All About Japan

All About Manneken Waffles

Love that fresh-baked-bread smell? In the Kansai area, you can savor the scent of freshly fried waffles at 18 train stations thanks to the famous Mannekin chain. Read on to learn all about these amazing waffles!

4 Uniquely Japanese Kinds of Bread

Japan has done with bread what it does with so many outside ideas: adapted it for local consumption. Here are four prime examples of bread concepts that are original to Japan!

Kamakura's Komachi Street Top 10 Food Guide

You always need food to fuel your day-trip, don't you? From the sweet to the savory, here’s Kamakura's Komachi Street Top 10 food guide—it will keep you fully satisfied all day!

Make Your Own Enormous Green Tea Pancakes

With just a rice cooker and a few extra ingredients, you too can make your very own giant green tea pancake.

Dean & DeLuca Bread, Ranked

Dean & DeLuca offers some great bread in Japan—but which buns are worth the funds, and which should stay at the back of the rack?

Building a Better Bakery

Check out this renovated Kyoto townhouse that was turned into a cheese tart shop and tech startup.

Make Castella, Melon Pan & Anpan at Home!

Castella cakes, melon pan and anpan are three of the oldest baked goods in Japan. Here are great recipes for baking all three at home!

Kimuraya: Home of Anpan

With a history of over 140 years, Kimuraya still produces the first Japanese bread success—a bread confection called 'anpan.'

8 Adorable Animal Bread Recipes

These eight adorable bread recipes will have you purring with satisfaction!

Delicious Chocolates Represent All 4 Seasons

Hurry to grab these limited-edition chocolates from Sembikiya, each representing one of Japan's four gorgeous seasons.

Bring in the New Year with Cute Kit Kat Boxes

With three cute box designs and adorable individual wrappers, this is the best way to send wishes for a lucky New Year.

5 Baking Tutorials from Bread Channel

Want to become a better baker? Then you 'knead' to check out these five great video tutorials from Bread Channel.

Pineapple Pen Café Set to Open in Tokyo

From the bright exterior to the unusual themed menu, the world’s first official PPAP café has a number of flash trimmings that fans will love, but you'd better hurry since it's only open for a limited time!

Killer Krispy Kreme Halloween Doughnuts

From a melon soda monster to a mummy filled with purple ooze, these awesome new designs and flavors make this range one of their best releases yet!

These Shoes Aren't Made for Walking

From the shoes to the laces, along with shoehorns and bottles of polish, everything in this range is made from sweet chocolate.

Fifth Blue Bottle Location Opens in Nakameguro

Blue Bottle Coffee has been a huge hit since it came to Japan from California in 2015, and the chain is rapidly spreading across Tokyo, opening yet another trendy branch.

Delicious Japanese Food—As Bite-Sized Cookies!

The internet has gone crazy for this incredible cookie collection that looks like a range of tiny food replicas.

TOM's Top 3 Favorite Japanese Snacks!

With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all in a row, we just can’t help but get in the mood for snacking!

The Melon Pan of Asakusa

After you're done exploring Senso-ji Temple, duck around the corner to grab some sweet melon pan, one of Japan's oldest bread-based snacks.

An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'

Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!

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