All About Japan

Yoshinoya Beef Bowl Coming to a Can Near You!

Japan’s beef bowl king, Yoshinoya, is releasing new line of canned, ready-to-eat beef bowls!

Oodles of Noodles Land New World Record

Hundreds feast on noodles to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest instant noodle tasting event.

Meet the New Ramen Craze in Yamanashi

‘Raho’ ramen—a combination of classic ramen soup and ingredients with Yamanashi's local 'hoto' noodles—is on the rise in this town in Yamanashi Prefecture.

Savor Traditional Culture & Sweets at Matoi

Take your senses on a journey at Matoi, a traditional Japanese dessert café in Asakusa. With over a century perfecting timeless Japanese classics like matcha, mochi and red beans, you know it'll be good.

Can You Handle the Heat of Wasabi Caviar?

Dubbed ‘wasabi pearls’ and ‘green caviar,’ Wasabeads (わさビーズ) have become one of Japan’s most sought-after condiments!

The Joys of Japanese Festival Food

You can't say you've gone deeper in Japan until you've eaten the festival street food. Try Japanese classics like yakitori and yakinuku in addition to foreign surprises and a variety of fusion foods.

Feast on Fugu at Conveyor Belt Sushi Chains

You can now get 'fugu,' Japan’s poisonous blowfish, for under a buck at revolving sushi restaurants!

Stylishly Slurp Down Curry Udon at cuud

In Haneda Airport, get a taste of the perfect bowl of curry udon at cuud. Whether you just need a quick bite to eat or want to watch in luxury as chefs prepare udon from scratch, you won't be disappointed.

Bringing Udon Noodles to the World

With branches in fourteen regions, udon purveyor Marugame Seimen reveals their globalization tactics and localized menus, as well as the many reasons for the popularity of these noodles outside of Japan.

A Foodie's Guide to Three Tokyo Neighborhoods

Did you know that Tokyo has the most Michelin stars out of any city in the world? The Gaien area is centrally located next to some of the city's coolest 'hoods, and is the perfect place to start your culinary and cultural journey of Japan's capital!

Japan's April Fools' Day Roundup 2019

Edible watches, Nintendo switch ups and a handy Lego app all make an appearance on this year's roundup of fantastic news we WISH was true!

Curry Shop Plans to Spice Things Up in India

A highly popular Japanese curry chain is hoping to spice things up in India, the birthplace of curry.

Love Beer & Ramen? Get Free Beer with Ramen!

One of Japan's most popular ramen chains is making customer wishes come true, and offering up to five free beers when they purchase a bowl!

An Easy Guide to Breakfast in Japan

Where to go, what to eat and how to make the most of the most important meal of the day.

Henro: A Mystical Pilgrimage Through Shikoku

Learn more about the Henro, a sacred pilgrimage that takes travelers deep into the heart of Japan's smallest island, Shikoku.

Try the Viral 'Raindrop Cake' Shingenmochi

Try Mikan Club's high-quality water shingenmochi made of seaweed, creating a softer, smoother texture and a more luxurious experience of a traditional sweet.

Tsukiji Market Memories Through Photogrammetry

The Tsukiji Fish Market relocated to Toyosu in 2018 and officially closed their doors forever. Using thousands of archival photographs, however, designers have created an immersive artwork that explores the former largest fish market in the world.

Dashi Chazuke En: Umami-Filled Comfort Food

At Dashi Chazuke En, you can experience the unique texture and flavor of "Ochazuke," warm rice soaked in a gentle broth overflowing with umami flavors.

The New Yoshinoya is Beefing Up its Style

Looking for a stylish place to get some work done? If you're planning on going to one of Tokyo’s many cafés, you could also consider checking out this classy branch of popular beef bowl chain, Yoshinoya!

200-Year-Old Soy Sauce Manufacturer Rebuilds

In April of 2016, a powerful earthquake rocked Kumamoto, toppling parts of Kumamoto Castle and damaging many other historical sites. One of those was 200-year-old soy sauce maker Hamada Shoyu. This is the story of their historic redesign by Kengo Kumo.

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