All About Japan

6 Must-Try Local Specialties in Tohoku

To learn the heart of a region, you gotta eat like a local! Here are six ways to make sure you eat right in Tohoku.

5 Things to Do with ¥100 Udon or Soba

Like a famous cooking challenge show, today we will be working with a secret ingredient: ¥100 udon or soba in five different and inventive recipes that won't break the bank. So get your apron on and let's get started!

Create a Yummy Mount Fuji Rice Ball

The art of paper folding meets rice balls to create these delicious origami onigiri masterpieces.

Sai: Humble Village, Proud Heritage

Join us for a brief introduction of the many wonders of Sai, a charming seaside village in the northernmost part of Aomori Prefecture.

Spice It Up or Cool Down with 3 Soba Recipes

Light and refreshing, sweet and spicy, or traditional and nostalgic—however you're feeling tonight, we've got three methods of enjoying soba noodles that are sure to please your dinner guests!

Magikarp Becomes a Mouthwatering Morsel

Warm, cute and delicious—the Pokémon everyone in Japan wants to catch now is a Magikarp.

These Baths Are So Clean You Can Eat Off Them

Japan has no shortage of unusual or unique restaurants, and this izakaya that used to be a bathhouse is no exception!

Sink Your Teeth into a Decadent Sushi Cake

For your next birthday or Christmas party, skip the vanilla or chocolate cake and get a sushi cake sprinkled with real gold flakes instead!

Taste the Bounty of Land & Sea in Hachinohe

The Tohoku region, just northeast of Tokyo, is well known for its tasty delights. So we sent our writer Nick over to Aomori for an in-depth look at the food culture of one of the prefecture's largest cities.

Aizuwakamatsu: Modern City, Samurai Spirit

Join our writer Nick as he travels to Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture, to get a deeper look at the rich history and culture the city has to offer.

What's on the Menu Today, Ignis?

Take a real-life cooking class with Ignis from 'Final Fantasy XV' while enjoying music, costumes and iconic images from the game.

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.

Slurp on Some Matcha-Flavored Ramen

Ramen and green tea are two of the best things to make if you’ve got a pot of hot water; however, now you can have both at once!

All-You-Can-Eat Crab For Less Than $18!

If you have a large appetite and absolutely love crab, but are afraid of making a large dent in your pocket, then head over to Chikugoya, where you can eat as much crab as you can for two hours!

Limited-Edition Pringles with Japanese Flavors

Once you pop, the Japanese fun won't stop with these Pringles flavors that were inspired by popular dishes from Japan.

The Best Station Bento Boxed Lunches of 2016

Whether you're in a restaurant or on a train, many people would agree: Japanese food is incredibly delicious! If you’re riding the rails in Japan, here’s how you should be stuffing your face.

All-You-Can-Eat Meat for Less Than 3 Bucks

It's the deal of a lifetime for meat lovers and it's only here for one day and one day only!

Top 4 Things to Do around Mikawa-Anjo Station

Yearning to try the Shinkansen, but don't know where to go? One of the cheapest Shinkansen routes takes you to Mikawa-Anjo—but what can you do once you arrive? We've got four great itinerary ideas!

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!

Traditional 'Sobaya' Around Tokyo

There are quite a few famous and historical 'sobaya' that have been in the Japanese capital for a while. Some of them have serving delicious soba noodles for more than a century!

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