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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best hamburger steak sushi?【Taste test】

No, no, not sushi hamburgers. That would be weird.

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Our otaku reporter Seiji rides the slowest train to Chichibu–and his coworker flips out

What’s so wrong with taking the local train to Chichibu?

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The restaurant where one of Japan’s last samurai lords ate now has a café with really good cake

If Kawai Tsuginosuke were alive today, he’d probably order the Special Plate dessert too.

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Curry and lassi ice creams: Like eating cubes of frozen curry roux

Some convenience store ice creams aren’t as great as you think they’ll be. 

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This open-air museum in Hokkaido is a must-visit for fans of history and one popular manga series

Hokkaido Kaitaku no Mura is a golden opportunity to explore Japanese history and earn some otaku cred.

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Does the eel from these cheap takeout shops pass the buyobuyo quality test? We find out

Unagi for about 1,000 yen…is it worth it?

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Awesome-looking Japanese whiskey maker’s snack recipe requires no booze, almost no effort【Photos】

Got company coming over in exactly a minute, or just a severe case of the munchies? Then this is what you’re looking for.

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Pocky on the Rocks: A new (but also old) way to beat the heat with Pocky sticks at home【Recipe】

We may not have been around for this clever drink idea the first time around, but we are totally here for it now.

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Turning a crazy cheap country Japanese house into a home — Step 1: Tegowashi【SoraHouse】

”This is gonna be tegowashi.”

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Bugs for dessert? Taste-testing Japan’s wasp dumplings and locust rice crackers【Taste test】

Because we finished our wasp larvae bento, we think we’ve earned a wasp larvae dessert.

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Try-your-luck vending machine proves it doesn’t always pay to take a gamble

Don’t be fooled by the shiny bright lights of this machine.

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Site of the worst bear attack in Japanese history is a chilling place to visit

You might not want to visit this area alone.

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We spend 24 hours trying to keep a Tamagotchi alive, it ends up doing something weirder

The Tamagotchi Smart means you can take your virtual pet with you everywhere.

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This no-bake sweet sake super-easy dessert is a perfect summertime sweets companion【Recipe】

Chilled Amazake Cracked Ice is a cool treat you can make even with zero cooking skills.

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Starbucks Japan’s new summer drinks deliver all the goodness of Matcha and Youthberry

We spill the tea on Starbucks’ new limited-edition beverages. 

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How to make an imitation katsudon pork cutlet bowl using imitation katsu【SoraKitchen】

We harness the power of dagashi to create the “in-quotation-marks katsudon.”

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Japan’s only blue old-school post box: Where is it and why is it there?

A humble mailbox with a roundabout connection to ’90s J-Pop idol group Mi-Ke.

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best saltwater eel sushi?【Taste test】

It’s a four-way anago showdown of affordable luxuries.

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This Tokyo bakery gives its curry bread a special Aomori ingredient for a one-of-a-kind taste

The pride of Aomori Prefecture is the star of the show at Little Princess Tokyo.

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We test out the new gaming chopsticks that bring gaming PC looks to your dinner table【Photos】

You can now dine in the high-tech glow of gaming light.

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