All About Japan

No Need to Wait for These Noodles to Cool Down

At the Tempura Matsu restaurant you can slurp on noodles chilling in ice cubs, or bite into translucent crab rice.

9 Unconventional Burgers We Wish Were Back

Though these unique Japanese burgers came and went as quickly as the seasons, we'd be happy to see them make a comeback!

Experts Reveal the Way to Eat Large Burgers

Let these Japanese engineers and dentists scientifically improve your burger-eating technique!

Don't Be a Stick in the Mud!

Head to Oiwatei ramen restaurant in Aichi Prefecture for a taste of a ramen broth so thick it can hold up a spoon!

5 of Japan's Weirdest Burgers

The culture of 'kawaii' may well have influenced both burger chains and hole-in-the-wall cafés to come up with burgers that are not only tasty, but also Instagram-worthy.

6 Foods You Must Try in Ise-Shima

Taking a trip to Mie Prefecture and Ise Grand Shrine? Don’t forget to bring your camera—and your appetite, too!

Western-Style Sushi at Sushiro

Call us sushi philistines if you will, but sometimes we want to eschew the raw fish and go for sushi with a little more substance and a taste of home. Luckily, sushi train stalwart Sushiro has an interesting selection on the menu.

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.

Japan's 9 Big Burger Chains

Sure, traditional Japanese food is world-famously delicious. But when that burger craving hits you, it simply can't be ignored!

Hike the Mackerel Highway

Back in the day, getting ocean fish to Kyoto was back-breaking work. You can still hike the 1,300-year-old path that brought mackerel to the ancient capital.

Full Japanese Breakfast, Miniaturized

What kind of food will you eat at a ryokan? Check out this cute, miniature version of a meal to get some pointers!

Witness the Fastest Hands in Japan!

'Mochi-tsuki' extraordinaire Mitsuo Nakatani risks having his hand crushed about four times per second while making this traditional Japanese snack.

The Many Faces of the Sasebo Burger

While the U.S. may be known as home of the hamburger, the legendary Sasebo Burger was born in Japan—and there are as many variations as there are shops that sell it!

8 Things Not to Miss in Okinawa

Known for its beautiful beaches, Okinawa is one of the most famous resort destinations in Japan. Here are eight things you don't want to miss while you're there!

The Benefits of Burger Wrappers

If you're guilty of being a sloppy eater, always somehow spilling burger condiments on your lap, the humble burger wrapper may be the solution to your problem!

These Cantaloupes Are Ripe With Cuteness

Hokkaido's Hello Kitty melons are just too cute to slice into! But you'd better hurry if you want one since only 300 are available!

Hungry for Ghibli-Style Animation?

If you're hungry for some Ghibli-style animation, look no further than this gorgeous video promoting locally sourced food in Kumamoto—made by the assistant director of 'Princess Mononoke'!

10 Can't-Miss Destinations in Nikko

Beyond its famous shrine and stunning waterfalls, you can find historic hotels, cedar-lined walks and period theme parks in this renowned summertime resort region.

54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!

Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!

3 Recipes to Japanify Your Burgers

You don't have to live in Japan to give these Japanese burger recipes a try!

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