Craving Caffeine? Try Coca-Cola Coffee Plus!
The vending machine-exclusive delivers more caffeine than standard Coke.
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.
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.
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!
Samurai Snoopy & More at Pop-Up Peanuts Shop
Japanese-style Snoopy art exhibition celebrates 50 years of Peanuts in 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!
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.
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.
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!
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 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Break Me Off a Piece of That Luxury Kit Kat
This new Japanese Kit Kat combines matcha green tea, almonds and two berry flavors for a Kit Kat that is a step above the rest.
Birthstone-Inspired Kit Kats Look Amazing
Nestlé Japan’s 'edible birthstones' offer a new look and a new flavor each month.
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!