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.
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.
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?
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)!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.'
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?
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.
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.