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Nagasaki Champon — A Different Kind of Ramen

Dating back to the Meji Period (1868-1912), Nagasaki 'champon' ramen is a special twist on ramen that has now spread all throughout Japan!

Edamame: Japan's Favorite Snack

Did you know that even edamame have a season in Japan—and that it changes based on the region? And have you ever wondered how to make edamame at home? Read on!

7 Cheap Izakaya Chains

Want to go to an 'izakaya' but your wallet's as dry and empty as the Sahara Desert?! No worries, you can still enjoy the atmosphere of Japanese pubs on the cheap!

12 Vegetarian Dishes Served at Most 'Izakaya'

For vegetarians, finding a meatless meal when dinning may seem tough, but these 12 dishes are so common that they are served at almost any Japanese pub!

10 Must-Try Foods in Hiroshima!

Hiroshima is a great area for foodies to explore! Check out 10 of the prefecture's great culinary pleasures.

6 Things You Need to Know About Izakaya

Offering multiple rounds of small dishes, Japanese-style pubs, or 'izakaya,' are a little different from their Western equivalents. Here are six things you need to know to navigate them with ease!

Enjoy an Aomori Izakaya in Tokyo

If you are only in Japan for a limited amount of time and you can't head up to Aomori Prefecture, but are dying for a taste of the region's music and food, then head over to Haneto Izakaya in Tokyo!

A Guide to Okinawa's Best Foods

Wondering what to eat in Okinawa? These are the Top 10 foods in Okinawa that you've simply got to try!

Beppu: A Hot Spring Paradise

A short trip south from Oita Airport, Beppu is perhaps the most popular of Oita’s hot spring resort towns, hosting millions of visitors who come each year for 'onsen pilgrimages.'

The Secret of the Square Watermelon

With only 200 grown per year, this video offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes of square watermelon production—answering the questions of how they're made and why they're so expensive!

Izakaya: What to Eat If You're Vegetarian

Don't let those meat-packed menus scare you! There are several tasty choices for the herbivores and health conscious out there.

Become an Izakaya Guru with These 6 Videos

Impress your friends with your knowledge of the ins and outs of Japanese pubs and the drinks and food served at them!

8 Hot Spots to Book in Kyushu—If You Can!

We'd love to stay in any of these eight amazing Kyushu locales—but they're so popular it can be really hard to get a space!

Romantic Gourmet Dinner Cruise on Tokyo Bay

Set sail for romance with a nighttime cruise on the glimmering waters of Tokyo Bay. Feast your eyes on the sights while enjoying a gourmet meal aboard a ship—all for potentially less than ¥10,000!

How to Take Somen-Slurping Action Shots

Think a bowl of cold noodles is as dull as... well, a bowl of cold noodles? Your challenge has been accepted.

Top 10 'Izakaya' Foods You Need to Know

If these foods aren't on the menu, you're probably not at an 'izakaya!'

Otoshi: Izakaya's Compulsory Appetizer

Before heading out to an Japanese pub, you might want to read up on the infamous 'otoshi.'

8 Must-Try Foods in Fukuoka

Fukuoka provides the locals and tourists the best of many worlds in terms of scenic views, exciting activities and most importantly—food! Known as the gold mine of gourmet in Japan, visitors are spoiled for choice in the world of culinary treats.

Japanese Baker Reveals Beautiful Bread Art

Using a combination of all-natural ingredients, this talented creator colors beautiful and intricate illustrations for loaves that are as cute as they are delicious!

Shunkado: 130 Years of Sweets

Shunkado's flagship confection, the Unagipie Pastry, has been known for over 50 years as the signature souvenir of Shizuoka Prefecture. Eel extract never tasted so good!

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