Gunma: A Cultural & Culinary Hotspot
Tucked away in central Japan, within a stone's throw of Tokyo, is Gunma Prefecture. This destination hosts a wealth of surprises; hot springs, and cultural and culinary experiences abound!
Trying to Make the Antiviral Legend Go Viral
Legend has it that seeing a drawing of this yokai named Amabie will cure or protect a person from any disease. The creature itself is said to have asked to be drawn and shared around – what is known today as an ‘Instagram shout-out.’
Starbucks Welcomes Spring '21 with New Flavors
Every year, Starbucks hopes to capture Japanese springtime in a cup with annual sakura-flavored releases. And we just got a taste of their newly released offerings for 2021.
The Hidden Snacks of Japan
Venture down a lesser-traveled path to discover regional Japan's rich and unique snacking culture!
The City of Salmon – A Day in Murakami
Murakami, in northern Niigata, is home to the eerie tradition of hanging salmon. It is also famous for tea, sake, wagyu, and more!
Bake Up Some Yummy Bricks This Holiday
Give the architect in your family a chance to make bricks in the kitchen. Edible ones of course!
The Lockup Is Back with Eerie Winter Dishes
The Lockup, like many eateries, shut down due to Covid-19. However, the Tokyo Kabukicho location reopened on July 1. Since then, they’ve been working hard on some special new dishes for the winter season. Put on your handcuffs and let's take a look.
Niigata Craft Gin to Promote Sustainability
A man in central Japan is working on promoting sustainability and boosting local tourism by making gin.
Starbucks Selling Reusable Silicone Straws
Starbucks is selling reusable silicone straws in Japan as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste, and it comes with a carrying case and washing brush.
Setouchi Brewery Is Representing Regionality
The newly established Setouchi Brewery is using local ingredients to create beverages that are directly inspired by the unique climate of the area.
Making Anime Food in Real Life
Eating like an anime character is a great way to drag fantasy out of the screen and into your daily life. Yes, I can always munch on melon pan or pocky, or stuff my face with ramen, but Tokyo Survival Challenge has something trickier in mind.
Ochoko and More! All About Sake Cups
Deepen your knowledge of Japanese sake culture with this guide to sake cups and other drinking vessels!
Fall in Love with Mister Donut's V-Day Collab
You may have heard about this year’s Valentine flavor lineup at Mister Donut, but you’re probably wondering just how delectable these Pierre Marcolini donuts are, right? Let's take a look inside the special "Mister Donut meets Pierre Marcolini" bags.
12 Best Delicacies of Nikko
Nikko also compliments its culture richness with delicacies that would give you the best experience. From their specialty Yuba to modern steaks, Nikko will surely satisfy your palette.
12 Things to Do in Charming Kanazawa
Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by scenic mountain ranges and national parks, has well-preserved art and culture. Read on for a list of 12 things you can do in Kanazawa.
McDonald's Celebrates Its 50th Year in Japan
McDonald’s Japan is ringing in its 50th year in the nation with a comprehensive look back on the last half-century.
5 Places to Drink in Japan!
The definitive guide to Japan's nightlife is here!
Foods To Try In Kyoto, Japan
A visit to Kyoto is a gastronomic journey into the culture of the city. Here is your ultimate guide to the foods to try when you visit Kyoto, Japan.
Get Hands-on in Rural Japan: Akita Farm Stay
By giving people unique first-hand experiences, green tourism can help revitalize and re-popularize the lifestyles and customs of rural Japan.
Can Coffee Champion Make Me Like Drip Coffee?
I'm not a big fan of drip coffee. Can the world coffee champion Tetsu Kasuya change my mind?