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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!

Inside Osaka's Attack on Titan Bathrooms

Awkward images of Levi, Armin, and other Survey Corps members watch visitors pee.

11 Hot Cafés & Lunch Spots in Namba

Where can you catch a casual yet tasty bite in Osaka's prime entertainment district? Read on!

Dotonbori During the Tenjin Matsuri

Check out the cool atmosphere of Osaka's Dotonbori area during the Tenjin Matsuri.

5 Fluffy Pancake Cafés in Osaka

If you're not near pancakes right now, avoid these mouth-watering images at all cost.

Butter Sushi a Hit in Osaka

The four-restaurant chain Jinen has added unagi butter sushi to its menu, and some are hailing its melt-in-your-mouth flavor.

Tenjin Festival Taiko Drums

Enjoy the various taiko drummers of Osaka's Tenjin Matsuri.

Sweet Penguin in Osaka Aquarium

This adorable penguin is very easily directed!

Japan Voyage: Osaka, Nara, Kyoto & More

A quick-flash tour of what to see, when to visit, how to get around, what to eat and drink, where to stay and what you shouldn't miss!

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!

How to Enjoy Sushi 'the Japanese Way'?

We're not sure exactly what that "the Japanese way" is, but this infographic will walk you through all the steps of dining in a high-end sushiya with confidence!

Move Over Godzilla: Local Kaiju are Coming!

Did you know that each of Japan’s 47 prefectures has a designated monster?

12 Incredible Onsen Getaways from Osaka

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

Japan's 4 Scariest Themed Restaurants

While Halloween may be the perfect time to visit, these four frightening themed restaurants are ready to meet your horror needs all year around.

Osaka Vending Machines Offer Umbrellas

DyDo offers free "rental umbrellas" at 60 vending machines in Osaka's Nishi Ward.

14 Wacky Wilderness Onsen

Onsen critic Isamu Gunji risks his naked life to bring us 14 unforgettable outdoor hot springs that are barely on the map.

Is That the Akira Cityscape?!

Looking like the background to Katsuhiro Otomo's anime film, Takahiro Bessho's pictures manage to splash color in the most ordinary places.

Osaka River Turns into Floating Sushi Train

“Rolling Sushii” was one of a number of works on display as part of the Osaka Canvas Project, where artists and performers transformed the vibrant city with outdoor performances and interactive installations.

Japanese Festivals: Setsubun

Setsubun is the last day of winter in the traditional Chinese calendar, which is celebrated on February 3 each year in Japan. Find out how to celebrate with sushi!

The Skills of a Sushi Chef

An "itamae" is a multi-talented artist who oversees the complex operation of the sushi bar. Think it's simple? You may be in for a surprise!

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