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54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!

Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!

Top 10 Japanese Companies Over 800 Years Old

Just how old is the oldest Japanese company? You might be surprised to learn that most of the companies on our list date back centuries before the Black Plague!

Dragon Ball Raindrop Cake

You're not just seeing stars! These 'Dragon Ball' raindrop cakes are as easy to make as they are fun to eat.

Japanese Baker Reveals Beautiful Bread Art

Using a combination of all-natural ingredients, this talented creator colors beautiful and intricate illustrations for loaves that are as cute as they are delicious!

Top 10 'Izakaya' Foods You Need to Know

If these foods aren't on the menu, you're probably not at an 'izakaya!'

7 Cheap Izakaya Chains

Want to go to an 'izakaya' but your wallet's as dry and empty as the Sahara Desert?! No worries, you can still enjoy the atmosphere of Japanese pubs on the cheap!

15 Must-Try Tokyo Restaurants

Here are some of the best restaurants to visit for a luxurious yet reasonably-priced meal in Tokyo!

Romantic Gourmet Dinner Cruise on Tokyo Bay

Set sail for romance with a nighttime cruise on the glimmering waters of Tokyo Bay. Feast your eyes on the sights while enjoying a gourmet meal aboard a ship—all for potentially less than ¥10,000!

6 Things You Need to Know About Izakaya

Offering multiple rounds of small dishes, Japanese-style pubs, or 'izakaya,' are a little different from their Western equivalents. Here are six things you need to know to navigate them with ease!

Edamame: Japan's Favorite Snack

Did you know that even edamame have a season in Japan—and that it changes based on the region? And have you ever wondered how to make edamame at home? Read on!

10 Must-Try Foods in Hiroshima!

Hiroshima is a great area for foodies to explore! Check out 10 of the prefecture's great culinary pleasures.

A Guide to 12 of the Best Foods in Nagasaki

Nagasaki's food culture is a result of its historical connections with China and Europe. While heavily influenced by European and Chinese tastes, Nagasaki dishes have a flavor all their own!

Izakaya: What to Eat If You're Vegetarian

Don't let those meat-packed menus scare you! There are several tasty choices for the herbivores and health conscious out there.

Top 10 Tips for Budget Travel in Japan

Want to know how to travel Japan on the cheap? Here are 10 ways to get by without having to watch your money fly away!

Go Retro in Jimbocho

Check out these old-school coffee shops, passed down for generations in Tokyo's Jimbocho.

Better Know Your Old-School Senbei!

Founded in 1804, Matsuzaki Senbei has been offering classic rice crackers for over 200 years. But do you know the three key flavors from old Tokyo?

Who Doesn't Want Donut Sushi?

These delectable-looking treats may look like doughnuts, but they just might become your new favorite way to eat sushi!

5 Famous Izakaya Chains

Izakaya (Japanese-style pubs) are deeply entrenched in Japanese culture. Great for meeting friends, after-work drinks and client socializing, here are five of the major chains you can find across the country.

5 Oldest Coffee Shops in Tokyo

Coffee culture in Japan did not necessarily have a good start, but these 5 shops somehow withstood the test of time.

Want to See a Samurai Vaporized by a UFO?

How does Nissin advertise duck soup soba? By having a samurai try to shoot down a UFO. Naturally.

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