Embracing Reiwa and Exploring in Japan’s New Era

Hello everyone and こんにちは! We've finally made it to the third (and final) installment of this series! This is part 3/3 of my Golden Week look-back series; although it's a couple months later at this point (thanks, life) we're going to finish out strong! ~~~~~~~~~~~ Once a new emperor was crowned in Japan, residents said … Continue reading Embracing Reiwa and Exploring in Japan’s New Era

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Sipping on Japanese Starbucks #5 – The Lemon Yogurt Hakko Frappuccino

Hello everyone and こんにちは! Starbucks Japan has blessed us with another limited drink, so of course I've got to review it! This go round, Starbucks is celebrating summer with their first drink release of June: the Lemon Yogurt Hakko Frappuccino!  This drink practically screams summer, and packs a perfectly sweet citrus punch with each sip. … Continue reading Sipping on Japanese Starbucks #5 – The Lemon Yogurt Hakko Frappuccino

Sipping on Japanese Starbucks #4 – Pudding A La Mode Frappuccino

Hello everyone and こんにちは! It's been a hot minute since my last drink review, but I'm back in full swing and ready to tell you about this classic! Let's not waste any time and get started! Prepare your sweet tooth! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just in time for June, Starbucks Japan has taken a retro turn. The "retro … Continue reading Sipping on Japanese Starbucks #4 – Pudding A La Mode Frappuccino

Drinking Starbucks in a 100-year-old Tea House – Hidden Gems in Kyoto!

Hello everyone and こんにちは! I'm back (after a bit of a hiatus) to talk about some places I visited during Golden Week this year! This post will be 1/3 posts in this Golden Week series! There were a few places in Tokyo and Kyoto that my mom and I visited during the holiday that I'd love … Continue reading Drinking Starbucks in a 100-year-old Tea House – Hidden Gems in Kyoto!

Trying New Things and Returning to Familiar Places: Highlights from a Trip to Nagoya

Hello everyone and こんにちは!😄 I hope you all had a great weekend and dreaded Monday isn't being too bad to you. I'm here with 3/3 of my Nagoya posts! You can find 1/3 and 2/3 in their respective posts here on my blog! Ahh, the final segment. While the other two posts were very specific, in this … Continue reading Trying New Things and Returning to Familiar Places: Highlights from a Trip to Nagoya