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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 Lifestyle Beauty Brand is Opening a New Store in Tokyo!

Have you ever heard of the botanical lifestyle brand BOTANIST (ボタニスト)? They are becoming increasingly popular for their merchandise lineup, beginning with their shampoos and conditioners. BOTANIST is a brand that is based on creating a lifestyle that lasts from the early hours of the morning to the moment you go to sleep, that has…

Customize Your Own Blend of Fruits in Tea This Summer in Tokyo and Osaka!

The worldwide tea brand, Lipton, is starting a new event in Japan called “Fruits in Tea” where they will be offering new ways to enjoy a combination of fruits and tea this summer season. There will be two pop-up stores during this special summertime event, one in Omotesando (表参道), Tokyo (東京) from June 28 to…

A New Traditional Japanese Starbucks is Opening in Kyoto

If there are special edition Japanese Starbucks menu items, there’s bound to be a special Starbucks store design that is traditionally Japanese as well right? Well, the plans are well on their way and a traditional Japanese Starbucks, Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Tea House (京都二寧坂ヤサカ茶屋), will be opening on June 30, 2017. A Traditional-Style Starbucks Comes…

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)…

Have an Out-Of-This-World Experience at This VR Attraction at Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN!

Virtual reality, or simply VR, has changed the way people use technology since it first gained popularity in the mid-2010s. From being used in video games to cinema and entertainment, and even in advanced uses such as for healthcare, education and training, and engineering, virtual reality has become a door to advancement. Konica Minolta (コニカミノルタ),…

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…

Beat the Heat With These Summer Treats From the Hello Kitty Cafe in Odaiba!

Odaiba (お台場) is one of the best places to check out when you have the chance to visit Tokyo (東京). With food, shopping, sights, and many more, you won’t get bored on this artificial island. Located in Odaiba is the continuously-running Café de Miki with Hello Kitty (カフェ ド ミキ ウィズ ハローキティ), and from June…