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10 Refreshing Japanese Summer Treats to Beat the Heat in Japan

During the summer season, people tend to feel sluggish and lazy, and the unbearable heat makes them want to stay indoors. This summer, energize your body by treating yourself to these 10 refreshing Japanese summer treats! 1. Nagashi Somen jp.fotolia.com/ Other than being cooling and refreshing, it is also fun to eat. The somen noodles…

Who Is the Man Behind the Many Branches of Kit Kat Chocolatory Across Japan?

Have you ever wondered who’s behind the creation of the wonderful flavors of Kit Kat in Japan? It’s none other than hard-working Chef Patissier Yasumasa Takagi. He’s so good in surprising people and making them happy with his unique Kit Kat creations that he opened his own Kit Kat Chocolatory store in 2014 which expanded…

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…

Enjoy Beer and Dessert in One With ICE MONSTER’s Newest Flavor of Shaved Ice!

Japan is popular for “kakigori,” which means “shaved ice” in English. It is an all-time favorite summer treat in the country. It comes in several flavors such as melon, lemon, cherry, matcha, and many more! This summer 2017, a new flavor was recently introduced, making beer drinkers happy. It’s the beer shaved ice which really…

Shopping in Kitakyushu? Here Are 8 Things to Buy in This Japanese City in 2018

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,…