All About Japan

Fishing-Culture Inspired Restaurant

Take a sneak peak inside the designs of Itoman Gyomin Shokudo, a restaurant in Okinawa inspired by local fishing culture.

Let the Beef Come to You

This restaurant in Mie Prefecture is serving cuts of premium Matsusaka beef in a rather roundabout way.

Amazing Anime Pancake Art!

This Italian restaurant in Kanagawa has perfected the art of pancake anime.

3-D Printing Café in Gifu

Try your hand at 3-D scanning and 3-D printing in a café that celebrates Gifu's woodworking traditions.

4 Best Burgers in Hyogo

Hyogo boasts Kobe Beef as one of its main draws, but did you ever stop to try some of their tasty burgers?

Castles, Gardens & Peach Boys—Oh My!

From Okayama Castle's rare black walls to the charms of Okayama Korakuen Garden, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, there's plenty to see and do in Okayama.

2 Awesome Owl Cafés in Osaka

Meet lots of different types of owls up close at Osaka's two owl cafés, where you can take pictures and pet these adorable creatures!

4 Purrfect Kansai Cat Cafés

Tired of running around, trying to see all the beautiful temples and castles in the Kansai area? Recharge your batteries at a cozy cat café!

Top 10 Japanese Hotel Breakfasts of 2016

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these hotels rated by Japanese tourists on TripAdvisor know how to do it right!

The Next Stage of Japan's Beloved Pancake

If you're a big fan of Japanese grilled dishes, you won't want to miss this 'teppanyaki' restaurant in Osaka that flips traditional 'okonomiyaki' on its head.

Check Out this Cute Hello Kitty Café in Himeji

Who would have known Hello Kitty would be nestled so nicely in this cute café, ready to greet you on your way to Himeji Castle!

5 Amazing Things to Experience in Ise

Canadian 'rakugo' storyteller Katsura Sunshine tries out some of the amazing things you can do only in the Ise area—including some that happen just once every 20 years! Check the list to make sure you don't miss out!

A National Who’s Whooo of Owl Cafés

Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up and nestle down in an owl café? We’ve lined up eight adorable and outstanding branches where you can unruffle in peace.

Udon in Takamatsu

Takamatsu is known as the 'Udon Kingdom,' and you'll find some of Japan's tastiest noodle shops in this Kagawa city.

Dining Out in Hiroshima

When eating out in Hiroshima, the first choice has to be Hiroshima-style 'okonomiyaki.'

Sssssip With Care At These 4 Reptile Cafés!

In a country where sipping tea with cats and boozing it up with penguins aren’t (so) out of the ordinary, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that coffee with reptiles is also now an option.

Treat Yourself to Some Sailor Moon Munchies

A slice of moon magic heaven awaits you at this new Sailor Moon café, but you'd better hurry since it's only open for a limited time!

6 Foods You Must Try in Ise-Shima

Taking a trip to Mie Prefecture and Ise Grand Shrine? Don’t forget to bring your camera—and your appetite, too!

The Many Faces of the Sasebo Burger

While the U.S. may be known as home of the hamburger, the legendary Sasebo Burger was born in Japan—and there are as many variations as there are shops that sell it!

Kokedama Ice Cream—Japan’s Next Big Dessert

Believe it or not, this delicious-looking dessert was inspired by moss balls!

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