All About Japan

Shoryudo: Enter Japan’s Dragon Route

Journey along with Greg as he embarks on a weeklong adventure around central Japan's 'Rising Dragon Region,' or Shoryudo, enjoying food, culture, history and laughs along the way.

Taste 165 Years of Tradition at a Sake Brewery

If you're a sake lover, you've got to make your way out to Fukushima for this amazing brewery with 165 years of history in every sip.

A Backpacker's Guide to Kochi

Join Stephen Schreck from A Backpacker's Tale as he visits Kochi Prefecture to do what he does best—learn the ins and outs of the region, and what makes it a fantastic destination for those looking to get off the beaten path!

Gourmet Meals on Wheels

Kill two birds with one stone by riding on this bus that takes you sightseeing around Niigata while dining on the prefecture's local cuisine.

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.

6 Sake Brewery Day Trips from Tokyo

One of the great things about visiting Tokyo is that in the (unlikely) chance you’ve managed to see, do, drink and eat everything you wanted in the city, there’s a whole cluster delightful breweries to explore just a train ride away!

Discovering My Inner Samurai in Aizuwakamatsu

British travel blogger and freelance writer Emily Luxton spent some time in "Samurai City" Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture. There, she explored the area's rich culture and history, and discovered her inner samurai!

Fabulous Fall Foliage in Geibikei Gorge

Geibikei Gorge, located in the city of Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture, has two famous valleys: Geibikei and Genbikei. While the names of the valleys are similar, each has its own unique features. In this travel report, we'll explore the grand Geibekei.

9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Winter

Don't let the snow keep you indoors! There's so much to do Tochigi in the wintertime.

Sip on Latte Spiked With Sake

After a long day of sightseeing in Japan’s former capital, don’t forget to try this Japanese take on Irish coffee right across the street from Kyoto Station.

Slake Your Thirst with Sake from Aizuwakamatsu

Fukushima Prefecture is regarded as one of the finest areas for sake brewing in the country. Join our writer Nick as he visits some of the fantastic breweries in the historic city of Aizuwakamatsu.

Amazon Isn't Just an Internet Giant Anymore

For a limited time, the internet retailer giant is opening up its first brick and mortar location to serve alcohol and food.

10 Reasons to Visit Tohoku in Spring

There's a lot to love about Japan's northern region of Tohoku, no matter the season. Travel along with Nick to find out why the area really shines in spring.

12 Female Sake Brewers Concoct a Bold Project

As fewer than 50 sake breweries in Japan are female-owned, one crowdfunding project is offering a chance to sample brews from a dozen of them.

10 Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Japan

Don't let rainy weather dampen your day—there are still plenty of ways to have a good time!

Aizuwakamatsu: Japan's Samurai City

Nestled in the mountains of Fukushima Prefecture, the city of Aizuwakamatsu has cultivated a deep connection with its samurai roots. Join our writer Noam as he explores the local history and traditions of Samurai City Aizu!

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.

New Sake-Infused Kit Kat is a Must-Have Snack

This high-class Kit Kat is said to be a cut above Nestlé’s previous sake-flavored release.

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.

Hands-On Fun Along the Shoryudo Dragon Route

After experiencing the unforgettable Ukiyo-e Route of the Shoryudo (Rising Dragon Road), we made our way up north to learn all about the treasures of Chubu, Japan's central region.

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