All About JapanAll About Japan

Fresh start every Monday!

6 Seasonal Japanese Rice Dishes

Rice is at the center of many traditional Japanese meals, providing a healthy staple to the Japanese diet. And here's a wonderful selection of seasonal rice meals, including many that are fantastic for both vegetarian and even vegan food lovers.

5 Traditional Sweets for the Seasons

Here's a run-down of five of the tastiest-looking Japanese treats that have traditionally been enjoyed in different seasons, from hot 'zenzai' in winter to ice-cold 'ujikintoki' to beat the summer heat.

9 Ginza Spots for a Cheap Lunch—Michelin, Too!

Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch at any of these nine Ginza restaurants.

5 Restaurants for a Taste of Ichiju-Sansai

The basic foundation of a traditional Japanese meal is 'ichiju-sansai,' which literally means 'one soup and three dishes.' This refers to a meal consisting of a bowl of soup, a main dish and two sides, supported by rice and Japanese pickles.

know-before-you-go