16 Oct | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Eating on the Road: Snack Attack in Japan

Traveling is always fun and exciting, but amongst the days of planes, trains and automobiles, one of the hardest parts of travel can be the simple act of finding your next meal. In this article, we’re going to explore some fun and easy options to chow-down on the go in the land of the rising sun.

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21 Sep | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Belgian Tea Master in Kyoto

Practicing the tea ceremony gave me the opportunity not only to deepen my understanding of the ritual, but simultaneously to expand my knowledge into other areas of Japanese culture because of its relation to the practice. In essence, I have come to feel that the tea ceremony is a microcosm of Japanese culture as a whole.

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28 Aug | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Nanaya Aoyama Tokyo – Level Up Your Matcha

Searching for real matcha flavors? Nanaya is unassuming, so you can miss it if you are not keeping an eye out for the signs. The outside is decorated with a mural of rolling, scenic hills and a blue mountain (Aoyama means ‘blue mountain’) and a few wooden chairs are the shop’s only customer seating….

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20 Aug | Gel Evangelista |No Comments

5 Things You Can Do in Japan That Will Make Your Trip Special

How can you make your trip to Japan even more special? Let’s get to know some activities that will keep you on your toes during your journey.

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11 Jun | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month May 2019: Hiroe from Kyoto

Today we’re more than happy to introduce you our guide of the month for May 2019, Hiroe from our Kyoto team. Hiroe is an architect, scholar, foodie, mom and a lovely woman with a huge heart!

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30 Apr | Kay Knofi |No Comments

Recommended food events in Tokyo – May 2019

May is a fantastic time to visit Japan – it’s sunny but not too hot and there’s plenty of things to do. One of the major vacation periods in Japan occurs at the beginning of May – Golden Week, a culmination of a few national holidays. This year it’ll take place during April 28th and May 6th. It’s true that this means tourist locations such as Tokyo and Kyoto will be busier than usual, but it also means that there’s a lot of festivals and events!

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20 Mar | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Japanese Green Tea Company – TEA-RRIFIC and awarded Matcha

Like a fine wine, high-quality tea depends on more than pretty packaging. The age of the leaves, their growing conditions, and even soil fertility all impact the final flavor. For us, how tea is grown and the way it’s processed is the secret for crafting a sweet, nutritious tea like no other.

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1 Mar | Lucy Dayman |No Comments

A Crash Course on The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Far more than just a way to enjoy delicious matcha tea and sweets, the Japanese tea ceremony is a tradition that goes back to the ninth century. The origins of the ceremony have roots in Zen Buddism, a religious practice introduced from China.

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14 Nov | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

10 Healthy Ways to Use Matcha

The key thing about matcha is the antioxidants that are integral to its nature—hundreds of times more than regular green tea. That’s led people to try to learn more ways to use matcha and gain those benefits. This graphic gives you some tasty, health-boosting options.

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22 Apr | Molly |No Comments

All About Marvelous Matcha

Learn about Matcha, historical, ceremonial, healthy and Fun! Want to experience a nearly thousand year old tradition in Japan, or enjoy the health benefits provided by matcha? You can taste it for yourself with Arigato Japan Food Tours!

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Perfect mixology Yuzu Lemonade (can be cocktail or mocktail) we seek out the best hidden spots for unique food experiences in Japan. #takeafoodtour #yuzu #mixology ...

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2020 will be the year of the mouse in the animal zodiac! Spotted these mailable mousey KitKats at our Tokyo post offices! For New Years greetings! Hard to believe the new year is just a month 1/2 away!!! ...

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