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Feeling Hot and Sticky? Here Are 3 Japanese Products to Help You Cool Down

Anyone who has been to Japan during summer knows that the heat and humidity can be very challenging. It does not take long for you to be a sticky, sweaty mess when you’re out and about. Of course, we would all prefer to stay indoors where the air conditioners keep you cool. However, it is…

Try Ice Cream Made for Japanese Royalty at These Popular Parlors In Hokkaido!

Hokkaido Prefecture is known not only for its fresh seafood but also for its fresh milk and dairy products. The majority of the milk products that are supplied throughout Japan come from Hokkaido. Locals take pride in the abundance of milk that they produce, and because of this, wonderful ice cream parlors and cafés are…

Coffee Served in a Cone? Enjoy This Unique Drink at a Specialty Cafe in Tokyo!

Do you like coffee? How about ice cream? If you’re a lover of both good things, then you better check out COFFEE CONE TOKYO, a Tokyo-based cafe that serves coffee in an ice cream cone. They also serve different ice cream combinations that come in different designs. Though this is not the first time coffee…

Taste the New Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavor at Its Pop-Up Store in Nagoya This Summer!

From June 3 to July 2, 2017, there will be a pop-up Ben & Jerry’s (ベン&ジェリーズ) store in Nagoya (名古屋). The pop-up store is located on the first floor of Nagoya Station’s (名古屋駅) Takashimaya (タカシマヤ). There previously was a pop-up store in the same location back in November 2016, but after receiving many requests for…

Try Green Tea Gelato Covered in Gold in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture This Summer!

Uji (宇治) is a small city in Kyoto (京都) highly popular for producing high-quality powdered green tea. It is one of the biggest tea producers in Japan. But did you know that there is another top tea-producing area closer to the capital city? Around 40% of Japan’s cultivated tea areas lie in the picturesque fields…
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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…

Try Different Ice Cream Sandwiches at the Limited Häagen-Dazs BAKERY in Tokyo!

Have you ever imagined what it might be like if you could have an actual ice cream sandwich? Not one with two cookies sandwiching a scoop of ice cream, but one made with actual bread – and not just any kind of bread, bread from the famous boulangerie MAISON KAYSER (メゾンカイザー). For a limited time…

Celebrate the Doll Festival with Baskin-Robbins’ Special Treat!

One of the most exciting things about living here in Japan is how most establishments are prepped up for any event that is to come. While Valentine’s Day may have gone and passed, the next event to look forward to is the traditional Doll Festival, or Hina Matsuri (雛祭り)! Go to any department store and…

9 Sweets Shops in Ginza That Will Surely Satiate Your Sugar Cravings

The district of Ginza (銀座) started as a center for minting silver coins during the Edo period (江戸時代) and is named after the word “gin (銀),” which means “silver” in Japanese. After the Great Kanto earthquake (関東大震災) of 1923, Ginza was modernized and became the nation’s most glamorous avenue for high-end shopping and art. The…
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