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Birthday Discounts and Freebies in Japan

Is your birthday around the corner? Read on for a mega list of all the goodies you can collect as discounts or freebies just by getting another year older!

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10 Artsy and Creative Chocolates in Japan

A visual taste of ten creative chocolates made by artists and chocolatiers in Japan.

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Gluten-Free Eating in Japan

Do you have a gluten allergy and are traveling or living in Japan? Here's a quick guide to help you navigate restaurants and supermarkets.

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10 Best Regional Udon Dishes Across Japan

Get to know Japan’s many regional udon dishes from north to south.

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9 Regional Hot Pots Across Japan to Try This Winter

Are you in the mood for crab, chicken or mushrooms boiled in a broth full of umami? Read on below for nine region-specific stars of nabe (hot pot) season.

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8 Fun and Whimsical Themed Cafes in Japan

Explore some of the best-themed cafes in Japan, where culinary delights meet captivating stories and decor!

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Why Autumn is My Favorite Season in Japan

From seasonal treats to vibrant colors, fall is the perfect time of year.

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The Japanese Twist on American Fast Food Chains

Explore how iconic American fast food brands evolve in Japan, from unique menu items to cultural adaptations. Dive into the surprising twists and flavors that await you in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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5 Iconic Japanese Foods Not From Japan

From tempura to salmon sushi, these seemingly traditional Japanese dishes actually came from overseas.

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Five Famous Types of Japanese Sweet Potatoes

Get to know some of the most popular (and delicious!) varieties of Japanese sweet potatoes, from the soft and flaky beni azuma to the creamy beni haruka to the mellow and smooth silk-sweet. 

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A Guide to Halal Food in Japan

Looking for halal food options in Japan as a Muslim resident? Check out our guide to Muslim-friendly restaurants, groceries and tips for a worry-free culinary experience.

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The Best 24-Hour Coffee Shops and Internet Cafes in Tokyo

Missed the train? Have a to pull an all-nighter? Check out these options for all-night cafes.

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