enoshima

Take a trip to Enoshima's Nakamise Benzaiten Street, where you can find unique souvenirs and fill up on the freshest seafood like clams, squid and whitebait.

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