16 Authentic 'Japan' Experiences around Tokyo
How do you get an 'authentic Japan' experience in the Tokyo area? It depends on what you mean by 'authentic,' and what you mean by 'Japan!' Here are 16 'real Japan' options around Tokyo, running the gamut from the very old to the very new!
Top Japanese Food From People Living in Japan
There are many lists out there claiming to identify the top Japanese foods, but not all of them represent what people here in Japan normally eat on a regular basis. We have here the Top 10 foods that are actually eaten here in Japan!
33 Survival Kanji for Japan First-Timers
Coming to Japan, but don't know any kanji—or what kanji even means? Take a deep breath, relax and we'll get you started along the way!
Shop Tohoku! Support Tohoku!
Find out how you can do your part to help support the recovering Tohoku region of Japan and pick up some tasty goods as well.
Different Types of Soba Around Japan
Do you know that there are places across Japan with local ways to enjoy soba? Let's go on a tour together to check out several delicious kinds of unique soba!
Top 7 Reasons to Visit Aomori Prefecture
There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.
How to Shop in Japan for Vegans
If you're a vegan, or have other dietary concerns, here are some 'kanji' (Chinese characters) to watch out for when shopping for food in Japan.
The Real Health Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea has long been believed to have health benefits, and nowadays people tout it for everything from weight loss to heart disease. But what does the research actually show?
All About Japanese Longevity
What's the secret to longevity in Japan? We take a look at some statistics to get to the bottom of this mystery.
Savor Seafood & Study Reconstruction in Miyagi
Each small town in Miyagi Prefecture has its own specialty seafood dishes and we were dying to try them during our visit. And while we were at it, we took a look at the incredible reconstruction efforts of Tohoku, making for a fascinating trip.
All About Shojin Ryori
While new trends in dieting come and go throughout the years, one way of dining in Japan that has firmly remained since the 13th century is Shojin Ryori. Let's dig in and find out what makes this unique style of food so special and where you can try it.
Tokyo Restaurant Serves Real School Lunches
Wonder what a Japanese school lunch tastes like, but don't teach in a Japanese school? Try this Tokyo restaurant, where you can get both the flavor and atmosphere of an elementary school classroom!
Full List—Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage
Beyond its 20 spectacular World Cultural Heritage Sites, Japan has 21 traditions recognized by UNESCO as elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Why Is This Sushi Roll White Instead of Red?
'Tekkamaki' tuna rolls have fire in their name, but in this part of west Japan, they’re almost white.
3 Reasons to Visit Kyoto in May
There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital of Kyoto, but May is an especially good time for these three exceptional reasons!
The Perfect Restaurant for Salmon Lovers
Restaurants that specialize in salmon sashimi are few and far between in Japan, but now there’s one right in the center of Tokyo.
Dine on the Best Udon in Fukuoka
You'd better reserve your seat at this Michelin-recommended udon restaurant, since it only dishes out about 30 set meals per day!
Graduation Bentos Prove to Be Bitter Sweet
Graduating high school seniors in Japan tweeted photos of the last bento box their moms made for them and left us teary-eyed.
TripAdvisor's Best Restaurants in Japan 2018
These restaurants throughout the country are known for their warmth, hospitality and accessibility, as well as the mouth-watering dishes they serve up to hungry diners from around the world!
Ultimate Itinerary: Koyasan in Wakayama
Whether you’re planning a day trip or a full stay, read on to discover how you can get the most out of this magical and spiritual destination. Welcome to the ultimate itinerary for a trip to Koyasan in Wakayama, from Osaka.