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Ginza 300 Bar: Homegrown, Handmade and High-Quality

The friendliest — and cheapest — bar in Ginza is an awesome cocktail spot for locals and travelers alike.

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3 Simple Ways to Discover Japan’s Unique Food Culture

Let Japan and its unique culture of food blow your mind — and your senses — with amazing “konbini,” exclusive “ekiben” and subterranean “depachika.”

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7 Food Theme Parks and Museums in Japan for the Hungry Traveler

Take a culinary adventure to these Japanese destinations where playing with your food is encouraged!

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5 Craft Beer Festivals to Attend in Japan this Spring

Lovers of craft brew unite! As spring approaches celebrations of beer blossom!

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Nescafe Opens Their First Nap Cafe in Oimachi, Tokyo

Offering a customizable chair or bed, pillow, and lighting, plus more coffee than is probably safe to drink.

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Starbucks has started selling its cherry blossom-themed drinks and products for 2019

The "Sakuraful" Milk Latte and Frappuccino go on sale today, along with a new line of pink products.

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A Gourmet Guide to Musashino, West Tokyo

Drool over the foodscape in Kichijoji and Musashi Sakai.

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Japanese Twitter is Shook by Quality of New Pikachu Donuts

And it’s not in a good way.

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Culture

Japan Now Has a Pringles Flavor Cup Ramen

Once you slurp you can’t stop.

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This Bud’s for You: Tap into Japan’s Craft Beer Scene

Hop on board Japan’s microbrew train with this guide to some of the country’s best beers and where to find them.

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Surviving the Enkai: How to Prepare for Japanese Drinking Culture at Work

Whether you love drinking with colleagues or hate it, it’s a necessary part of life in Japan. Here are some tips to get you through your first — or next — work party.

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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.

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