All About Japan

Make Your Own Enormous Green Tea Pancakes

With just a rice cooker and a few extra ingredients, you too can make your very own giant green tea pancake.

7 Cute Cafés in Tokyo

Discover some of the cutest cafés in Tokyo. You won't just want to visit for the food, but for the whole experience!

Yokokan Teien: A Splendid Secret Garden

One of the three best Japanese gardens as selected by the U.S.-based Sukiya Living Magazine (The Journal of Japanese Gardening), this is a pleasant gem hidden in Fukui City.

Have a Cuppa in Kanazawa’s Old Town

While traveling in Kanazawa, be sure to stop for a nice, fresh cup of tea from a tea shop dating back to the Edo Period (1603-1868)!

A Historical Walk Through Japanese Tea

Take a stroll through Kyoto’s Yamashiro region, the historical nexus of Japanese tea production, with a history dating back some 800 years.

Artless Craft Tea & Coffee

Similar to a Japanese tea room, this café places less emphasis on design and more on high quality hand-roasted tea and coffee.

7 Matcha Sweets to Die for in Kyoto!

Love matcha? Then you have to try these seven unique sweets from seven hot Kyoto shops!

The Japanese Secret to Longevity Through Food

For more than a decade, Japanese people have remained in the top ranks of the longevity scale. One of the biggest secrets to their long lives is rooted in their cuisine.

5 Fantastic Matcha Green Tea Sweets Recipes

Find a health, easy-to-make dessert recipe using matcha! From cookies and cupcakes to lattes and smoothies, we've got you covered!

The New Classics: Culture Experiences in Tokyo

Traditional Japanese experiences have been receiving a revamp, with visitors and locals alike flocking to try new versions of old favorites!

Slurp on Some Matcha-Flavored Ramen

Ramen and green tea are two of the best things to make if you’ve got a pot of hot water; however, now you can have both at once!

Snack on Some Strawberries Dipped in Matcha

Take your tastebuds for a ride when you bite into this delicious desert from Japan's most popular discount interior shop.

Drip, Drip, Drip Goes the Green Tea

Calling itself the world’s first hand-drip green tea shop, Tokyo Saryo is now open for business in Tokyo.

Matcha or Sencha? A Green Tea Primer

Explore the different kinds of green tea in Japan. Discover the differences between sencha, matcha, hojicha and more!

San Grams: A Third-Wave Green Tea Shop & Café

The third-wave green tea movement is taking root right in the heart of Japan’s green tea industry.

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.

Enjoy Starbucks Matcha Tea Anytime

Starbucks matcha marches into the Via lineup with a new, Japan-exclusive green tea drink mix.

Top 5 Green Tea Parfaits in Kyoto

While the Kyoto area is known for its green tea, why not take it to the next level with a green tea parfait?

Japan—Where Tradition Meets the Future

Centered around a slick video of 45 locations across three regions of Japan, the JNTO's new European campaign is a beauty to behold.

Moss Garden Café Has Us Enchanted

With amazing outdoor eating spaces set on moss-covered grounds in the middle of the woods, this is a secret haven for lovers of nature and Studio Ghibli.

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