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13 Tantalizing Tohoku Treats

Tohoku has a giant selection of sweet traditional treats to choose from. We've selected 13 of the best!

These Cantaloupes Are Ripe With Cuteness

Hokkaido's Hello Kitty melons are just too cute to slice into! But you'd better hurry if you want one since only 300 are available!

Aomori Mascot Kills it on the Drums

Playing the drums like a pro is not that easy, but add on a bulky mascot costume as well and you have the makings of a star!

Snack on Some Strawberries Dipped in Matcha

Take your tastebuds for a ride when you bite into this delicious dessert from Japan's most popular discount interior shop.

The Secret of the Square Watermelon

With only 200 grown per year, this video offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes of square watermelon production—answering the questions of how they're made and why they're so expensive!

Matcha-Covered Strawberries

These matcha (powdered green tea) treats are pushing the envelope of traditional Kyoto confectioneries.

When Life Gives You Yuzu... Use It!

Ever wondered how to get creative with this popular Asian citrus? Read on for a list of amazing recipes!

World's Smallest Bento Fits Inside a Watch!

Watch as four artisans collaborate to create the world’s smallest bento that fits inside a watch!

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!

Okinawa's Top 3 Omiyage

We've got three great souvenir ideas to keep the island spirit with you once you're home!

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!

Find Food Heaven in Hokkaido

Please, please eat something before watching this video about what to eat in Hokkaido. You've been warned.

Yamagata: Rivers of Ice & Snowy Onsen

Established in the 1400s as a silver mine, Ginzan Onsen reached its height in the 1600s. After the silver was gone, the population thinned, but the hot springs were still known as a place for therapeutic bathing.

Discover the Beauty of Tohoku

Japan's northeastern Tohoku region offers the comforts of refreshing nature, beautiful scenery and time-tested traditions—concentrating the best of Japan into a single incredible area!

Sake School: How to Pair Sake with Desserts

Have you ever tried pairing sake with desserts?

Shoryudo — Rising Dragon of Japan

Have you ever made soy sauce by hand? Neither had Rachel! Follow her journey through the 'Rising Dragon' of Japan, a route that travels through Shizuoka, Aichi, Ishikawa, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.

Strawberry Spring Snack Special!

Let's check out the spring snacks for 2016!

6 Häagen-Dazs Flavors Exclusive to Japan

You aren't going to find these delicious flavors anywhere else!

Nagano’s Top 4 Omiyage Snacks

What do you bring back for friends and coworkers after a trip to Nagano? Apple snacks, of course!

Fresh Cherry Picking in Numata

Nothing beats the flavor of fresh cherries: ripe and full of juice!

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