Otoshi: Izakaya's Compulsory Appetizer
Before heading out to an Japanese pub, you might want to read up on the infamous 'otoshi.'
Romantic Gourmet Dinner Cruise on Tokyo Bay
Set sail for romance with a nighttime cruise on the glimmering waters of Tokyo Bay. Feast your eyes on the sights while enjoying a gourmet meal aboard a ship—all for potentially less than ¥10,000!
Want to See a Samurai Vaporized by a UFO?
How does Nissin advertise duck soup soba? By having a samurai try to shoot down a UFO. Naturally.
How Hot Do You Want Your Beef Curry?
Thanks to newbie Honoka Matsumoto, Glico's beef curry is pushing to be hot in more ways than one!
Shimoda: Beaches, Hot Springs & Seafood
Located at the tip of the Izu Peninsula, Shimoda has something for every visitor: beaches offering beautiful views, relaxing hot springs and deliciously fresh seafood.
6 Things You Need to Know About Izakaya
Offering multiple rounds of small dishes, Japanese-style pubs, or 'izakaya,' are a little different from their Western equivalents. Here are six things you need to know to navigate them with ease!
Enjoy an Aomori Izakaya in Tokyo
If you are only in Japan for a limited amount of time and you can't head up to Aomori Prefecture, but are dying for a taste of the region's music and food, then head over to Haneto Izakaya in Tokyo!
Japanese Baker Reveals Beautiful Bread Art
Using a combination of all-natural ingredients, this talented creator colors beautiful and intricate illustrations for loaves that are as cute as they are delicious!
Who Doesn't Want Donut Sushi?
These delectable-looking treats may look like doughnuts, but they just might become your new favorite way to eat sushi!
12 Vegetarian Dishes Served at Most 'Izakaya'
For vegetarians, finding a meatless meal when dinning may seem tough, but these 12 dishes are so common that they are served at almost any Japanese pub!
Shunkado: 130 Years of Sweets
Shunkado's flagship confection, the Unagipie Pastry, has been known for over 50 years as the signature souvenir of Shizuoka Prefecture. Eel extract never tasted so good!
Instant Ramen as a Samurai Epic
Accompanied by a solid Japanese hip-hop beat, this film noir anime recasts the inventor of instant noodles as a samurai warrior. Think 'Samurai Champloo,' with ramen.
Top 10 'Izakaya' Foods You Need to Know
If these foods aren't on the menu, you're probably not at an 'izakaya!'
8 Must-Try Foods in Fukuoka
Fukuoka provides the locals and tourists the best of many worlds in terms of scenic views, exciting activities and most importantly—food! Known as the gold mine of gourmet in Japan, visitors are spoiled for choice in the world of culinary treats.
Izakaya: What to Eat If You're Vegetarian
Don't let those meat-packed menus scare you! There are several tasty choices for the herbivores and health conscious out there.
Become an Izakaya Guru with These 6 Videos
Impress your friends with your knowledge of the ins and outs of Japanese pubs and the drinks and food served at them!
10 Must-Try Foods in Hiroshima!
Hiroshima is a great area for foodies to explore! Check out 10 of the prefecture's great culinary pleasures.
Beppu: A Hot Spring Paradise
A short trip south from Oita Airport, Beppu is perhaps the most popular of Oita’s hot spring resort towns, hosting millions of visitors who come each year for 'onsen pilgrimages.'
Edamame: Japan's Favorite Snack
Did you know that even edamame have a season in Japan—and that it changes based on the region? And have you ever wondered how to make edamame at home? Read on!
7 Cheap Izakaya Chains
Want to go to an 'izakaya' but your wallet's as dry and empty as the Sahara Desert?! No worries, you can still enjoy the atmosphere of Japanese pubs on the cheap!