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.
Duty-Free Shopping as Soon as You Land
Travelers to Japan are now able shop duty free in the immediate arrival area of Narita Airport's Terminal 2, eliminating the need to carry heavy purchases on-board beforehand.
Craving Caffeine? Try Coca-Cola Coffee Plus!
The vending machine-exclusive delivers more caffeine than standard Coke.
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.
Where to Eat Your Heart Out in Okinawa
A tropical paradise ain't a perfect haven without places where your tummies can be filled. Apart from idyllic seascapes, Okinawa has ideal food escapes for every kind of foodie.
Top 10 Ice Cream & Popsicle Brands in Japan
Consider this your treasure map to the wonders hiding in Japanese convenience stores’ cooler cases.
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.
Watermelon Meets Bread in Cubic Form
Wanting to try cubed watermelon, but having anxiety over the sticker price? Try square watermelon bread instead!
Birthstone-Inspired Kit Kats Look Amazing
Nestlé Japan’s 'edible birthstones' offer a new look and a new flavor each month.
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.
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.
Restoring Confidence, 1 Grain at a Time
Fukushima rice is bouncing back after March 11, 2011.
New Sake-Infused Kit Kat is a Must-Have Snack
This high-class Kit Kat is said to be a cut above Nestlé’s previous sake-flavored release.
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!
'Only in Okinawa' Tastes You Shouldn't Miss
Okinawa has a very unique vibe. It's laid back and the Okinawan diet seems to be entirely different from that in Tokyo. We've listed for you here things that you'll only find in Okinawa and shouldn't be missed while you're there.
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!
10 Exotic Fruits You Can Find Cheaply in Japan
Craving the tropical fruits that Hawaii, Okinawa or other tropical areas offer? If you think tropical fruits aren't available in Tokyo, or that they'll cost you a fortune, we've got some good news for you!
5 Fruit Markets for Budget Shoppers in Kansai
Finding the freshest fruits on a budget in Kansai just got even easier with our handy guide.
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.