All About Japan

Bring Home the Gold from Kanazawa

It's a long-standing Japanese social custom to buy souvenirs for friends and colleagues during your travels. And if you're visiting Kanazawa, here are the sweet treats you need to bring back, including gilded cake!

Munch on Tiny Pancakes-on-a-Stick

The newest craze of skewered food in Japan is not a type of meat, but a dessert!

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Green Tea

If you often enjoy drinking green tea at home, make sure you know the proper way to brew each kind. It's not as simple as just putting the kettle on!

How to Enjoy Tea Ceremony Like a Local

Like many traditional Japanese events, tea ceremony is a treasured cultural activity where manners are key. Before you sit down, here's a quick primer on the rules you'll need to know to properly enjoy 'chado.'

8 Must-Try Foods in Asakusa

Asakusa, a neighborhood on the east side of Tokyo, is noteworthy for its retro, traditional atmosphere. Besides enjoying the rich cultural history of Japan’s bustling capital, there's also a variety of local delicacies you can find in the old downtown!

5 Top Desserts to End the Date on a Sweet Note

On a date, a good dessert after a meal is as sweet as a memorable goodnight kiss. Hop to a stop on our list before calling it a night, as sweet memories are made of these!

Kaikado Is Serving up Style (& Tea) in Kyoto

Read on to learn about this Kyoto building's dramatic transformation from an abandoned government building to a stylish café and creative space.

Try Making These Tantalizing Green Tea Treats

If having a sweet tooth is your bitter truth, we've got five amazing matcha recipes that are sure to satisfy you with a green tea tang!

100 Best Drinks from Japan: #3 Sakura Tea

Sakura tea is a popular drink for celebrations such as weddings or other special occasions.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Sakura Jellies

These dewdrop jellies are not only beautiful, but contain edible cherry blossoms as well.

The Polite Way to Sip Green Tea with Company

When sipping tea with your host, the polite way to partake depends on the kind of cup and the type of tea provided. Are you sure you know the right way?

The Best of Valentine’s Day Shopping in 2017

Valentine's Day is one of the biggest holidays in Japan and it's so important to make sure you get the right gift for your sweetheart. Read on if you need some ideas on the perfect present.

These Cocktails Are a Bright Idea

Feeling in the mood for some crafty cocktails? This bar set to open in Tokyo is your best chance to try some one-of-a-kind cocktails.

Top 5 Tea Places for Ladies Who Just Lunched

Yes, girls just wanna have fun! And for some, this means a long chat over tea in a calming environment that grants breathing space. While big name tea franchises abound in Japan, here are Tokyo and Yokohama's best kept secrets.

A Sweet Mixture of Chocolate & Kimono Design

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we know we’ll be seeing some amazing chocolates in the coming weeks. But these simply took our breath away!

Sip on Some Tea from Totoro's Forest

Now you can enjoy the flavors of some well-known characters from Studio Ghibli.

Sakura Beer is Back!

You won't want to miss this bubbly brew that is infused with cherry blossom petals.

Get the Lowdown on Sakura-Themed Treats!

As cherry blossoms overwhelm Japan, all the big players step up with 'sakura'-flavored snacks and drinks. Check out this year's offerings from Starbucks, McDonald's, Max Brenner, Hotel Conrad and more!

Sushi Kit Kats: Not Just an April Fools' Joke!

Good news for Kit Kat fans! Kit Kat Chocolatory is celebrating the opening of their Ginza store with gifts of sushi-flavored Kit Kats, but for a limited time only!

Sakura-Themed Drinks & Merchandise Galore!

Starbucks will be giving us a taste of spring with two new beverages and a drink-ware range containing over 30 cherry-blossom-themed items.

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