All About Japan

Dine on Dishes That Look Like Precious Gems

Need some extra minerals in your diet? How about dining on dishes and desserts that resemble minerals and stones?

Carb-Free Sushi is Coming to Major Sushi Chain

Looking to snack on some sushi without the guilt of eating carbs? One popular sushi chain is ready to serve you.

Where to Dine & Drink in Tokyo Outside Shibuya

Shibuya is surely a hotspot for food and fun in Japan's capital city, but there are more alternatives in Tokyo worth exploring for wining (or whining) and dining, or plain ol' bonding with buds over Buds!

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.

5 Best Frozen Summer Treats to Try in Okinawa

Okinawa is an ultimate tropical paradise not only for its pristine beaches but also for year-round summer fare. There's no better way to enjoy a hot summer vacation there than by basking by the sea and enjoying delicious frozen treats on the island.

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.

Top 5 Kansai Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth

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

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!

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!

Cup Noodle vs Michelin Ramen—A Taste Test

Can the same ramen in Cup Noodle form taste as good as the original from a Michelin-starred restaurant?

Soccer vs. Samurai

What happens when you put a freestyle soccer champion in samurai armor and send him around the streets of Brazil? This—this is what happens.

What is Okonomiyaki?

Okonomiyaki is a famous Japanese-style pancake or crepe. Taste the difference between the Kansai- and Hiroshima-style varieties!

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.

Craving Matcha Infused Goods? Come to Osaka!

Your taste buds will surely fall in love with these matcha treats coming this autumn.

New Year’s Food in Japan

Travel to Japan to taste New Year’s specialties and ensure success for the following year.

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!

Tips for Using Chopsticks Properly

How much do you know about chopstick etiquette in Japan? Get a little more enjoyment out of your Japanese food with these tips from a Japanese foodie.

A Dose of Hokkaido for Every 'Lover'

Love is a many-splendored thing! Whether you're a chocolate-lover, a history-lover, a beer-lover or just a plain ol' romantic lover, there's something waiting for you in Hokkaido!

The Discovery of Ramen: For Kids!

San Francisco-based publisher Immedium is looking to extend its series of multicultural kids' books with a look at the origins of ramen! Hungry for more? Find out how you can support this delightful project on Kickstarter!

Don't Leave Hokkaido Without These 5 Souvenirs

Hokkaido is an island blessed with nature that lends itself to the creation of many great natural products. It also provides excellent ingredients for popular souvenirs. If you're looking for inspiration, here's your souvenir shopping list.

know-before-you-go