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Real-life Rurouni Kenshin reverse-blade katana now on display in Tokyo【Photos】

Swordsmith who’s certified cultural asset of Japan forges anime ronin’s iconic weapon.

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Mr. Sato orders a 5-kilogram, 12,000-calorie rice bowl with a pile of meat on top

Kitchen Origin’s “Meat Castle” is not something that can be easily conquered–but by Jove, he’ll try. 

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Mos Burger’s new Mac and Cheese burger: Does it taste as good as it looks?

We find out if this is the best way to introduce Mac ‘n’ Cheese virgins to the delights of the unfamiliar western dish.

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Rainbow mille crepes brighten up the food scene in Tokyo

We try the colourful sweet that’s becoming all the rage on social media.

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Plant-based burger battle: Burger King Japan vs. Freshness Burger【Taste test】

The two sandwiches leave very different impressions.

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Starbucks’ Phantom Frappuccino: One of the hardest drinks to find in Japan

Encountering this Frappuccino is all down to timing…and bad luck!

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Tokyo’s new chocolate ramen smothers us with attentive affection for Valentine’s Day【Taste test】

Chocolate and matcha green tea aren’t even half of the surprises here.

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We try 7-Eleven’s newly recreated Pork Ramen and are blown away by its level of perfection

This ready-made, microwavable ramen comes close to something you can get in a restaurant!

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A visit to Japan’s forbidden forest of Yawata no Yabushirazu

Just a half-hour outside downtown Tokyo, legends say that if you enter this thicket, you’ll be spirited away and never return.

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Miso soup capsule toys look good enough to eat, come with recipes to make the real thing!【Photos】

Miniature models give us a big appetite for Japan’s favorite comfort food.

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Godiva curry bread from a convenience store? Only in Japan…but should it exist at all?

A company known for neither curry nor bread combines both at a budget price.

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What it’s like to eat a wild game burger from Lotteria Japan

Could a burger like this end up going mainstream?

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Japanese vending machine sells PCR tests at 350-year-old temple in Tokyo【Photos】

We pick up a testing kit at the last place we ever expected to find one.

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We eat Japan’s oldest sweet, available at only one store in all of Japan

Edo period confectionery store learnt the secret recipe from a monk on a mountain in Kyoto. 

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Does Ippudo’s new plant-based tonkotsu ramen really taste like pork?

Veggie tonkotsu vs original tonkotsu from Japan’s premier tonkotsu specialist chain.

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Nissin develops instant-yakisoba-flavored instant yakisoba UFO【Taste Test】

The alpha and omega of special-edition flavors.

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Japanese ramen chain gives us chocolate with our noodles to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Mr Sato takes us on a dance with the devil, but will this turn out to be a sweet memory? 

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Anime pancakes from Poupelle of Chimney Town require magic before eating

We try the interactive dessert that’s melting hearts in Tokyo.

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How to use Japanese convenience store Lawson’s self-checkout terminals

Speedy and convenient, the payment option is no snack run speedbump.

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Starbucks Japan’s new Frappuccino is like…the U.S. in a cup

We get a surprising taste of America at Starbucks this Valentine’s Day.

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