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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.

12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Autumn

Incredible flowers bloom in Ibaraki even as the leaves on the trees begin to turn yellow, orange and red.

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!

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.

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.

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?

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!

Snack on Some Strawberries Dipped in Matcha

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

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.'

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.

The Real Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea has long been believed to have health benefits, and nowadays people tout it for everything from weight loss to heart disease. But what does the research actually show?

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.

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!

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.

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.'

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.

Sip on Some Tea from Totoro's Forest

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

100 Best Drinks from Japan: #3 Sakura Tea

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

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!

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!

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