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August 16, 2018

Let’s Eat! 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.

August 1, 2018

4 Cold Ramen Dishes for the Sweltering Japanese Summer

Bowls of Japan’s famous noodle-based soup don’t always have to be served scalding hot. There are several chilled variations that can be enjoyed in the notoriously hot Japanese summer months.

July 27, 2018

5 of the Best Places For Craft Beer in Tokyo

Tap into a new drinking experience with a few of the best spots in the city for craft beer.

July 26, 2018

All About Ocha: The Wonderful World of Japanese Tea

Whether you drink it hot, cold, bagged, powdered, loose leaf, in jeans or in a kimono — green tea is inextricably linked with Japanese culture. From “matcha” to “houjicha,” here’s our guide to enjoying the many different styles.

July 6, 2018

Sake Cheat Sheet: Get Your Drink on with This Handy Guide to Nihonshu

An introductory guide to Japan’s national tipple.

July 5, 2018

Slices of Japanese Life that Keep me Coming Back for More

The joy of everyday discoveries and bonding with locals over food, glorious food.

Whole Meat Japan
July 2, 2018

These 5 Companies are Here to Help You Host the Best Summer BBQ in Japan

Whether you’re planning an international Fourth of July hoedown or a new ALTs meat-and-greet, these five businesses are here to make sure your barbecue is prime grade.

Mochi with sesame Japanese dessert.
May 16, 2018

Mochi Mochi Nippon! All You Need to Know about Japan’s Ubiquitous Rice Cakes

It’s beaten, sweetened and eaten all across the country in infinite varieties and on all occasions. Here’s a quick primer and a short warning on this ever-present treat.

April 24, 2018

Is It Coffee or Tea? What You Need to Know About Japan’s New ‘Tea Coffee’ Drink

This new hybrid drink released in Japan last week hints at the fact that we might be missing something in our lives, so we had to find out more.

Tokyo Fight Club dancer
March 27, 2018

Tokyo Fight Club: A New Friday Night Entertainment Experience

Live fights and ¥300 cocktails at this hybrid restaurant and entertainment venue that’s here to shakedown Tokyo nightlife.

February 15, 2018

Vegan in Japan: 3 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Kobe

Planning a trip to Kobe? Don’t miss these three vegan-friendly restaurants.

Kissa Saeki vegan katsu sandwich.
January 24, 2018

Vegan in Japan: 4 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Hiroshima City

Here are four restaurants that are a must-visit for any vegans or vegetarians traveling to Hiroshima.

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