All About JapanAll About Japan

Fresh start every Monday!

Take a Dip in Some Ramen Bath Salts

You may want to refrain from using these yummy-smelling bath powders when you’re hungry!

This Bowl of Ramen Will Have You Seeing Stars

Tokyo is now home to not one, but two ramen restaurants that have received a Michelin star!

Hilarious Nissin & Final Fantasy Mashup

Put together by the Final Fantasy XV development team, this is being billed by its producers as the first-ever official mashup TV commercial in the history of Final Fantasy.

10 Must-Try Foods in Yokohama, Japan

Take a stroll in Yokohama and enjoy the excellent food, from traditional Japanese cuisine to gourmet international fare. It's sure to satisfy all your cravings!

7 Great Shops & Inns Near Yugawara Station

Located just 90 minutes south of Tokyo, Yugawara is a great hot spring getaway. Here are seven stellar shops and inns where you can get the most out of the local flavor while you're in the area!

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!

8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass

Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!

12 of the Best Dishes in Shikoku!

Savor the freshest ingredients and culinary highlights from Shikoku, featuring the best from all of its four prefectures.

Don't Be Surprised by Japan, Be Prepared!

Japan is full of many surprises and challenges that might catch you off guard during your first time here. But, we're here to give you a quick overview of how to prepare for your new life here.

7 Samurai Doing 7 Extreme Sports!

These samurai warriors from Japan are fearless not only in battle, but also on a BMX bike, skis, a pogo stick and on a surfboard.

Afuri's Mouthwatering 'Yuzu' Ramen

It's so delicious, you'll honestly want drink all the soup!

Slurp on Some Matcha-Flavored Ramen

Ramen and green tea are two of the best things to make if you’ve got a pot of hot water; however, now you can have both at once!

Chow Down on Some Clam Chowder Ramen

Two of the biggest names in ramen team up for this American-inspired instant noodle flavor.

Save up to 85% with Advance Airfare!

Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 85 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights!

6 Geothermal Days in the 'Land of Fire'

Spend a day hugging the edge of one of the world's largest calderas, meander through eight boiling 'hells,' let yourself get buried in steaming hot sand, and even visit Hello Kitty—there's an incredible array of things to be done in Kyushu!

Spike Your Instant Ramen with Some Sweet Sake

For a twist on the instant classic, try adding a bit of rice wine sake for a sweet aromatic flavor.

20 Great Ramens from the Land of Tonkotsu

Kyushu is famous in Japan as the birthplace of tonkotsu ramen—so it would be a waste to visit the region without trying some of its signature noodles!

Nagasaki Champon — A Different Kind of Ramen

Dating back to the Meji Period (1868-1912), Nagasaki 'champon' ramen is a special twist on ramen that has now spread all throughout Japan!

Ramen: An Edible & Knittable Material

Although it might not keep you warm during the coldest of winters, this scarf will certainly turn heads.

Eat Naruto's Top Ramen at the Real Ichiraku!

Whether you’re a Naruto fan or a ramen fan, Ichiraku Ramen in Fukuoka offers the best of both worlds!

know-before-you-go