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Extremely Spicy Tantanmen Has Arrived in Ikebukuro! (Hachigen Hakkaku)

八玄八角'Hachigen Hakkaku' is a new shop that opened in April of 2019 in Ikebukuro. The restaurant's signature item is a Hiroshima specialty called 'shiru-nashi tantanmen,' which means 'soup-less tantan noodles.' The dish can be ordered at 6 different spiciness levels, the hottest of which is extreme!

Ikebukuro

Jaw-dropping 8-Dish Kobe Beef Experience Course at Umeda Ohatsutenjin

If you're searching for the perfect place to eat Kobe beef in Osaka, this is it! Umeda Ohatsutenjin Otonano Kobe-Gyu Yakiniku offers a luxurious Kobe beef course featuring an exhaustive array of top-grade Kobe beef cuts that you can grill yakiniku-style at your table.

Osaka City

Michelin Guide Food Festival in Yokohama! (7/12 ~ 7/21)

For 10 days in July, the prestigious Michelin Guide will be hosting a food festival in Yokohama. Restaurants featured in the guide will gather and offer visitors a taste of their signature dishes.

Yokohama

One-Person Japanese BBQ! 'Yakiniku Like' in Tokyo

'Yakiniku Like' is an awesome yakiniku restaurant where each diner gets their own, personal grill, with absolutely no pressure to share the delicious pieces of grilled meat with anyone else! Oh, and the price is unbelievably cheap!

Shinjuku

Compare 3 Japanese Ice Creams Made From 3 Special Milks!

This summer at Handels Vagen, a premium ice cream store in Ikebukuro and Osaka, you can compare ice creams made from milk from different parts of Japan! This is some of the highest quality ice cream that you can get.

Ramen Types Explained (Tonkotsu, Shoyu, Shio, Tsukemen, and More!)

There are so many kinds of ramen out there, and you've got questions: What's the difference between 'tonkotsu ramen' and 'shio tonkotsu ramen?' What is menma, anyway? What's the difference between ramen and chuka soba? All of these questions, and more, will be answered!

Gomaya Kuki Is Now Serving Gorgeous Parfaits And Bubble Tea!

Famous for its super-rich sesame ice cream, Gomaya Kuki in the Harajuku-Omotesando area now serves some deluxe Japanese-style parfaits and sesame bubble tea made from 6,000 seeds.

Harajuku

Refined, rich parfaits with liqueur pairing by coisof in Ginza

Now located in Ginza, Coisof has renewed its menu and is now serving elegant parfaits with liqueur pairings.

Ginza

Fishcyclopedia: Kinmedai 金目鯛 (Splendid Alfonsino)

All you need to know about this fancy, tasty, big-eyed, red fish. If you're in Tokyo and looking to eat some kinmedai, check out the restaurant recommendations at the end of the article!

Giant Legendary Karaage for ¥280?! Get Outta Town!

Harahachi Bunmei is a popular Tokyo izakaya chain where all items and (most) drinks are ¥280. The shop is famous for its karaage (fried chicken), which has won gold in past karaage competitions! We went to check out the legendary fried chicken and low prices!

Ikebukuro

We Went to Try the New Starbucks Pudding A La Mode Frappuccino!

Starbucks Japan is currently running a retro promotion with menu items that pay homage to old-school Japanese coffee houses. One of the limited-edition items on the menu is a 'Pudding A La Mode Frappuccino.' We headed to Shinjuku to try it out!

¥1,000 Dinner Roulette: Using an App to Randomly Order at Saizeriya

We used an app that randomly selects a combination of menu items that total ¥1,000 to order our dinner at Saizeriya, a popular, cheap "Italian" chain restaurant in Japan. The results were surprising!

Fresh Madai Ramen With Increddible Umami in East Tokyo (Kinshicho)

Located 7 minutes from Kinshicho Station in East Tokyo, 'Madai Ramen Mengyo' is a delicious ramen shop that won 'Best Newcomer Ramen' from TRY(Tokyo Ramen of the Year) in 2016. The Madai (sea bream) broth has an unbelievable condensed umami flavor that needs to be experienced!

New Starbucks Promotion Imagines Retro Japanese Coffee Houses

For the beginning of the summer 2019 season, Starbucks Japan is launching a new promotion that aims to recreate a nostalgic Japanese coffee house feeling. 20 stores throughout the country will feature a retro sign, and special food and beverage items will be available at all locations!

Experience History at Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum

The Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum was established in 1993 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, displaying various works of architecture relocated from all over Tokyo. The best part? You can see everything from inside the constructions!

Maruyama Park, Kyoto's Oldest and Most Beloved Park

Covering an area of 86,000 square meters, the park is the main go-to location during hanami season, but offers incredible beauty all year long. If you're in Kyoto, don't miss it!

Soak in the Medicinal Waters of Jozankei Onsen, in Hokkaido

Jozankei Onsen is located only an hour away from Sapporo, Hokkaido’s largest city, making it a perfect weekend getaway.

Sanma: All About The Delicious Skinny Fish (+Recipe!)

Sanma is the Japanese name for the Pacific Saury, a fish that is usually caught in autumn on the northeast coast of Japan. They are packed with nutrition, rich in flavor, and wonderful to eat in a variety of preparations.

Super-Thick Noodles and Super-Thick Soup! Awesome Ramen at Menya Endo

We went to check out 'Menya Endo,' a ramen shop with special, thick noodles in Monzennakacho, Tokyo. The recommended item here is definitely the tsukemen. The super rich soup goes perfectly with the chewy, thick noodles. Check out our review below!

Matcha Lovers: Head to Daimaru Tokyo!

Until the end of May, the Daimaru department store's Tokyo location is presenting a 'Green Sweets Fair' that features more than 30 matcha-infused sweets items at various vendors within the store. Matcha lovers can enjoy a wide range of beautiful delicacies, including some special seasonal items!

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