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Traditional 'Sobaya' Around Tokyo

There are quite a few famous and historical 'sobaya' that have been in the Japanese capital for a while. Some of them have serving delicious soba noodles for more than a century!

Edible Origami Crane Has Our Mouths Watering

While normally you wouldn't dare eat an origami crane, this one's the exception!

33 Survival Kanji for Japan First-Timers

Coming to Japan, but don't know any kanji—or what kanji even means? Take a deep breath, relax and we'll get you started along the way!

5 Places to Hang When You Miss Your Last Train

What should happen if you miss your last train home? Here are some places around the country where you can go while waiting for the first train.

Seeing Stars in Kanazawa: Michelin 2-Star Tour

Ever since the Hokuriku Shinkansen started running, Kanazawa has been getting more exposure and attention among travelers local and foreign, including 'Michelin Guide' food inspectors.

Learn How to Make Origami at the Dinner Table

With a fold here and a crease there, you'll be able to make adorable animals out of a paper chopstick sheath!

Afuri's Mouthwatering 'Yuzu' Ramen

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

8 Must-Try Foods in Asakusa

Asakusa, a neighborhood on the east side of Tokyo, is noteworthy for its retro, traditional atmosphere. Besides enjoying the rich cultural history of Japan’s bustling capital, there's also a variety of local delicacies you can find in the old downtown!

Yakiniku Restaurant Offers Halal Course Meals

Japan’s biggest Korean barbecue chain has added two set meals for meat fans following Islamic dietary laws.

Check out the Sober Side of Roppongi Nightlife

If you're tired of the usual 'drink til you drop' kind of nightlife in Roppongi, we've got five suggestions to help you discover Roppongi anew.

6 Hot New 'Yakiniku' Restaurants in Tokyo

A selection of six new Tokyo 'yakiniku' restaurants that are the talk of the town.

Dine Like a Beast (or a Beauty)

Beauty & the Beast Café & Restaurant invites you to be their guest!

Superb Night Views atop Gifu's Mount Kinka

The night view from the top of Mount Kinka in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture is one of the most spectacular in all of Japan, on a par with some of the country's most popular night views!

Tokyo Restaurant Serves Real School Lunches

Wonder what a Japanese school lunch tastes like, but don't teach in a Japanese school? Try this Tokyo restaurant, where you can get both the flavor and atmosphere of an elementary school classroom!

Where to Dine & Drink in Tokyo Outside Shibuya

Shibuya is surely a hotspot for food and fun in Japan's capital city, but there are more alternatives in Tokyo worth exploring for wining (or whining) and dining, or plain ol' bonding with buds over Buds!

Stunning Nagasaki 2-Day Tour

Dolphin shows and island tours await!

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!

Robot Restaurant Serving up Epic Entertainment

Travel blogger Annette White has circled the globe countless times in search of adventure and great food, and Japan definitely provided both. However, one special experience in particular was the night she spent at the one-of-a-kind Robot Restaurant!

Top 12 Must-Visit Eateries in Hakodate

If you have a trip to Hokkaido on your itinerary, check out what we listed as our best eats around Hakodate!

Gorge on All-You-Can-Eat Meat for ¥1,000

This restaurant is a carnivore's dream situated in the center of Tokyo.

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