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Enjoy All-You-Can-Drink Matcha Beer and Tea at This Restaurant in Tokyo

With the temperature gradually rising, it seems like summer in Japan is nearing. Some people are already anticipating the upcoming fireworks displays and summer festivals where they can drink beer with their friends and colleagues. Speaking of beer, here’s great news! GREEN TEA RESTAURANT 1899 OCHANOMIZU in Tokyo (東京) will be having a summer event…

Studio Ghibli’s Tea Collection and More Available For a Limited Time Only!

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 Ghibli items. It is operated by…

Don’t Miss This Perfect Place for Matcha Addicts: nana’s green tea!

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 my favorite places in Japan during…

3 Must-Try Starbucks Frappuccino Flavors Exclusive to Japan and the Asia Pacific

Although Starbucks consistently offers a core menu around the globe, there are other flavors that are only unique to the taste of Japan and the Asia Pacific. Since Japan and its neighboring countries are famous for their love affair with tea, it is most likely to find tea-based frappuccinos in these Starbucks outlets. However, there…

Choosing a Tea in Japan: 8 Most Popular Types

Different from some other cultures, the question “Would you like some tea?” is not that simple in Japan. Besides western tea, Japan has around five basic teas to offer next to three foreign tastes, without counting various variations and differences in-between the basic teas. Wherever you go, there are plenty of chances to get tea:…