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Getting Your Matcha Fix in Tokyo

If you're a fan of tea's most intense flavors, then here is a list of places where you can get your fix of Japanese matcha tea. From the simple to the fancy, these places will satisfy those cravings.

Hakko Department: One-Stop Shop for All Things Fermented in Trendy Shimokitazawa

How one man is aiming to change the world with Japan's fermentation culture.

A Perfect Weekend in Tokushima City

In this second of a series on perfect weekends in Japan, an insider offers hints for enjoying this picturesque riverfront city.

A Valentine Chocolate Tour of Tokyo

Introducing a delicious tasting route of 11 elite Tokyo chocolatiers and their creations.

Can Coffee Champion Make Me Like Drip Coffee?

I'm not a big fan of drip coffee. Can the world coffee champion Tetsu Kasuya change my mind?

Starbucks Selling Reusable Silicone Straws

Starbucks is selling reusable silicone straws in Japan as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste, and it comes with a carrying case and washing brush.

Make Your Own Japanese Fruit Sandwiches

A café staple for years, the fruit sandwich (furutsu sando) is back in the news, as new gourmet versions have caught the attention of sweet lovers. Here's a primer on making your own at home.

Kobe: Japan’s Jazz Capital Celebrates 100 Years of Great Music

Kobe has been Japan's jazz capital for 100 years, and the scene remains lively with a healthy schedule of performances at bars and clubs, and annual jazz festivals.

Starbucks Welcomes Spring '21 with New Flavors

Every year, Starbucks hopes to capture Japanese springtime in a cup with annual sakura-flavored releases. And we just got a taste of their newly released offerings for 2021.

Japan's First Sign Language Starbucks Opens

As a show of its dedication to inclusion, Starbucks has brought it's fifth global sign language cafe to Tokyo, the first in the nation.

Meet a Robot with Heart at Tokyo's Lovot Café!

The robots at this café are cutting edge—developed and programmed to react emotionally to interaction with humans. Now, for the price of a simple meal, you can get a glimpse of how our future will be spent with the cutest “care robots.”

Meet One of Tokyo's Coolest Neighborhoods: Meguro

Coffee culture, antiques . . . even a Pig Cafe: Tokyo's Meguro is definitely worth a train stop.

The Perfect Weekend in Okayama

One of a series of Perfect Weekends in Japanese cities. Lovers of art, food, history, and nature will all find something to help them spend a fantastic weekend in Okayama.

Special Starbucks Mugs Showcase Local Artisans

Starbucks Japan has a series of tumblers and coffee mugs that highlight the splendor of local pottery, and our friends at Spoon & Tamago have compiled some of their favorites.

The Perfect Weekend Tour of Fukuoka City

A long-time resident shares her knowledge of mouth-watering local food spots, great shopping and open green space in one of Japan's most fascinating regional capitals.

My Perfect Weekend in the City of Sapporo

Delaina Miyazaki shares her unique insider perspective on how to really make the most of a weekend in her adopted hometown of Sapporo

12 Best Delicacies of Nikko

Nikko also compliments its culture richness with delicacies that would give you the best experience. From their specialty Yuba to modern steaks, Nikko will surely satisfy your palette.

The Most Luxurious 13-Layer Green Tea Parfait

Nakamura Tokichi is a popular Japanese specialty tea store and café serving high-quality green tea sweets, and if you're a true green tea connoisseur, you need to try the Ginza-exclusive 13-layer Premium Maruto Parfait.

Make Your Accessories Fab at FabCafe Tokyo

At FabCafe Tokyo, the first digital fabrication café in Japan, you can use an assortment of 3-D scanners and printers, laser cutters, and a fleet of knowledgeable staff to make custom accessories, unique greeting cards, and even decorate macarons.

In the Name of the Moon, She'll Feed You

At Shining Moon Tokyo, you can reminisce in your Sailor Moon feels with magical Sailor Moon themed dishes, exclusive goods, and a dinner show featuring the Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Moon.

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