All About Japan

Find a Bit of Zen with Every Bite of Toast

Japanese designer and watercolor artist Manami Sasaki has embarked on a series of creative stay-at-home breakfasts using toast as her canvas.

Sake Brewing in Saku

Ever tried sake brewing? Learn how an ancient beverage can give you a glimpse into some of Japan's most enduring cultural traditions in the city of Saku, in Nagano.

Drinking in a Bathhouse Izakaya

When you think of a cool place to hang out after work and get some drinks, of course, you think of a bathhouse! No? Well, we'll convince you otherwise.

New Japanese Kit Kats Starring Sakura Mochi

As always, spring comes with a slew of sakura-themed goods and beverages, and this year Nestle Japan is joining the celebration by bringing out a new cherry blossom Kit Kat.

Get Fresh Noodles Delivered Right to Your Bowl

Have fun with your food with this in-home version of a slip and slide noodle party.

A.I. Tells Your Fortune with Bubble Tea Order

With all the different bubble tea shops trying to compete, Answer Tea serves delicious bubble tea with tapioca entertainment for your mouth, with a side of A.I. fortune-telling entertainment for your soul.

Fast Food Chains Cut Back Operations in Japan

McDonald’s and Starbucks in Japan are cutting back further on store operations as part of moves to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic.

These New Bento Fish Keep You Safe in Public

One small and easy replacement is changing this fish full of soy sauce into an easy-to-carry hand sanitizer bottle.

Cute Cat-Themed Do-It-Yourself Doughnut Kit!

There aren’t a lot of universal truths in this world, but one we can all agree on is that doughnuts make any situation better. That includes sheltering in place. if you have doughnuts at home, what possible reason could you have for leaving the house?

Taste the Perfect Cup of Brewed Green Tea

Did you know that like coffee, green tea changes by the way you brew it? Tokyo Saryo has perfected this art by providing a rotating monthly selection of the finest green tea leaves, which are then brewed by a custom-built drip-brew filter.

Get Your Hands on Halal Wagyu Yakiniku

Don't miss out on wagyu due to not being able to find a Halal-friendly restaurant. Check out Sumiyakiya, approved by the Malaysian prime minister.

Tasty Fast Food Vegan Burger Made From Hemp

Veganic To Go sells purely plant-based, 95 percent organic foods, including what they consider the first hemp burger in Japan.

Top 10 Rooftop Bars In Tokyo

When visiting Tokyo, why not take some time out and kick back, relax, and enjoy a glorious view of the city skyline from up high at one of the rooftop bars? So here’s our pick of the top 10 rooftop bars in Tokyo!

Taste the Ramen Rainbow at Baby Star Land

At Baby Star Land in Yokohama, you can try all the Baby Star flavors and collaboration products, some fresh out of the fryer.

Get 100% Beef Burgers at Fatburger in Shibuya

If you're in the mood for a burger but hate the puny patties that dare call themselves burgers, then get yourself to Fatburger. Originally an American chain, Fatburger is out to show Japan what real American 100% beef burgers are.

Yubari Melon Gets Fraction of Last Year Price

The price of high-end Yubari melons fetched only one-fortieth of last season's price at the first auction of the season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Japan's First Sign Language Starbucks Opens

As a show of its dedication to inclusion, Starbucks has brought it's fifth global sign language cafe to Tokyo, the first in the nation.

Luxurious Modern Japanese Dining at Washoku En

At Washoku En, Japanese cuisine isn't just about the food. The sophisticated interior takes traditional Japanese designs and modernizes them, so the guests can experience Japanese culture while still feeling luxurious.

Kagurazaka: Fusion of Kyoto and Paris in Tokyo

Kagurazaka is an eclectic mix of Edo Japan and French influences. Although originally known for geishas in the Edo era, it is now a hub for fine dining and delicious street food.

Tokyo Bento Shop Pays it Forward with IOU Food

As the loss of school lunches isn’t something some low-income families’ budgets can accommodate, local bento box lunch shop Chonando wants to help out by offering special reduced-price kids’ bento. Even for kids who cannot pay... for now at least.

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