Enjoy Culture Along the Shoryudo Ukiyo-e Route
Get out of Tokyo and Osaka and make your way to central Japan, where art and cultural history are often a part of daily life.
Stay Awake With Green Tea-Infused Coffee
Why choose between coffee and Japanese green tea when you can have both in one cup?
Change the Way You Think About Tea Ceremony
Not all tea ceremonies are created equal. Some are traditional and stuffy; this one is 'avant-garde.'
This Starbucks has a Japanese Garden!
Starbucks' Uji branch blends in with the traditional landscape of Japan’s most famous tea-growing town—down to the traditional garden on the premises!
TripAdvisor's Top 10 Best Cultural Experiences
From traditional tea ceremonies and cooking lessons to relaxing with owls and revving through the streets, these are traveler’s picks for the best things to do while you’re seeing Japan.
Craving Matcha Infused Goods? Come to Osaka!
Your taste buds will surely fall in love with these matcha treats coming this autumn.
Uji: An Awesome Day Trip from Kyoto
Home to some of the best green tea and one of the most recognizable temples in Japan, Uji is a destination that shouldn't be missed if you're exploring Kyoto and the rest of the Kansai area!
Love Green Tea? So Does Krispy Kreme!
Krispy Kreme Japan's “Wacha” doughnuts combine Japanese tea flavors with classic doughnut sweetness to delectable-looking results!
16 Authentic 'Japan' Experiences around Tokyo
How do you get an 'authentic Japan' experience in the Tokyo area? It depends on what you mean by 'authentic,' and what you mean by 'Japan!' Here are 16 'real Japan' options around Tokyo, running the gamut from the very old to the very new!
Break Me Off a Piece of That Luxury Kit Kat
This new Japanese Kit Kat combines matcha green tea, almonds and two berry flavors for a Kit Kat that is a step above the rest.
Get Your Matcha Fix at This Hotel in Kyoto
Craving matcha? Head over to Kyoto Century Hotel for over 100 matcha-infused choices, including nearly 30 different matcha sweets and 50 kinds of ice cream!
Shoryudo: See More, Do More, Travel Smarter
Not sure where to go in Japan and only have a short time to visit? Why not do it all in central Japan? Get a major dose of culture, food, shopping, history and fun, all of which can be found in the Shoryudo region.
10 Great Things to Do in Saga Prefecture
For many visitors to Japan, Kyushu is an overlooked destination. Which is unfortunate, because Saga Prefecture offers uncharted waters to explore, with its inspired history, bountiful natural resources and unique cultural activities.
6 Best Buy Natural Products from Japan Towns
If 'au naturel' is what you prefer, this list offers hot tips on cool things to buy from select Japanese towns. Take a break from the 'kawaii' cute goods and go for some of these natural specialties.
Katsumata Seicha: Organic Tea on Fuji's Edge
Located in the heart of Japan's premier tea-growing region, Katsumata Seicha traces its tea-making history back to the days of the Warring States Period.
Hands-On Fun Along the Shoryudo Dragon Route
After experiencing the unforgettable Ukiyo-e Route of the Shoryudo (Rising Dragon Road), we made our way up north to learn all about the treasures of Chubu, Japan's central region.
Traditional Flavors at New Kyoto Shake Shack
The popular American burger chain is opening a location in Kyoto, and new menu items will make use of Kyoto's high-quality Uji matcha!
Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More
You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!
In & Around Tokyo: Off the Beaten Track
A typical trip to Japan would likely include Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo or a perhaps day trip to the countryside. However, from ancient treasures to modern marvels, there's richness and rewards for those, like André Mazzone, who take the road less traveled.
New Wave Japanese Tea Shops in Tokyo
Although tea has always been a big deal in Japan, recently there's been a boom of new ways to enjoy it. Here are some new, modern shops in Tokyo that specialize in Japanese Tea!