'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!
Ryokan Kikori: Seasonal Cuisine to Die For
Found in Fuefuki City, Yamanashi, this traditional Japanese inn offers seasonal cuisine that's to die for, as well as offering a great base for activities around the Mount Fuji area.
'Ranma 1/2' Café Set to Open in 3 Cities
Longtime 'Ranma' fans can indulge in a bevy of lovingly crafted dishes with clever nods to the series and even experience some VR entertainment while waiting for their orders.
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!
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!
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.
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
Behold: the Ultimate Wagyu Beef Bento!
With nearly 10 pounds of premium Japanese beef at a price of US$3,000, there’s no room for any vegetables here.
A Day Trip to Iwaki, Fukushima
Learn how to get around Fukushima's largest city in this helpful guide.
Hacks for Dealing With Dietary Needs in Japan
The food in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido and most anywhere in Japan might cause you to forget about your dietary restrictions. However, for those of us who cannot forego our diets due to health or religious reasons, these are our tips to dining to Japan.
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.
Discover Fruit & Fossils in Fukushima!
Welcoming visitors with open arms, Fukushima Prefecture offers strawberry picking, a fresh tomato theme park, and a fossil museum where you can try your hand at archaeology.
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.
Why Is This Sushi Roll White Instead of Red?
'Tekkamaki' tuna rolls have fire in their name, but in this part of west Japan, they’re almost white.
Savor Seafood & Study Reconstruction in Miyagi
Each small town in Miyagi Prefecture has its own specialty seafood dishes and we were dying to try them during our visit. And while we were at it, we took a look at the incredible reconstruction efforts of Tohoku, making for a fascinating trip.
A Foodie's Guide to the Delicacies of Tohoku
How could one visit the Tohoku Pacific Coast without trying the seafood? Here's a rundown of the culinary delights to be on the lookout for while visiting the flavorful northeastern region of Japan.
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.
How to Shop in Japan for Vegans
If you're a vegan, or have other dietary concerns, here are some 'kanji' (Chinese characters) to watch out for when shopping for food in Japan.
Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum
The Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is less a museum than a Disney-like experience of ramen!
Tokyo Restaurant Offers Diners a Uni-que Taste
A new restaurant aims to share their addiction to 'uni' (sea urchin) with Tokyo residents.