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Visit a Real-Life Version of Kiki’s Bakery From the Ghibli Animation in Japan!

Are you a huge fan of Studio Ghibli animations? If you are, then you must have come across the 1989 fantasy animation, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Interestingly, there’s a real-life Kiki’s Bakery located in a small hamlet called Yufuin Floral Village in Japan. Not much is known about the place other than having a whimsical and…

10 Delicious CALPIS-Flavored Products That You Should Try in Japan

CALPIS, a 98-year-old Japanese cultured drink, has been quite a name over the years. This refreshing white-colored drink with a sweet and tangy flavor quickly became popular among all ages when it first hit the shelves. A post shared by カルピス水玉通信 (@calpis_mizutama) on Sep 19, 2015 at 6:59am PDT Also marketed as “CALPICO” in some…

Try a New Kind of Bread from Tsuruyapan, a Popular Bakery in Kansai

When you imagine a loaf of bread, what shape do you imagine? Most people probably think of a square-shaped bread loaf, but that is not the case for the bread loaves from Tsuruyapan (つるやパン). Tsuruyapan is a famous bakery located in Nagahama City in Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県長浜市). They are famous for their “salad rolls”, which…

This Cafe’s Homemade Bread and Soups in Tokyo Will Warm and Fill You Up

Are you looking for a place to enjoy a filling, cozy breakfast with delicious soup and bread? Then you better check out potage! potage is, as the name suggests, a potage (a thick soup) specialty restaurant that serves bouillon-based vegetable soups, homemade bread, and handmade baked sweets. potage potagecafe.web.fc2.com/ Located eight minutes away from the…

Try Unique Variations of Bread Rolls at This Specialty Cafe in Nagoya

The coppe-pan (コッペパン), a kind of bread roll that pretty much resembles a hot dog bun, has been part of the Japanese food culture ever since World War II. Interestingly, a cafe in Nagoya specializes in offering a modern twist on coppe-pan by providing a variety of different flavors. Check it out! PINE FIELDS MARKET…
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Love “Melon Pan”? Try This Unique Melon Bread Specialty Store in Kyushu!

Cachette (カシェット) is a melon bread specialty store in Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県) in the Kyushu region (九州地方) that is only open on the weekends and holidays. If you love melon bread and would like to try various types, Cachette is the place to try. What is Melon Bread? Melon bread is a Japanese invention and…

Drop by These 5 Bakeries and Sandwich Shops in Yoyogi, Shibuya for a Quick Meal!

There is constantly a lot of things going on around the Yoyogi (代々木) area of Shibuya (渋谷) in Tokyo (東京). If you are in need of a quick meal or something to bring home as a souvenir, these five bakeries and sandwich shops may be exactly what you need. Check them out! 1. 365日 ultrakitchen.jp/…

Ever Dreamt of Staying in a Fairy Tale House? Visit This Cottage in Hokkaido!

Cottage SPOONVALLEY (スプウン谷のザワザワ村) is located in the middle of Hokkaido in Biei (北海道美瑛町). The town of Biei is one filled with rolling hillsides and nature, reminiscent of the worlds that come up in fairytales and folklore. In this special town, you can find a place called SPOONVALLEY, which is an accommodation space that is limited…

Don’t Miss This Coffee and Cheese Roll Specialty Cafe in Ikebukuro!

Pão de queijo, (ポンデケージョ), or cheese buns, are types of cheese-based buns that originated in Brazil. Their doughy and fluffy texture has made them extremely popular in Japan as Japanese people seem to have a thing for foods that are textured similarly to mochi. There is a pão de queijo specialty bakery in Ikebukuro (池袋)…
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