16 Authentic 'Japan' Experiences around Tokyo
How do you get an 'authentic Japan' experience in the Tokyo area? It depends on what you mean by 'authentic,' and what you mean by 'Japan!' Here are 16 'real Japan' options around Tokyo, running the gamut from the very old to the very new!
5 Delicious Japanese Coffee Roasters
Japan's coffee might not have the same sterling reputation as its matcha, but there are several places around the country that serve up some seriously good brews. If you're a coffee lover, these 5 roasters should be on your radar!
All About Shojin Ryori
While new trends in dieting come and go throughout the years, one way of dining in Japan that has firmly remained since the 13th century is Shojin Ryori. Let's dig in and find out what makes this unique style of food so special and where you can try it.
12 Female Sake Brewers Concoct a Bold Project
As fewer than 50 sake breweries in Japan are female-owned, one crowdfunding project is offering a chance to sample brews from a dozen of them.
4 Things to Do on a Weekend in Osaka
Accessible in about two and a half hours from Tokyo, Osaka makes for an excellent weekend trip from the nation's capital. But what do you do once you're there?
5 Fun Tokyo Events for Golden Week 2018
Looking for things to do in Tokyo over Golden Week? These five fun events happen to line up perfectly with Japan's most anticipated national holiday!
Try Amazing Food at Tanabata Matsuri in Sendai
It was very hot when we went to Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture, to see this gorgeous Tanabata Masturi, but nothing can stop us from having fun!
6 Tokyo Day Trips Less Than 2 Hours Away
From incredible views of Mount Fuji to a museum that feels like it's right out of a mummy movie, these fantastic spots are less than 2 hours from Tokyo, which means they're the perfect way to spend a day when you want to get out of the city!
'Itadakimasu!' Basic Japanese for Dining Out
Japan has an almost overwhelming amount of delicious food to choose from when dining out, but the language barrier can be intimidating. With these helpful phrases for navigating Japanese restaurants deciding what to eat will be the hardest part!
5 Popular Japanese Foods (Besides Sushi)
Although sushi might be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Japanese food, it's actually an irregular part of the Japanese diet. The following five foods are consumed far more frequently. Have you tried them all?
Graduation Bentos Prove to Be Bitter Sweet
Graduating high school seniors in Japan tweeted photos of the last bento box their moms made for them and left us teary-eyed.
Pokémon Happy Meals — Catch 'Em All!
Starting July, 2018, awesome Pikachu and Eevee boxes and goodies will have Pokémon fans of all ages flocking to McDonald's to catch 'em all!
Greater Tokyo: Sightseeing & Gluten-Free Food
Japan is becoming increasingly aware of different dietary lifestyles, which is great! But the language barrier can prove especially difficult when trying to find some gluten-free grub to enjoy in Tokyo or Yokohama. Don't worry—we're here to help!
Zooming Around Dotonbori!
One of Osaka's most iconic areas, Dotonbori is bursting with shops, restaurants, arcades and more. Find out why this downtown area is a must-see when visiting Osaka!
Super Saiyan-Style Dishes Served in Osaka
Treat yourself to some Krillin Chestnut Steamed Buns, Vegeta Lemon Chicken, Flying Nimbus Pancakes and many more at the limited time Dragon Ball Café in Osaka.
Japanese Foods to Know Before You Go
If all you know is ramen or sushi, you're missing out on A LOT! Broaden your horizons by familiarizing yourself with these typical Japanese dishes, that way you can make the most of your time in Japan.
Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum
The Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is less a museum than a Disney-like experience of ramen!
Hot Food in Snowy Spots Across Japan
For fuel and body heat while exploring Japan in winter, it's important to get the right meals. You may have the best itinerary for sightseeing, but you also need to make sure that good food keeps you company in the cold weather
5 Must-Try Foods in Hida Takayama
Known for its historic townscapes and bountiful nature, Hida Takayama also has a variety of delicious, must-try regional dishes.
7 Japanese Foods Beyond Sushi
Japan is a nation with incredible food and a strong sense of regionalism and seasonality when it comes to cuisine. As such, it's home to a countless, eclectic selection of unique foods that sometimes get left behind in favor of staples like sushi.