Takamichi Furusawa

Panju: A Rare Japanese sweet you can buy from a food cart for less than 30 cents

A hidden gem that’s popular with locals. 

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Japanese temple shop sells special shumai dumplings…with no meat in them

You won’t find shumai like this anywhere else.

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Doai Station: The deepest station in Japan is also one of the scariest, like a video game dungeon

This underground fortress isn’t dubbed “Japan’s No. 1 Mole Station” for nothing.

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New Japanese sweets store sells drinkable red bean paste

Anko specialty store comes up with a cool new way to beat the summer heat. 

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Ramen kaiseki: Japanese restaurant offers first-ever multi-course noodle experience

Welcome to the world of noodle haute cuisine. 

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Tokyo cafe serves up the artsiest version of a drinkable roasted sweet potato that we’ve seen yet

The perfectly Instagram-worthy drink can be found in one of Tokyo’s most bohemian hipster neighborhoods.

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Gunma’s yaki manju, unknown to most Japanese people, are the best manju we’ve ever had

Our sweet-loving reporter falls in love with a delicacy that’s been enjoyed by the people of Gunma for hundreds of years.

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Nope, these AREN’T eels — Gunma Prefecture’s ‘Nasu no Kabayaki’ blows our reporter’s mind

Our reporter was craving some grilled eel, but ended up with something even more delicious!

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We go on a pilgrimage to find traditional sweets shaped like a Subaru car

A must-have snack for anyone who likes cars, traditional Japanese confectionary… or both!

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