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Kikunoi: the most revered kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto

Kikunoi: the most revered kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto

Kikunoi is perhaps the most influential kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto. The cuisine is traditional with a pinch of avant-garde as conducted by its third generation owner/chef Yoshihiro Murata. Inspiring three Michelin-stared ...
The global bubble tea phenomenon: tasty and fun way to enjoy tea in and out

The global bubble tea phenomenon: tasty and fun way to enjoy tea in and out

As with the omnipresent juice bars in the previous decade, at least as numerous as the Starbucks coffee joints, now the world is being splashed with a fun new drink ...
Ginza Sushi Aoki: Michelin-awarded simplicity for skill and top quality ingredients in Tokyo

Ginza Sushi Aoki: Michelin-awarded simplicity for skill and top quality ingredients in Tokyo

The master sushi chef Toshikatsu Aoki took over his father's restaurant SUSHI AOKI in 1993. On weekdays he operates his restaurant in Ginza and on Sundays at his other branch in the ...
Ippodo: once tea for Japanese emperors today caters from Kyoto to modern New York

Ippodo: once tea for Japanese emperors today caters from Kyoto to modern New York

Ippodo is one of the oldest and most known tea brands in Japan. Their expanding tea houses specialise in Japanese green tea grown around Kyoto. Various grades of matcha, gyokuro, sencha ...
Japanese tea Paris

Jugetsudo: seaweed and tea transplanting Japanese health from Tokyo to Paris

Jugetsudo was founded by the Maruyama family, that has been originally sourcing best seaweed in Japan since late 19th century. Its location at the famous Tsukiji Chuo-ku fish market in Tokyo, did ...
Bvlgari brings chocolate gems to Tokyo

Bvlgari brings chocolate gems to Tokyo

The luxurious Italian jewellery house Bvlgari upped its game for the sweet connoisseurs by introducing a high-end range of chocolate confectionery in Japan. The perfectly moulded morsels of Bvlgari chocolate are ...
Higashiya Ginza

Higashiya Ginza: tea sanctuary in the midst of bustling shoppers' paradise

Higashiya Ginza is one of the top tea houses in Tokyo serving Japanese afternoon tea consisting of the in-house made sweets, Japanese pickles and small rice-based savoury snacks. For any visor sitting ...
Koshu: a pinkish indigenous grape of Japan

Koshu: a pinkish indigenous grape of Japan

The Koshu grape variety is indigenous of Japan. It is lightly pinkish as a Pinot Gris, has thick skin so it can be quite tanninc, light aroma so it shows ...
Global wine - Manuel Rodrigues: From Chablis through Dubai, Singapore to Tokyo

Global wine – Manuel Rodrigues: From Chablis through Dubai, Singapore to Tokyo

"The winemaker should touch the wine the less as is possible. I believe, that the nature is expressed the most."   Manuel Rodrigues With a fortunate hand-on experience working on a ...

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