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Thirsty for Fruit Liqueur? Head to This All-You-Can-Drink Bar in Japan!

SHUGAR MARKET opened its second store in the Kanto (関東) region in Shinjuku (新宿) in the summer of 2016. If you are looking for a place to taste various types of plum and fruit liqueurs, SHUGAR MARKET may be the place for you! SHUGAR MARKET Shibuya shugar.jp/ SHUGAR MARKET has over 100 types of plum…

Want a Cute Panda Cake for Your Birthday? Here Are 3 Places to Get Them in Japan!

Years ago, MILESTONE, the Western confectionery department within the long-established Japanese sweets brand, Fukuido (福井堂), began to sell 3D Panda Cakes. Basically, a panda cake is a shortcake shaped and decorated like a panda. Some TV shows picked up the cake as a trendy topic and it immediately caught many people’s attention. Back then, I…

Check Out These 2 Amazing Iris Festivals Accessible From Tokyo!

Soon, irises, or “ayame (あやめ)” in Japanese, are going to be in full bloom in Japan. As a matter of fact, two big iris festivals are about to take place in Katori City (香取市), Chiba Prefecture (千葉県) and Itako City (潮来市), Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県). These two cities face each other across the Hitachi-Tone River (常陸利根川).…

Ghouls, Get Ready! A Tokyo Ghoul Cafe Will Be Coming to Tokyo for a Limited Time!

If you’re a fan of the Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種) series, then you surely already have a hint what this article will be about just by reading the title. That’s right! The internationally popular Tokyo Ghoul will be opening its very own cafe serving Anteiku’s (あんていく) menu right in Tokyo (東京) for a limited time! Tokyo…

This Brand New Shop in Ikebukuro Gives the Japanese Sweet, Dorayaki, a Western Twist

Have you ever wondered what a Western mix on the traditional Japanese sweet, dorayaki (どら焼き), would be like? Well, wonder no more as a new dorayaki specialty store called DOU (ドウ) is opening at Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅) at the end of May 2017! Dorayaki jp.fotolia.com/ But first, what is dorayaki? Dorayaki is a type of…

Find Unique and Old-Fashioned Stationery Products at This Shop in Tokyo!

People who have been to Japan probably already know that Japan is a wonderful trove of unique and high-quality stationery items. Did you know that there is a retro shop in Kichijoji (吉祥寺), Tokyo (東京) that makes all of your stationery fanatic dreams come true? 36 Sublo sublo.net/ 36 Sublo is a retro stationery store…

See the Starry Skies of Hawaii at This Planetarium Event in Tokyo

Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU (コニカミノルタプラネタリウム 天空) at Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN (東京スカイツリータウン) is starting a new event from the 20th of May, 2017. The new program is called “Aloha Spirits: Hawaii, an Island Full of Stars (アロハスピリッツ: 星降る島ハワイ).” You can experience Hawaii Island’s beautiful starry sky through this new planetarium program! Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU Konica…

Japan Celebrates as Princess Mako of Akishino Gets Engaged!

On the 16th of May 2017, it was announced that Princess Mako (眞子さま), a 25-year-old Japanese Princess, had been engaged. Her marriage is expected in the next year. The Japanese people are happy and in a mood for celebration because of this good news. Princess Mako of Akishino (秋篠宮) is the first granddaughter of Emperor…

The Adorable Korilakkuma and Its Cafe Is Back for a Limited Time in Japan!

In winter 2016-2017, a Korilakkuma Café (コリラックマカフェ) was opened for a limited time in Japan and reservations were quickly booked out. The good news is that it’s back again for another run! If you are in Japan this May and June 2017, definitely take your chance, especially if you are a fan of this cute…
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