All About 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.

An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'

Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!

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!

Huis Ten Bosch & Sasebo Sightseeing

Check out Kyushu's top theme park along with stunning views and fantastic food!

11 Lesser-Known Sporting Competitions in Japan

While the Tokyo Marathon may get a lot of attention, there are a number of other prime sporting events you can watch or take part in throughout the year, from triathlons and trail running to snowboarding and surfing.

The Best Food around Tsukiji Fish Market!

Tsukiji's massive and lively fish market makes a fantastic (and free) addition to any Tokyo itinerary. But beyond the fish, the area is lined with numerous restaurants and retail shops that solidify Tsukiji as a major tourist attraction.

7 Great Shops & Inns Near Yugawara Station

Located just 90 minutes south of Tokyo, Yugawara is a great hot spring getaway. Here are seven stellar shops and inns where you can get the most out of the local flavor while you're in the area!

Top 5 Osaka Izakaya

Want a local watering hole in Osaka? As there are so many choices, each of them famous for something different, it can be difficult to narrow them down. We've done the hard work for you—here are our top picks!

Savor Seafood & Study Reconstruction in Miyagi

Each small town in Miyagi Prefecture has its own specialty seafood dishes and we were dying to try them during our visit. And while we were at it, we took a look at the incredible reconstruction efforts of Tohoku, making for a fascinating trip.

Gorge on Tsukiji Sushi for as Low as ¥80!

Trying to find an inexpensive, yet high quality sushi restaurant in Japan's notorious Tsukiji fish market can be a bit tough, but we have found the best restaurant that won't hurt your wallet.

The Big Catch is Cutlassfish

Delicious to eat and fun for anglers on the lookout for something with more than a bit of heft, cutlassfish are a great target for fishing enthusiasts!

Shimoda: Beaches, Hot Springs & Seafood

Located at the tip of the Izu Peninsula, Shimoda has something for every visitor: beaches offering beautiful views, relaxing hot springs and deliciously fresh seafood.

Save up to 86% with Advance Airfare!

Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 86 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!

Full Japanese Breakfast, Miniaturized

What kind of food will you eat at a ryokan? Check out this cute, miniature version of a meal to get some pointers!

5 Weird & Wonderful Tokyo Cafés

Go fishing, do some handicrafts or just enjoy a nice cuppa with hedgehogs at these delightfully odd cafés.

The Freshest Seafood in Hakodate, Hokkaido

Hakodate is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hokkaido, and it's famous for fresh and delicious seafood. The seafood served in Hakodate is mostly caught locally, allowing you to enjoy the best of each season.

10 Things to Do in Gunma in Winter

In addition to being one of Japan's major ski and snowboard centers, Gunma offers hot springs, winter illumination and cultural activities to warm up the colder months.

6 Geothermal Days in the 'Land of Fire'

Spend a day hugging the edge of one of the world's largest calderas, meander through eight boiling 'hells,' let yourself get buried in steaming hot sand, and even visit Hello Kitty—there's an incredible array of things to be done in Kyushu!

Get Your Fish Burger Fix at 6 Japanese Chains

Tired of the usual meat patty? How about a fish or shrimp burger!

Get Fresh at Tokyo's Lesser-Known Fish Market

It may not be as famous as Tsukiji, but Adachi Market is actually the only seafood-exclusive wholesale market in Tokyo. If you're looking for quality sushi without the long queues, we've got the new spot for you!

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