All About Japan

Ichibangai: Retail Therapy in Tokyo Station

Whether you're in need of souvenirs, pop-culture-themed presents or traditional Japanese gifts, look no further than Tokyo Station's Ichibangai shopping complex. It also contains some of the best food in the city, from Japanese cuisine and beyond!

All About's Guide to Ramen

Ramen has gained a legendary culinary status worldwide, and we're here to help you understand why. So let's learn all about ramen!

Love Ramen? Slurp on a Ramen-Flavored Cocktail

True ramen lovers can even make this cocktail at home with their favorite type of this beloved Japanese soul food.

Celebrate 2019 Cherry Blossom Season with Coke

Coca-Cola Japan unveiled new sakura-themed bottles for cherry blossom season in 2019.

Feeling Thirsty? Try Ocean-Aged Wine!

As winemaking gets increasingly popular in Japan, some makers are trying innovative techniques lost to time, such as aging the alcoholic beverage in the ocean.

10 Must-Visit Restaurants for Vegans in Japan

The options for vegans in Japan are getting better and better! Skeptical? Check out these 10 fantastic restaurants around the country to see what we mean!

Häagen-Dazs' New Japanese Limited-Time Flavors

These delicious new flavors for the 'Decorations' series in Japan will only be available for a limited time!

Hot Spring Towns Expand Horizons

Some sleepy hot spring towns are coming up with innovative local products and activities to attract new visitors.

Life in Japan on a Student's Budget

Studying abroad in Japan? Just because you're living on a student's budget doesn't mean you won't be able to make the most of your time in the Land of the Rising Sun!

Experience a Little Okinawa in Tokyo!

Looking for a taste of Okinawa without the expensive airfare? Well look no further—Okinawa Town can be found in Tokyo, just two stops from Shinjuku!

Harajuku: Tokyo's Holy Land of 'Kawaii'

Check out these 10 recommended stores and spots around Tokyo's famous Harajuku neighborhood, courtesy of Trip101.

Catch All 151 Original Pokémon at Tokyo Café!

Craving caffeine and LOVE Pokémon? As of November 16, 2018, you can enjoy awesome latte art of all 151 original Pokémon at Tokyo's Pokémon Café for a limited time!

5 Reasons Tipping Isn't Done in Japan

Guidebooks love to say it’s because Japanese people think tipping is rude, but that’s not even close to the whole story!

Crack Open a Cold One with Totoro

This frosty brew from Echigo Beer in Niigata Prefecture gets its seal of approval (and label!) from the masterful animation legend, Hayao Miyazaki.

Surreal Illustrations Are a Slice of Life

A Japanese illustrator by the name of Marumichi combines food with everyday life to create charming, surreal illustrations.

Instagrammable Sushi... Made with Meat?!

Traditional sushi is famous for featuring fresh, raw fish. However meat sushi is now available at popular conveyor belt sushi chains across Japan!

The Japanese Seasoning on Everyone’s Table

Known as 'shoyu' in Japan, soy sauce is ubiquitous in Japanese cuisine, whether it’s being drizzled on roasting corn or adding flavorful depths to vegetable, fish and meat dishes.

All About's Guide to Yokohama

Tokyo's next door neighbor Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan! We're here to help you discover the sights, sounds and scenery of one of Japan's most vibrant port cities.

Escape Reality at Surreal New Tokyo Café

The Chamber of Raven is a new Gothic and steampunk-inspired café that feels like a fantasy sprung to life.

Stylish Pop-Up Bar Offers Cocktails & Kit Kats

The first ever Kit Kat and cocktail pairings are part of a range of special offerings to celebrate the new alcoholic chocolates alongside their nationwide release.

know-before-you-go