Matcha or Sencha? A Green Tea Primer
Explore the different kinds of green tea in Japan. Discover the differences between sencha, matcha, hojicha and more!
Shop Tohoku! Support Tohoku!
Find out how you can do your part to help support the recovering Tohoku region of Japan and pick up some tasty goods as well.
Dean & DeLuca Bread, Ranked
Dean & DeLuca offers some great bread in Japan—but which buns are worth the funds, and which should stay at the back of the rack?
Kimuraya: Home of Anpan
With a history of over 140 years, Kimuraya still produces the first Japanese bread success—a bread confection called 'anpan.'
All About Manneken Waffles
Love that fresh-baked-bread smell? In the Kansai area, you can savor the scent of freshly fried waffles at 18 train stations thanks to the famous Mannekin chain. Read on to learn all about these amazing waffles!
Taste the Bounty of Land & Sea in Hachinohe
The Tohoku region, just northeast of Tokyo, is well known for its tasty delights. So we sent our writer Nick over to Aomori for an in-depth look at the food culture of one of the prefecture's largest cities.
Bring in the New Year with Cute Kit Kat Boxes
With three cute box designs and adorable individual wrappers, this is the best way to send wishes for a lucky New Year.
Create a Yummy Mount Fuji Rice Ball
The art of paper folding meets rice balls to create these delicious origami onigiri masterpieces.
The Best of Valentine’s Day Shopping in 2017
Valentine's Day is one of the biggest holidays in Japan and it's so important to make sure you get the right gift for your sweetheart. Read on if you need some ideas on the perfect present.
Why Water is a Big Deal in Japan
From tap water to hot spring water and water for sake, Japan takes its liquid resources pretty seriously. Find out why!
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!
Sushi Kit Kats: Not Just an April Fools' Joke!
Good news for Kit Kat fans! Kit Kat Chocolatory is celebrating the opening of their Ginza store with gifts of sushi-flavored Kit Kats, but for a limited time only!
Limited-Edition Pringles with Japanese Flavors
Once you pop, the Japanese fun won't stop with these Pringles flavors that were inspired by popular dishes from Japan.
Sport Your Rice Ball in Style
These stylish and edgy handmade leather accessories are specially designed for Japan’s iconic convenience store snack.
The Best Station Bento Boxed Lunches of 2016
Whether you're in a restaurant or on a train, many people would agree: Japanese food is incredibly delicious! If you’re riding the rails in Japan, here’s how you should be stuffing your face.
3 Must-Visit Bakeries in Kanazawa
Kanazawa bread shops are baking up the goods for residents and travelers alike, and we have the Top 3 bakeries you need to check out on your next trip.
Kanpai with Kitty Cat Sake Cups
Let adorable traditional 'ukiyo-e' cat art add to your drinking pleasure with these Japanese sake cups featuring stylized kitties!
Supplements from Japan to Support Healthy Life
These eight supplements from Japan aim to help maintain health and nutritional balance. Find the one that's right for you!
A Sweet Mixture of Chocolate & Kimono Design
With Valentine’s Day approaching, we know we’ll be seeing some amazing chocolates in the coming weeks. But these simply took our breath away!
Diving Deep into the Nightlife of Hachinohe
Join our writer Nick as he goes headfirst into the vibrant nightlife of Hachinohe with the help of the travel app YORIP.