Seiji Nakazawa

Secret unstaffed hot spring in Japan will make you feel like you’ve been spirited away

A mysterious outdoor onsen leaves a lifelong impression on two night-time visitors. 

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Onsen hot spring with Mt Fuji views has one of the best rotenburo in Japan

Bathing here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss.

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Sumo training hall chef shares a secret cream stew ingredient his wrestlers love【Taste test】

Adding one surprise ingredient is said to make this classic Western-style Japanese dish pair extra well with white rice.

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Second-tier Japanese convenience store’s “Drinkable Soft Serve Ice Cream” is a top-tier dessert

Minisof’s Super Milk is worth tracking down.

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Our Japanese-born reporter eats burrito for first time in his life, changes opinion on McDonald’s

Somehow Seiji ate a beetle before he ate a burrito.

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We went to Shibuya’s swanky Saunas to sweat away all of our troubles

Our reporter shows us how to find serenity in a very busy neighborhood.

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Shibuya strip show-adjacent extra-fatty beef bowl fails and succeeds in impressing us

Twice the price of a Yoshinoya beef bowl, but more than it seems.

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The best kebab in Tokyo? We find out if Moses in Shibuya lives up to the hype

Moses was the first person to sell kebabs in Japan, and you can buy them in Shibuya until three in the morning.

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How to make a secret rice bowl at Ichiran ramen

The Ichirandon is causing a stir amongst fans, but it’s a secret dish that isn’t listed on the menu.

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Starbucks at Shibuya Scramble Crossing reopens, but is it really bigger and better than before?

We discover a secret way to get the best photos, and all-you-can drink Starbucks coffee!

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Foreigner’s request for help in Tokyo makes us sad for the state of society

Such an odd encounter that we’re hoping it was a YouTube prank. 

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The oldest tunnel in Japan is believed to be haunted, and strange things happen when we go there

Spirits from the past live on at this abandoned site in the mountains. 

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Tokyo Secret Eats: Shibuya City staff cafeteria serves Hachiko soba to visitors

A hidden gem enjoyed by public servants…and visitors in the know!  

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Osaka street food becomes a Tokyo noodle topping with the Deluxe Takoyaki Soba【Taste test】

Our native Osakan tries out this unusual combo.

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American Reddit post claims this soy sauce will change your life【Taste test】

Seiji prepares to have his life changed by a Shikoku soy sauce.

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The mysterious case of the horrifying sign on a cemetery wall in Tokyo

Ominous eye and promise to “develop special abilities” leads to a hunt for clues around the city.

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Japanese manhole covers become a hit with foreign tourists in off-the-beaten path Tokyo area

Street lids are now some of the city’s most unusual tourist sites, and there’s a way you can take them home as free souvenir cards.

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We try Yoshinoya’s take on Setsubun ehomaki lucky sushi rolls with mixed results

The verdict seems to be that you’re either going to roll with them…or not.

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Rumors say Tokyo’s Sensoji Temple sticks you with bad fortunes, so we bought 100 to find out

Plus, how hard is it to pull Sensoji’s semi-secret super-lucky omikuji fortune?

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Does the “World’s best apple pie” in Japan live up to its reputation?

An unlikely location for an acclaimed dessert makes us wonder if it really is as good as they say.

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