All About Japan

The Historical Stores of Ginza

Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!

Behold: the Ultimate Wagyu Beef Bento!

With nearly 10 pounds of premium Japanese beef at a price of US$3,000, there’s no room for any vegetables here.

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.

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.

Try Amazing Food at Tanabata Matsuri in Sendai

It was very hot when we went to Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture, to see this gorgeous Tanabata Masturi, but nothing can stop us from having fun!

Samurai Snoopy & More at Pop-Up Peanuts Shop

Japanese-style Snoopy art exhibition celebrates 50 years of Peanuts in Japan.

Get Ready for Coca-Cola Slushie Pouches

Coca-Cola's new Frozen Lemon slushie has been eight years in the making—and it's out April 16!

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!

Restoring Confidence, 1 Grain at a Time

Fukushima rice is bouncing back after March 11, 2011.

A Toast to Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary

Celebrate the beloved game's 30th anniversary with this 30 year old whiskey! Pre-orders are being accepted by Japanese liquor retailer Shinanoya for the commemorative Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary whiskey.

Support Kumamoto by Purchasing a Kit Kat

After the devastating Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016, Kit Kat has teamed up with the region's mascot, Kumamon, and local farmers to produce a unique Kit Kat flavor.

Cast Your Vote for the Next Kit Kat Flavor!

Nestlé Japan is calling on Kit Kat fans around the world to nominate and vote for their next flavor on a special English-language website.

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.

Tokyo Restaurants Too Good to Stay Secret

Whether you're looking for a bowl of bright blue ramen, want to stand and scarf some quick and delicious noodles or want to watch a live tuna cutting show while you eat fresh sushi, these restaurants in Tokyo have you covered.

Fresh Seafood at the Shiogama Morning Market

Looking for seafood so fresh it might still be moving? Look no further than the Shiogama morning market in Miyagi Prefecture.

Birthstone-Inspired Kit Kats Look Amazing

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

6 Cheap & Tasty Japanese Chain Restaurants

Japan has tons of delicious, convenient food options, even if you're dining on a budget!

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.

Things to Do Around Hakone-Yumoto Station

Visitors to Hakone have to change trains at Hakone-Yumoto Station, meaning you always have a bit of time to kill. With temples, forest adventures, souvenir shopping and the Eva store, there's plenty to do while you wait!

How to Get the Most out of Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji is the oldest temple in Tokyo, and an essential part of any visit. But it's easy to feel a little underwhelmed—like you're just scratching the surface. Here's how to make sure you get the most out of this hot tourist spot!

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