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10 Things That'll Surprise You in Japan!

Are these normal Japanese things weird to you? Here are the 10 things that might surprise you when you visit Japan for the first time.

The Bilingual Epic of a Ramen Adventurer

Brian MacDuckston has devoured more than 1,000 bowls of ramen since arriving in Japan in 2006.

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Taiho Ramen

Based in Fukuoka Prefecture—which is considered to be one of the ramen meccas of Japan—this restaurant beats the rest, but why? Well, we broke it down into three reasons.

The New Classics: Culture Experiences in Tokyo

Traditional Japanese experiences have been receiving a revamp, with visitors and locals alike flocking to try new versions of old favorites!

Specialty Chopsticks for Ramen Noodles

These Edokibashi chopsticks are especially created for eating ramen without the noodles slipping down between them. Seriously!

25 Things to Do (and Chew) in Tokyo

Self-described foodie Mark Wiens goes the distance in this entertaining video—and unlike many similar lists, this one features a number of attractions that won’t cost a single yen.

A Tasteful Take on Cup Noodles

Nissin goes a little pop art to advertise its noodles.

Steak-Topped Ramen in Okinawa

Bikes, beef, and beaches: this is a real Ramen Adventure!

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!

3 Chiba Ramen Shops to Hit by Bike

Brian MacDuckston from Ramen Adventures has assembled a few Ramen Riders to go check out ramen shops by motorcycle—and Chiba is a fine candidate for bike-based slurping.

This Ramen Has a Sweet Treat!

Hidden among the chopped green onions and juicy pork slices is a topping that's the essence of Valentine's Day sweets.

What to Drink with Ramen

Undecided about what to drink with your ramen? Check out Serious Eats' picks of preferable drinks you should try with your noodles!

The First Ramen Shop to Get a Michelin Star!

Even Ramen Adventures agrees: this is "shoyu" perfection!

Find Food Heaven in Hokkaido

Please, please eat something before watching this video about what to eat in Hokkaido. You've been warned.

Chow Down on Some Gluten-Free Ramen

An aversion to gluten doesn’t have to interfere with your gluttony for ramen!

High Quality Ramen Isn't Just for Restaurants

For those unable to handle lengthy lines, how about purchasing ramen designed by the world's only one-star Michelin ramen restaurant from your local convenience store?

Good Water Makes Great Ramen in Takayama

The high quality water in the gorgeous historical town of Takayama makes for some amazing ramen!

The Best Food around Tsukiji Fish Market!

Tsukiji's massive and lively fish market makes a fantastic (and free) addition to any Tokyo itinerary. But beyond the fish, the area is lined with numerous restaurants and retail shops that solidify Tsukiji as a major tourist attraction.

Don't Be a Stick in the Mud!

Head to Oiwatei ramen restaurant in Aichi Prefecture for a taste of a ramen broth so thick it can hold up a spoon!

This is One Ramen Bowl You Can't Slurp!

Can't get enough ramen in your daily diet? For dessert, why not try baking these ramen cookies?

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