All About Japan

3 Old-Timey Snacks with Special Prizes

Who doesn't love finding a prize in their candy box? These classic Japanese snacks and sweets give you a chance to find everything from toys to baseball cards!

7 Featured Snacks from the ¥100 Shop

¥100 shops are full of treasures, but some goods are special finds that you can sometimes only get from these discount shops.

Order Your Rilakkuma Christmas Cake Now!

Bring in the holiday season with your very own adorable cake made from three of Japan's most iconic characters.

The Bar Just for Idol 'Wotaku'

If you're truly serious about your J-pop idol fandom, you have to head to Yokkorasho in Shinjuku.

Time to Add a Notch on Your Belt

For only ¥1,000 you can gorge on 20 different types of cookies, including seasonal flavored ones at this all-you-can-eat cookie café!

Explore Kyushu on a Sightseeing Train

There are many sightseeing trains in Kyushu, with a wide variety of entertaining events going on in the trains and around the stations. We'll show you how to have much more fun than just looking out the window!

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!

Top 5 Osaka Izakaya

Want a local watering hole in Osaka? As there are so many choices, each of them famous for something different, it can be difficult to narrow them down. We've done the hard work for you—here are our top picks!

Finally! 'Mochi' That's Quick & Easy to Make!

With this cool set and a short list of ingredients, you’re never more than a couple of minutes away from enjoying some traditional Japanese desserts.

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!

Why Hatch a Pokémon Egg When You Can Crack It

Forget chocolate and peanut butter—chocolate and Pokémon are the true ultimate combination.

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.

Snack on Some Strawberries Dipped in Matcha

Take your tastebuds for a ride when you bite into this delicious dessert from Japan's most popular discount interior shop.

Pocky Grows Up with a Special Whiskey Version

Because after a hard day at the office, there’s nothing like unwinding with a glass of bourbon and a chocolate-covered pretzel stick.

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!

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!

11 Record-Setting Sites in Japan

Venture out and discover these 11 spots that break records in Japan, from the tallest building to the deepest lake. Or how about the city that eats the most ice cream?!

Candy So Good It'll Bring Back the Dead

Try a piece of this candy that for 400 years has been tantalizing the tongues and scaring customers with its hair-raising history!

5 Tokyo Cafés Featuring Famous Animals

If animals and furry friends make you say 'kawaii,' go ecstatic as you enjoy coffee and good food in these cafés inspired by the world's favorite animals.

Moss Garden Café Has Us Enchanted

With amazing outdoor eating spaces set on moss-covered grounds in the middle of the woods, this is a secret haven for lovers of nature and Studio Ghibli.

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