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Shop Tohoku! Support Tohoku!

Find out how you can do your part to help support the recovering Tohoku region of Japan and pick up some tasty goods as well.

Top 5 Must-Try Food Experiences in Kanazawa

Gold's not the only thing to buy and try in Kanazawa. Thanks to its proximity to the shoreline, the city's also famous for glorious, scrumptious food. Perhaps a crab feast is in order!

Full List—Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage

Beyond its 20 spectacular World Cultural Heritage Sites, Japan has 21 traditions recognized by UNESCO as elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Matcha or Sencha? A Green Tea Primer

Explore the different kinds of green tea in Japan. Discover the differences between sencha, matcha, hojicha and more!

Eating My Way Through Sendai

Come on a journey to the northeastern region of Japan's largest island as I enjoy the delicious foods and snacks of Sendai.

Sink Your Teeth into a Decadent Sushi Cake

For your next birthday or Christmas party, skip the vanilla or chocolate cake and get a sushi cake sprinkled with real gold flakes instead!

Sakura Beer is Back!

You won't want to miss this bubbly brew that is infused with cherry blossom petals.

All-You-Can-Eat Meat for Less Than 3 Bucks

It's the deal of a lifetime for meat lovers and it's only here for one day and one day only!

5 Outside-the-Box First Date Ideas

There's no better way to get to know your date than to dive into a first-time experience for both of you. Here are five outside-the-box ideas you can try in the Tokyo and Yokohama areas that are sure to give you insight into one another!

Chow Down on Some Clam Chowder Ramen

Two of the biggest names in ramen team up for this American-inspired instant noodle flavor.

Taste the Bounty of Land & Sea in Hachinohe

The Tohoku region, just northeast of Tokyo, is well known for its tasty delights. So we sent our writer Nick over to Aomori for an in-depth look at the food culture of one of the prefecture's largest cities.

Different Types of Soba Around Japan

Do you know that there are places across Japan with local ways to enjoy soba? Let's go on a tour together to check out several delicious kinds of unique soba!

Super Cheesy Burger Isn't Stretching the Truth

Lotteria's newest burger is literally stretching the limits of a normal cheeseburger!

The Best Station Bento Boxed Lunches of 2016

Whether you're in a restaurant or on a train, many people would agree: Japanese food is incredibly delicious! If you’re riding the rails in Japan, here’s how you should be stuffing your face.

Slurp on Some Matcha-Flavored Ramen

Ramen and green tea are two of the best things to make if you’ve got a pot of hot water; however, now you can have both at once!

6 Must-Try Local Specialties in Tohoku

To learn the heart of a region, you gotta eat like a local! Here are six ways to make sure you eat right in Tohoku.

Go on & Play with Your Food at Legoland Japan

From swanky dishes to Lego-shaped French fries, the food from Legoland is sure to please Legomaniacs of all ages!

All About Japanese Longevity

What's the secret to longevity in Japan? We take a look at some statistics to get to the bottom of this mystery.

2nd Luxurious Cat Café Branch Open in Harajuku

Order up some drinks and cuddle with some feline friends at this ultra-fancy cat café, the second one to open in Harajuku.

33 Survival Kanji for Japan First-Timers

Coming to Japan, but don't know any kanji—or what kanji even means? Take a deep breath, relax and we'll get you started along the way!

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