drinks

We try Starbucks Japan’s new Pistachio Christmas Tree Frappuccino drinks

Starbucks’ new limited-edition holiday drinks are designed to look like decorated Christmas trees…but do they taste like them?

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Tokyo police’s lifesaving makeshift water faucet also great as a home beer dispenser

Seiji finds yet another use for the Tokyo police’s simple survival tip.

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A visit to Tokyo’s fanciest coffeehouse for a 16,200 yen (US$143) bottle of coffee【Pics】

This Ginza cafe treats its coffee like fine wine, so we sent Mr. Sato to sample a vintage.

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Kirin gives us a clue on how to get a bottle of its skyrocketing-price whisky for cheap

Online prices for the soon-disappearing Fuji-sanroku Tarajuku Genshu 50 doubled in a day, but there’s still hope for those with shallow pockets.

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Coca-Cola Japan unveils special New Year’s kimono bottle for 2019 with hidden boar on the packaging

Limited-edition bottle celebrates the upcoming Year of the Boar.

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Kirin will stop selling one of its most popular whiskies as Japanese spirit shortage continues

Sales of more expensive substitute will continue as normal, though.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Pistachio Christmas Tree Frappuccino drinks for the holiday season

New hot and cold beverages come complete with a gold star so you can create your very own drinkable Christmas tree.

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Believe it or not, Tokyo grows coffee, and here’s where you can try a cup

It took 140 years and 1,000 kilometers to get this cup of Tokyo coffee to our table.

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Starbucks Japan adds new winter Mt Fuji mugs to region-exclusive You Are Here Collection

Tumblers and mugs feature some of Japan’s most beloved winter symbols.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino drinks

Plus drink out of a cute limited-edition polar bear head glass.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino for Christmas

More holiday season beverages and drinkware on sale exclusively in Japan for a limited time.

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Starbucks’ brand-new Meccha Matcha Frappuccino: 20 years in the making, 50 percent more green tea

The numbers don’t lie as we taste test the new dessert drink exclusive to just one prefecture in Japan.

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Starbucks celebrates 20 years in West Japan with Matcha Frappuccino and latte drinks in Osaka

The regional-exclusive drinks pay homage to a local tea master who was forced to commit seppuku by order of a samurai lord.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Christmas Cake Frappuccinos and gingerbread lattes for 2018

Four limited-edition beverages are coming our way this holiday season.

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Japanese ramen cocktail uses tonkotsu pork broth for alcoholic noodle flavour

A delicious recipe for ramen lovers to make at home.

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Godiva Japan’s amazing new matcha dessert drink looks like a gift from the green tea gods

After taking aim at one aspect of Japanese sweets culture earlier this year, the company is now embracing another.

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No tricks, double treats as we try Starbucks Japan’s Halloween Witch and Princess Frappuccinos

Two enchanting newcomers just showed up at Starbucks, and we’re here to let you know which is right for you.

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McDonald’s Japan giving away free coffee again, from 16 to 19 October

New promotion will also run later into the night.

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One of Japan’s most popular confectioners creates the KFC apricot cheese tart Krushers dessert

We’ve been fans of this cheese tart specialist’s sweets for years, and now we’ve got a whole new way to enjoy them.

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Osaka shows off Great Britain’s flair with Hankyu department store’s Great British Fair!

Hankyu Umeda will showcase highlights from British culture, with spotlights on fantasy characters, cuisine and even Buckingham palace-style marches!

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