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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Using the Ramen Ticket Machine in Japan

Because the longer it takes you to order ramen, the longer it takes to eat it.

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Inside Neko Neko Shokupan, Japan’s Kawaii Cat Bread Bakery

Japan's obsession with cats has made its way into everyday food products.

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5 Weirdest Names for Japanese Food

Would you like extra soy sauce with your dancing zombie octopus?

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5 Shops to Try Yokohama’s Local Iekei Ramen

Discover this local ramen style that’s creamy and chewy with all the toppings.

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8 Halloween Treats You Can Get at the Convenience Store in Japan

Save the tricks and give us all the spooky fall-flavored treats.

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5 Scary Japanese Foods and Why You Should Try Them

To experience the pleasure, you must also brave the pain of Japan’s complex culinary underworld.

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A Gourmet Guide to Yokohama West Gate

Where to eat and drink in this little-known culinary corner of Tokyo’s cosmopolitan neighbor and RWC host city, Yokohama.

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Visiting Yokohama? This Online Map Will Help You Explore the Best of the City’s Food Culture

Eat like a local with the Yokohama West Gate Restaurant Guide.

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Culture

Starbucks Get Fruity With New Line of Peach-Flavored Drinks

Unsurprisingly, everyone in Japan is peachy keen for the releases.

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McDonald’s Japan Accidentally Creates Sexually Suggestive Drink Cups

The hilarious design gaffe has even turned the cups into prized collectibles.

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5 Guided Tours Where You Can Experience Tokyo Like A Local

Crash courses in bar lingo, uncovering secret hideouts and boozing up in suburbs, these tours will show you the true Tokyo.

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Japanese Words To Describe Food Textures

Ever heard the words カリカリ, さくさく or モチモチ around Japanese food?

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone