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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.

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!

Cool Down This Summer With a Hi-Chew Popsicle

The popular fruity candy Hi-Chew can now help keep you cool on a hot summer day with these ice cream bars.

Top 5 Things to Take Home from Hokkaido

Home to well-fed and well-cared-for cattle (for meat and dairy) and abundant seafood, Hokkaido may just well be Japan's 'land of milk and honey!'

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!

Sakura Beer is Back!

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

2 Doritos Flavors Found Only on 2 Islands

For a limited time, test your tastebuds with wasabi or takoyaki sauce Doritos, available only in Taiwan and Okinawa.

Munch on Tiny Pancakes-on-a-Stick

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

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.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Sakura Jellies

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

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!

These Sakura Sweets Taste as Good as They Look

Cherry blossoms are a feast for the eyes, but did you know that cherry blossoms are actually edible? Let your cooking skills blossom with these four fun recipes!

Don't Leave Hokkaido Without These 5 Souvenirs

Hokkaido is an island blessed with nature that lends itself to the creation of many great natural products. It also provides excellent ingredients for popular souvenirs. If you're looking for inspiration, here's your souvenir shopping list.

100 Best Drinks from Japan: #3 Sakura Tea

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

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!

Sip on Some Tea from Totoro's Forest

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

A Dose of Hokkaido for Every 'Lover'

Love is a many-splendored thing! Whether you're a chocolate-lover, a history-lover, a beer-lover or just a plain ol' romantic lover, there's something waiting for you in Hokkaido!

Fab Five Cafés with Free Wi-Fi

Compared to other major cities around the world, it's not easy to find quality cafés with good food, drinks, atmosphere and free Wi-Fi in Tokyo. For the discerning customer with internet needs, these five hot spots are handpicked just for you!

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?

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