All About Japan

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!

Ghibli Artist's Bread Ad Will Melt Your Heart

A former Studio Ghibli animator has created a heartwarming new anime commercial to promote a pastry shop in Fukuoka. Just try not to get the feels!

Diving Deep into the Nightlife of Hachinohe

Join our writer Nick as he goes headfirst into the vibrant nightlife of Hachinohe with the help of the travel app YORIP.

Enter an Amazing Café Hidden Underground

This café is so underground you'll need a passcode to enter.

Get the Lowdown on Sakura-Themed Treats!

As cherry blossoms overwhelm Japan, all the big players step up with 'sakura'-flavored snacks and drinks. Check out this year's offerings from Starbucks, McDonald's, Max Brenner, Hotel Conrad and more!

Japan's Biggest Morning Market

Chris and Ryotaro from 'Abroad in Japan' head up to Hachinohe to check out the biggest morning market in Japan. Who wants squid mouth? Not Chris.

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!

Get Your Matcha Fix at This Hotel in Kyoto

Craving matcha? Head over to Kyoto Century Hotel for over 100 matcha-infused choices, including nearly 30 different matcha sweets and 50 kinds of ice cream!

Dip Your McNuggets in Wasabi or Teriyaki Sauce

McDonald's Japan is bringing a little bit of Japanese flavor into their McNugget sauces by adding Wasabi and Teriyaki flavors!

Top 5 Things to Take Home from Hokkaido

Home to well-fed and well-cared-for cattle (for meat and dairy) and abundant seafood, Hokkaido may just well be Japan's 'land of milk and honey!'

A Dose of Hokkaido for Every 'Lover'

Love is a many-splendored thing! Whether you're a chocolate-lover, a history-lover, a beer-lover or just a plain ol' romantic lover, there's something waiting for you in Hokkaido!

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.

Munch on Tiny Pancakes-on-a-Stick

The newest craze of skewered food in Japan is not a type of meat, but a dessert!

This Ramen's on Fire... Literally!

Think you can take on the flaming ramen challenge? Then head over to Japan's ancient capital, Kyoto!

Dine on Dishes That Look Like Precious Gems

Need some extra minerals in your diet? How about dining on dishes and desserts that resemble minerals and stones?

East Meets West at Kyoto's Ran Hotei Teahouse

Discover green tea chocolate cheesecake at this Kyoto teahouse run by a Canadian!

Starbucks Opts for Tradition in Kyoto

Century-old teahouse starts new life with tatami floors and 'zabuton' cushions for customers at this American café chain.

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!

Get Cheap Food at Kanazawa's Biggest Market

It can cost a pretty penny to get out to beautiful Kanazawa, but Omicho Market lets you save a few yen on your food budget—with a massive selection!

10 Picture-Perfect Views in Kanazawa, Japan

Since the 2015 opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line, the Hokuriku area of Japan has been getting much more attention from tourists. Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture is especially popular with its abundant nature and rustic environment.

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