All About Japan

Traditional Soba in Toyooka

Do you like soba? This is how to make your favorite noodles by hand!

Top 10 Traditional Sweets of Japan

The 10 top traditional Japanese sweets everybody craves!

8 Things You Don’t Know about KIT KAT in Japan

Thought you knew everything about Japan's multifaceted KIT KAT bars? Read on!

What is Ichiju-Sansai?

World-famous Japanese foods like sushi, ramen and sukiyaki are actually not frequently served at the dinner table in ordinary Japanese households. To find more typical home cooking, we need to look at a kind of Japanese cuisine known as 'ichiju-sansai.'

Sip Japanese Green Tea in Bangkok

If you're in Bangkok and in need of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, head over to Peace Oriental Teahouse, where you can relax while sipping on some Japanese tea.

Toshikoshi Soba: New Year's Eve Noodles

One of Japan's longstanding traditions is to eat buckwheat noodles on New Year's Eve. But why are they so important? Read on to find out!

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Edamame: Green Beans

Often chosen to accompany a glass of beer, edamame taste best with a dash of salt!

Fugu-Sashi: Pufferfish Sashimi

The pufferfish is known around the world for its dangerous poison, but when sliced into sashimi, it's transformed into the most beautiful and tasty Japanese delicacy.

4 Meals Under ¥400!

Want to know how to eat cheap in Japan? Eat like the locals! Here are some examples of 'fast food' found all over Japan!

The Complete Guide to Osechi Ryori

In addition to watching the sunrise on the first day of the New Year, be prepared to gorge yourself on tiny dishes that have auspicious meanings.

10 Japanese Home Remedies to Fight Any Cold

Winter can sometimes feel long in Japan (especially without central heat!), and February is one of the coldest months. While we hope you don’t catch any germs, those indestructible local grandmas have many tried and true methods to fight colds!

Ekiben: Symbols of Colorful Local Culture

There was a time in Japanese history when each domain acted practically as its own country. So it's hardly surprising that each area developed its own culture and customs, giving a distinctive flavor and flair to each region.

4 Japanese Seasonal & Regional Variety Dishes

Simple foods are fun and popular in Japan, but here's a list of foods full of variety in one spectacular meal.

6 Seasonal Japanese Rice Dishes

Rice is at the center of many traditional Japanese meals, providing a healthy staple to the Japanese diet. And here's a wonderful selection of seasonal rice meals, including many that are fantastic for both vegetarian and even vegan food lovers.

How to Shop The Wonder 500™

You don't necessarily need to come to Japan for traditional local products—get your hands on The Wonder 500™ by shopping online!

Japan's Culture & Culinary Artisans

Taste the best food cultures that make the most of an abundance of ingredients and preparation methods.

There's No Vegetable Like Snow Vegetables!

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "frozen vegetables," farmers in these prefectures have decided to harvest their crops a little differently.

Yaki Kani: Grilled Crab

Crab is a Japanese specialty that's especially popular during winter time, when the hot, succulent juices of the grilled crab are a welcome treat!

Yuzu for Health & Beauty

Three distinct uses have been derived from yuzu: medicinal, cosmetic and culinary.

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