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Ekiben: Symbols of Colorful Local Culture

There was a time in Japanese history when each domain acted practically as its own country. So it's hardly surprising that each area developed its own culture and customs, giving a distinctive flavor and flair to each region.

4 Japanese Seasonal & Regional Variety Dishes

Simple foods are fun and popular in Japan, but here's a list of foods full of variety in one spectacular meal.

Riding the Rails from Top to Bottom

You'll never believe how long it takes to travel from the northernmost Shinkansen station to the one furthest south.

6 Items for True Bento Masters—Each Only ¥100!

If you enjoy making cute bento, then you absolutely must have these items at ¥100 apiece.

Tote Around Your Very Own Bento Backpack

Japan’s iconic boxed lunch serves as inspiration for a bag big enough to hold multiple meals.

5 'Castle in the Sky'-Inspired Bento

Can't get enough of Castle in the Sky? Why not try eating some!

8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass

Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!

Explore Kyushu on a Sightseeing Train

There are many sightseeing trains in Kyushu, with a wide variety of entertaining events going on in the trains and around the stations. We'll show you how to have much more fun than just looking out the window!

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.

Top 5 'Frozen' Bento

What better for snow season than a delightful bunch of bento based on Disney's "Frozen"?

How to Get the Most Out of Fireworks in Japan

One of the centerpieces of the Japanese summer is the fireworks festivals that run through July and August. Find out how to get the most out of the experience!

World's Smallest Bento Fits Inside a Watch!

Watch as four artisans collaborate to create the world’s smallest bento that fits inside a watch!

Cute & Crafty Character & Animal Sushi

These cute sushi rolls are just too adorable to eat!

'Star Wars' Meets New Year's Cusine

The tiny details and awesome original extras take these three-tiered meals out of the traditional world and to a galaxy far, far away.

Graduation Bentos Prove to Be Bitter Sweet

Graduating high school seniors in Japan tweeted photos of the last bento box their moms made for them and left us teary-eyed.

Dad Turns Daughter's Art Into Edible Bento

One wonderful Japanese comedian transforms his daughter’s artwork into an adorable bento box.

4 Meals Under ¥400!

Want to know how to eat cheap in Japan? Eat like the locals! Here are some examples of 'fast food' found all over Japan!

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.

5 Adorable Holiday Bento Boxes!

Spread holiday cheer with these Christmas-themed lunch boxes!

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