6 Unusual Museums in Japan


In most major cities of the world, you'll find large, prestigious museums: the Museum of Natural History in New York City; the Louvre in Paris; the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. Then there are more offbeat, … [Read more...]

DIY Japanese Candy Kits


Japanese candy seems exotic and exciting to most of the rest of the world; between the novelty flavors, seasonal varieties, and unique packaging, Japanese candy really intrigues people. One type of candy in particular … [Read more...]

The Strangest Ramen in Japan


More than sushi, okonomiyaki, or any other recognizably Japanese food, ramen is arguably the most popular food in Japan. It's inexpensive, you can find it virtually anywhere in Japan, and everybody seems to have their own … [Read more...]

Eating Your Veggies in Japan


Japan and vegetarianism have kind of a strange relationship. Buddhism is deeply intertwined with Japan culture and, with it, the respect for all life. The most devout Buddhists observe this reverence towards life in … [Read more...]

Being Snobby About Japanese Food


Right before the whole Tofugu team left for Japan, we decided to try a nearby Japanese restaurant right here in the US. Even though we were a little apprehensive about eating there, we decided to give it a try anyway. What … [Read more...]