Immerse yourself in ramen at a Japanese museum of the noodle
The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum is more than just a museum. It is a food-themed, three-floor indoor experience where guests can shop for vintage treats or make their own noodles.
Cat-like robot waiters take stress off staff at ‘Screaming Sushi’ in Japan
Since early June, Totoyamichi near Yokota Air Base has also been using wheeled robots to deliver food.
Build a fun day with the family at Legoland Japan Resort in Nagoya
One of 10 Legoland parks in the world, Legoland Japan has rides, food, exhibits for kids ages 0 to 99.
Show off your ‘Stranger Things’ fandom with socks, mini-towels from FamilyMart
Another wave of “Stranger Things” merchandise has rolled ashore in Japan with a limited line of merchandise at FamilyMart.
Gorge on ‘Stranger Things’ at pop-up cafe in Tokyo’s Shibuya district
“Stranger Things” mania continues unabated in Tokyo, where a pop-up cafe rooted in the popular Netflix show is open until Sept. 9.
Once overcrowded Kyoto now longs for foreign tourists in Japan
Once weary of hordes of foreign tourists crowding its narrow streets and ignoring etiquette, many in Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto are longing for their return.
Summer is a vegan season at Starbucks in Japan
As of June 1, almost all Japanese Starbucks locations now carry five new vegan items — three main dishes and two desserts.
Experience ‘Attack on Titan’ for a limited time only at Universal Studios Japan
Enter the world of the horror anime “Attack on Titan” at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, but hurry because the attraction closes Aug. 28.
Japan’s Kobe shrine welcomes quirky and irreverent spirits
The Tsunashiki Tenmangu shrine was founded in 979, giving it a relatively long history even compared with the many other shrines throughout Japan named Tenmangu or Tenjin shrine that celebrate the scholar.
Okinawa’s Adachiya offers collaborative dining experience
Adachiya is a delicious, shockingly affordable and unique dining experience that will have you feeling like a Rockefeller.
Pet birds of prey at the Kamakura Owl Forest
Nestled between the colorful shops on Kamakura’s busy Komachi-dori Street is the green awning of the Kamakura Owl Forest.
Sights and sounds from Yokohama Chinatown
A video visit to Yokohama Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in Japan.
Insta-friendly Tokyo café a perfect place for afternoon tea
The Haute Couture Café in Aobadai is a picture-perfect place where customers post Instagram-perfect photos on social media.
Offbeat Tokyo museum provides parasite insights
Meguro Parasitological Museum in Tokyo looks at the creatures living in the bodies of humans, other animals
Try the Michelin-star ramen that’s only 1,000 yen in an unassuming location in central Tokyo
Tasty, cheap ramen awaits in a back alley at Soba House Konjiki Hototogisu.
Nikko hostel offers summer getaway in riverside railroad car
The temperatures are rising in the Tokyo area so if you’re looking to escape, try cooling off at Nikko in the mountains north of the metropolis.
Floral café in Tokyo suburb delights with fresh fare and flowers
Nestled by Tachikawa Station inside the Green Spring eating complex is a flowery, mystic garden oasis offering food for meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike.
‘Stranger Things’ pops up in Tokyo department store   
Things have gotten strange in Ikebukuro, where the Parco department store has opened a ‘Stranger Things’ Official Goods Pop-Up store.
Gumbo and gator: Get a taste of the Big Easy in Hiroshima, Japan
Gator’s Cajun Kitchen serves up hearty portions of gumbo, jambalaya, po-boys and alligator.