All About Japan

How to Shop in Japan for Vegans

If you're a vegan, or have other dietary concerns, here are some 'kanji' (Chinese characters) to watch out for when shopping for food in Japan.

Birthstone-Inspired Kit Kats Look Amazing

Nestlé Japan’s 'edible birthstones' offer a new look and a new flavor each month.

Endlessly Changing Paintings Bring Art to Life

One artist's innovative techniques bring her paintings to life on the canvas.

Relax in Cozy Kimono-Style Room Wear

Once you put on this comfy outfit including the 'hakama' pants, you won't want to leave your house.

Break out the Wine: Pocky Just Got Classy!

Japan’s favorite chocolate pretzel snack is set to add some sweet sophistication to your next wine party.

A Foodie's Guide to the Delicacies of Tohoku

How could one visit the Tohoku Pacific Coast without trying the seafood? Here's a rundown of the culinary delights to be on the lookout for while visiting the flavorful northeastern region of Japan.

Coffee Connoisseurs Have a New Home in Tokyo

The Ebisu-based coffee chain Sarutahiko Coffee has opened a flagship store in Chofu, and it's quite impressive!

Restoring Confidence, 1 Grain at a Time

Fukushima rice is bouncing back after March 11, 2011.

These Stray Cats Have Serious Ninja Skills!

A Kyushu-based photographer is snapping shots of adorable strays while they demonstrate their purrfect form!

Taste 165 Years of Tradition at a Sake Brewery

If you're a sake lover, you've got to make your way out to Fukushima for this amazing brewery with 165 years of history in every sip.

Spoil Your Kitty With Cat Furniture

Throw out that old cat bed and give your cat an upgrade.

Transformed Not by Alchemy, but by Sanrio

Hit anime/manga 'Fullmetal Alchemist' characters Edward and Alphonse Elric have transformed again, but this time it’s not the result of alchemy.

Bring Home the Gold from Kanazawa

It's a long-standing Japanese social custom to buy souvenirs for friends and colleagues during your travels. And if you're visiting Kanazawa, here are the sweet treats you need to bring back, including gilded cake!

Get Your Hands on Super Mario Bros. Makeup

Japanese makeup cosmetic line Shu Uemura is introducing a holiday collection to look your Princess Peach best.

Sailor Moon & Senshi Squad to Grace Postcards

With gorgeous illustrations, we doubt these Sailor Moon postcards and stamps will be sent in the mail anytime soon.

Affordable Sailor Moon Clothes Are Back at GU

Low-priced Sailor Moon fashion returns with new winter pieces from Uniqlo's sister brand, GU.

Glimpse the Artistic Side of Yokohama

One artistic taxi driver uses photography to capture the everyday poetry of his job.

The Ultimate Cup Ramen Cooker

Place your cup noodles into this vessel and you'll feel as though you'll be transported back thousands of years.

4 Japanese Confectionery Trends in Fall 2017

Similar to fashion, Japanese sweets have seasonality and trends. As autumn kicks in, let’s check out a few selections from the 2017 fall 'wagashi' collection.

A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour

Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!

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