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A woman receiving chocolate for Valentine's Day.

Valentine’s Day Candy in Japan: A Brief History!

About 70 years ago, Japanese sweet companies had the idea of increasing sales by selling “Valentine’s Day candy.”

January 16, 2024
Food & Drink
A plate of layered strawberry shortcake.

The Classic Strawberry Shortcake: Why is it Popular in Japan? 

The classic strawberry shortcake is a beloved dessert worldwide. Japan is particularly fond of this classic dessert!

January 16, 2024
Food & Drink
Meiji chocolate hearts, including one lone red heart in the middle.

Meiji Chocolate and More: A History in Japan

Explore the rich history of chocolate in Japan through iconic brands like Meiji, Morinaga, Royce, Glico, and even Lindt!

January 11, 2024
Food & Drink
A bowl of toshikoshi soba.

Soba for the New Year: Toshikoshi Soba!

One of Japan’s tastiest New Year’s traditions is known as toshikoshi soba, a unique bowl of noodles that countless people across Japan love!

January 05, 2024
Food & Drink
Kagami mochi surrounded by New Year's decorations.

Kagami Mochi: The Best Traditional Treat for the New Year!

Japan has a significant New Year tradition: kagami mochi. It’s a traditional food symbolizing the passage of each year, family, and good luck.

December 28, 2023
Food & Drink
A peach on a tree in Yamanashi.

Yamanashi Fruits: The Best Ones Near Mt. Fuji!

Yamanashi Prefecture is the rockstar of fruit towns because it grows some seriously amazing fruits that people love! With these yummy fruits, nature puts on a show with Mount Fuji as the stage!

December 28, 2023
Food & Drink
Two ears of grilled sweet corn.

Sweet Corn: Why Does Japan Love It So Much?

Sweet corn, a golden gem in Japanese agriculture, holds a special place in the hearts of the locals. Let’s explore its story and the beloved treats associated with it together!

December 26, 2023
Food & Drink
Three pon de ring donuts, which are great party snacks.

Party Snacks: Best Donuts in Japan for the New Year!  

When it comes to goodies for the new year, why not get some donuts? Here are the top places in Japan to get some!

December 21, 2023
Food & Drink
A bunch of sakura pink drinks along with snacks.

Pink Drinks: Best Places in Japan for Sakura Drinks!

Sakura (cherry blossom) season is the best season in Japan! Let’s look at some of the best places to sip delicious and amazing pink sakura drinks!

December 15, 2023
Food & Drink
A blue illumination during Christmas in Japan.

Christmas in Japan: Wonderful Things You Should Know About!

Japan’s holiday season unfolds as a truly one-of-a-kind experience that captures the heart and imagination! Let’s look at all the wonderful things you can enjoy while you’re there! 

December 14, 2023
Food & Drink
A bowl of matcha ice cream.

Matcha Ice Cream: One of the Best Green Tea Snacks!

The world of matcha snacks offers textures and tastes that promise to make your snacking all that better! Here are some snacks to check out!

December 14, 2023
Food & Drink
A bunch of chocolate lollipops, one of many Christmas treats you can enjoy.

Christmas Treats: Best Ones to Have in 2023!

From delicious chocolates to delightful surprises, these Christmas treats from Japan capture the holiday spirit and cultural richness. Here are some snacks we recommend for your next holiday party!

December 13, 2023
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