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Frozen Japanese sake: A fantastic way to make easy summer cocktails

Sparkling sake becomes slushie sake this summer.

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Japan’s northernmost brewery on the mainland is…a temple?!?

The holiest craft beer in the country.

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Eating sushi…from a vending machine? We try Toyama Prefecture’s local delicacy, masuzushi

Our reporter’s unfortunate blunder actually turns out for the best as she discovers a hidden surprise!

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Our 30-something reporter coordinates a cheap outfit from a popular teen fashion shop

Can our adult reporter relive her teenage years through fashion?

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We visit a train station in historical ninja town, see ninja trick art, and become ninjas ourselves

Koka City was once home to the legendary Koga Ninja Clan, and the local station pays homage with some fun trick art! 

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How does the 100-yen “Scoon” match up against the celebrated 2,000-yen Sugakiya Ramen Fork?

High-performance spork action.

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Wasp larvae bento: a traditional delicacy in the Japanese mountains

A local specialty best eaten with a side of courage.

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We find what looks like an alien species at a fish market so of course we make sashimi out of it

Because the weirdest-looking fish make the tastiest sushi, in our experience!

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We hunt for Dom Pérignon in these wine fukubukuro lucky bag boxes from Kaldi

No matter what comes out of the lucky boxes, it’s sure to be a wine-derful day!

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