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Shopping in Kitakyushu? Here Are 8 Things to Buy in This Japanese City

Kitakyushu is an important urban center in Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, located in the southwestern part of Japan. There are plenty of unique places to visit and things to buy in this beautiful subtropical Japanese city, which is, in fact, the largest in entire Kyushu in terms of area. If you are…

Beat the Summer Heat With These 6 Unique Flavors of Shaved Ice From MINISTOP Japan

As Japan’s summer temperatures seem to be getting higher, recently ranging from 30 to 34 degrees Celsius, iced refreshments are becoming popular and in demand this time of the year. Restaurants, food stalls, and convenience stores offer different kinds of delicious frozen treats and iced drinks to quench your thirst and help you cool down…

Find Out About Osaka’s Glico Running Man and His History

When I first visited Osaka (大阪) in 2014, I admit that I wasn’t aware of the famous landmark located in Dotonbori-Ebisubashi (道頓堀戎橋) in Osaka’s south district. When I went there the first time and saw the crowd taking pictures with the huge Running Man signboard, I was amazed how popular the landmark seemed, particularly to…

Minion Fan? Don’t Miss the Limited Minion Themed Cafes All Over Japan This Summer!

Despicable Me 3 is coming to theaters in Japan on July 21, 2017, and in celebration of this movie, THE GUEST cafe&diner located at PARCO (パルコ) department stores across Japan are hosting a special Despicable Me 3 Cafe. Let’s find out more about it! Minion’s Great Escape CAFE (ミニオン大脱走カフェ) A post shared by theguestcafe&diner (@theguestcafe)…

Fulfill Your Chocolate Dreams at the Worldwide Chocolate Dessert Buffet in Tokyo!

Once again, The Westin Tokyo (ウェスティン東京) is celebrating the Worldwide Chocolate Dessert Buffet (ワールドチョコレート・デザートブッフェ) at one of their restaurants, The Terrace (ザ・テラス). The event started on May 1, 2017, and will be ending on June 30, 2017. For those of you who have a sweet tooth or who haven’t experienced a chocolate dessert buffet before,…

Enjoy the Beauty of Hydrangeas at This Temple in Kyoto With Some Matcha Desserts

With the rainy season in Japan comes the season of hydrangeas. Among the many places to see these beautiful flowers, Mimurotoji Temple (三室戸寺) in Uji (宇治), Kyoto (京都) is extremely famous. Let’s check it out! Hydrangeas in Japan jp.fotolia.com/ The types of hydrangeas that bloom in Japan during the rainy season are limited to this…

Cool Down From the Summer Heat With These Limited Calpis Treats and Drinks

As summer in Japan approaches, everyone’s looking to refresh themselves in any way possible. If you’re up for something cool and new, you might want to bring down the heat with Calpis (カルピス) and Afternoon Tea’s (アフタヌーンティー) cool summer collaboration! What is Calpis? Calpis is a largely popular Japanese milk-based beverage. It is one of…

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 These 5 Refreshing Melon Treats Perfect for the Summer Season in Japan!

It has finally become the season of cantaloupes in Japan and there are several places that offer special limited cantaloupe-based menu items. Check out five of them below! 1. Shiseido Parlour Salon de Cafe (資生堂パーラー サロン・ド・カフェ) Shiseido Parlour Salon de Cafe in Ginza (銀座) has recently added cantaloupe desserts to their menu. The kind of…
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