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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.