By Devon Sponheimer
Love matcha but don’t want to drink hot tea in the summer? We’ve got you covered, stay cool with this delicious summertime (or anytime!) treat – matcha green tea custard.
Most popular in tea form, matcha is used in a variety of ways – such as in dying foods and in a number of different confectioneries. Matcha is made from shade-grown tea leaves and are carefully harvested. Much like maple syrup in North America, several factors affect a matcha’s grade (and price).
by Bryce Marley-Jarrett
Everyone hates getting to their destination, then realising “oh, I need to carry my luggage now to my hotel”. Well, in a place like Japan there is a better way! Today we are showing you the wonder that is shipping your luggage to your accommodation in Japan! It’s cheap, quick, and safe! So say sayonara to lugging your luggage when moving around on vacation!
One of the things travellers to Japan say on their return is how the Japanese have mastered conveniences in everyday life. From vending machines, to convenience stores everywhere, as well as the to-the-second promptness of their train networks; Japan has convenience down to a science, and arriving into the country, travelling around and leaving with your luggage is no exception.Read More
by Bryce Marley
Today we're starting a new series at Japlanning that we hope will help you get the most out of your time in Japan: Japlanning Trails. We offer a plan that'll take the average adventurer between a few short hours, up to a half-a-day trek, where we'll guide you through hitting some great tourist spots, amazing food, spectacular shopping and some little-known gems. We're starting in one of Tokyo's biggest areas, Shinjuku.
One of Tokyo's major business centres, Shinjuku is one of the busiest cities in Tokyo. Thanks to it's convenient public transport, amazing sights and spectacular shopping, it's no wonder that it's considered one of the best places for tourists to stay in Tokyo. There is no better place in Tokyo for us to start our trails series, with a great trail that will give a best-of overview of what Shinjuku has to offer.Read More