All About Japan

This Vegan Ramen Has People Lining Up

T's Tantan has made a name for itself as not only one of the few vegan ramen stores in Japan, but also one of the most popular ramen stores, period.

Tokyo Extends Shorter Business Hours Request

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko asked eateries that serve alcohol and karaoke parlors in the Japanese capital’s 23 wards to continue operating at shorter hours until September 15.

Pandemic Drives Vending Machines Boom in Japan

A growing number of businesses in Japan are turning to vending machines to sell their products as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on.

The Most Luxurious 13-Layer Green Tea Parfait

Nakamura Tokichi is a popular Japanese specialty tea store and café serving high-quality green tea sweets, and if you're a true green tea connoisseur, you need to try the Ginza-exclusive 13-layer Premium Maruto Parfait.

Get Your Gyoza From This Unmanned Store

An unmanned store in Tokyo sells frozen gyoza dumplings around the clock as part of efforts to prevent close human contact amid the coronavirus epidemic.

Luxurious Modern Japanese Dining at Washoku En

At Washoku En, Japanese cuisine isn't just about the food. The sophisticated interior takes traditional Japanese designs and modernizes them, so the guests can experience Japanese culture while still feeling luxurious.

Tokyo Station's New Shopping Center

August 3 marks the opening of a gigantic in-station commercial facility featuring 153 shops and restaurants at the iconic Tokyo Station!

Fast Food Chains Cut Back Operations in Japan

McDonald’s and Starbucks in Japan are cutting back further on store operations as part of moves to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic.

Contactless Conveyor-Belt Sushi Dining

One conveyor-belt sushi restaurant chain is offering an experience where customers can dine without any direct contact with store clerks.

Relive Epic RPG Adventures at Artnia Cafe

Even a gamer has gotta eat sometimes, and where better than Artnia, Square Enix's themed café. Be transported to the world of your favorite Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games with themed dishes, nostalgic soundtracks and exclusive goods.

Flower Power at Takashi Murakami's Bar Museum

You've probably seen the signature bright smiling flowers of artist Takashi Murakami, but now you can enjoy his adorable art at Bar Zingaro.

There's Still Fresh Seafood at Tsukiji Market

Any fan of sushi or seafood in Tokyo knows that the best place to eat is the Tsukiji Outer Market, even after the famous inner market and wholesale auction moved to Toyosu in 2018.

Enjoy a Showa-Era Afternoon Parfait Break

With its classy Showa-style decor and assortment of different sizes and flavors of layered parfaits, Coffee Seibu is the perfect place to relax for an afternoon break.

Tokyo's 100% Halal Japanese Restaurant

Just because it's Halal doesn't mean it can't be Japanese too. Enjoy top quality Halal Wagyu Japanese beef, tempura, seasonal dishes, and even several vegan and vegetarian dishes as well

Vampire Cafe: an Elegant Spooky Experience

The Vampire Cafe's candlelit ambiance and blood-red velvet curtains combined with your creepy vampire waiter and over-the-top food entertainment will leave an impression that you won't forget—even after you're dead.

Get Drunk at an Elementary School Izakaya

Whether you're simply curious about Japanese schools, or just want to get drunk in one, this izakaya has you covered.

Halal & Vegan Ramen at Ramen Ouka

Don't let having dietary restrictions stop you from experiencing one of Japan's most beloved dishes. Ramen Ouka, located in Shinjuku Gyoen, serves both Halal and vegan friendly MSG-free, additive-free ramen to enjoy without guilt.

Putting a New Spin on Conveyor-Belt Sushi

Kura Sushi, Japan’s second-largest conveyor-belt-sushi chain, has unveiled a marvelous new global flagship in Tokyo’s Asakusa district.

Tokyo Bento Shop Pays it Forward with IOU Food

As the loss of school lunches isn’t something some low-income families’ budgets can accommodate, local bento box lunch shop Chonando wants to help out by offering special reduced-price kids’ bento. Even for kids who cannot pay... for now at least.

Takeout Options for Regional Cuisine in Tokyo

Traveling is off the cards right now, but for those of us in Tokyo, there is still a way to explore Japan through our taste buds with these takeout options!

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