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10 Great Spots You Should Visit in Uji, the ’Town of Matcha’ in Kyoto!

Matcha is a popular and well-loved green tea powder, which can be found everywhere in Japan. It is widely praised for its warming taste, health benefits, and glorious color. Matcha has now become popular in western countries, and you will likely find it in many coffee shops and cafes if you look for it! Uji…

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…

5 Things You Should Know Before You Enter a Restaurant in Japan!

‘Irasshaimase’ is a very common Japanese phrase which means ‘welcome’ or ‘please come in’, and it can often be heard when you step into a restaurant in Japan. Imagine the scenario of the staff greeting you, then leading you to your assigned table. Now, if you are new to Japan, you may ask yourself the…

Learn About This Mesmerizing Traditional Glass Art From Japan!

The moment you set your eyes on this beautiful piece of glass, you can’t help but be enchanted by its beauty. But what is this beautiful glass pattern? This mesmerizing piece of art is known as Kiriko. Kiriko jp.fotolia.com/ Kiriko is a type of glass art using what is called the cut glass method. By…

10 Refreshing Japanese Summer Treats to Beat the Heat in Japan

During the summer season, people tend to feel sluggish and lazy, and the unbearable heat makes them want to stay indoors. This summer, energize your body by treating yourself to these 10 refreshing Japanese summer treats! 1. Nagashi Somen jp.fotolia.com/ Other than being cooling and refreshing, it is also fun to eat. The somen noodles…

Do You Know the 3 Greatest Udon Noodles in Japan? Have You Tried Them Yet?

Almost everyone must be rather familiar with udon (うどん) – the white, thick, and chewy Japanese noodle that can be served either hot or cold. Udon can be easily found in many places, from convenience stores to restaurants. Did you know that in Japan, there are namely three types of udon that are known as…

Bathe in These 14 Japanese Onsen Baths From Around the World at SpaWorld in Osaka

Japan is undeniably famous for its hot spring baths, or more commonly known as “onsen.” Did you know that in Osaka, there is a famous place that offers various onsen inspired by different countries from all around the world? This tourist attraction, known as SpaWorld, not only offers onsen; they also offer other facilities like…

Catch and Enjoy Flowing Noodles at This Restaurant in Kyoto This Summer

When I decided to visit Kyoto in the summer, I knew that I had to try nagashi somen no matter what. However, after much research, I only managed to find one restaurant in the area that serves this delicacy. If you are like me and on the lookout for nagashi somen while in Kyoto, this…
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