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Enjoy the Beauty of Hydrangeas at This Temple in Kyoto With Some Matcha Desserts

With the rainy season in Japan comes the season of hydrangeas. Among the many places to see these beautiful flowers, Mimurotoji Temple (三室戸寺) in Uji (宇治), Kyoto (京都) is extremely famous. Let’s check it out! Hydrangeas in Japan jp.fotolia.com/ The types of hydrangeas that bloom in Japan during the rainy season are limited to this…

Experience Japanese Green Tea Flavors at This Matcha-Themed Buffet in Kyoto

Many foreigners would like the opportunity to try Japanese green tea and matcha (抹茶) when they visit Japan. As a nationally popular ingredient and a large part of Japanese food culture, matcha and green tea have been loved since the 8th century. Did you know there is an event in Kyoto where you can try…

The Gudetama Cafe in Osaka Has a New Limited Matcha Menu! Don’t Miss It!

Sanrio’s (サンリオ) popular character, Gudetama (ぐでたま), has a themed cafe in Osaka (大阪), and this summer 2017, they are providing a new special menu in collaboration with the matcha (抹茶) specialty store, MACCHA HOUSE Maccha-kan (抹茶館). This limited menu is only available from June 5 to July 9, 2017. Find out more about it below!…

Beat the Summer Heat with New Cupcakes and Shakes in Tokyo!

Lola’s Cupcakes is an extremely popular British cupcake brand, and they opened their first shop in Japan back in October 2015. This summer, Lola’s Cupcakes is attempting a new kind of summer dessert that you will definitely want to try out! Lola’s Cupcakes There are currently two Lola’s Cupcakes locations in Japan. The first store…

Taste the New Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavor at Its Pop-Up Store in Nagoya This Summer!

From June 3 to July 2, 2017, there will be a pop-up Ben & Jerry’s (ベン&ジェリーズ) store in Nagoya (名古屋). The pop-up store is located on the first floor of Nagoya Station’s (名古屋駅) Takashimaya (タカシマヤ). There previously was a pop-up store in the same location back in November 2016, but after receiving many requests for…

Check Out This Pancake Cafe in Japan and its Limited-Edition Healthy Menu!

J.S. PANCAKE CAFE (J.S パンケーキカフェ) is a cafe produced by the fashion brand JOURNAL STANDARD (ジャーナルスタンダード). Starting June 1st 2017, J.S. PANCAKE CAFE is selling a “guilt-free menu” that features mountains of fruits and vegetables. The idea is to produce a new kind of pancake that you can eat without feeling guilty. There are two…

Try These 5 Refreshing Melon Treats Perfect for the Summer Season in Japan!

It has finally become the season of cantaloupes in Japan and there are several places that offer special limited cantaloupe-based menu items. Check out five of them below! 1. Shiseido Parlour Salon de Cafe (資生堂パーラー サロン・ド・カフェ) Shiseido Parlour Salon de Cafe in Ginza (銀座) has recently added cantaloupe desserts to their menu. The kind of…

Try French Toast and a Special Summer Menu at This Restaurant in Japan!

Do you like French toast? To some, it is either too sweet or too squishy from the maple syrup soaked into the bread and so they usually opt for pancakes or waffles instead. But did you know there are many kinds of French toast, some of which have had their recipes perfected over the years…

What Is This Superfood Called “Pakchee” and Where Can You Find It in Tokyo?

Do you know about the recently popular superfood “pakchee”? If you don’t know it by that name, you may be more familiar with the name coriander or cilantro. Pakchee Called “pakchee” in Japan and in some Asian countries, the same herb is referred to as “coriander” or “cilantro” in other countries around the world. It…

Check Out These 7 Limited Silver Bell-Themed Items Available at Tokyo Station

The Silver Bell (銀の鈴) has been the symbol and meeting spot of Tokyo Station (東京駅) for 50 years. From an age when there were no cell phones, the Silver Bell has helped people come together for generations and has become a symbol for meetings and relationships. Silver Bell flickr.com/ The first bell was put up…
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