Kapibara-san Character Cafe to Open in Collaboration With 5 Hands Cafe Branches
24.October.2018 | FOOD
The adorable Kapibara-san is joining paws with five Hands Cafe branches in Japan from November 5 to December 25.
This is in fact Hands Cafe’s 4th collaboration with Kapibara-san. The key visual for the cafes takes on a Japanese-style design. Six different dishes will be sold.
Kapibara-san’s Tsurun Udon Gozen: ¥1,320 (Tax Included) *Not sold at Shibuya branch
This meal includes a cute fried Kapibara-san atop a bed of sanuki udon noodles. It also comes with inari sushi to emphasise that Japanese feel.
White-san’s Lovely Steak Gozen: ¥1,390 (Tax Included) *Not sold at Shibuya branch
This dish includes a chicken steak drizzled in Japanese-style sauce and is served with green salad and rice made into the shape of White-san, a friend of Kapibara-san.
Kapibara-san Dorayaki Set (Tax Included): ¥1,160
For dessert, tuck into a Kapibara-san dorayaki red-bean pancake and cream rice flour dumplings and wafer cake. There are three original wafer cake designs to enjoy which are chosen randomly, so look forward to seeing which you get!
The following two Christmas items will also be available from November 26 making for a total of 8 items to choose from.
Kapibara-san & Kokapi’s Nosu Nosu Christmas Tree: ¥1,380 (Tax Included) *Available from November 26
The cute baby capybara Kopapi is riding on Kapibara-san’s head in this dessert. They are both thick-friend pancakes. Next to them is a strawberry cream puff tower and matcha powder tree.
Kapibara-san’s Christmas Houjicha Latte: ¥800 (Tax Included) *Available from November 26
Warm yourself up with this hot houjicha lattte topped with a Kapibara-san marshmallow. The whipped cream Christmas tree is sure to make you feel cosy too.
There’s even five pieces of limited edition merchandise to get your hands on too, all with Japanese-style designs including a mug, pin badges and more.
OTONA Kapibara-san Mamezara
Finally, as a gift to customers, if you order one item from the menu you’ll receive an original coaster, and if you order two an original mamezara, a tiny Japanese plate. These will change to Christmas designs from November 26.
Enjoy a fun and cute Japanese-style Christmas with Kapibara-san and his friends.
Kapibara-san x Hands Cafe
Running: November 5, 2018 – December 25, 2018
*Select menu items available from November 26
Participating Cafe List
Hands Cafe Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku (Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku 5F, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Hands Cafe Shibuya (Tokyu Hands Shibuya 7F, 12-18 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Hands Cafe etomo Chuorinkan (2F, 4-6-3 Chuorinkan, Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Hands Cafe Umeda (Tokyu Hands Umeda 10F, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka)
Hands Cafe Piole Akashi (Piole Akashi West Building 1F, 1-1-23 Oakashicho, Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture)
*The menu is subject to change without prior announcement.
*The items shown are still in development and may differ from the finished product.
Kapibara-san Official Website: https://tryworks.jp/
Hands Cafe Official Website: https://www.handscafe.jp/
LINE Stamp Character Usamaru Themed Cafes to Open in Harajuku, Osaka & Nagoya
21.October.2018 | FOOD
Popular LINE stamp character Usamaru is getting his very own themed cafes in Tokyo (Harajuku), Osaka (Umeda) and Aichi (Nagoya) which will open sequentially from November 2.
The food menu includes curry, a cheese fondue set and shortcake amongst other delicious treats, all of which include Usamaru motifs.
Drinks include a hot berry chocolate, hot cafe latte and hot matcha latte to warm you up for the coming cold winter.
Those who book a table at the cafe will receive one of three possible microfiber clothes chosen randomly as shown in the left picture above. Upon arrival, you will also receive one of four possible lunch mats as shown in the picture on the right above.
A special Christmas course will also be served during the Christmas season. Bookings for this begin on November 15.
Some of the tables at the cafe will also make use of projection mapping in collaboration with Sony Japan’s latest technology. Once your meal is placed on the table characters will appear through the projection mapping and perform animations with your food.
There’s limited edition merchandise to get your hands on too including stickers, key rings, pouches and more.
Usamaru Cafe Winter 2018
Reservations now open: https://usamaru-cafe.jp/
Price: General Seat – ¥650 (Pre-Tax) / Projection Mapping (Seats for 2) – ¥3,700 (Pre-Tax)
Running: November 2, 2018 – January 14, 2019
Location: Harajuku Box Cafe&Space (4-28-28 Jinguae, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (subject to changes on occasion)
Running: December 7, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Location: Umeda Box Cafe&Space (1F Umeda LOFT, 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka)
Opening Hours: 10:30-21:00 (subject to changes on occasion)
Running: November 16, 2018 – January 14, 2019
Location: Nagoya Box Cafe&Space (B1F LACHIC, 3-6-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture)
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (subject to changes on occasion)
K-Pop Boy Band BTS x LINE FRIENDS Collaborative BT21 Café to Re-Open in Tokyo & Osaka
18.October.2018 | FOOD
The BT21 café is based on the BT21 character brand, a collaboration between South Korean boy band BTS and LINE FRIENDS. The cafe opened for a limited period in Omotesando, Shinjuku and Shinsaibashi back in summer, and due to its popularity it’s set to open once more in Shibuya (Tokyo) and Umeda (Osaka).
The café is reservation-only. Those who do book a table can look forward to getting their hands on one of the above clear files. Reservations began on October 17 at 12:00 (JST), so be sure to book ASAP.
RJ’s Coconut Red Curry: ¥1,590 (Pre-Tax)
TATA’s Hot Sandwich: ¥1,590 (Pre-Tax)
COOKY’s Hamburger: ¥1,790 (Pre-Tax)
CHIMMY’s Yellow Pancake: ¥1,590 (Pre-Tax)
BT21 Drinks (8 Flavours): ¥890 (Pre-Tax)
The menu includes a list of foods based on each member’s character – and each character also has their own flavoured drink.
Acrylic Key Rings (8 Designs, Random Choice): ¥750 (Pre-Tax)
Pin Badges (8 Designs, Random Choice): ¥600
There’s also a range of cute original merchandise to get your hands on too including key rings and pin badges.
If you love BTS then don’t miss out on a chance to eat at their themed café. Book now!
SHIBUYA BOX CAFE & SPACE
Address: 2F Shibuya LOFT, 21-1 Udagawacho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Open: November 1, 2018 – January 14, 2019
UMEDA BOX CAFE & SPACE
Address: 1F Umeda LOFT, 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Open: November 1, 2018 – December 2, 2018
Booking Price: ¥650 (Pre-Tax)
*Those who reserve a place will receive one of eight possible clear files chosen randomly upon arrival.
*Those who purchase a drink will receive one of eight possible coasters chosen randomly.
Cells at Work! Themed Cafe Makes a Return to 46 Shokudo in Ikebukuro
Due to enthusiastic reception, the popular cafe themed on the anime series Cells at Work! has arrived once more. The cafe is opened from October 10 for a limited time at 46 Shokudo in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
There’s a whole range of merchandise with new and original Cells at Work! illustrations up for grabs at the cafe. You must book a table to dine at the cafe. Those who do will receive an original A3 clear poster upon arrival. Additionally, customers who purchase a drink will receive a coaster randomly selected from a possible 10 designs.
Killer T Cell Squid Ink Fried Rice: ¥1,480 (Pre-Tax)
White Blood Cell Cheese Risotto w/ Soup: ¥1,080 (Pre-Tax)
All the food, drinks and desserts on the menu is autumn themed and takes inspiration from the characters in the series including the Killer T Cell Squid Ink Fried Rice and White Blood Cell Cheese Risotto.
Red Blood Cell Drink: ¥800 (Pre-Tax)
Platelet Drink: ¥800 (Pre-Tax)
There’s a whole range of drinks too ready to fight off your cedar pollen allergy including the White Blood Cell, Red Blood Cell and Dendritic Cell beverages amongst others.
Pin Badges (10 Designs, Chosen Randomly): ¥417 Each (Pre-Tax)
Acrylic Coasters: ¥780 Each (Pre-Tax)
A line-up of limited edition merchandise you can’t get anywhere else will also make a return including the items shown above and more.
If you’re a fan of the hilarious Cells at Work! and are in Japan then make sure you’re present for the return of the cafe.
Cells at Work! Cafe Encore
Location: 46 Shokudo (4F Narita Bldg., 1-29-4 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo)
Running: October 10, 2018 – November 13, 2018
Opening Hours: 10:30-21:30
Reservation Fee: ¥650 (Pre-Tax)
Reservation Gift: A3 Clear Poster (1 Design)
Sanrio Themed Cafe Celebrates Characters’ Monthly Magazine ‘Ichigo Shimbun’
23.October.2020 | FOOD
Sanrio is once again collaborating with the EGG & SPUMA cafe located on the 8th floor of Shinjuku Lumine EST to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Ichigo Shimbun, a monthly magazine published by Sanrio which includes information about the latest character merchandise, the Sanrio Character Awards, and more. The limited-time cafe will run from November 1, 2020 to late January 2021.
Sanrio fans can expect a very special menu line-up of food, drinks, and desserts based on their favourite characters from the Sanrio roster.
There will in fact be two different menus served on separate occasions. The first menu will welcome a soufflé omelette topped with a potato salad Pochacco while the second will see an adorably pink My Melody cream stew.
There will also be an incredibly cute two-tiered afternoon tea set with desserts and savoury items.
For drinks, there is a Hello Kitty strawberry milk, Cinnamoroll milk, and milk caramel pudding Pompompurin.
© 2020 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. L613344
And everyone who orders from the collaborative menu will receive one of eight possible coasters as thanks for visiting.
Ichigo Shimbun 45th Anniversary CAFE
Location: EGG & SPUMA, Shinjuku Lumine EST Floor 8F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Running: November 1, 2020 – Late January 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Last Orders)
Official Website: http://salt-group.jp/shop/egg-spuma/
Pokémon Cafe and Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe Reveal New Desserts Including Polteageist Tea Set
Pokémon Cafe and Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe are releasing a new teatime menu at their respective branches on October 24, 2020.
Polteageist & Sinistea Tea Party! Fruit Tea Set ~Apple Flavoured~ | ¥1,188 (Tax Included)
Polteageist & Sinistea Tea Party! Fruit Tea Set ~Strawberry Flavoured~ | ¥1,188 (Tax Included)
Pokémon Cafe is serving up two different fruit tea sets based on the Ghost-type Pokémon Polteageist and Sinistea. Customers are free to pour in their desired amount of fruit syrup which changes the colour of the tea. The sets come with a cute cookie too.
Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe
Left: Polteageist’s Tea Party! Fruit Tea ~Mixed Berry Flavour~ / Right: Polteageist’s Tea Party! Fruit Tea ~Peach Orange Flavour~ | ¥700 Each (Before Tax)
Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe is also going to serve up some Polteageist themed fruit teas as well as a selection of desserts like macarons and financier almond cakes which have Pokémon tail and ear designs.
After ordering one of the Polteageist fruit teas, customers can place their cups under the Polteageist tea pot as pictured above and activate the pot to dispense their drink, so it’s like Polteageist really pouring tea for you.
Left: Swirlix Strawberry Macaron | Middle: Pikachu Vanilla Macaron | Right: Galarian Ponyta Pistachio Macaron – ¥500 Each (Before Tax)
Treat yourself to one of the super cute Swirlix, Pikachu, or Ponyta macarons each with designs that tell you instantly which Pokémon they’re inspired by.
Polteageist Fruit Tea and & Pikachu Macaron Set
Customers can order a tea and macaron combination set too.
Pikachu Glass Parfait Set | ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
An adorable set of Pikachu parfaits, one being caramel banana flavoured and the other chocolate.
Pikachu Tea Party Assortment – Pika Pika Pikavee Set | ¥2,800 (Before Tax)
Another set to share between friends and family, this time with two Pikachu glass desserts as well as Pikachu and Eevee cupcakes.
Pikachu Tea Party Assortment – Ghost Type Set | ¥2,800 (Before Tax)
This set comes with the Pikachu glass desserts as well as Ghost-type Gengar and Litwick mousse cakes.
The Polteageist teapot and Sinistea teacup used at the Pokémon Cafe and Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe will also be released at Pokémon Center Online in Japan on December 5, 2020.
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Pokémon, ポケットモンスター, and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc..
Pokémon Cafe (Nihombashi, Tokyo)
Address: Nihombashi Takashimaya SC East Bldg. 5F, 2-1-2 Nihombashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Business Hours: 10:30-22:00
No Fixed Holidays (Except when Nihombashi Takashimaya SC is closed)
Pokémon Cafe (Shinsaibashi, Osaka)
Address: Daimaru Shinsaibashi Honkan 9F, 1-7-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Business Hours: 10:00-21:30
No Fixed Holidays (Except when Daimaru Shinsaibashi is closed)
Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Café
Address: Sunshine City Alpa Floor 2F, 3-1-2 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Official Website: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/pikachu_sweets/
*Opening hours subject to change, please check in advance before travelling.
*Food served and duration subject to change without notice.
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only.
*Seat reservations are taken online only – phone reservations not available.
World’s First Mario Cafe and Shop Opens at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) announced earlier this month that its new Nintendo-themed area SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will open in spring 2021. While the grand opening of SUPER NINTENDO is still a while away yet, USJ has everyone covered, as the new and first of its kind Mario Cafe & Store officially opened inside the park’s Hollywood Area on October 16, 2020.
The cafe and shop is dream come true for fans of the Mario bros as they enter into a world inspired by the video game series with Mario and Luigi and level decorations in every corner. It can be easily spotted thanks to the red and green “M” and “L” letters on the windows symbolising Mario and Luigi as well as the Mario and Luigi hats. Gamers can enjoy this exciting space while they wait for the official opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD.
Themed food and merchandise line-up
Decorations are instantly recognisable with Question Blocks and Pipes on the walls, Mario Mushroom-coloured tables, and more.
The food line-up includes dishes, drinks, and desserts like pancake sandwiches made to look like Mario and Luigi’s hats, fruit dream soda inspired by the brothers’ moustaches, and a selection of original merchandise which reads “WHOSE CAP?” on it like T-shirts and more. You can see more of what’s on the menu here.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD
Grand Opening: Spring 2021
Official Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us
Disney: Twisted-Wonderland Mobile Game Gets Themed Cafes in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya
LEGS, INC. has announced that it will open three cafes themed on the mobile game Disney: Twisted-Wonderland at OH MY CAFE branches in Tokyo and Osaka on November 20 and in Nagoya on November 27.
Disney: Twisted-Wonderland is a Japanese mobile game that was released on March 18, 2020. The concept, character designs, and scenario for the adventure rhythm game were conceived by Yana Toboso, the creator of the popular Black Butler manga series. The game is centred on the villains of Disney.
The cafe’s theme places customers in the food hall of Night Raven College, the magic training school where the game is set. It will be adorned in decorations inspired by the game’s food hall, and coupled with that, the cafe will serve up food and drink that actually appear in the game. There’s also exclusive merchandise for players to get their hands on.
There are four different lunches to pick from, all of which are low in salt content and so are a healthy option for wizards and witches flying into the cafe.
<Lunch Option A>
Deluxe Menchi Katsu Sandwich | ¥1,990, with plate ¥4,290 (Before Tax)
The most popular item on the food hall’s menu is the non-fried menchi-katsu meat cutlet sandwich.
<Lunch Option B>
Salmon Cream Stew | ¥1,990, with plate ¥4,290 (Before Tax)
A cream stew packed with salmon and vegetables and served with slices of baguette for dipping.
<Lunch Option C>
Tomato Base Squid Ink Pasta | | ¥1,990, with plate ¥4,290 (Before Tax)
A colourful tomato-based veggie pasta in squid ink and served with fruity yoghurt.
<Lunch Option D>
Four Mushroom Risotto | ¥1,990, with plate ¥4,290 (Before Tax)
A creamy, mild-flavoured risotto served with four different kinds of mushrooms.
Character Drinks (7 Flavours) – Heartslabyul, Savanaclaw, Octavinelle, Scarabia, Pomefiore, Ignihyde, Diasomnia | ¥890 with coaster ¥1,790 (Before Tax)
A selection of colourful tinted waters inspired by seven different characters seen in the game.
Superdeformed Series Art Example
Pattern Series Art Example
Magic-wielding players can get their hands on a selection of merchandise both at the cafes, and from November 20, via the OH MY CAFE STORE website. There are two different designs for the merch line-up as pictured above.
Customers who book a table in advance (¥650 before tax per person) at the cafe will receive one of 22 possible lunch mats, and if they order a drink, one of 22 coasters.
Disney: Twisted Wonderland @ OH MY CAFE
OH MY CAFE TOKYO
Address: Tokyu Plaza Omotesando, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Running: November 20, 2020 – January 31, 2021
kawara CAFE&DINING Shinsaibashi
Address: Shinsaibashi Opa Floor 9F, Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Running: November 20, 2020 – February 2, 2021
kawara CAFE&KITCHEN Nagoya PARCO
Address: Nagoya PARCO, 3-29-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Running: November 27, 2020 – February 9, 2021
Official Website: http://twst.ohmycafe.jp
Shibuya’s L’OCCITANE CAFE Reveals Spooky Parfait For Halloween 2020
18.October.2020 | FOOD
L’OCCITANE CAFE Shibuya is getting ready for Halloween with the reveal of its sweet potato and apple parfait which will be served from October 21 to 31. The Tokyo-based cafe is centred on the food culture and lifestyle of Provence in southern France.
Sweet Potato and Apple Parfait | ¥1,280 (Tax Included)
The seasonal treat is a mix of purple sweet potato and regular sweet potato, baked apples, apple sherbet, and vanilla ice, all topped off with whipped cream, roasted nuts, and almond tuile biscuits in the shape of ghosts and a pumpkin.
Sweet Potato and Apple Parfait
Serving: October 21, 2020 – October 31, 2020
L’OCCITANE CAFE Shibuya
Address: 2-3-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo
[Sun-Thur] 11:00～22:00 (Last Orders 21:00)
[Fri-Sat] 11:00-23:00 (Last Orders 22:00)
Access: Straight ahead of Shibuya Station’s 5th Exit (Inokashira Exit)
L’OCCITANE Japan Official Website: https://jp.loccitane.com/
Rilakkuma Book Cafe Themed Afternoon Teas in Osaka Will Serve Bear-Huggingly Kawaii Food
17.October.2020 | FOOD
Major bookstores across Japan are rolling out the Rilakkuma Book Fair where fans can get their hands on short Rilakkuma fairy tails, exclusive merchandise, and more.
In line with the event, Fruits Parlor & Bakery Season & Co., a cafe in Umeda, Osaka, is serving up a special menu with the theme “Rilakkuma Book Cafe” from October 30 to November 30. This includes a afternoon teas which also celebrates the cafe’s 1st anniversary, more exclusive merchandise, and novelties for customers who order from the Rilakkuma menu.
Rilakkuma Zukin Afternoon Tea | ¥4,000 (Before Tax) *Reservation-only
A special afternoon tea featuring 13 different goodies from desserts to a sandwich, quiche, and more. It comes with a fruit iced tea welcome drink too.
Rilakkuma Yuki Hime Afternoon Tea | ¥4,000 (Before Tax) *Reservation-only
A different afternoon tea that serves up 12 items. This also comes with a fruit iced tea.
Rilakkuma’s Honey Apple Smoothie | ¥800 (Before Tax)
A honey apple smoothie topped with refreshing vanilla ice cream, smooth fresh cream, and a Rilakkuma jelly candy.
Rilakkuma’s Royal Chocolate Milk Tea | ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
Classic royal milk tea served with chocolate Rilakkumas. Eat on their own or dip into your tea!
The cafe is now taking reservations for the afternoon teas. Bookings must be made two days in advance by telephone or the official website.
Rilakkuma Book Cafe
Running: October 30, 2020 – November 30, 2020
Fruits Parlor & Bakery Season & Co.
Address: LINKS UMEDA 1F, 1-1 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka
Opening Hours: 9:30-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30)
Official Website: https://season-co.shop
Shaun the Sheep Themed Food Served Up in Japan to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
15.October.2020 | FOOD
To celebrate 25 years since the screen debut of the beloved clay animated Shaun the Sheep, a new shop and cafe called “Shaun the Sheep Farm Cafe Stand” is opening up in Kanagawa serving up themed food, drink, and desserts.
Shaun the Sheep Farm Cafe Stand
Shaun the Sheep Farm Cafe Stand will open on October 15, 2020 in Kamiooka, Kanagawa, as a takeout cafe stand inspired by Shaun the Sheep. Customers can look forward to a selection of coffees and desserts based on the adorable sheep himself. And to celebrate the cafe’s grand opening, a special free show will take place there from October 15-18, 2020.
Shaun Soft Cream | ¥500 (Before Tax)
Subtly sweet soft serve ice cream topped with a Shaun the Sheep cookie.
Shaun Cafe Latte | ¥700 (Before Tax)
A foamy latte with a cute Shaun marshmallow sat on top.
Shaun the Sheep Farm Cafe Stand
Location: mioka LIST (Floor 6F)
Access: Directly connected to Kamiōoka Station via the Tokyu Line and Yokohama City Blue Line
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:45)
Shaun the Sheep Village Shop & Cafe
The Shaun the Sheep Village Shop & Cafe in Minami Machida Grandberry Park, which opened in November 2019, introduced a limited-time autumn menu last month which is still being served.
Shaun’s Special Meatball Spaghetti | ¥1,580 (Before Tax)
A hot meatball spaghetti served with a Shaun the Sheep waffle which can be enjoyed together with fresh cream, maple syrup, and the meat sauce.
Baby Shaun’s Forest Grape Trifle w/ Drink | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)
A towering trifle topped with seasonal grapes, vanilla ice cream, grape sherbet, custard, and grape jelly for a sweet and sour autumntime mix.
Fluffy Baby Shaun Custard or Caramel | ¥250 for one, ¥1,000 for five (Before Tax)
An adorable confection enjoyed by both child and grown-up customers. The cafe has now introduced a new caramel flavour.
Shaun the Sheep Village Shop & Cafe
Location: Grandberry Park Central Court Wonder Theatre (Floor 1F)
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Food Last Orders 21:00 / Drinks Last Orders 21:30)
Shaun the Sheep Farm Cafe: Halloween Menu
Shaun the Sheep Farm Cafe, a permanent cafe located inside Prime Tree Akaike Shopping Mall in Aichi, is serving up a special Halloween menu this year.
Shaun’s Happy Halloween Plate 2020 | ¥1,380 (Before Tax)
A bright-red tomato sauce hamburger served with pumpkin cream soup and salad.
Shaun’s Happy Halloween Dessert Assortment | ¥1,180 (Before Tax)
A sweet combo of pumpkin mont blanc and a pumpkin tart.
SHAUN THE SHEEP AND SHAUN’S IMAGE
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Shaun the Sheep Japan Official Website: https://www.aardman-jp.com/shaun/25th/
BT21 Cafe to Open in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya For Autumn 2020
13.October.2020 | FOOD
The 7th run of the popular BT21 Cafe is set to open in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya starting from October 17, 2020.
BT21 are the LINE messenger app characters created by K-pop group BTS. The cafe has seen six runs in Japan until now, and has proven immensely popular amongst fans for the selection of original dishes and drinks as well as exclusive merchandise. The 6th run ran back in February and March with a spring theme.
The theme of the 7th edition is centred on having a pyjama party in the long autumn evenings. The cafe artwork as well as food and merchandise is all themed on the autumn season.
The food menu is a choice of a main, such as pasta or paella, and a side like clam chowder which is served up a cute character mug of your choice.
Fish Ragu Fusilli Pasta Set Menu Example | ¥1,490
A fusilli pasta dish served with a seafood tomato sauce.
Eggplant & Zucchini Lasagne Set Menu Example | ¥1,490
A lasagne served with the summer vegetables eggplant and zucchini as the main ingredient.
Seafood Paella Set Menu Example | ¥1,490
A Spanish dish containing Paella made with a seafood stock and served with potato wedges covered in a bravas sauce.
Margherita Pizza Set Menu Example | ¥1,490
The staple takeout pizza topped with tomatoes, mushrooms, and basil.
A selection of cakes served in different mugs with BT21 character designs.
Shortcake / Chocolate Cake / Mont Blanc / Cheesecake – ¥1,290 Each
Drinks are self-service and include carbonated water, milk, and other beverages all of which can be topped with a dollop of character ice cream. This is a new kind of drink to be introduced at BT21 Cafe.
Character Drinks: KOYA／RJ／SHOOKY／MANG／CHIMMY／TATA／COOKY – ¥990 Each
Glass Drinks: KOYA／RJ／SHOOKY／MANG／CHIMMY／TATA／COOKY – ¥500 Each
TAKEOUT DRINK | 1,690
The takeout drink is a blueberry milk combination.
Fans can get their hands on a selection of original and exclusive miscellaneous merchandise all with the stay-at-home pyjama party theme.
Heart Pins | ¥600 Each (Design Chosen Randomly)
Card File | ¥1,300
Cafe Original Cards
Cafe Original Coasters
Customers who book a table in advance will receive a free cafe original card, and those who order a drink a free coaster.
Running: October 17, 2020 – November 23, 2020
Address: PINE UNDER FLAT B1F, 5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Running: October 17, 2020 – November 27, 2020
Address: TOWER RECORDS CAFE UMEDA NU CHAYAMACHI, 10-12 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Running: October 17, 2020 – November 27, 2020
Address: TOWER RECORDS CAFE Nagoya Sakae SKYLE, 3-4-5 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Price: ¥650 (Before Tax)
BT21 Cafe Official Website: https://box-cafe.jp/
Tokyo’s Cheese Dish Factory Releases New Tart Parfait Mont Blancs
13.October.2020 | FOOD
Cheese Dish Factory, a restaurant in Shibuya MODI in Tokyo, released a new seasonal dessert for the autumn season on Monday called the ‘Tart Parfait Mont Blanc.’ The tasty bite’s foundation is an almond tart which is filled and layered with ingredients like a parfait before being topped off with mont blanc cream.
The dessert comes in for delightful variations such as the ‘Chestnut & Tiramisu’ which tops tiramisu with the flavours of autumn like chestnut ice cream and chestnut cream, and the ‘Berry & Berry’ which is piled full of strawberry cream and topped off with a strawberry. Sweet-tooths will discover a labyrinth of flavours as they gradually make their way through whichever they decide to order.
Chestnut & Tiramisu (Mascarpone Cheese) | ¥880 (Before Tax)
The tiramisu is made with mascarpone and has on top of it Japanese chestnut and chestnut ice cream. The chestnut cream is arranged like a mont blanc. The inner tiramisu adds a unique touch to make this a mont blanc for the ages.
Berry & Berry (Cream Cheese) | ¥820 (Before Tax)
This tiramisu is made from cream cheese which is topped with strawberry sauce and vanilla ice cream. A parfait mont blanc for the strawberry lover who won’t be able to resist the strawberry cream and the crowning fresh strawberry.
Fromage & No-Bake Cheesecake (Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese) | ¥780 (Before Tax)
A no-bake cheese cake combined with cream cheese ice cream and cream cheese. Inside you’ll find fresh white peach. There’s also a crispy texture brought by the Parmigiano-Reggiano. A must-try for cheese fanatics.
Matcha & Brown Sugar Syrup Soy Flour (Ricotta Cheese) | ¥780 (Before Tax)
A mountain made from matcha warabimochi, adzuki red bean paste, brown sugar syrup soy flour, and vanilla ice cream. This one’s full of Japanese flavours, but also ricotta cheese, making it a Japan x Western fusion.
Cheese Dish Factory Shibuya MODI
Address: Shibuya MODI Floor 9F, 1-21-3 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3-minutes from Shibuya Station
Business Hours: Lunch 11:00-15:00 / Cafe 15:00-17:00 / DINNER 17:00-23:30
Official Website: http://www.sld-inc.com/cheesedishfactory.html
Pokémon Illuminations to Shine at Lake Sagami in Kanagawa
Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest, an outdoor multi-resort in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, has announced that the Kanto region’s biggest illumination event SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION is set to return for 2020-2021. The event will see 6 million illuminations light up the area from November 14, 2020 to April 4, 2021.
About SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION
SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION is an annual winter event held at Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest. About an hour from the main city, the event takes place up a high slope with the 6 million lights becoming one with the surrounding natural environment. The event uses the latest in lighting technology and has gotten bigger and better every year. In 2018, it was chosen as one of Kanto’s three main illumination events.
This year marks the 12th run of SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION, and this time around it’s collaborating with the Pokémon franchise with lots of colourful illuminations set to light up the area and plenty of Pokémon photo spots to take your picture with including Pikachu sleeping in the forest, Charmander taking a nap by an open-air, and more.
As well as the Pokémon illuminations, the 40,000㎡ illumination area will be split into 10 different kinds of illuminations, with each individual area having their own colourful lights. There will also be a 250 meter lift people can ride, amongst lots of other exciting things.
SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION is being held with all the necessary precautions in place against COVID-19.
Address: 1634 Wakayanagi, Midori-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa
Running: November 14, 2020 – April 4, 2021
Illumination Times: 16:00-21:00 (Last Entries 20:30)
*Illumination times to begin from 17:00 starting in February
Official Website: https://www.sagamiko-resort.jp/illumillion/
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD Will Open at Universal Studios Japan in Spring 2021
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) has announced that its new Nintendo-themed area SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will open in spring 2021. The park was originally scheduled to open last year, the year of the Tokyo Olympics, but the date was postponed due to COVID-19.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD: A Nintendo Fan’s Dream
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will be the first-ever multilevel Nintendo-themed area at USJ, and the first of its kind in the world. Fans of the internationally beloved games can expected to see a whole host of rides and attractions dedicated to their favourite characters, from Mario Kart to Yoshi and beyond, as well as themed restaurants, merchandise shops—the list goes on. There is endless amount of fun for fans to feel a part of the Nintendo world as they take up the role of Mario and hit blocks to receive coins, collect items, and much more.
While the grand opening of SUPER NINTENDO is still a while away yet, USJ has everyone covered. The new and first of its kind Mario Cafe & Store will officially open inside the park’s Hollywood Area on October 16, 2020. Let’s take a closer look.
Mario Cafe & Store
Mario Cafe & Store’s location inside the Hollywood Area
This Mario themed space will serve up food and drink inspired by everybody’s favourite plumber as well as sell merchandise.
The cafe and shops’ exterior designs
The cafe and shop can be easily spotted thanks to the red and green “M” and “L” letters on the windows symbolising Mario and Luigi as well as the Mario and Luigi hats. Gamers can enjoy this exciting space while they wait for the official opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD.
Mario & Luigi themed food
The food and drink line-up pays tribute to the beloved Mario video game franchise with instantly-recognisable motifs.
①Strawberry Shortcake Mario Hat Pancake Sandwich ②Grape Cheesecake Luigi Hat Pancake Sandwich ③Mario’s Strawberry Cream Fruit Cream Soda ④Luigi’s Apple Cream Fruit Cream Soda ⑤Soft Drinks (Super Mushroom, comes with drinks bottle)
Everything on the menu is sure to have you snapping some photos for Instagram.
Exclusive Mario merchandise
The shop is located next to the cafe and offers a whole range of exclusive merchandise with references to the Mario games like the brothers’ hats, Princess Peach’s crown, and more.
There’s also a special “WHOSE CAP?” series of goods to grab.
Stay tuned for future updates on SUPER NINTENDO WORLD.
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Grand Opening: Spring 2021
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Visit Osaka This Christmas For the Grand Wish Christmas 2020 Illuminations
04.October.2020 | SPOT
Grand Front Osaka has announced a Christmas event this year called ‘Grand Wish Christmas 2020’ which will run from November 11 to December 25. ‘Winter Voyage’ is the theme for the event which will switch on host of dazzling illuminations to warm up the cockles of everyone’s heart this coming winter.
Winter Voyage: A journey of hope to connect the world
The ball-draped Winter Voyage Tree was created by Japanese designer Kimi Hasegawa and will be placed inside the mall’s Knowledge Plaza. Guests will also be welcomed by the Champagne Gold Illumination which has been fitted with 400,000 balls, and there will also be a photo exhibition made in collaboration with travel culture magazine TRANSIT that showcases beautiful sights around the world.
*Please note that parts of the event are subject to change or cancellation depending on the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Winter Voyage Tree: The main Christmas tree
The balloons that adorn the tree each represent a continent and how the world is connected to the same sky. The Winter Voyage Tree is a magical Christmas tree to deliver wishes this winter, with the balloons each having motifs of animals, buildings, and plans from each place around the world. See them illuminated with the ‘Lighting Show’ this winter.
Running: November 11, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Lighting Show: [Weekdays] 17:00-Midnight / [Weekends] 16:00-Midnight
Location: Knowledge Village, Grand Front Osaka North Building Floor 1F
Champagne Gold Illumination
126 trees around the 1 hectare-wide Umekita Plaza in front of Osaka Station will glow with 400,000 champagne gold lights.
Running: November 11, 2020 – February 23, 2021
Illumination Time: Everyday 17:00-Midnight
Locations: Umekita Plaza, Keyaki Namiki, West Side of Grand Front Osaka’s North Building
TED HYBER -Ugly Christmas Sweater-
Ted Hyber is a giant teddy bear created by French contemporary artist Fabrice Hybert. A symbol of Grand Front Osaka’s Umekita Plaza, he will be dressed up in an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” this year.
Running: November 11, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Location: Grand Front Osaka South Building
TRANSIT Photo Exhibition – “It’s a beautiful planet”
Travel culture magazine TRANSIT will be showcasing a selection of photos taken by a number of artists such as Yayoi Arimoto, who works for the magazine, taken around the world. It’s a great opportunity for those unable to travel in the current climate.
Running: November 11, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Location: Grand Front Osaka North Building Floors 3F-6F
Grand Wish Christmas 2020
Grand Front Osaka Official Website: https://www.grandfront-osaka.jp/