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Day Trip From Tokyo: 4 Best Places In Kanagawa For Busy Travelers

Many international visitors who visit Japan for the first time tend to stay in Tokyo. Tokyo is indeed exciting and fascinating, but there are other …

Japan

This New Luxury Sushi Den Might Actually Be Worth It

Sushi aesthetes tend to have different signifiers that justify their lofty judgments on what makes a certain precious little bar, or restaurant, or …

Japan

A foodie's day in Tokyo: a culinary itinerary

So you came to Tokyo to eat? You'd need a whole month just to make it through the highlights of this world-class – some would say world's best – food city. But you can do a lot in a day, from trawling the markets and department stores to splurging on sushi and sake.<p>The best thing about Tokyo for …

Tokyo's Ramen Museum Is a Noodle Lover's Paradise

Though it's just after noon in Yokohama, Japan, I find myself suddenly immersed into an artificial nighttime world, illuminated only by the golden …

Japan's King of Ramen Has a New Food Documentary

You'd think that with the title, Japan's reigning king of ramen, shop owner Osamu Tomita, would keep the secrets to his steaming tonkotsu broth well …

10 Unique Kit-Kat Flavors From Japan

Have a break with these Kit Kat bars<p><i>This article originally appeared on Spoon U and was written by Megan Smith. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>Remember when we were kids (when cable was still a thing), and the <i>Gimme a break, Gimme a break, Gimme a break of that Kit Kat bar</i> …

A new floating hotel will take you around Japan's scenic coastlines

When holiday accommodation is lovely, it can be a wrench leaving it to go off and see the sights. A new floating hotel in Japan will solve that problem, however, as it will take you around scenic coastlines in the Seto Inland Sea.<p>The luxury ship, named “guntû” departs from and returns to the Bella …

How to Jump Start a Car

Tech help for after an auto accident.<p>Watch out for these danger signs of brake failure, and learn what to do if they fail.<p>Help keep your vehicle …

Martha's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Martha's made many versions of these cookies over the years. Her latest, greatest recipe boasts crisp edges, chewy centers, and best of all, lots and lots of chocolate chips -- a whopping 4 1/2 cups go into the batter.

Inside the Tokyo restaurant with its own indoor forest and cave

Tokyo has no shortage of incredible and unique restaurants offering every kind of food imaginable. A world famous culinary hot spot, the city has something to impress everyone, and now, that includes a tranquil, nature-inspired restaurant in the heart of the fashionable Roppongi district that …

How to Toast Nuts at Home

By Alex Delany<p>Buying raw nuts and toasting them at home: always worth it. Here's how to do it.<p>We’ll get right to the point. Yes. <b>Toasting nuts at home is worth it</b>. In fact, it’s more than worth it, and if you don’t know how to toast nuts, we’ll teach you. Because toasting nuts at home will …

Breakfast

Amazing images of Tokyo before it was a city

Before Tokyo matured into the gleaming, dense city it is today, it was a small fishing village called Edo.<p>Now home to over 13 million people, the …

Japan

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

27 Insanely Delicious Soups That Will Keep You Cozy All Winter Long

Soup is probably one of the most under-appreciated foods out there.<p>Oftentimes, we disregard soups' ability to hold their own as entrées, casting them …

Cooking

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 475°. Grate frozen butter using large holes of a box grater. Toss together grated butter and flour in a medium …

Baking

Top 30 Slow Cooker Recipes

The slow cooker makes cooking a hearty and hot meal easy even on weekdays -- while you're working -- and on busy weekends when you have better things …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Jersey City

Chinese Fried Walnuts Recipe

"I am always asked to bring these walnuts whenever we have a get together with family or friends. They are perfect on tables at a bridal or baby …

7 Unexpected and Insanely Delicious Ways to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

Anyone who’s dabbled in Paleo or Whole30 knows the value of hard-boiled eggs. Really anyone who enjoys starting their day with a high-protein, …

The art of eating fish sperm in Japan

Within my first month of living in Japan came my first date in Japan. And with my first date in Japan came my first experience eating piscine …

10 Key Phrases to Know Before You Enter a Japanese Convenience Store

You might be already aware of the phrases, Irasshaimase (“Welcome”), arigatou gozaimazu (“Thank you very much”), and moushi wake gozaimasen (“I’m …

A 45-Minute Roast Turkey

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Picked up the turkeys, plural, this weekend, two big ones that I thought would go …

Baking

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Baking

After Tokyo Commuter Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early, Company Apologizes

Passengers on a morning train on the Tokyo region's Tsukuba Express line might not have noticed anything was amiss Tuesday. But when their train left Minami-Nagareyama station, it did so 20 seconds ahead of schedule — and when the company noticed, it issued an apology to customers.<p>The train was …

Japan

Pygmy Hedgehog Packs His Tiny Bags and Goes Camping in Adorable Photo Shoot

You may or may not know Azuki: the Insta-famous, Japanese pygmy hedgehog. If you don’t, allow us to introduce you. Azuki is a happy-go-lucky kind of guy. He likes apples, massages, and hot baths, and up until recently, led a cozy life indoors with his human. All of the naps on soft blankets, the …

Now You Can Easily Take the Bus from Tokyo to Go on a Day Trip to Mt. Fuji and Hakone!

kaeilin<p>I'm from Taiwan. I've been living in Tokyo for 4 years. I would like to share you various charms of Japan by writing articles in Chinese. For …

Japan

How to Make Candied Pecans

I love making candied pecans because they will keep for a couple of weeks after they are made and you can use them for salad toppings, ice cream …