Valentine’s Day

5 Super Kawaii Chocolates for Valentine’s Day!

Do you want to buy chocolates for your loved one, for your friends, or for your own? People have several reasons to purchase chocolate on Valentine’s Day in Japan. This year under the struggle with COVID-19, lots of companies and schools are prohibiting exchanging chocolates. But on the other hand, people are paying more attention…

Japan’s Top Chocolatiers: Valentine’s Day Edition!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and as the tradition of buying chocolate gifts becomes more and more popular, preordering the most beautiful and luxurious boxes of chocolate bonbons has become a must. by Martin Danker In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and the goodness of chocolate, we wanted to see some of the…

Lost in Lust: The Incredible World of Japanese Kinky Love Hotels

There is something absolutely fascinating about Japanese love hotels. Catered to adults and devoted exclusively to sex, they offer a calm oasis in this archipelago of condensed apartment buildings and where, at least traditionally, several generations live together. These are not the decrepit North American motels where extramarital affairs take place and where villains in…

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…

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…