All About Japan

East Meets West at Kyoto's Ran Hotei Teahouse

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

This Ramen's on Fire... Literally!

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

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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.

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!'

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.

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!

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!

Munch on Tiny Pancakes-on-a-Stick

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

Top 12 Must-Visit Eateries in Hakodate

If you have a trip to Hokkaido on your itinerary, check out what we listed as our best eats around Hakodate!

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.

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.

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Tacos For About US$10

For your next Taco Tuesday, stuff yourself with as many tacos as your stomach can handle at this restaurant in Shibuya.

Enter an Amazing Café Hidden Underground

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

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?

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