Umeshu Plum Wine KitKat Released at CRAFT SAKE WEEK＠KITKAT BAR
18.September.2018 | FOOD
KitKat Umeshu is a new product produced by Hidetoshi Nakata specifically aimed at foreign tourists coming to Japan. It was first made available at CRAFT SAKE WEEK＠KITKAT BAR, a Japanese sake bar for those coming from overseas, on September 13. The bar will run until September 24 at CITAN, a hostel, cafe and bar in Higashi-Nihombashi. The KitKat was also released for general sale on the Japanese market on September 18.
Hidetoshi Nakata toured over 350 sake brewers and with his expertise launched the first Craft Sake Week in 2016, a huge coming together of sake artisans in Japan. The KITKAT BAR is part of that experience which has opened for inbound foreigners to try Japanese sake.
The bar offers a special and exclusive menu featuring a careful selection of premium Japanese alcohol by Nakata as well as an original menu developed by chefs of well-known restaurants. They also offer a range of cocktails including one that’s made with umeshu tsuruume suppai, an ingredient used in the new plum wine KitKat.
The bar counter is crowned with a chandelier made from masu boxes which were created for measuring rice. This offers a new and unique way of experiencing the charm of Japanese culture. Since the bar has opened it’s been packed with foreigner customers.
A female Asian customer who tasted the plum wine KitKat paired with the bar’s original ‘Kishuu Tonic’ cocktail expressed her surprise at how well they went together: “The sweetness of the KitKat and freshness of the cocktail matched exquisitely together. Despite the cocktail using sake as the base it was really easy to drink and delicious. Sake and chocolate go well together, don’t they.”
A male American customer compared the taste of the KitKat with the Umeshu Tsuruume Suppai wine used in the KitKat: “The combination of the sour plum wine with the sweet chocolate was delicious beyond my expectations. There’s a lot of flavours in Japan we can’t get overseas, so I want to buy things and take them back as souvenirs.”
Speaking about Craft Sake Week, producer of the bar Hidetoshi Nakata commented the following: “I want lots of people to get to know about the enjoyment and appeal of Japanese sake and plum wine through this event and KitKat Umeshu Umetsuri to further expand the reach of them overseas.”
Experience the KitKat and Japanese sake for yourself at CRAFT SAKE WEEK @ KITKAT BAR.
Kit Kat Chocolatory to celebrate opening of Ginza store with sushi Kit Kats!
Good news for Kit Kat fans! Not only is a new Kit Kat specialty store set to open, it’ll be giving away sushi Kit Kats!
That’s right, we’re happy to report that Nestlé Japan will be opening its first stand-alone Kit Kat Chocolatory store in Tokyo’s Ginza district on Februray 2, and what’s more, they’ll be commemorating the event with gifts of special sushi Kit Kats!
Since the first Kit Kat Chocolatory opened in January of 2014 as a specialty store offering premium and exclusive Kit Kats, the franchise has expanded to eight stores across Japan, but so far they have all been in-store establishments located within major department stores.
A Made-in-Japan KitKat called “KitKat Nihonshu Masuizumi” will be released!
23.September.2017 | FOOD
“KitKat Nihonsyu Masuizumi” produced by Hidetoshi Nakata who is actively working to let the world know about great Japanese traditional industries including the nihonshu (Japanese sake) industry, is now on sale.
The “KitKat” series consists of more than 30 kinds of items centering around the “Maccha” flavor and these sweets are gathering much attention from foreign tourists.
This time, the brand collaborated with Hidetoshi Nakata and renewed the “nihonsyu” flavor. A new “KitKat Nihonshu” flavor was born using “Masuizumi” from Tomiyama which was chosen out of 100 sake brands based on the votes from nihonsyu lovers.
“KitKat Nihonsyu” which took about a year to develop was created to present the sharp taste of “Masuizumi.” You can enjoy the rich flavor and delicate aftertaste of the soft sweetness of the white chocolate and sake.
In order to let many people know about nishonshu, they printed a short article on the package so that so that the purchasers of this product can learn about nihonshu briefly.
▼Hidetoshi Nakata’s comment
I recommended “Masuda Shuzo” (Masuda brewery) which has been working to diffuse the nihonshu industry. This sake brewery is one of my favorite and they create high-quality sake.
You can enjoy the unique aroma and flavor of “Masuizumi” right after you put the sake in your mouth. I am sure that people from foreign countries who love chocolate can enjoy this product, not just Japanese people.
Why don’t you purchase “KitKat Nihonshu” as a souvenir?
Kit Kat’s gift kit will be sold until the last train time. Ginza “Kit Kat Chocolatory food stall”
A premium chocolate store where souvenirs can be bought until the last train time “Kit Kat Chocolatory Yatai” will be opened from the 11th of December 2017 to the 17th (Sun.) at Ginza’s “Corridor Town.”
“Kit Kat Chocolatory” is a specialized store of “Premium Kit Kat” made with special ingredients using a manufacturing process directed by one of Japan’s top patissiers, Yasumasa Takagi. The product has been gaining popularity among many people as a small gift for family members, friends and colleagues.
This time, they opened “Kit Kat Chocolatory Yatai” for persons who go home late because they are very busy working or participating in year-end dinner parties in December! To support busy people giving special gifts to their family or partners, the premium chocolate yatai will be opened until the last train time.
The yatai is a road-side store which has a red lantern as a signboard and anybody can visit a yatai in a casual manner. Also, they will sell a packaged product called “Sushiorifu Kit Kat” which looks like “sushiori” (a gift box filled with sushi). They will sell products such as a product using special couverture chocolate and chocolates with several flavors including “bitter,” “milk” and “white.” The message sticker placed on top of the box has three designs.
They are also planning to sell limited products and the standard products of “Kit Kat Chocolatory” in addition to the products noted above. Why not give one of these gifts to person who are precious to you and express your appreciation?
World’s First Cacao Fruit Kit Kat Reduces Waste and Replaces Sugar with Cacao Pulp
30.November.2019 | FOOD
Nestlé has unveiled a new chocolate recipe that replaces added sugar with cacao pulp. Japan, famous for its exciting range of Kit Kat flavours, adopted the new recipe to create the first cacao fruit chocolate Kit Kat. The Kit Kat was released for sale at the Kit Kat Chocolatory and online on November 29, 2019.
The Kit Kat Chocolatory sells premium-quality Kit Kats made and from a careful selection of ingredients and by a special production method. The process is overlooked by Yasumasa Takagi, the chocolatier who owns LE PATISSIER TAKAGI.
Whether your’re looking for a unique Japanese souvenir for your friends and family, something small yet luxurious for your work colleagues or even just a petite treat for yourself, the Kit Kat Chocolatory’s popular range caters for every souvenir situation.
The new Cacao Fruit Chocolate Kit Kat uses Nestlé’s new cacao pulp recipe. Cacao pulp is the white substance surrounding the cacao beans inside the fruit. It is dried and pulverised into a fine powder to be used as a replacement for sugar. By infusing cacao pulp into the chocolate, the chocolate flavour can be tasted more fully, making for a new and exciting flavour experience.
Many people are unaware of the unique sweet and tangy flavour of the cacao fruit’s soft and fleshy insides. Part of the cacao pulp is normally used as sugar to ferment cacao beans in a normal chocolate-making process. However, approximately 70 percent of the pulp is instantly disposed of.
Brazil and many other cacao-producing Latin American countries use cacao pulp to make drinks and smoothies that are easy to produce. It is also seen as an ingredient in ice creams. Some businesses have jumped on the appeal of cacao as a rarely used ingredient to make and export cacao juice. Other than this, usage of cacao pulp has remained low for a long time.
Under Takagi’s guidance, a new Kit Kat has arrived at the chocolatory which spreads not only the appeal of cacao as a natural sugar and flavouring, but also encourages sustainable living through reduced food waste.
Come try a Kit Kat made with cacao pulp for yourself.
Kit Kat Chocolatory Cacao Fruit Chocolate
Contains: 1 Bar
- 7 KitKat Chocolatory shops (3 in Tokyo, 2 in Osaka, 1 in Kawasaki and 1 in Hiroshima)
- Online including the Kit Kat Chocolatory Online Shop and Nestlé Online Shop
- Kit Kat Gift Shops (Located in Rinku Premium Outlets)
Kit Kat Chocolatory Cacao Fruit Chocolate Assortment
(Sold online including the Kit Kat Chocolatory Online Shop and Nestlé Online Shop)
Assortment of 5
Price: ¥1,900 (Before Tax)
Assortment of 7
Price: ¥2,500 (Before Tax)
Kit Kat Chocolatory Online Shop: https://nestle.jp/brand/kit/chocolatory/
Enjoy the Flavours of Sendai with the Zunda Shake Kit Kat
29.November.2019 | FOOD
Sendai is famous for zunda mochi: a traditional dessert that fuses boiled mochi (rice cakes) and zunda (sweet edamame bean paste). The zunda mochi shop Zunda Saryo is collaborating with Nestlé to create a Kit Kat Mini with the regional flavour “Zunda Saryo Shake”, which will be released on December 1 at a number of shops including souvenir shops around Sendai Station and Sendai Airport, and selected KASHO SANZEN shops*
*(Omachi Hirose-dōri, Koji Matsushima and Monzen Matsushima)
Zunda Saryo spreads the delicious flavour of zunda across Japan through their variety of zunda-flavoured desserts and drinks. The Zunda Shake is an original drink made by fusing carefully selected milk with vanilla and then blending it with zunda to create an original sweet shake to represent Sendai. Kit Kat’s crispy wafers add texture to the layers of smooth chocolate, producing a divine flavour. Japan is home to more than 40 different Kit Kat flavours which are popular within Japan and overseas. 20 of those are from Japan’s regional flavour series, which is a collaboration with a regional specialty.
Foreigners and even Japanese visitors from other parts of the country will have never seen this new flavour before. The new Kit Kat Mini Zunda Shake flavour is sure to be the best way to experience the flavours of the region.
The cream filling is kneaded with edamame powder and sandwiched between crispy wafers. The Kit Kat is coated in Zunda shake-flavoured chocolate, creating the perfect Kit Kat flavour.
Whether you’re looking for a small snack or a souvenir, the Zunda Shake Kit Kat is perfect for you.
Kit Kat Mini Zunda Shake Flavour
Price: ¥800 (Before Tax)
Purchase from: Souvenir shops around Sendai Station and Sendai Airport, KASHO SANZEN (Omachi Hirose-dōri, Koji Matsushima and Monzen Matsushima)
Release Date: December 1, 2019
The Luxurious KitKat Chocolatory is Revamping Its Chocolate Line-Up
03.October.2019 | FOOD
Nestlé has announced that it is revamping its 16 products* at the KitKat Chocolatory which will be released on October 11, 2019.
*One of these products will be released in late November
The KitKat Chocolatory is a direct-to-consumer chain, serving premium, handcrafted KitKats made with top quality ingredients and production methods under full direction by Takagi Yasumasa―the owner and chef of LE PATISSIER TAKAGI. Its luxurious line is endless, with products ranging from the elusive ruby chocolate, whose cocoa beans give the finish product its pink colour, to volcanic chocolate made from rare cocoa beans sourced from volcanic islands, and beyond.
The Chocolatory takes regular KitKats and the brand to a whole new level while still having that sense of familiarity, making their products great gifts and personal treats.
The new line-up of 16 products is considered by four categories: 1) the chocolate type, 2) where the cocoa beans are produced, 3) the production process from bean to bar, and 4) the combination between chocolate and other ingredients. Each and every bar has been given equal attention to create chocolates with different flavours, enabling consumers to discover not only which tickle their taste buds, but the story behind each unique bar.
There is a rapidly growing interest amongst consumers who want to know where their food comes from and how it’s made. When it comes to specialist chocolate products, a lot of information isn’t widely known. That’s the reason behind KitKat Chocolatory’s revamp, as well as to create chocolate that nobody has experience before.
Let’s take a look at four of the new KitKats you can get your fingers on.
Enjoy the Chocolate Varieties
KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Bitter – ¥300 Each (Before Tax)
A hallmark product since KitKat Chocolatory opened, the Sublime Bitter is couverture chocolate made with 66% cocoa. The bar is a blend of three different cocoa beans from Ghana, Madagascar, and the Dominican Republic. This addictive delight reserves the original bitterness of the cocoa while having a fruity tinge to it.
Enjoy the Difference Between Cocoa Production Areas
KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Volcanic Malakula Island – ¥400 Each (Before Tax)
This mysterious ‘volcanic chocolate’ is made from extremely rare cocoa beans sourced from the volcanic Malakula Island which was voted one of the happiest places on earth. It has a distinct bitterness and very fragrant scent reminiscent of the ground.
Enjoy the Chocolate Making Process
KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Raw – ¥300 Each (Before Tax)
The cocoa beans of this “raw” chocolate are cooked at a lower temperature than usual to draw out a more natural flavour of the original bean, like it’s been plucked right out of a cocoa bean farm and placed into your hands.
Enjoy the Combination Of Ingredients
KitKat Chocolatory Moleson – ¥500 Each (Before Tax)
Finally, here is the world’s first ingredient-topped KitKat. It uses the smooth, melt-in-the-mouth KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Milk bar as the base, and is topped with sweet and sour dried cranberries and fragrant crushed almonds, creating a flavourful and textural ensemble.
Discover a whole new world of KitKat and chocolate when the new products drop at KitKat Chocolatory on October 11.
Official Website: https://nestle.jp/brand/kit/chocolatory/
Kit Kat To Release Two Autumn Kit Kat Flavours
26.July.2019 | FOOD
Indulge in the flavours of a Japanese autumn with the two new Kit Kat flavours of Kit Kat Chestnut and Kit Kat Sweet Potato. These will be released on August 19.
Thin wafers sandwich layers of the delicious autumn fillings. Even the white chocolate that wraps these wafers is infused with the flavour of sweet potato or chestnut respectively. The biggest appeal of these Kit Kat flavours is their mild sweetness.
The crispy texture of the wafers combined with the rich aroma and crumbly texture of the sweet fillings creates a whole new flavour to associate with a Japanese autumn.
Kit Kat knows just how celebrate the coming of a new season!
Kit Kat Mini Sweet Potato
Release: August 19
Pack size: 11
RRP: ￥500 (before tax)
Purchase from: Supermarkets and drugstores across the country
Kit Kat Mini Chestnut
Release: August 19
Pack sizes: 12 or 3
RRP: pack of 12:￥500 (before tax) pack of 3: ￥120 (before tax)
Purchase from: Supermarkets and drugstores across the country. (Packs of 3 available at convenience stores).
Kit Kat Official Website: https://nestle.jp/brand/kit/
Shinagawa Prince Hotel’s NINE BAR DJ Music Receives New Theme Everyday
29.May.2019 | SPOT
DINING & BAR TABLE 9 TOKYO is a fabulous dining and bar venue located on the top floor of Shinagawa Prince Hotel. The establishment is known for its “DJ TIME” where a DJ plays music, and it has just been announced that the experience is set to be revamped on May 29 where the theme will change each day.
Ever since its grand opening, the bars of TABLE 9 TOKYO have been leaders of today’s Tokyo with its night scene as its opening hours roll out until 4:00am. It is home to 3 different bars, NINE BAR being one of them, and each enjoys a huge attendance rate including many non-Japanese guests.
The bar and lounge is a place for adults to sit down, enjoy a drink and listen to music. The idea to have a theme change each day is a way for the bar to expand its services by having more options to choose from when it comes to the music.
The first week will begin with jazzy music, and there will be disco music on Wednesday and Thursday for which a new standing area has been set up in front of the DJ booth. On Friday night guests can enjoy getting down to some energetic dance music while on the weekends the playlist will span a wide variety of genres.
Enjoy a sophisticated night out in Tokyo at NINE BAR.
DINING & BAR TABLE 9 TOKYO – NINE BAR –
Location: DINING & BAR TABLE 9 TOKYO (Shinagawa Prince Hotel Main Tower Floor 39F)
Business Hours: NINE BAR 5:00pm-4:00am (DJ TIME 9:00pm-11:45pm *Except Sundays and Mondays)
Charge: Cover Charge ¥1,080 / DJ TIME – Plus Charge Of ¥1,080
DJ TIME Daily Themes
Tuesday: “After hours lounge” – Chill at the start of a busy week with a selection of relaxing jazz music
Wednesday & Thursdays: “Disco NINE” – Disco sounds loved across the globe ★Standing Area available
Friday: “TGIF” – Celebrate the end of the week with some feel-good, energetic Friday night dance music
Saturday: “SIN CITY” – Weekend lounge with a variety of genres aimed at couples and girls
For details on the DJ schedule visit the official NINE BAR website: https://www.princehotels.co.jp/shinagawa/restaurant/contents/table9tokyo/ninebar/
This AI Chooses the Best KitKat Flavour to Pair With Your Sake
The Gotochi KITKAT Pairing Bar will be open at Roppongi Hills from April 19 to 29 serving KitKat and sake pairings chosen from 1,650 combinations by AI.
Japan is known for its KitKat flavours, with a total of 350 having been created to date, 40 of which are always available. Many of those flavours are made using ingredients from local regions across the country where they sold at those places’ souvenir shops. Their unique flavour combinations and colours have tickled the fancy of Japanese people and foreigners alike.
The KITKAT Pairing Bar offers a new way for both locals and overseas visitors to enjoy eating KitKats by picking which flavour will go best for them when paired with sake.
You must answer 5 questions at the bar from which the AI will filter your tastes from 150 combinations chosen that day. There will be a total of 1,650 combinations available across the 11 day period.
Of course, you can purchase your local flavour KitKat there and then. The sake combinations were carefully selected and curated by Hidetoshi Nakata, a former soccer player and experienced sake expert who has tried well over 350 brands of sake all over Japan. The sake pairings are supervised by CRAFT SAKE WEEK.
Have the AI find your flavours!
Gotochi KITKAT Pairing Bar
Running: April 19, 2019 – April 29, 2019
Location: CRAFT SAKE WEEK at Roppongi Hills (Roppongi Hills Arena, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo)
Menu: One 60ml Japanese sake from 110 varieties + One KitKat from 15 varieties
Price: 2 coins per order. Coins can be bought at CRAFT SAKE WEEK and can be used when eating and drinking at the venue.
CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019
Location: Roppongi Hills Arena (6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo)
Date: April 19, 2019 – April 29, 2019
Time: 12:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)
Participating Breweries: 110 in Total / 10 per day (subject to change)
Participating Restaurants: 15
Official Website: http://craftsakeweek.com/rh/
“Sakenomy” – Official App: http://www.sakenomy.net/
Eat Snacks and Drink Sake in a Snowbound Tent Powered by an Electric Car in Nagano
17.January.2019 | SPOT
The Norikura Snow & Ice EV Snack event which began in 2017 is now being held for the second year in a row.
This activity allows people to camp out in a tent deep in the snowy and silent region of Norikura Kogen. Snacks and sake are served on weekends. The tent is also powered by the Nissan e-NV 200 electric car which is both environmentally friendly and allows your tent to light up during the dark snowy evenings.
Last year’s event was attended by many people from both inside and outside Nagano Prefecture, and it was particularly popular with those on their way back from ski trips. The activity ties in with the area’s new attention to night life. It’s a chance for both tourist and locals to come together and build closer bonds to the area.
Enjoy a new outdoor winter activity lost in the snow in Nagano.
Norikura Snow & Ice EV Snacks
Location: Norikura Kanko Center (*You will be taken to and from the tent in the electric car)
Running: January 11, 2019 – Late March 2019 (Every Friday & Weekend)
Times: Open 18:00 / Close – Friday & Sunday 21:00, Saturday 22:00
*May be subject to cancellation without notice as a result of bad weather.
Corona Extra opens “OUTDOOR SAUNA” and a special bar in winter wonderland
16.December.2018 | SPOT
With a slice of lime, the style of drinking Corona Extra is beloved by people all over the world. “Corona Winter Escape” is a brand campaign to promote enjoying winter with Corona’s platform, “This is Living”.
”CORONA WINTER SAUNA SHIMOKITAZAWA” is an enjoyable outdoor winter sauna in the city opening at Shimokitazawa Cage, and “CORONA ESCAPE” is a bar in the snow at an altitude of 1,450m in Hakuba, Nagano prefecture.
“CORONA WINTER SAUNA SHIMOKITAZAWA” is the second year of an outdoor sauna event. It is an authentic Finnish “löyly“ sauna in a tent, paired with outdoor baths to cool yourself down, located in the center of Shimokitazawa. A Finnish sauna, cool water bath and fresh air is a great combination to enhance your mind and body and then enjoy an ice cold Corona Extra to experience a “Winter Escape”. In collaboration with Keio Dentetsu, this event will be open for 2 months from the 19th of January (Sat) to the 17th of March (Sun).
The “CORONA ESCAPE BAR” and “CORONA ESCAPE TERRACE” located in Hakuba, Nagano prefecture is the 4th year and a familiar event of Corona winter campaign.
Cool down after winter sports with a refreshing Corona Extra in your hand while enjoying the incredible snow covered vista of the Northern Japan Alps mountains. You can experience a relaxing time admiring the sunset over this winter wonderland.
Enjoy special winter experience together with CORONA.
CORONA WINTER SAUNA SHIMOKITAZAWA
Date: January 19th(Sat)- March 17th(Sun), 2019
Location: Keio-Inokashira line Koka-Shita,2-6-2 Kitazawa Setagaya-ku Tokyo
Access: 3 minutes walk from Shimokitazawa station, Keio- Inokashira line, Odakyu line.
Time: 112:00-13:30(only weekends and holidays) 214:00-15:30 316:00-17:30 418:00-19:30 520:00-21:30
※ An event ticket is valid for only one time period above
※ Requires an ID-check (age verification) at the entrance
Price: weekday23- ¥3,000, weekday45, weekend and holidays-¥3,500
Including one drink and one towel/ bath robe is available for women only/ please bring your own bathing suit
Capacity: 40 persons for each time period Tickets sales from December 17th(Mon),2018 URL:sauna.s-cage.com
CORONA ESCAPE TERRACE
Date: December 22th(Sat),2018 – March 31th(Sun) 2019
Open: 11:00- 15:30 ※No extended business hours for this season. ※May be changed without notice depending on the weather and snowfall.
Location: Hakuba Happo-One Snow Resort, Usagidaira terrace(4487-12 Ooaza Hokujo, Hakuba-mura, Kita-Azumino-gun, Nagano)
Access: Happo-One gondola lift “Adam”, Sancho station
CORONA ESCAPE BAR
Date: December 25th(Tue),2018 – March 31th(Sun),2019
Open: 11:00- 15:00 ※May be changed without notice depending on snowfall Location: Hakuba47 WINTER SPORTS PARK(24196-47 Kamishiro, Hakuba-mura, Kita-Azumino-gun, Nagano)
Access: near the exit of Quad Lift Line-C
CORONA WINTER ESCAPE: http://corona-extra.jp/event/corona-winter/
CORONA WINTER SAUNA SHIMOKITAZAWA: sauna.s-cage.com
Horizon Tokyo: A Restaurant Opening in Shiodome With a 270° Panoramic View
Horizon Tokyo is a new restaurant and bar set to open on August 31 on the 47th floor of Caretta Shiodome, a shopping and dining centre in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo.
Floor 47 is the top floor of the towering complex, standing at 210m high. Upon opening the doors, you’ll first be greeted by the bar where you can enjoy drinks in a stylish environment.
After enjoying a drink, you can head to the restaurant area which serves authentic French cuisine. Once seated, you can choose to order a range of hors d’oeuvre that arrives on a trolley. Each ingredient selected by the customer is catered towards every person. There are 18 appetisers to choose from with a selection of hot and cold foods. Main dishes are made with carefully selected seasonal ingredients from Japan. The quality and preparation methods stay faithful to French cuisine.
The restaurant’s 270° panoramic view offers sights from Tokyo Skytree to the Rainbow Bridge which can be gazed at while enjoying your dinner.
Horizon Tokyo’s speciality dishes are a specially made roast beef and bouillabaisse both created by head chef Omura.
The roast beef is farmed in Japan and is cooked carefully on a low heat at 74℃ giving it a soft and juicy texture.
The bouillabaisse is made with white fish, vegetables and wine together with orange skin, pernod, saffron and other ingredients all cooked into a soup with sea ruffe, sea perch, spiny red gurnard, homarus lobster and mussels.
There are also 20 desserts to choose from made by an award-winning pastry chef.
If you’re looking for fine dining with a romantic view of Tokyo, then check out Horizon Tokyo.
Watch Fireworks Atop Roppongi Hills at the new Häagen-Dazs Hanabi Bar
Häagen-Dazs Japan will open their new Hanabi Bar from the end of this month for a limited time where customers can enjoy a spectacular firework show at the Tokyo City View observation deck of Roppongi Hills.
The Hanabi Bar is opening in support of the company’s new product series set for release on June 5. They will hand out free samples of their new peach and berry flavoured Häagen-Dazs Juicy Bar.
At the Hanabi Bar you can expect to enjoy a breathtaking view atop the tall observation deck while enjoying the new peach and berry Juicy Bar from Häagen-Dazs. From 7pm, a promotional video of fireworks inspired by the Juicy Bar will be projected onto the glass, allowing you enjoy a magnificent firework show against the picturesque nighttime view outside. The video lasts 5 minutes and will be played four times every hour.
If you insert your juicy bar stick into the box it comes in after you’ve finished eating it will look like fireworks shooting out.
Additionally, those who arrive at the Hanabi Bar dressed in juicy pink will receive a free entry ticket to the observation deck. 50 tickets will be given out per day and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A must see for Häagen-Dazs fans, head to the Hanabi Bar to enjoy tasty ice cream while watching a beautiful firework show.
Drink Sake in a Café Setting at Kuranoya in Shimbashi
Japanese sake bar Kuranoya held the grand opening of its second branch at the Karasumori exit of Shimbashi Station on May 15, 2018.
The main components of Kuranoya are sake and meat. Drinks are their forte, and they offer up a wide variety along with the perfect meal to match. They clear away stereotypes and confidently serve up food with a Western essence along with Japanese sake.
Their beverage line-up includes amino acids and is recommended to those who are looking to take care of their health and beauty. The café interior is stylish with the colour white as the base.
Drinks range from affordable prices such as ¥299 (pre-tax) for one cup of sake to more premium brands. There are high table counter seats which make for the perfect date setting, or even customers on their own.
There’s even an all-you-can-drink plan with close to 30 brands of sake which can be enjoyed either across a two-hour period or an unlimited period. As well as their stock of highly valuable premium sake, the café even offers a sangria made using Japanese sake.
Whether you’re going on a date or having a girl’s get-together, Kuranoya can be used for numerous settings and promises delicious food and drinks.
“Nanoan” Sake Bar Opens in Old Fashioned House in Tennoji, Osaka
A one-hundred year old residence from the Taisho Period in Osaka’s Tennoji ward has been renovated and turned into a Japanese sake bar called Nanoan. This is the second store by Nanakura, which is located in the same area as the bar, Chausuyama.
The quiet residence is located in the middle of Tennoji about 2-minutes from the station. The neighbourhood of Tennoji has been undergoing development, and the house used to build Nanoan is said to be the last remaining residence from the Taisho Period.
Customers can look forward to enjoying meals made with exquisite ingredients as well as drinks in this historical, antique-looking building. It’s located just 1-minute on foot from the first store, Nanakura. Located right by is Tennoji Park, and from the second floor, you can see Keitakuen Garden.
The bar can be used for many situations, like enjoy yourself at a 1-2 person counter while looking out to the garden, or you can rent the bar for an 80-person banquet.
For lunch, enjoy a farmer’s meal for ¥1,000. It comes with side dishes stacked with plenty of homegrown vegetables and more.
Enjoy a great meal and some sake in a quaint residence of the past!