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A cup of afternoon tea and biscuits.

Afternoon Tea: Five Great Japanese Snacks to Try!

In Japan, afternoon tea is a tradition where friends gather to enjoy tasty Japanese snacks. Here are a few to try.

April 10, 2024
Food & Drink
A plate of matcha houten.

Houten: An Amazing Japanese Tradition!

Houten, also known as “wagiri houten”, is a delicious ring-shaped confection that reflects Japanese wagashi’s rich heritage and intricate craftsmanship.

April 04, 2024
Food & Drink
A plate of matcha powder, showing some of the best tea in Japan.

Best Tea of Japan: The Ultimate Guide

Tea is the most popular beverage in Japan and an essential part of Japanese food culture.

February 27, 2024
Discover Japan

Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Best Japanese Gifts from Sakuraco!

Looking to figure out what to get this holiday season? Sakuraco’s 2023 holiday gift guide has got you covered!

November 20, 2023
Food & Drink
A matcha Japanese tea set on a tatami mat, one of many perfect gifts for Japanese business associates.

Green Tea Grades: Everything You Need to Know!

Green tea, a beloved drink in Japan, offers a range of flavors and qualities. Each cup tells a story of cultivation and expert craftsmanship. Here are some grades of green tea that you should know about.

October 23, 2023
Food & Drink
An image of Japanese banquet meals.

Banquet Meals in Japan: A Unique Twist on Kaiseki Ryori

With centuries of history and cultural heritage, these banquet meals offer a unique dining experience that celebrates seasonal ingredients and the harmony of flavors.

August 25, 2023
Food & Drink
Tea in autumn surrounded by maple leaves.

Maple Leaves Tea Magic: A Detailed Exploration

Maple leaves in Japan are famous for their excellent red appearance, especially in the fall. Let’s take a closer look at maple leaves, their related delicacies, and even one of the world’s first maple teas! 

August 21, 2023
Food & Drink
A bowl of kakigori with strawberries.

Kakigori: Unlocking the Secrets of the Shaved Ice Delight!

Summer in Japan can be sweltering and humid! When traveling around, enjoying a chilled dessert can refresh your journey!

June 26, 2023
Food & Drink

Shincha: New Green Tea in Japanese Cuisine

The world of tea is so much bigger than just your standard black tea or herbal tisane. Within each different type of tea, dozens of unique variations enhance the art of tea drinking. Green teas are no exception.

June 16, 2023
Food & Drink
A bowl of green tea anmitsu, a famous wagashi.

Wagashi Wanderlust: The Best Global Destinations for Japanese Sweets

Wagashi refers to a variety of traditional Japanese sweets. They are handmade using natural ingredients such as sweet azuki bean paste, matcha (powdered green tea), agar-agar, and seasonal fruits.

June 15, 2023
Discover Japan
A cup of hojicha tea along with leaves, against a brown background.

Hojicha: The Perfect Ingredient to Flavor Sweets and Drinks!

The beauty of powdered Japanese green teas is their versatility in cooking and making drinks. In this case, the hojicha’s roasted and earthy flavors put a comforting, nutty spin on any treats and beverages.

December 27, 2022
Discover Japan

Sencha Tea Benefits: Everything You Need to Know!

Unlike matcha, or powdered japanese green tea, sencha is a Japanese green tea made by infusing whole tea leaves in hot water after they are processed. In this article we will look into the benefits and side effects of sencha.

July 27, 2021
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