confectionery

Satisfy Your Matcha Cravings at These 11 Restaurants and Shops in Uji, Kyoto

When talking about Kyoto’s Uji City, the image of matcha is probably one of the first things that come to mind. Uji, being the second-largest tea plantation region in Japan, is well known for its superior quality green tea. Even though there are many places in Japan that offers matcha and matcha products, fans simply…

Too Adorable to Eat? Find These Animal-Themed Manju in Ueno!

When it comes to adorable treats that look way too good to eat, look nowhere else, Japan has it all for you! The delightful confectionery sold by Japanese sweets shop Namikoshiken make some of the most adorable animal-themed confections that are a must on your next visit to Tokyo! Namikoshiken (浪越軒) rakuten.co.jp/ Founded in 1927,…

Wanna Have a Taste of the Galaxy? Try Japan’s Milky Way Youkan!

When you spend summer in Japan, you will notice that there is a festival related to the stars on the 7th of July every year. This festival, known as Tanabata, celebrates the annual meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. It is custom for people to write their wishes on colorful strips of paper and…