All About Japan

Tsukiji: The Market That Stocks Japan's Pantry

This market is the main reason people in Japan take it for granted fresh fish will always be on the table.

Top 5 Osaka Izakaya

Want a local watering hole in Osaka? As there are so many choices, each of them famous for something different, it can be difficult to narrow them down. We've done the hard work for you—here are our top picks!

10 Restaurants Serving Mountain-Sized Portions

These 10 dining establishments in Tokyo (and the surrounding area) are not for those whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs.

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!

Savor Seafood & Study Reconstruction in Miyagi

Each small town in Miyagi Prefecture has its own specialty seafood dishes and we were dying to try them during our visit. And while we were at it, we took a look at the incredible reconstruction efforts of Tohoku, making for a fascinating trip.

Fresh Seafood at the Shiogama Morning Market

Looking for seafood so fresh it might still be moving? Look no further than the Shiogama morning market in Miyagi Prefecture.

Instagrammable Sushi... Made with Meat?!

Traditional sushi is famous for featuring fresh, raw fish. However meat sushi is now available at popular conveyor belt sushi chains across Japan!

All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Spots for Under ¥1,000

Tokyo travelers won't want to miss these all-you-can-eat lunches for under ¥1,000, ranging from traditional Japanese restaurants to chic Western-style buffets—and eat-as-much-as-you-want bakeries!

Top Japanese Food From People Living in Japan

There are many lists out there claiming to identify the top Japanese foods, but not all of them represent what people here in Japan normally eat on a regular basis. We have here the Top 10 foods that are actually eaten here in Japan!

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!

The Perfect Restaurant for Salmon Lovers

Restaurants that specialize in salmon sashimi are few and far between in Japan, but now there’s one right in the center of Tokyo.

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!

7 Fishy Things About Japanese Fish

Why would a fish's name change? What dish is made of sea urchin gonads? And how many herring eggs would you want to eat at New Year's?

Tokyo's New Seafood Paradise: Toyosu Market

Now that Tsukiji has closed its doors and the operation has moved to Toyosu, we decided to check out how the new market in Tokyo Bay was shaping up. And we weren't disappointed!

Wasabi—Japan’s Fiery, Flavorful Root

Wasabi is Japan’s signature condiment. There is no substitute for the pleasurable burn on your palate of the grated goodness of this herb!

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