Try Japanese Tea Ceremony in English!
One of Japan's unique cultural charms is the art of tea ceremony. However, it can be hard to truly experience this piece of Japanese culture because of the language barrier. Unless you visit Jidaiya for English tea ceremony!
Explore the Sumo World at Kokugikan Street
The best place to experience authentic sumo wrestler culture is at Kokugikan Street in Ryogoku. You can learn about sumo wrestling, watch a sumo match, and even eat like a sumo wrestler.
Cheap Cat-Themed Street Food in Yanaka Ginza
If you're a sucker for cute cat-themed things and in the mood for some street food, make sure you hit up the retro shopping street Yanaka Ginza.
Shin-Okubo: Korea Town of Tokyo
If you don't have the time or money to take the flight to South Korea, visit Shin-Okubo instead for a mini taste of the best of trending Korean street food, cosmetics, idol goods, and more.
Get 100% Beef Burgers at Fatburger in Shibuya
If you're in the mood for a burger but hate the puny patties that dare call themselves burgers, then get yourself to Fatburger. Originally an American chain, Fatburger is out to show Japan what real American 100% beef burgers are.
Embrace the Vegan Lifestyle at Ballon Tokyo
It can be hard to be vegan, and it can be hard to find environmentally friendly, organic food. But Ballon Tokyo, a 100 percent vegan falafel and soft-serve ice cream stand, is out to change that.
Riverside Romantic View at Tokyo's Canal Cafe
You wouldn't expect a romantic riverside view in the middle of Tokyo, but the Canal Cafe in Kagurazaka is here to prove you wrong. The canal serves as part-Italian-restaurant and part-boat-rental—the perfect date in one convenient place.
This is the Richest Matcha Gelato in the WORLD
What happened when Asakusa tea shop Suzukien teamed up with Shizuoka sweets maker Nanaya? 7 levels of matcha gelato—including the most intense green tea gelato EVER.
A Taste of America at Mihama America Village
If you're feeling like a trip to America but don't have the time to go halfway across the world, perhaps Mihama American Village in Okinawa can help ease your heart, or at least your stomach.
Catch Your Own Meal At Zaou Fishing Restaurant
If you’ve ever wanted to catch your own fish and eat it too, then get down to Zaou, a restaurant for doing just that.
A Fun Design Twist for Fermented Products
Established in 1940, Nishiri is a Kyoto-based company carrying on a local legacy of pickled and fermented vegetables. But two years ago, for a rebrand, they turned to design agency Nosigner.
Tasty Bits of Osaka
Millions of people visit Osaka every year and locals hope they will keep coming back. To make sure of that, some creative minds are developing tasty souvenirs that make a lasting impression.
Famous Raw Egg Coffee at Yokohama's Café Giang
Vietnam's famous egg coffee has finally made its way to Japan. You don't need to wait to experience this unique concoction—try it now at Café Giang's newly-opened Yokohama branch.
Fushimi: Come to the Shrine, Stay for the Sake
Most famous for the iconic Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto’s Fushimi district is also one of Japan’s top sake-producing regions. Be sure to make the most of your visit by taking a look around its historic brewing district. Kanpai!
Drinking in a Bathhouse Izakaya
When you think of a cool place to hang out after work and get some drinks, of course, you think of a bathhouse! No? Well, we'll convince you otherwise.
Cup Noodle Created the Perfect Fork for Ramen
It took a team of obsessive designers to create this marvel of delicious engineering.
Gyoza + Beer Lovers Unite at Dandadan Sakaba
If you've got a craving for juicy gyoza and cheap beer, get yourself to the fastest growing gyoza + beer izakaya chain in Kanto—Dandadan Sakaba.
AKB48 Café Suddenly Closing After 8 Years
AKB48, Japan’s most popular idol group, gets its name from having 48 core members and being based in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, which is nicknamed Akiba. However, the neighborhood is going to be losing a big piece of its AKB48 connection very soon.
Stay Cool with New Starbucks Summer Merch
We're excited to check out Starbucks Japan’s 2019 summer merchandise lineup!
All About Japanese Booze
Japan is a country that has a pretty open attitude when it comes to imbibing! Whether you're hoping to slake your thirst on some sake or wind down with an award-winning whisky, Japan has bountiful booze options from which to choose!