Funabashiya Matcha Tea Confectionary

Funabashiya, the confectionary maker, has a store inside of the Muromachi Coredo Building in Nihonnbashi. After shopping, I was tired and discovered this shop. At first, I thought it was a confectionary store, which it was, but the shop also had a little sitting area where they were also serving green tea and sweets.  The store was very…

Green Tea Soba Noodles

Green tea noodles…. 🙂 I bought a package of green tea soba in Kakegawa, the town that produces green tea leaves and is famous for having the lowest cancer rate in Japan. Today I cooked cold green soba for lunch with carrots.  When it is hot and humid you lose your appetite but cold noodles will…

Matcha tea in Enkakuji Temple

The Enkakuji Temple in North Kamakura was built in 1282. It has different temples, gates, a bell, Japanese gardens, a pond, a zen meditation place and more on the premises. The admission fee to enter the Enkakuji Temple is 300 yen. One of the temples on the premises is called Futsunichi-an and they offer a cup of matcha tea…

Walking around North Kamakura

Many tourists come visit Kamakura to enjoy the temples, shrines, great buddha, restaurants, beaches and shopping streets.  Around Kamakura station it is pretty commercialised. Before Kamarkura station is Kita Kamakura station, which is a small wooden station surrounded by trees and a river creek.  If you have the time, get off the train here and walk around.  It is a…

Mikatsukido Kasen Cafe

The Mikatsukido Kasen cafe is situated near the gate to Kencyoji Temple in Kamakura.  The cafe offers a variety of Japanese sweets.  They also have a store where you can purchase seasonable sweets for tea.  Instead of sweets, I ordered the roasted mochi seasoned with soy sauce and wrapped in dried seaweed.  It came with tea, seasoned seaweed,…

Bunny-shaped Steamed Sweet Bun

Adjacent to the Meigetsuin Temple AKA Ajisai temple, there is a Japanese cafe surrounded by trees called Saryou Kaze Hana (Wind and Flower Tea House).  At this cafe, they serve a steamed sweet bun that is shaped like a bunny with Matcha tea (Hot or Cold). The bun was hot when it was brought to…