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Japan is a place where genuine matcha (抹茶) or green tea should not be missed. It is not only used in tea ceremonies but is also a great ingredient for making several dishes. Recently, Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツ) Japan teamed up with Gion Tsujiri (祇園辻利), a well-known tea manufacturer in Kyoto...

Are you a fan of Studio Ghibli's (スタジオジブリ) animated movies? If so, you will soon be able to purchase Studio Ghibli merchandise at Donguri Republic's (どんぐり共和国) chain of official stores! Though this event is not directly managed by Studio Ghibli, it is still a perfect place to look for...

Spring season in Japan attracts attention from tourists from all around the world every year. The hanami (花見), or cherry blossom viewing, is no doubt the main reason to visit the country during this season. Whether with your family or friends, you'll surely enjoy the time you'll spend with...

Nothing can prepare you for the crazy heat and the even more insane humidity that Japanese summers have to offer. Cooling down in the air-conditioned local malls and shops is a great way to escape the heat. It was during one of those times that I discovered one of...

Tea ceremony has its unique place in Japanese culture and history. Making tea (matcha) is considered an art and there are many schools that teach this together with hospitality and the norms of conducting a tea ceremony. There are many tools used in making tea. Let's have a look...

Tokyo Solamachi, which is the name of the complex that is attached to the Tokyo Skytree, offers an enormously wide variety of souvenir shops that are definitely great places to pick up souvenirs from for anyone. This article concentrates on some of the more traditional Japanese shops that can...

The final and most arduous days of the tea picking season begins in rural Japan towards the end of May. Although tea is well known as an essential part of Japanese cuisine and culture, many do not know the secrets of how that tea is produced. Tea Picking Author's photo To learn...

Most of us have already seen and tasted various forms of offerings which are based on green tea, such as chocolates, lattes, cakes, and ice cream. What else is there to try? If you love all things green tea, then you may just want to get your hands on...

Yokohama's close proximity to Tokyo means that it is a great choice for a day trip you can take just outside the capital. Being one of the first ports that opened to foreign trade, the city offers a wide range of sights such as the largest Chinatown in the...

Top of any hit list for travellers in Japan is trying the local food (and drinks) which are hard to get hold of back home. While your local supermarket may have a modest assortment of sushi lunch boxes to try from or your local Asian food store may import...

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