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Traditional Tea and Wagashi in the Heart of Tokyo: The Kosoan Tea House

From all outside appearances, Kosoan looks like it could just be a residential home. It’s also a little tricky to know if you’re in the right spot, save for a small wooden plaque with the business name and the word “entrance” with an arrow to guide your way. It’s worth the effort to find it though, since once you follow that arrow you’ll be transported to a spot of peace and tranquillity despite still being in the heart of the metropolis.

15 Things to Do in Shimane

Shimane Prefecture sits on the southwestern portion of Japan's main island, and is the perfect spot to visit if you're looking for an off the beaten path travel experience. Often overlooked by visitors in favor of better known destinations, the region has culture, nature and history by the bucketload – just without the massive crowds to battle!

Japanese Green Tea and Indian Tea: The Unique Differences

The taste of tea varies from region to region. I have tasted Japanese and Indian tea and both of them are completely different from each other. It is the most commonly drunk beverage in Japan and an important part of Japanese food culture. Different sorts of tea are broadly accessible and devoured anytime of the day. Green tea is the most well-known kind of tea, and when somebody says "tea" (お茶, ocha) without indicating the sort, it is green tea to which is alluded. Green tea is also the central element of the tea ceremony.

Obubu Tea Farm

It's hard to escape tea in Japan. Take Ichiriki Chaya, a 300 year old Tea House in Kyoto which features as the setting for much of Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha.

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