Matcha treats from Tokyo Direct

Matcha treats from Tokyo Direct


If you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably know I’m a big fan of matcha – whether it’s a proper frothy cup at a tea ceremony, matcha latte or matcha cake. You can guess I’d be pleased to receive a box of matcha goodies in the post! I recently received a small box from Tokyo … Continue reading

Take me to… the Yaeyama Islands!

Take me to… the Yaeyama Islands!


I’ve been meaning to blog about Okinawa for a long time, so am kicking of 2018’s travel section with one of the main cluster of islands in this tropical part of Japan! Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture of Japan and famed for its subtropical climate and the longevity of its inhabitants. It consists of a … Continue reading

Interview with Michael Booth (again!)

Interview with Michael Booth (again!)


Earlier this week, I reviewed Michael Booth’s latest book, ‘The Meaning of Rice: and Other Tales from the Belly of Japan’. If eating your way around Japan sounds like your idea of heaven, and if you’re genuinely interested in learning more the Japanese food industry and its history, I highly recommend it. To give you … Continue reading

Blog’s best of 2017!

Blog’s best of 2017!


It’s that time again when I round up my favourite things that found their way onto Sophie’s Japan Blog this year! I think 2017 surpassed 2016 both in terms of blog activity and general madness in the world… I’d like to say a big thank you to you lovely readers, sponsors and collaborators! Below are … Continue reading