All About Japan

Fresh Seafood at the Shiogama Morning Market

Looking for seafood so fresh it might still be moving? Look no further than the Shiogama morning market in Miyagi Prefecture.

Aoi-Marushin: Get Your Tempura Fix in Asakusa

Aoi-Marushin has been serving up authentic tempura near Senso-ji Temple since 1946.

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!

Minori: Local Food on the Edge of Fuji

Get local fare right from the edge of Mount Fuji—including dishes cooked on a hotplate made from real Fuji lava!

Getting Out & About in Miyagi Prefecture

Located in Japan’s Tohoku Region just a couple hours north of Tokyo by shinkansen bullet train, Miyagi Prefecture is full of delights for travelers eager to venture off the beaten path. We went on a two-day journey to experience Miyagi's inland cities.

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.

Top 7 Reasons to Visit Aomori Prefecture

There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.

Top 12 Must-Visit Eateries in Hakodate

While you can't go wrong when eating in Hakodate, we've got the 12 places you shouldn't miss. Go out and grab a table for the best dining experience ever!

Meet Me in Minamisanriku for Fresh Food & Art

The coastal city of Minamisanriku has come a long way since 2011. Join us as we learn about the area, and the road to recovery.

A YouTuber's First Time in Japan

Follow New York-based filmmaker and YouTuber Kraig Adams as he spends one fascinating week in and around Tokyo.

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.

In & Around Tokyo: Off the Beaten Track

A typical trip to Japan would likely include Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo or a perhaps day trip to the countryside. However, from ancient treasures to modern marvels, there's richness and rewards for those, like André Mazzone, who take the road less traveled.

Sampling the Food of Miyagi

Miyagi is home to some of the best seafood in Japan with fresh oysters and fish along with other mouthwatering delicacies such as grilled beef tongue and 'zunda.' Come along with us on a tour of the best of the best dishes!

Hot Food in Snowy Spots Across Japan

For fuel and body heat while exploring Japan in winter, it's important to get the right meals. You may have the best itinerary for sightseeing, but you also need to make sure that good food keeps you company in the cold weather

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.

Torigin: Good Eats South of Odawara Station

If you're looking for a good meal around Odawara Station, head a block and a half southeast to Torigin, which focuses on 'yakitori' skewers and 'kama-meshi'—rice, meat and vegetables cooked in small metal pots.

10 Unique Cafés in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan, but it's famous for traditional Japanese cuisine and Japanese sweets as well. Here are 10 cafés that you should visit when in Kyoto!

Ryokan Kikori: Seasonal Cuisine to Die For

Found in Fuefuki City, Yamanashi, this traditional Japanese inn offers seasonal cuisine that's to die for, as well as offering a great base for activities around the Mount Fuji area.

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.

Behold: the Ultimate Wagyu Beef Bento!

With nearly 10 pounds of premium Japanese beef at a price of US$3,000, there’s no room for any vegetables here.

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