Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Is Nearing! Here Are 3 Places in Japan Where You Can Buy Chocolates

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and chocolates are must-haves to share with your loved ones and even your colleagues at work. Here is a guide on where you can get local and international chocolate brands for this special occasion in Japan! 1. HENRI CHARPENTIER Japanese patisserie chain HENRI CHARPENTIER was established in Ashiya,…

The 2 Kinds of Chocolate That Japanese Women Give on Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. In Japan, it is one of the celebrations that people look forward to, especially junior high school students. It is the time when women get to show their true feelings to men by giving them chocolates. The celebration is quite unique compared to other countries as it has…

Hop On Board the Keikyu Love Train This Valentine’s Day and White Day!

It’s already February – the month of love! This is the time of the year when people start sharing their love with one another for Valentine’s Day. And to make things a little more romantic, Keikyu, a railway operator in the Tokyo area, transformed one of its trains into a “Love Train.” The train started…

3 Great Tokyo Spots to Indulge in Chocolate this Valentine’s Day!

February would be a rather unspectacular month if it wasn’t for that one magical day called Valentine’s. Spirits are high, with couples everywhere celebrating their love. In Japan, this is no different. The way it is celebrated, however, is different. Unlike in the Western world, Valentine’s day in Japan is not about showing some appreciation…

Chocoholics Should Not Miss Out on the Daimaru Matsuzakaya Chocolat Promenade!

Valentines Day is fast approaching and as expected, lots of chocolates will be pouring out all over Japan. However, when the demand for the country’s material manifestation of love overshoots the amount of supply, that spells disaster for all chocoholics out there. So, if you don’t want to be left behind, I suggest that you…

These Classy New Kit Kats are Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Kit Kat goes hand in hand with Japan like cherry blossoms in the springtime. With their most recent Kit Kat offering, they have taken a routine chocolate bar and have taken it up a notch. There are even multiple specialty shops dedicated to the unique flavors alone. There are multiple regional flavors, from Kyoto matcha…
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