All About Japan

Chow Down on Some Gluten-Free Ramen

An aversion to gluten doesn’t have to interfere with your gluttony for ramen!

9 Unconventional Burgers We Wish Were Back

Though these unique Japanese burgers came and went as quickly as the seasons, we'd be happy to see them make a comeback!

21 Sapporo Sweets Shops You Just Can't Miss

Though Sapporo is best known for its seafood, sushi and luxurious restaurants, you'll also have no problem finding mouth-watering sweets in this northern city!

Don't Be a Stick in the Mud!

Head to Oiwatei ramen restaurant in Aichi Prefecture for a taste of a ramen broth so thick it can hold up a spoon!

Step into a Japanese Classroom at This Izakaya

With themed rooms and waiters who act as teachers and nurses, you’ll never want to leave elementary school again!

Train & Station Transform into Temporary Pub

Love beer? Love trains? Here’s your chance to combine the two for four special nights!

'Hambaagu' Discovered by Celebrity Heartthrob

This 'hambaagu' shop was revealed to the eyes of the nation when SMAP heartthrob Shingo Katori and some celebrity pals walked through the doors with a TV crew in tow.

These Sushi Rolls Are Literally Over the Top!

Can you handle the overflowing sushi rolls at this conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Hokkaido?

No Need to Wait for These Noodles to Cool Down

At the Tempura Matsu restaurant you can slurp on noodles chilling in ice cubs, or bite into translucent crab rice.

An Industrial Warehouse Converted to a Café

You don't have to be in a populated center to find a third-wave coffee shop—and this one might be worth the trip for the decor alone.

New York Bagel with a Japanese Twist

Thanks to a close association to New York, the unassuming bagel has seen a surge in popularity in the picturesque town of Miyagawa. Call it 'The Land of the Rising Bagel!'

Top 3 Burgers in the Osaka Area

Have a hankering for a great burger, but don't know where to start? Check out our top picks found exclusively in the Osaka area!

7 Unique Burgers in Tottori

Tottori Prefecture hosts Japan's largest burger festival—so it's only natural that it should have some unique burgers of its own!

The 4 Best Burgers in Kyushu

Japan has been contributing to burger lore since the 1950s—and it started in Kyushu.

5 of Japan's Weirdest Burgers

The culture of 'kawaii' may well have influenced both burger chains and hole-in-the-wall cafés to come up with burgers that are not only tasty, but also Instagram-worthy.

3 Okayama Burgers Full of Local Flavor

Okayama is known for its blue jeans—and with such classic Americana on-hand, it's no wonder the prefecture is also home to some pretty classy burgers!

The 4 Most Awesome Burgers North of Tokyo

Head north of Tokyo for a prize-winning 'yakisoba' and potato burger—or all the way up to Hokkaido for a mouth-watering jumbo scallop burger! Yum!

The 5 Best Burgers in the Tokai Area

These tasty treats feature local ingredients to create out-of-this-world burger sensations.

Top 5 Green Tea Parfaits in Kyoto

While the Kyoto area is known for its green tea, why not take it to the next level with a green tea parfait?

Japan's 9 Big Burger Chains

Sure, traditional Japanese food is world-famously delicious. But when that burger craving hits you, it simply can't be ignored!

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