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DINING

Enjoy Delicious Hokkaido Seafood at Hakodate Morning Market

Enjoy Delicious Hokkaido Seafood at Hakodate Morning Market

Although Hokkaido is known for producing some of the most delicious food in Japan, this island prefecture’s representative cuisine woul...

Ningyocho: a Guide to Doll Town

Experience the Culture of the Edo Period in Ningyocho, Tokyo’s Doll Town

by guest writer Laura LossNingyocho is a neighborhood of the Nihonbashi district, located in Tokyo&rs...

Crepes from SWEET BOX in Harajuku

Crepes from SWEET BOX in Harajuku

You can’t call a visit to Harajuku complete without having a crepe. When you walk along Takeshita...

Take a trip back in time at Ueno Sakuragi Atari

Take a trip back in time at Ueno Sakuragi Atari

Well-known for its population of stray cats, Ueno Sakuragi lies only a short walk from both the Ueno and N...

Enjoy Hokkaido Winter with

Enjoy Hokkaido Winter with "Drift Ice Gourmet"

Abashiri. Monbetsu. Shari. Rasu. Located along the Sea of Okhotsk, these four cities in Hokkaido are gr...

One Bowl Wonders: Six Classic Japanese Rice Bowls

One Bowl Wonders: Six Classic Japanese Rice Bowls

The rice bowl. Simple yet satisfying, these meals started gaining popularity outside of their native A...

A Once-in-a-lifetime Experience—a Taste of Japan

A Once-in-a-lifetime Experience—a Taste of Japan

by SHUN GATEOriginally published October 2016The taste and look of Japanese sweets, each one hand-cra...

Limited-Time

Limited-Time "Your Name" Cafe Now Open in Ikebukuro!

Animated film Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa) has become a global sensation. Now fans of the film can relive some ...

13 Ways You Can Enjoy Yuzu, Japan's Favourite Citrus Fruit

13 Ways You Can Enjoy Yuzu, Japan's Favourite Citrus Fruit

by guest writer Laura LossYou might want to look again: that’s not a lemon, it’s a yuzu! Fir...

A First-timer's Guide to Shinjuku's Golden Gai

A First-timer's Guide to Shinjuku's Golden Gai

Golden Gai is said to have started around 1950 when the black market that had arisen in front of Shinjuku S...

Go Before It's Gone: A Visit to Tsukiji Market

Go Before It's Gone: A Visit to Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji is a large wholesale market that handles much of the fresh fish and produce that makes its way int...