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TripAdvisor's Best Restaurants in Japan 2018

These restaurants throughout the country are known for their warmth, hospitality and accessibility, as well as the mouth-watering dishes they serve up to hungry diners from around the world!

New Cat Café Has Historic Style

Get a heaping dose of historic atmosphere at the Edo Cat Café in Tokyo!

5 (Sort Of) Secret Kakigori Spots in Tokyo

Discover five of the top local spots for shaved ice desserts in Japan's capital, from the ultra-traditional to beautiful (and yummy) sweets that seem to defy the laws of gravity.

Top 10 Dating Spots in Kansai

Love exists all over Japan and we're here to help you find it with the 10 best dating spots in Kansai.

7 Superb Latte Art Spots

Looking for more latte flair than what Starbucks and Doutor have to offer? These Tokyo coffee shops won't let you down!

This Starbucks has a Japanese Garden!

Starbucks' Uji branch blends in with the traditional landscape of Japan’s most famous tea-growing town—down to the traditional garden on the premises!

Kero-chan Gets Limited-Time Café in Tokyo

As of April 27, 'Card Captor Sakura' fans can munch on treats shaped like Sakura's adorable guide, Kero-chan, and get their hands on some limited-edition Kero-chan goods!

The 4 Cutest Animal Cafés in Tokyo

Tokyo has a plethora of uniquely-themed cafés from which to choose. But if you want to snuggle up to something soft and cuddly to get a big dose of cuteness, there's no better place to go than an animal café!

Starbucks Unveils 2018 Sakura Drink Line

With cherry blossom season right around the corner, Starbucks is gearing up to start selling their sakura-infused drink line up, which for the first time ever includes a cherry blossom tea.

TripAdvisor's Top 10 Best Cultural Experiences

From traditional tea ceremonies and cooking lessons to relaxing with owls and revving through the streets, these are traveler’s picks for the best things to do while you’re seeing Japan.

Springtime Hits Kawaii Monster Café

Kawaii Monster Café Harajuku has just released a new seasonal spring menu, and it looks like the insanely colorful offerings won’t disappoint!

Starbucks Blends into Edo Japan

Blending seamlessly into this old castle town just north of Tokyo, Starbucks' new Kawagoe location will let you enjoy your coffee with a side of Edo-style charm.

Take a Trip Around Japan with Starbucks Mugs

These Starbucks mugs and tumblers feature local sites and foods from five prefectures.

Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Conveyor Belt Sweets

Not only does this new café in Harajuku offer all-you-can-eat sweets, but the way these satisfyingly sweet treats are served will blow your socks off!

8 Properly Vegetarian Restaurants in Tokyo

With vegetarian needs not always clearly understood by the local populace, being a vegetarian in Japan can be a challenge. Here are some of the freshest Tokyo spots sure to keep your stomach full and conscience clear!

5 Delicious Japanese Coffee Roasters

Japan's coffee might not have the same sterling reputation as its matcha, but there are several places around the country that serve up some seriously good brews. If you're a coffee lover, these 5 roasters should be on your radar!

10 Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Japan

Don't let rainy weather dampen your day—there are still plenty of ways to have a good time!

'Cowboy Bebop' Café Coming to Tokyo & Osaka

Starting in May, Space Cowboys can visit an eatery dedicated to the smash-hit anime 'Cowboy Bebop' in two major Japanese cities!

The 'Inns' & Outs of Japanese Accommodations

Japan has many types of unique accommodations, but it can be hard to keep them straight! Unsure of the difference between a 'ryokan' and a 'minshuku?' Have a look at our recommendations for conventional (and not-so-conventional!) places to stay!

Tokyo Restaurants Too Good to Stay Secret

Whether you're looking for a bowl of bright blue ramen, want to stand and scarf some quick and delicious noodles or want to watch a live tuna cutting show while you eat fresh sushi, these restaurants in Tokyo have you covered.

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