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.
Can Coffee Champion Make Me Like Drip Coffee?
I'm not a big fan of drip coffee. Can the world coffee champion Tetsu Kasuya change my mind?
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.
Office Lunch Delivery Trial Begins in Tokyo
Real estate developer giant Mitsui Fudosan is trying out a lunch delivery service that targets Tokyo office workers.
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.
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
Combini-Bodega Concept Restaurant in Harajuku
A new experimental restaurant in Harajuku is looking to combine the communal experience of a Japanese convenience store with that of a Bronx bodega.
Tsukiji Ready to Welcome Back Customers
Stores in Tokyo's Tsukiji Outer Market have suffered drops in sales this year due to the novel coronavirus. But workers are trying to bring back customers ahead of the year-end peak season.
The Lockup Is Back with Eerie Winter Dishes
The Lockup, like many eateries, shut down due to Covid-19. However, the Tokyo Kabukicho location reopened on July 1. Since then, they’ve been working hard on some special new dishes for the winter season. Put on your handcuffs and let's take a look.
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.
Feeling Hungry? How about a US$200k Tuna?
A 208.4 kilogram tuna fetches nearly ¥20.8 million at Toyosu Market's first auction of the year.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
5 Places to Drink in Japan!
The definitive guide to Japan's nightlife is here!
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.
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.