The Power of Soybeans
Soybeans are one of the most-used plants in Japan, with countless recipes calling on one or several soy products. Here are 10 things made from soybeans you'll surely encounter while you're in Japan.
How to Shop in Japan for Vegans
If you're a vegan, or have other dietary concerns, here are some 'kanji' (Chinese characters) to watch out for when shopping for food in Japan.
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!
12 Vegetarian Dishes Served at Most 'Izakaya'
For vegetarians, finding a meatless meal when dinning may seem tough, but these 12 dishes are so common that they are served at almost any Japanese pub!
4 Must-Try Natural Products from Hokkaido
Japan's biggest prefecture is also home to some of the freshest products that are only possible thanks to the unspoiled nature of Hokkaido.
Just a Spoonful of 'Koji'
'Koji' has been used in Japan for more than 1,000 years, and has recently been in the limelight for its wonderful healthful and beautifying properties.
Get the Scoop on Whole Grain Rice
Next time you reach for a bowl of rice, make sure it's healthy, whole grain 'genmai' rice. Learn all about this power food below!
10 Japanese Foods You Can Make at Home
Whether you live in Japan or abroad, here are 10 healthy Japanese foods you can make at home, no matter where 'home' is!
5 Unmissable Reasons to Visit Kagoshima
Just a short two-hour flight from Tokyo, Kagoshima will bestow you with rare, incredible experiences that will connect you to Mother Nature in Japan at its most majestic and regal, nothing short of invigorating and inspiring.
10 Must-Visit Restaurants for Vegans in Japan
The options for vegans in Japan are getting better and better! Skeptical? Check out these 10 fantastic restaurants around the country to see what we mean!
Japanese Powerfoods for Smooth Skin
Japanese people are considered to have amazing skin, and one well-known source of great skin comes from a good diet. As the general Japanese diet is very healthy and full of detoxifying properties, let's check out some serious powerfoods from Japan!
Tokyo Vegan Guide Offers 50 Restaurant Reviews
With reviews of over 50 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, 'Tokyo Vegan Guide' will show you not only how to survive in Japan while keeping to a plant-based diet, but how to thrive on delicious meals and snacks in the city!
Tofu: The Hard (& Soft) Facts
Ready to become an expert on the white, fluffy deliciousness that is tofu?
Curious About Buddhist Cuisine?
If you've ever wanted to try 'Shojin Ryori' and experience the way monks eat in Japan, we know just the place!
8 Properly Vegetarian Restaurants in Tokyo
With vegetarian needs not always clearly understood by the local populace, being a vegetarian in Japan can be a challenge. Here are some of the freshest Tokyo spots sure to keep your stomach full and conscience clear!
5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Natto'
Anthony Bourdain, who has tried eating silkworms for a meal, has refused to eat 'natto'. But with a little familiarity, and a lot of convincing that this superfood is oh-so-healthy, you'd forget that this fermented soybean is downright stinky.
Discover Your Spiritual Side at Koyasan
Mount Koya is one of Japan’s most sacred spots, and the perfect place to experience an overnight stay in a Buddhist temple.
Michelin Star-Worthy Vegan Cuisine in Tokyo
Hidden away in trendy Yoyogi Uehara, Tudore Tranquility brings creative, cruelty-free cuisine to Tokyo. From the appetizers to dessert, each dish is a showstopper.
Hacks for Dealing With Dietary Needs in Japan
The food in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido and most anywhere in Japan might cause you to forget about your dietary restrictions. However, for those of us who cannot forego our diets due to health or religious reasons, these are our tips to dining to Japan.
All About Shojin Ryori
While new trends in dieting come and go throughout the years, one way of dining in Japan that has firmly remained since the 13th century is Shojin Ryori. Let's dig in and find out what makes this unique style of food so special and where you can try it.