Sweet Potatoes, KitKats, Historic Alley, and $100 Ramen!?

In this issue, we have found some cool activities for you to check out and a $100 bowl of ramen!? Yes, you read that right, wow! But there is more to enjoy.

Go Sweet Potato-Picking in Kawagoe, Saitama

Looking for an activity to take your kids to? Technically Kawagoe is not in Tokyo — it is a short day trip north, about 30 minutes driving — with a lot to offer.

One thing is this sweet potato picking farm. I know what you’re thinking “sweet potatoes?” Yes, because Kawagoe is famous for their delicious sweet potatoes.

And while you’re there check out the Coedo area for some ancient Japanese architecture — centuries old buildings restored and maintained — where you’ll also find incredible souvenirs to take home.

Make your own KitKats in Shibuya

With over 400 flavors in Japan, KitKat is a nationwide favorite here. The Japanese love ♥♥their KitKats. And now you can make your own at the KitKat Chocolatory in Shibuya.

After you sit down at the KitKat Chocolatory’s My KitKat station, you’ll receive a checklist to select your flavor of chocolate, four toppings, and a gift box.” (GaijinPot)

Nestle really goes all-out with KitKats in Japan — can you imagine 400 flavors? It’s crazy. Seems like a new flavor comes out for every season and occasion.

What will you eat in Japan?

You’ve probably heard that Japan is one of the food capitals of the world. It’s a place that has some of the best food you can find anywhere. But what is Japanese food?

We put together a guide that explains almost 80 different dishes you can find in Japan. find your next favorite.

A glimpse into the past

This is a fantastic photo capturing a cramped Tokyo alley that appears to have been untouched since the beginning of modern Tokyo. It’s dark, dusty, falling apart… but still very interesting to look at.

A $100 bowl of ramen!?

Yes, you read that right — it’s no typo. There really is a $100 bowl of ramen. It’s a ramen joint called Mashi no Mashi in Roppongi — and they serve wagyu ramen! Founded by the mastermind behind Wagyu Mafia, a private members-only wagyu restaurant.

Yes, that wagyu, with the rich melt-in-your-mouth marbling.

No matter how much I didn’t want to spend $100 on a bowl of ramen, I had to at least try this one once.” (Ramen Adventures)