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A Toufa Specialty Cafe in Japan: THE CUPS SAKAE in Nagoya

THE CUPS is an extremely popular cafe chain in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. THE CUPS currently has four locations: Fushimi, Sakae, Meieki, and Harbor Cafe. With the success of the first Fushimi location, which opened in June 2015, due to its Insta-worthy appearance and delicious hand-dripped coffee, THE CUPS was able to spread to the three…

Try Green Tea Gelato Covered in Gold in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture This Summer!

Uji (宇治) is a small city in Kyoto (京都) highly popular for producing high-quality powdered green tea. It is one of the biggest tea producers in Japan. But did you know that there is another top tea-producing area closer to the capital city? Around 40% of Japan’s cultivated tea areas lie in the picturesque fields…

Cool Down With These 3 Mint Chocolate Desserts Available in Tokyo

I personally believe that mint is the perfect ingredient to enjoy during the summer season. It has the power to get people through the intense summer heat here in Japan. Not only do they taste delicious, but mint sweets are also aesthetically pleasing with their pastel blue or green color. Here are three mint chocolate-flavored…

A Lovely Visit to Hiroshima: the Past, the Present, and the Okonomiyaki!

This month, I had an opportunity to take a trip to see some of Japan I had yet to travel to – Hiroshima, Iwakuni, and Miyajima. The weather was promising and I was eager to see some mountains and get out of the flat farming land in my prefecture. I didn’t know exactly what to…