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We try a Tokyo luxury hotel’s fancy Cup Noodle buffet items, eat best curry noodles of our lives

If you’ve ever wondered what fancy dishes with instant noodles would look like, look no further than the Keio Plaza Hotel!

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What to do if your phone battery dies when using a mobile transit pass on a Japanese train

Avoid getting stuck inside the train station forever with these handy solutions.

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We create a Japanese izakaya pub at home with an amazing all-in-one kitchen gadget

Join us for a Japanese-style pub meal at our place, complete with hot sake and snacks that are super easy to make!

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Become a noodle expert with Takara Tomy’s new Soba-Making Master and free online cooking lesson

Making homemade soba with the whole family has never been so satisfying.

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This Nara workshop has been making deer crackers for more than 100 years and offers tours【Photos】

The oldest shika senbei maker in the city gives us an inside look and a fresh-cooked taste.

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Starbucks Japan’s Afternoon Tea Set: So popular it sells out in minutes

Afternoon tea at Starbucks comes with a surprisingly high price tag.

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Mister Donut becomes Mister Pizza? Japan’s favorite donut chain now sells pizza too【Taste test】

Is Mister Donut now a viable one-stop spot for dinner and dessert?

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The best-looking ramen in Japan? New store creates beautiful noodle bouquets

But…do they that taste as good as they look?

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Frigid Silver Bukkake Udon is Japan’s latest way to beat the summer heat

Why just have cold noodles when you can have ice noodles?

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A visit to Japan’s train station that looks like a spaceport in the middle of nowhere【Photos】

Unusual station’s unique name also makes it a destination for those seeking good luck, but things might feel different in the near future.

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Japanese restaurant in former yukaku red light district struggles to preserve its history

Historic building used to be a brothel, now its ornate interiors are in danger of fading away.

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Sliced Black Thunder: A chocolate bar for toast

The Black Thunder for Toast makes us rethink the way we eat chocolate bars.

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New champion for title of longest-running manga ever, creator explains how he’s lasted this long

Golgo 13 has been killing people for over 50 years, and the series’ longevity is due in part to its artist’s rice-farmer mentality.

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Idol singer quitting group because otaku that show up to their concerts are “nasty”

Though maybe that shouldn’t have been such a surprise with this particular underground idol unit.

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What are Japanese teens wishing for at this year’s Tanabata Star Festival?

The list includes some traditional favorites, but the number-one wish is for something very timely.

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How to make no-rice “fried rice”【SoraKitchen】

Fried rice without rice might sound like fried nothing, but our chef shows that nothing is impossible.

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Capsule hotel offers amazing deal, cheaper than an apartment in Tokyo

With incredible perks like food, alcohol, onsen and Wi-Fi included, you can live here long-term without having to spend money on anything else! 

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Cheapest convenience store bento ever? This boxed lunch warms the heart for less than two bucks

Lawson Store 100’s premium-priced meal is still a bento bargain.

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New baby-themed haunted house in Tokyo says there’s nothing to be afraid of, is totally lying

Spending time with its lab-created “ideal mother” may have you screaming for your mommy.

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Japan’s lap-pillow ear-cleaning salons aren’t just for pervy guys, we find out

Our female reporter gets her ears cleaned by someone else for the first time in years, and loves it.

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