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DINING

A Beginner's Guide to Yakitori

A Beginner's Guide to Yakitori

Yakitori. This seemingly simple dish of bite-sized pieces of chicken grilled on wooden skewers is on its way to becoming the next hit food from Jap...

Delicious in 250 Ways: Koppe Pan Specialty Shop Cococoppe

Delicious in 250 Ways: Koppe Pan Specialty Shop Cococoppe

Opened in June 2016 in the department store Hakata Hankyu, Cococoppe specializes in a certain type of ba...

The World's Most Intense Matcha Gelato at Suzukien

The World's Most Intense Matcha Gelato

On a scale of one to seven, how would you rate your love of matcha? Whatever your answer, Suzukien in Asaku...

Toast the Season with These Limited Edition Fall Beers, Happoshu, and Chu-Hi

Introducing Japan's Limited Edition Autumn Beers

The harsh heat of summer may still be with us even as we enter September, but that hasn't stopped Japa...

Niku Yokocho: a Meat Lover's Paradise in Shibuya

Niku Yokocho: a Meat Lover's Paradise in Shibuya

Shibuya. The name brings to mind the statue of a famously faithful dog and the controlled chaos of the &ld...

The 5 Meals You Must Eat in Hokkaido

The 5 Meals You Must Eat in Hokkaido

For a foodie traveling through Japan, Hokkaido is like paradise. Blessed with bountiful fishing areas ...

Kuromon Market: Osaka’s Foodie Paradise

Kuromon Market: Osaka’s Foodie Paradise

Osaka is home to one of Japan’s most vibrant food cultures. There’s even a saying that goes ...

Kyoto Tasting Tour: Nishiki Market

Kyoto Tasting Tour: Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market is known as the kitchen of Kyoto. This street is home to some 130 stores that sell ingredie...

京都で食べたい抹茶スイーツ

Kyoto's Amazing Matcha Sweets

It wasn’t so long ago that matcha was relatively unknown outside of Japan. Now in something of a ma...

Saiho-ji: how to visit Kyoto's Moss Temple

Saiho-ji: how to visit Kyoto's Moss Temple

The stunning garden of Saiho-ji Temple is a must-see while in Kyoto. However, you’ll need to go th...

Hida Cooking Class

Hida Cooking Class

Eating like a local is high on the priority list of most travelers today. However, language barriers and ...