All About Japan

Tenjin-san Flea Market

If you're visiting Kyoto around the 25th of any month, be sure to stop by one of the largest shrine markets in the Kansai area and get yourself a souvenir! You'll be surprised at what's in store for you!

Guide to (Non-Osechi) Japanese Holiday Dishes

Heard so much about New Year's 'osechi' cuisine that you’ve become an expert yourself? Read on to discover a whole world of other holiday cuisine in Japan!

12 Great Ways to Spend the Year in Hokkaido

Not sure when you can make it out to Hokkaido? Here are twelve events worth checking out, one for each month of the year.

What is Okonomiyaki?

Okonomiyaki is a famous Japanese-style pancake or crepe. Taste the difference between the Kansai- and Hiroshima-style varieties!

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.

Make Your Own Takoyaki That Look Like Planets

Takoyaki dumplings are a ubiquitous snack in Japan, but we’ve never seen them like this before!

Are the Japanese Losing their Sense of Smell?

When we cover ourselves in scents, can we still appreciate the refined subtlety of Japanese cuisine?

10 Things to Do in Hokkaido After Yuki Matsuri

Each February, Sapporo's Snow Festival is a favorite among snow-loving tourists. But while enjoying the snow sculptures is a must, there are many things to do that you shouldn't miss while in Sapporo.

4 Must-Try Natural Products from Hokkaido

Japan's biggest prefecture is also home to some of the freshest products that are only possible thanks to the unspoiled nature of Hokkaido.

The Perfect Valentine's Day Ramen

Whether it's in a sauce, sprinkled around a foie gras ball or just in plain bar form, there are three ways to enjoy chocolate in your ramen at this Tokyo ramen restaurant—for a limited time!

Things to Do in Golden Week in Kansai

Looking for something exciting to do during your Golden Week vacation? Here are five great ways to spend your time off in Kansai.

The Most Expensive Sushi Roll We've Ever Seen!

Invite good fortune into your mouth with sushi wrapped in edible gold.

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!

All-You-Can-Eat Ramen for Less Than US$10

The perfect place to pig out on pork stock ramen is waiting for noodle fans in Asakusa.

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!

Tips for Using Chopsticks Properly

How much do you know about chopstick etiquette in Japan? Get a little more enjoyment out of your Japanese food with these tips from a Japanese foodie.

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!

Gourmet Meals on Wheels

Kill two birds with one stone by riding on this bus that takes you sightseeing around Niigata while dining on the prefecture's local cuisine.

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!

6 Best Buy Natural Products from Japan Towns

If 'au naturel' is what you prefer, this list offers hot tips on cool things to buy from select Japanese towns. Take a break from the 'kawaii' cute goods and go for some of these natural specialties.

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