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The King of Japanese Chili Peppers

With its thick, soft, sweet flesh, the beauty of the manganji pepper is it can be successfully cooked in a number of ways.

A Guide to Japanese Spirits

Be on the lookout for 'yokai' dwellings in Tokyo and beyond!

Spruce Up Your Home with Kyoto Incense Sticks

These Shofuan incense sticks come in one of 12 boxes, each matched to the seasons and events of Kyoto.

These 4 Kyoto Videos Will Make Your Heart Ache

Day or night, there’s no place in Japan better for enjoying Japan's gorgeous autumn season than Kyoto.

The Complete Guide to Everything Kyoto

From green tea acai bowls to Zuki Matsuri, Amazing Kyoto is the cream of the crop when it comes to Kyoto guidebooks.

Get Some Red Bean On Your Ice

Ujikintoki is a cool and refreshing dessert that's usually enjoyed during the summer season.

Kyoto’s Top 5 ‘Machiya’ Cafés

Some of Kyoto's most stylish cafés can be found in repurposed traditional houses.

A Hypnotic Tour through January in Japan

The urban jungles of Tokyo and historic temples of Kyoto all look gorgeous in January.

Kyoto's Hidden Gem: Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple

While Kyoto is full of big-name temples, it's also replete with secret spots like Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, where you can find 1,200 statues of the disciples of the historical Buddha.

10 Unforgettable Old-School Cafés in Kyoto

Kyoto's hip coffee culture is nothing new. Check out these 10 cafés that are decades-old relics (or at least look like one), and are full of character.

10 Beautiful Onsen in Kyoto

Did you know that Kyoto’s actually a hot springs hotspot? We’ve put together a list of onsen you can drop into just for the day during your travels!

12 Incredible Onsen Getaways from Osaka

Choose from large spas, private family baths, mixed-gender onsen and more!

Japan: A Visual Diary

This rapid-fire “visual diary” of flashy 15-second clips is a high-speed crash course in All Things Japan.

The 3 Great Ramens of Japan

Since its arrival from China, ramen has been reshaped and reimagined into countless regional variations across Japan.

Kyoto in Hyper Motion is Awesome!

What’s the most beautiful city in Japan? Osamu Hasegawa makes a strong case for Kyoto.

Kyoto's 6 Best Third-Wave Coffee Shops

Tokyo may seem like the coffee capital of Japan, but Kyoto certainly gives it a run for its money.

Amazing Art Aquarium Takes Over Nijo Castle

As part of a celebration honoring Rimpa, a 400-year-old painting technique, an incredible series of illuminated aquariums has been set up in Kyoto.

Japan’s Top 5 Ramen Streets

Ramen streets have become hotbeds for talented chefs and aspiring cooks looking to perfect their recipes.

Halal Friendly Bento in Japan

Ever think of eating bento in Japan, but had trouble finding one that's halal? Wherever you are, we've got you covered!

Clean-Aired Cafés: 5 Super Smoke-Free Chains!

Smoke-free sipping may not be Japan-standard just yet, but now you can at least enjoy your coffee in clean air at a few more non-Starbucks chains almost anywhere in the country!

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