33 Survival Kanji for Japan First-Timers
Coming to Japan, but don't know any kanji—or what kanji even means? Take a deep breath, relax and we'll get you started along the way!
8 Must-Try Foods in Asakusa
Asakusa, a neighborhood on the east side of Tokyo, is noteworthy for its retro, traditional atmosphere. Besides enjoying the rich cultural history of Japan’s bustling capital, there's also a variety of local delicacies you can find in the old downtown!
Good Breakfasts After a Bad Hangover in Tokyo
After a night of intoxication, the best way to start your day is by having a really good breakfast. This list of good and filling breakfasts may even end up being a reason to wake up early beyond the need of nursing a hangover.
The Most Expensive Sushi Roll We've Ever Seen!
Invite good fortune into your mouth with sushi wrapped in edible gold.
Gourmet Meals on Wheels
Kill two birds with one stone by riding on this bus that takes you sightseeing around Niigata while dining on the prefecture's local cuisine.
All-You-Can-Eat Ramen for Less Than US$10
The perfect place to pig out on pork stock ramen is waiting for noodle fans in Asakusa.
Get the Lowdown on Sakura-Themed Treats!
As cherry blossoms overwhelm Japan, all the big players step up with 'sakura'-flavored snacks and drinks. Check out this year's offerings from Starbucks, McDonald's, Max Brenner, Hotel Conrad and more!
Check out the Sober Side of Roppongi Nightlife
If you're tired of the usual 'drink til you drop' kind of nightlife in Roppongi, we've got five suggestions to help you discover Roppongi anew.
Get Fresh at Tokyo's Lesser-Known Fish Market
It may not be as famous as Tsukiji, but Adachi Market is actually the only seafood-exclusive wholesale market in Tokyo. If you're looking for quality sushi without the long queues, we've got the new spot for you!
Yakiniku Restaurant Offers Halal Course Meals
Japan’s biggest Korean barbecue chain has added two set meals for meat fans following Islamic dietary laws.
Japan Gets Its 1st Umami Burger Resturant
The hit California burger chain, Umami Burger, opens its first restaurant in the land of the rising sun.
All-You-Can-Eat Crab For Less Than $18!
If you have a large appetite and absolutely love crab, but are afraid of making a large dent in your pocket, then head over to Chikugoya, where you can eat as much crab as you can for two hours!
Traditional 'Sobaya' Around Tokyo
There are quite a few famous and historical 'sobaya' that have been in the Japanese capital for a while. Some of them have serving delicious soba noodles for more than a century!
5 Top Desserts to End the Date on a Sweet Note
On a date, a good dessert after a meal is as sweet as a memorable goodnight kiss. Hop to a stop on our list before calling it a night, as sweet memories are made of these!
The Perfect Valentine's Day Ramen
Whether it's in a sauce, sprinkled around a foie gras ball or just in plain bar form, there are three ways to enjoy chocolate in your ramen at this Tokyo ramen restaurant—for a limited time!
Stuffed with Garlic, Meat & Compassion
There are a lot of tasty reasons to want to visit Shinjuku Kakekomi Gyoza, but the importance of this restaurant goes even beyond the vast range of savory dumplings.
Where to Dine & Drink in Tokyo Outside Shibuya
Shibuya is surely a hotspot for food and fun in Japan's capital city, but there are more alternatives in Tokyo worth exploring for wining (or whining) and dining, or plain ol' bonding with buds over Buds!
Top 5 Tea Places for Ladies Who Just Lunched
Yes, girls just wanna have fun! And for some, this means a long chat over tea in a calming environment that grants breathing space. While big name tea franchises abound in Japan, here are Tokyo and Yokohama's best kept secrets.
Tokyo Restaurant Serves Real School Lunches
Wonder what a Japanese school lunch tastes like, but don't teach in a Japanese school? Try this Tokyo restaurant, where you can get both the flavor and atmosphere of an elementary school classroom!
These Baths Are So Clean You Can Eat Off Them
Japan has no shortage of unusual or unique restaurants, and this izakaya that used to be a bathhouse is no exception!