PARCO Department Stores in Japan to Undergo Huge Renovations

02.September.2018 | SPOT

PARCO department stores across Japan are undergoing renovation from this autumn to early winter to build them out approximately 21,000m². The work is being set out to create new ways to add value by offering expansive lifestyle to adults. The renovation will allow more popular cosmetic shops to be incorporated as well as a strengthening of beauty services and food variety.

The main Hiroshima branch of PARCO is remodelling its entire first floor with the slogan “LIFE with PARCO” in mind in an effort to increase convenience for people living in the city. It will be decked out with cafes, flower shops, cosmetic stores, shoe shops and much more, catering to a wide range of different customers.
The Fukuoka branch of PARCO is introducing a shiba inu dog cafe where you can enjoy a blissful coffee time in a retro environment while petting the pups. There will also be a new beauty salon that offers a range of services like cosmetic acupuncture, cosmetic correction, and more. As well as that, there will be a supplement shop stocking items for health and beauty, and many other shops.
The Nagoya branch is going with the tagline ‘Watashi Update’ (Updating Myself) and renewing their fitness club to offer new amenities and programs, as well as incorporating high quality fashion shops. They will cater to all your lifestyle needs.

The Kichijoji branch is getting a mini theater complex with 5 screens and 300 seats as well as a symbolic bakery and cafe that you’ll find on the first floor.

 

It will be exciting to see just how things change at PARCO and when we can at thew brand new stores.

Information
PARCO Official Website: http://www.parco.co.jp/

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    Ever since PARCI_ya UENO’s grand opening, crowds of customers have visited. Many stores in PARCO_ya prepared panda goods for this opening but most say they are now sold out.

    Baby panda, Xiang Xiang’s (spelled as Shan Shan in romaji) public debut is the “big event” in Ueno now. In line with this baby panda fever, over 30 limited-time-offer goods are being offered.

     

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    Sumi Panda (will begin sales from the latter half of February)

    Each dot is actually a panda face. A very fluffy material is used with the image of panda hair.

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    PANDA (will begin sales from the first half of February)
    This handkerchief is made so a panda appears when the handkerchief is folded. Even men who are a bit embarrassed to possess something cute, can use this handkerchief.

     

     

    TiC TAC (3F)
    They sell the popular hand-made watch brand “Kelutuan”made in Kanazawa. They have debuted a new collection of this brand with a panda motif. 
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    *for both versions they offer 2 band colors, bamboo and black.

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    *for both versions they offer 2 band colors, bamboo and black.

    hamamonyo (4F / store selling “tenugui” Japanese ornamental hand towels)

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    Mother and cub panda -mugshot  1,296 yen

    The hand towel has the mother and cub panda. In the background is a hemp and bamboo grass leaf pattern.

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    Panda and Saigo-don 1,080 yen

    A fun design of Ueno’s symbol character, Saigo-don and a panda.

    Ueno Yabusoba (6F) Panda soba tsutsumi

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    Ponda soba tsutsumi 1,404 yen *from after 15:00

    Little Panda loves to play. She likes climbing on trees, swinging on a swing and playing with tires and in a flower garden. After she plays she is tired and goes to sleep. This item expresses panda activities.

     

     

    DEAN & DELUCA CAFÉ (1F) / Caffe latte

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    Caffe latte S 389yen, M 432 yen,  L 486 yen

    If you purchase a Cappuccino a special dripping is possible

     

     

     

    Chugoku Meisai Ginza Aster (6F) / Birth-commemoration menu

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    4 kinds of salads including popular vegetables named after Shan Shan will be sold

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    Shan Shan Dumpling / 432 yen (two pieces)

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    Asakusa Ginshachi (6F) / Sasa Dango to Omatcha Set

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    Sasa Dango to Omatcha Set / 324 yen

    Shan Shan loves sasa dango (bamboo grass-flavored dumplings)!? The set of Ujimatcha and rich-flavored dango has the flavor of custard cream which is recommended for kids.

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    ◼︎Information

    Address: 3-24-6, Ueno, Taitoku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:00 to 21:00

    6F restaurant floor 11:00 to 23:00

    URL:http://parcoya-ueno.parco.jp/pc/

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    Another branch was recently opened in Fukuoka PARCO on May 11 and will run until June 25.

     

    「セーラームーン×マイメロディ キャンディパーラー」福岡パルコ

    Those who purchase something at the café will receive a limited-edition Sailor Moon and My Melody paper lunch mat with an original pastel coloured design.

    *One per person.

     

    「セーラームーン×マイメロディ キャンディパーラー」福岡パルコ

    Let’s take a small peek at some of the cute food and desserts we can look forward to♡

     

    「セーラームーン×マイメロディ キャンディパーラー」福岡パルコ

    Sailor Moon & My Melody Peeking Face☆Burger – ¥1,490

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    We Can’t Wait Any Longer! Sailor Chibi Moon & My Melody Purin à la Mode – ¥1,390

    This is a pink purin à la mode and Sailor Chibi Moon is holding a spoon as if to ask whether it’s okay to start eating already!

     

    「セーラームーン×マイメロディ キャンディパーラー」福岡パルコ

    Welcome to Candy Parlour! Bottled Soda – ¥790

    All the characters are gathered together on the front of this bottle. The drink is a refreshing strawberry flavour.

     

    They will also sell these popular menu items again.

     

    There will of course be plenty of original merchandise sold of the two characters at the shop set up in the café. The shop can also be entered by those who can’t get into the café. The items are all limited in stock, so be sure to check them out quick!

    「セーラームーン×マイメロディ キャンディパーラー」福岡パルコ

     

    Acrylic Key Chain – ¥400

    They will sell 8 different key chain designs: the six sailors, Luna and My Melody. Look forward to seeing who you get.

     

    Die-Cut Stickers – ¥380

    Stickers will also be sold for the sailors, Luna and My Melody.

     

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    Why not visit the Sailor Moon and My Melody collaborative café while you’re in Fukuoka?

     

    ■Information

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    Address: Fukuoka PARCO 5F THE GUEST cafe&diner, 2-11-1 Tenjin, Chuo, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture

    Running: May 11, 2018―June 25, 2018

    Opening Hours: 10:00-20:30 (Food Last Orders 20:00)

    TEL: 092-235-7182

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    15.January.2018 | FASHION / FOOD / SPOT

    The pants-loving, superb dancing character Panpaka Pants and Pom Pom Purin, who has continued to receive love for over 20 years since appearing in 1996, are teaming up in a dream collaboration.

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    The Panpaka Pants × Pom Pom Purin Festival will be held at Fukuoka PACRO from January 19th!

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    The Panpaka Pants × Pom Pom Purin Café will make its way to Kyushu for the first time for a limited period. To celebrate the grand opening, a Panpaka Pants × Pom Pom Purin POP UP SHOP will also make an appearance, and limited edition café merchandise will be sold via Village Vanguard Freaks.

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    Nakayoshi White Stew – ¥1,380

     

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    Pitta Bread Sandwich Set – ¥1,480

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    Purin Pancake – ¥1,380

     

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    Pom Pom Purin & Panpaka Pants Japanese Style Tiramisu – ¥850 each

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    Matcha Latte / White Mocha Latte / Marron Glacé Latte – ¥650 each

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    Jacquard Tote Bag – ¥3,900

     

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    Panpaka Pants × Pom Pom Purin Puppets – ¥5,200

     

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    Tote Bag Sweets – ¥2,000

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    Panpaka Pants × Pom Pom Purin Jiichirou Assorted Set (w/ tote bag) – ¥1,350

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    Panpaka Pants × Pom Pom Purin Festival in Fukuoka PARCO

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    Panpaka Pants × Pom Pom Purin Café

    Location: kawara CAFE&DINING FORWARD, Fukuoka PARCO Shinkan 6F

    Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00 (last orders – food 21:30/drinks 22:00)

     

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    Location: Fukuoka Main Building 1F, next to escalator

     

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    Location: Village Vanguard Freaks, Fukuoka PARCO Main Building 7F

     

    Panpaka Pants × Pom Pom Purin × Jiichirou

    Available: January 19, 2018 (sales will cease once all have been sold)

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    05.July.2020 | FOOD

    New York-based ramen bar Kuro-Obi has announced that it’s opening it first Japanese branch in the food hall of Shibuya’s new shopping centre RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK on August 4, 2020.

    Kuro-Obi was established in New York back in 2014. To date, it has opened 6 branches across the US as well as one branch in Singapore. It specialises in “tori paitan”, a silky chicken-base broth. The new Japanese ramen bar will serve many different tori paitan ramen dishes takeout style, which is common in the US. All ramen served here is served in paper cups rather than bowls, so it can be eaten both in the food hall or taken away.


    Added to the rich soup broth and noodles is moist chicken char siu, soft-boiled egg, negi spring onion, and fried onion chips. The black pepper used adds a kick to the overall flavour. Thick noodles are also used.

    “Ramen is Freedom” is the theme of Kuro-Obi’s brand in Japan, with which they aim to challenge the new possibilities of ramen.

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