All About Japan

Good Water Makes Great Ramen in Takayama

The high quality water in the gorgeous historical town of Takayama makes for some amazing ramen!

The 6 Weirdest Bars in Tokyo

Tokyo revels in themed entertainment, and the city's bars are no exception. We've outlined some of the wildest, strangest, and most off-the-wall bars for you!

Japan's Culture & Culinary Artisans

Taste the best food cultures that make the most of an abundance of ingredients and preparation methods.

3 Incredible Japanese Restaurants in NYC

If you're in the New York City area and looking for top-class, authentic Japanese cuisine, from sushi to soba, we've got you covered!

A Delicious 3-Course Meal Featuring Soba!

Tucked away in the mountains of Saga Prefecture lies a soba restaurant like no other.

7 Great Japanese Sweets Spots in San Francisco

From the 'aya-shirabe' at Minamoto Kitchoan to 'ichigo daifuku' at Benkyodo Company, there are plenty of fresh Japanese snacks to be found in San Francisco!

3 Chiba Ramen Shops to Hit by Bike

Brian MacDuckston from Ramen Adventures has assembled a few Ramen Riders to go check out ramen shops by motorcycle—and Chiba is a fine candidate for bike-based slurping.

Japan's First Female-Only Otaku Café

Sorry fellas, but this manga café in the heart of Osaka is run by ladies, for ladies.

Too Cute to Eat: Top 3 Character Desserts

Enjoy these fantastic tasting—and even better looking—treats!

Michelin-Starred 'Kaiseki' Cuisine in New York

In collaboration with the Tsuji Culinary Institute in Osaka, David Bouley's Brushstroke offers traditional Japanese multi-course cuisine for the Tribeca area.

A Kyoto-Lover's Guide to the Ancient Capital

Get tips and local knowledge from Kyoto-obsessed travelers, from must-see spots to unforgettable food.

Mouth-Watering Melty Cheese Pie

If you're on a diet, or just avoiding sugar, be warned! This video is highly dangerous! You will be tempted beyond the limits of reasonable acceptance!

Konbu Road: Ancient Route of Kelp & Medicine

Sailing south down Japan’s western coast from Hokkaido, ships brought goods that included the edible kelp called "konbu" to Toyama on their way along the watery route that came to be called Konbu Road.

Gudetama, You've Been Served

This lazy egg character has come to terms with his fate of being part of a delicious meal served on your plate.

The Perfect Utensil to Eat Noodles With

For ramen aficionados, eating a delectable bowl of ramen with a spork may sound strange. But to savor both the broth and the noodles at the same time, you'll definitely want to invest in one of these!

'Tis the Season of Giving

One restaurant in Hokkaido decided that the giving season should continue all year round—so it devised a unique payment system to make giving a little easier.

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Taiho Ramen

Based in Fukuoka Prefecture—which is considered to be one of the ramen meccas of Japan—this restaurant beats the rest, but why? Well, we broke it down into three reasons.

Baird Beer: A Microbrew Wonder

Taking advantage of its small business scale, Baird Brewery is elaborately and passionately creating a new kind of beer, while also showing great respect for tradition.

Dive into Japan 10 Minutes from Narita Airport

Just 10 minutes by train from Narita Airport, the area around Naritasan Shinshoji Temple presents a quaint townscape with a number a great eating locations.

Taste Ichiju-Sansai in a Real Japanese Home!

KitchHike is a great site for experiencing local food on your travels, right in the kitchens of local cooks! Here are some fantastic 'ichiju-sansai' meal option from cooks all around Japan.

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