Food Only Available in Hiroshima

Jan 29, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Although some dishes are common throughout the country, different regions in Japan also have their own specialties that may be difficult — or even impossible — to find elsewhere. Hiroshima...[ Click to read more ]

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Where to Go for Ice Cream in Kumamoto

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Like the rest of Japan, Kumamoto has plenty of places where you’ll find high-quality ice cream. Whereas soft-serve ice cream is the most popular, you can also find gelato. To...[ Click to read more ]

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Vegan Dining in Tokyo

Jun 27, 2023 By Michael Stigall

Choices for dining out in Tokyo are nearly limitless. You can eat your way around the world and dine on almost anything humans consider edible (even the most questionable) here...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Ramen Festival 2023

Jan 22, 2023 By Ray Proper

Ramen is a classic Japanese food. If you ask a random person, foreign or Japanese, male or female, what their favorite food is, you are highly likely to get "ramen"...[ Click to read more ]

Making Mochi – Fun for Kids and Big Kids Alike

Dec 23, 2022 By Bert Wishart

When I first heard about mochi, my heart went out to Japan's children. You see, where I'm from, sweets really are just that: sweet. And so, when I was told...[ Click to read more ]


Grab a Slice! Pizza in Tokyo

Aug 30, 2022 By Michael Stigall

Pizza in Japan comes in many novel and exciting forms. There is your standard pizza from the bakery of all places, with its typical toppings of mayo and corn. Then...[ Click to read more ]

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I Heard it Through the Grapevine: Sera Winery and Yume Park

Feb 24, 2022 By William Farrow

As the chills of winter give way and the warmth of spring begins to return to Japan, people find themselves willing to venture into the great outdoors again. Those with...[ Click to read more ]

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

Jan 24, 2022 By Michael Stigall

Whether all you only know about ramen is instant, cup-o-noodles, or are a true aficionado who can tell the difference between shoyu and tonkotsu based ramen by smell, perhaps you’ll...[ Click to read more ]

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Ramen 101: How and What to Order

Jan 15, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Ramen is right up there with sushi for famous must-try Japanese cuisine. The idea of lush noodles bathing in a flavorsome bowl of broth is even more appealing during the...[ Click to read more ]

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Noodling about: Nagoya’s Ramen Discoveries

Jan 13, 2022 By Bert Wishart

When I first came to Japan, I answered the standard "what Japanese food do you like?" question with "I absolutely love ramen!" I wasn't sure why I was typically met...[ Click to read more ]