sakura

Matcha parfait ice cream bars: Kyoto tea store deconstructs parfaits, creates stunning new sweets

We try the most beautiful ice creams in Japan.

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Smell like matcha tiramisu with new spray lotion from 126-year-old Japanese cosmetics company

Why settle for looking like a snack when you can smell like dessert instead?

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Sakura cherry blossoms float on breeze, land on Nara deer in perfect hanami video

Heavenly hanami landscape plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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Potted mini sakura trees are perfect for everyone who missed cherry blossom season this year

Specially cultivated to bloom after they arrive at your home, these trees will provide sakura memories for years to come.

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Coronavirus forces cancellation of 100-year-old cherry blossom festival in Northern Japan

The renowned Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival has now joined the long list of events to be cancelled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.

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Stay-home sakura – Japanese Twitter shares breathtaking cherry blossom photos of past and present

Cherry blossom plans cancelled? Here’s a new one: doing hanami at home with these beautiful photos.

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Ueno Park looks eerily deserted in the midst of the coronavirus 【Photos】

The cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, but there’s no one around to enjoy them. 

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Snow falls on sakura cherry blossoms in full bloom around Tokyo 【Photos & Videos】

Surprise snowfall in Japan transformed springtime hanami into a winter wonderland on the weekend.

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Domino’s offers sakura videos, free second pizzas to get Japan to do cherry blossom parties at home

A subdued sakura season is a sad turn of events for Japan, but free pizza always puts a smile on people’s faces.

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Hanami cherry blossom viewing season begins in Japan as cities around the world shut down

Questions about complacency are being raised as people gather at popular sakura spots in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Sakura Oreos set to blossom in Japan this spring and fill our hearts/stomachs with happiness

Two very Japanese Japan-exclusive flavors added to cookie lineup.

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VR cherry blossom parties: 360-degree video series provides beauty, dates for those stuck indoors

If your Japan travel plans fell through due to coronavirus, or you’re here but stuck inside, these gorgeous videos are the next best hanami option.

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Sakura sake cup proves coronavirus can’t stop indoor hanami cherry blossom parties 【Video】

A magical way to watch the flowers bloom while socially distancing yourself from others indoors.

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Get your pink sugar fix this spring with new line of sakura doughnuts at Mister Donut

The cherry trees haven’t blossomed yet, but it’s definitely sakura season at Mister Donut here in Japan.  

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Rilakkuma sakura drinkware is ready to relax under the cherry blossoms with you【Photos】

Glasses, plates, and cutlery worth taking a chance on.

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No Tokyo cherry blossom parties? Government asks citizens to refrain from outdoor hanami parties

One of the best things about spring in Japan might be non-existent this year because of the coronavirus.

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Pink sakura season comes to IKEA store restaurants and cafes across Japan

If you’re in the mood for pink foods, look no further this spring than IKEA stores in Japan. 

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Sakura isn’t cherry?!? Starbucks Japan releases the Sakura Cherry Frappuccino, and we try it

Starbucks gives us a delicious reminder that sakura sweets are different from cherry ones.

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It’s sakura bubble tea season at TP TEA stands across Japan!

For bubble tea with a Japanese twist, how about a sakura-flavored creation from popular tea stand chain TP Tea?

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Pikachu now has an afro of cherry blossoms, and you can eat it【Photos】

Tokyo’s Pokémon Cafe reveals springtime sakura dessert, Gigantamax entrees.

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