Your Guide to the Michelin Guide
The Michelin Guide is the premier publication for fine dining and travel. It's also the perfect way to familiarize yourself with Japan's most exciting restaurants, hotels and tourist hotspots. Find out how to digest all the delicious information on hand!
An Incredible Adieu to Kansai
Hien Tran walks us through a moving farewell to the Kansai area, from the classic temples and shrines to the little things like festivals, ice cream, cat cafés and farewell parties. Just try not to be moved!
Video: 1,840 km of Japan in 14 Days
From Hiroshima to Nikko and all points in between, this four-minute video covers a whole lot of ground!
Smile, You're on Hanshin Camera!
In an effort to curb the use of people looking at their cellphones while walking, Hanshin Railway Company decided to build a rather ingenious device that singles people out.
Singapore to Japan: Around Japan in 8 Days!
How to enjoy Japan in 8 days without missing any of the best bits
7 Premium Dashi Ingredients
’Dashi' soup stock comes in several flavors and varieties. Here's a great selection of ingredients to help you create the real taste of traditional Japanese soup in your own kitchen!
USJ's Christmas Parade
This year's Christmas parade at Universal Studios Japan features 200 little children dressed as Santa and the Minions.
The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan
Encounter the beautiful colors of nature nurtured by the four seasons.
Bathroom Beauty: Soaps & Towels
For that moment you want to feel refreshed with elegance.
Gudetama, You've Been Served
This lazy egg character has come to terms with his fate of being part of a delicious meal served on your plate.
9 Weird Japanese Christmas Trees
Tired of the tinsel? Are ornaments too ordinary? How about decorating your tree with some of these unique ornaments?
10 Japanese Christmas Cakes—By Price!
There are plenty of kinds of Christmas cakes in Japan, and the limit may only be the size of your wallet!
The Most Expensive Fukubukuro Bags
How much would you be willing to spend on a New Year's grab bag?
Japan's First Female-Only Otaku Café
Sorry fellas, but this manga café in the heart of Osaka is run by ladies, for ladies.
Japan's 5 Most Elegant Christmas Trees
Grab some hot cider and head out the door to view these classy Christmas trees.
Michelin Guide Octopus Balls!
The 2016 Michelin Guide contains not just one but several restaurants specializing in takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and other “B-Class Gourmet” foods famous around the Kansai area.
5 Delectable Kansai 'Bib Gourmand' Restaurants
"Bib Gourmand" refers to the Michelin Guide's listing of casual restaurants offering reasonably priced, great-tasting food. Here we've selected five great Bib Gourmand-recommended restaurants from the 2016 area guides.
5 Spots to Watch New Year's Fireworks in Japan
There's nothing like bright lights to bring in the New Year!
Around Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, & Hiroshima
Take a three-minute video tour around some typical (and slightly atypical) scenes in Japan.
Brother & Sister in Japan
Watch this brother and sister enjoy exploring Japan, from Tokyo to Kansai, and from temples to roller coasters.