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Homemade Fried Mochi Ice Cream

This recipe is sure to tantalize your taste buds—without the hassle!

Tochigi: Mountain Highs & Captivating Crafts

Just an hour north of Tokyo via bullet train, Tochigi Prefecture is famed for the temple-rich historical environs of Nikko, as well as its hot springs resort towns.

10 Japanese Christmas Cakes—By Price!

There are plenty of kinds of Christmas cakes in Japan, and the limit may only be the size of your wallet!

Domo-kun Wishes You a Merry Christmas!

This Christmas pudding is sure to delight relatives, and might leave some scratching their heads as to why there's an angry looking monster on the table.

5 Classic Cultural Activities in Saitama

Located just north of Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture has preserved beautiful pockets of traditional Japan. While there's much to see, there's just as much that you can try out first-hand!

6 Foreigners Making Waves in the Countryside

Most of the subjects of this story didn't see themselves where they are now—but all of them found something incredible in the Japanese countryside, leading each to develop a unique and indelible bond to the local community.

7 Incredible Activities in Minakami, Gunma

Minakami is one exciting gem of a Japanese countryside town!

Make a French 'Sushi' Dessert!

How do you make a savory Japanese delicacy into a sweet dessert?

Sweet Santa Strawberry Treats

Cut out Santa's cookies this year and try making these quick strawberry cuts that bear a striking resemblance to Kris Kringle.

Candy Nails?

Cylindrical Umaibo snacks have been around since 1979, but this may be the first time anyone has tried to make real nail art out of them!

A Gift-Wrapped Book About Seasonal Sweets

Utilizing an architectural approach to design, this photobook portrays the seasons depicted in the world of wagashi, Japanese traditional sweets.

The City of Photo Props

This Chiba town is proud of its long history—and its face cutout photo prop opportunities!

Alone this Christmas? You Don't Have to Be!

Thanks to manufacturer Mega House, you can enjoy a Christmas date with a famous Japanese anime voice actress.

The Goose that Laid the Golden... Candy Bar?

While it may seem like something out of a fairy tale, Kit Kat has officially announced it will start selling Kit Kats encased in real gold!

Rivers & Shaved Ice in Nagatoro, Saitama

Nagatoro in Saitama Prefecture is a lovely place surrounded by the nature of the Chichibuchi region. The natural scenery of mountains and rivers is beautiful, and the somehow wistful site of the mountain villages is relaxing.

Saitama's Top 5 Foody Souvenirs

After taking in the sights in Saitama, why not bring back some goodies to enjoy at home, or as gifts to your friends and coworkers?

Award-Winning Sushi Candy

This sushi candy blows all other fake food out of the water—because it can actually be eaten, of course!

Take a Seat, Sliced Cheese!

There's a new pre-sliced lunch food in Japanese supermarkets, and it's so soft it melts in your mouth.

Mouth-Watering Fruit Sushi!

Don't feel like fish? Want something fruity and sweet instead? Amaze yourself with this eye-popping recipe!

How to Make Gummy Sushi!

How to make gummy (grape-flavored!) candy sushi from a Japanese kit.

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