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A Foodie's Guide to the Delicacies of Tohoku

How could one visit the Tohoku Pacific Coast without trying the seafood? Here's a rundown of the culinary delights to be on the lookout for while visiting the flavorful northeastern region of Japan.

10 Shockingly Cheap Tokyo Ramen Shops

Trying to find a ramen bowl that’s in-budget, but still mouth-wateringly delicious can be frustrating.

All About's Guide to Ramen

Ramen has gained a legendary culinary status worldwide, and we're here to help you understand why. So let's learn all about ramen!

10 Super Spicy Ramen Restaurants in Tokyo

Tokyo's bowl runneth over when it comes to ramen restaurants! But for those looking to spice things up, here are ten restaurants that are sure to test the stomachs and wills of any ramen enthusiast!

Check Out the Best Japanese Ads of 2017

Famous musicians, actors and idol group members star in these memorable commercials that will make you laugh, cry and (hopefully) want to buy what they’re selling.

The Best Restaurants Around Ikebukuro Station

Ikebukuro is a bustling sub-metropolitan area in Tokyo with a multitude of shopping facilities, cultural activities, indoor theme park and aquarium to keep you entertained.

Slurp on Pringles-Flavored Instant Ramen

Two iconic brands join forces for the first-ever crossover promotion featuring both Pringles-flavored ramen and ramen-flavored Pringles!

Cup Noodle vs Michelin Ramen—A Taste Test

Can the same ramen in Cup Noodle form taste as good as the original from a Michelin-starred restaurant?

Food Fight: Instant Noodle Warriors

An eclectic Japanese graphic designer creates awesome warrior sculptures using imitation food, packaging and utensils. Who will win this epic food fight?

Rainy Day Date Spots in Yokohama

Don't let bad weather rain all over date night! These Yokohama date spots will help keep the spark of romance alive even when it's wet outside.

Top 10 Things to Do in Fukuoka

Whether it's gorgeous wisteria, mouthwatering noodles, history-steeped sites or anything in between, Fukuoka City has something for everyone! Check out our Top 10 selections for what to do when you visit!

5 Fun Tokyo Events for Golden Week 2018

Looking for things to do in Tokyo over Golden Week? These five fun events happen to line up perfectly with Japan's most anticipated national holiday!

Love Sake & Ramen? Taste Them Together in NYC!

On September 25, 2017, sake and ramen lovers will gather to celebrate the third and final collaboration between Ippudo New York and premium sake maker Hakkaisan.

Taste 50 Kinds of Sake at This Ramen Resturant

This Tokyo ramen restaurant offers all-you-can-drink sake—along with all-you-can-eat 'gyoza' and fried chicken—paired with a single bowl of ramen.

Tasting the Future of Tohoku

As the cities along the Tohoku Pacific Coast are debating the best ways to move forward with rebuilding and prevention, one thing is for sure: reconstruction has seen the seafood industry rebound, allowing lots of unique local flavors to make a comeback.

The Ultimate Cup Ramen Cooker

Place your cup noodles into this vessel and you'll feel as though you'll be transported back thousands of years.

Tokyo Restaurants Too Good to Stay Secret

Whether you're looking for a bowl of bright blue ramen, want to stand and scarf some quick and delicious noodles or want to watch a live tuna cutting show while you eat fresh sushi, these restaurants in Tokyo have you covered.

Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More

You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!

15 Places for Sapporo’s Local Delights

If you are planning to visit Sapporo, a great place where you can enjoy not just the delicious Sapporo ramen and soup curry but other local delicacies as well. Tourists will never get bored of dining out in this delicious city; we'll show you why.

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

The Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is less a museum than a Disney-like experience of ramen!

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