Jump Force Release Celebrated With Punched-In Wall Art at Shinjuku Station

18.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

To celebrate the release of the new PlayStation®4 game Jump Force the wall of Metro Promenade at the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line of Shinjuku Station will be decorated with wall art from February 18 to 24.

The game was released worldwide on February 15, 2019. It is a fighting game themed on popular characters from manga series serialised in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazines including those from NarutoDragon Ball and One Piece.

The 15 meter wide wall graphic recreates the damage done by several Jump character’s fighting moves.

This includes Luffy’s Gomu Gomu no Red Hawk, Goku’s Kamehameha and Naruto’s Rasengan.

As part of the promotion, a newspaper with information on the Jump Hero’s Wall will be handed out at 6 locations in Tokyo. If you’re going through Shinjuku Station next week then be on the lookout!

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  • Escape From Godzilla at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS Escape Game Theme Park

    11.September.2019 | MOVIE / SPOT

    TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS’s catalogue of games just keeps on growing. The puzzle and escape game theme park has just announced the return of its escape game Escape From Shin Godzilla which is being held in collaboration with the 2016 film Shin Godzilla.

    The event was previously held last April where it ran until October, enjoying huge popularity with over 40,000 escape game-goers. Players took the role of a member of the Kyosaitai―the anti-Godzilla task force―based in Kabukicho, Shinjuku where you will be tasked with solving puzzles to defeat the colossal giant.

    The thrilling event returns once more with original visuals created to make it look like Godzilla has really invaded Kabukicho. Tickets are now on sale, and you can pick up exclusive merchandise and themed food at the venue too. Can you defeat Godzilla?

     

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  • Scorch your Senses at the Spicy as Hell and Tasty as Well 2019 Food Festival Round 2 in Shinjuku

    17.August.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Spicy as Hell and Tasty as Well 2019 will be holding round 2 on August 16, 2019 at Okubo Park, Kabukicho in Shinjuku. This will be the event’s biggest gekikara gourmet saiten (super spicy festival) Japan has ever seen. 

    Food services that represent the spicy foods of the world have all joined forces at Kabukicho in Shinjuku; Asia’s largest entertainment district to tinge it with a luminescent spicy red colour. So far, around 0.7 million people with a burning passion for spice have made their way to the spice central to test their tolerance to the range of gourmet spicy dishes. From beginner to mania, the event caters to all levels of spice-lovers. From a tiny touch of spice to spicy as hell, there is a wide range of spice levels to choose from. The dishes served and participating shops are changed each week, so you can enjoy a new spicy experience each week. 

     

    At the 1st Round, spice fans had their fill of Ciao em Cafe’s Bún bò Huế. This café, which originates from the outskirts of Tokyo in Hana-Koganei, took part in the event for the first time. One of their signature dishes is the Vietnamese soup, which captured the hearts of many women for its perfectly balanced sweet yet spicy flavour.  Despite being Menya Mazeharu’s first time serving at the event, their queues stretched out into the sunset from morning to evening each day .

    Round 2 will see Cheese to Gibier Curry Naru Ichizoku and Tokyo spice curry Aka to Kuro spicing up the event for the first time. This is the perfect opportunity to experience Awajishima Curry made with the world’s most sense-scorching spices including ghost pepper, trinidad scorpion pepper, and the carolina reaper. Tokyo spice curry serves up red curry dishes made with ingredients traditionally used in natural Chinese food therapy. Their black curries are Kashmiri curries that will leave you feeling satisfied. 

     

    These are just a selection of the vast number of noteworthy spicy dishes. You are bound to find the perfect curry to spice up your life at this event, so please check it out.

  • Pop Team Epic Pop-Up Shop Makes its Way to Shinjuku This Month

    14.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The Pop Team Epic pop-up shop is set to take to make a return this month. It will open on the sixth floor of Shinjuku Marui Annex and run from August 23 to September 16.

     

    Themed on the the popular manga and anime series, the pop-up shop first appeared in December 2016 and has since popped up many times around Japan over the years. Having been held in various places around Tokyo as well as Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Osaka, it is finally making its way to Shinjuku for the first time.

     

    The shop’s main visual was drawn by series creator Bkub Okawa. Its design will feature on many exclusive pieces of merchandise at the shop.

    Fans of the series have lots to look forward to at the shop, with plenty of cute and hilarious decorations of Popuko and Pipimi and plenty of photo opportunities. Those who spend over ¥3,000 (tax included) at the shop will even receive an original sticker. Only one will be given per person.

     

    More details about the event can be found over at the official Twitter page.

  • Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Offers Luxurious Accommodation Plan & Tea Ceremony Experience For Families

    05.August.2019 | SPOT

    Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, a highly prestigious and magnificent 4-star hotel located in Shinjuku, is now serving an all-new “luxurious” family package which includes a tea ceremony experience and much more. It is currently running from July 20 to September 1.

    The rooms offered in the accommodation plan are the hotel’s popular Wide Twin Rooms located on the Premier Grand club floor. Use of the Club Lounge is included in the package. The Wide Twin Rooms include two roomy queen-size beds which span 1.53 meters wide which allow parents to sleep comfortably with their children. Rooms also feature their own bathroom facilities.

     

    The package also includes a check-in simulation for children aged 6-12 years where they can get a feel for what it’s like to check-in. They will fill in their own check-in cards with parents and receive a ticket for the tea ceremony experience. They will be able to take their card home with them and take a commemorative photo.

    The tea ceremony experience will be held on the hotel’s 10th floor in the “Shofuan,” an authentic tearoom that has been in the hotel since it opened in 1971. Parents and children will receive proper instruction from the tea ceremony teacher before pouring their own tea, allowing them to learn about traditional Japanese culture and etiquette. They will receive a special certificate of completion at the end.

     

    If you’re travelling to Japan as a family this summer then enjoy it in luxury at Hotel Keio Plaza Tokyo.

  • Osamu Watanabe’s Mouthwatering Museum of Sweets Showcases Giant Candy Unicorn & More

    11.July.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Have you heard of Osamu Watanabe? You won’t forget his name by the end of this article. He is an installation and contemporary artist that draws his inspiration from the world of sweets and confections. He has drawn much attention not just in Japan but overseas too in countries like the US, Italy, Turkey, Indonesia and China with his various exhibitions.

    Watanabe is set to take his “Museum of Sweets” exhibition to Shinjuku where it will open at the Odakyu Department Store on July 31.

    The candy creations will be split throughout 9 different areas such as the titular room Museum of Sweets as well as the Forest of Sweets, Banquet of Sweets, Sweets Aquarium and more, all of which are sure to tickle the taste buds of sweet tooth visitors.

    What’s more is that you are permitted to take photos, opening the door for countless photo opportunities for Instagram.

     

    Osamu Watanabe will also be present to host a workshop on 4 separate days so you can craft your own cookie charm using materials Watanabe actually uses in his creations.

     

    Enter a fantastic candy land cooked up by the one and only Osamu Watanabe.

  • Sanrio Announces Character Themed Cafe at EGG & SPUMA in Shinjuku

    04.July.2019 | FOOD

    Sanrio has announced that it will open its third-ever limited-time cafe themed on their magazine Ichigo Shimbun at EGG & SPUMA located on the 8th floor of Shinjuku Lumine EST from July 11 to September 30.

     

    Ichigo Shimbun is a monthly magazine published by Sanrio which includes information about the latest character merchandise, the Sanrio Character Awards, and more. Many of Sanrio’s characters appear in the magazine and are set to appear at the cafe in the form of food. The theme of the cafe will be “Vacation.”

    The menu special is the special party combo box for two. Served in an original box, it contains Pochacco and Cinnamoroll burgers, fries, cute Kiki & Lala desserts, two drinks, and more.

    EGG & SPUMA are known for their pancakes, so for the Sanrio collaboration, they will serve a special plate of pancakes themed on a beach with Pompompurin sunbathing on top. You can also order refreshing summery soda drinks too.

    There will be two different menus served at different periods for the duration of the collaboration, meaning a repeat visit is a must. We hope you get to try everything!

  • Top 5 Tokyo Beer Gardens to Cool You Down This Summer

    16.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Hi, readers! It’s Midori, from MMN’s editorial team.

     

    When thinking about summer, one of the first things that springs to mind are beer gardens! Drinking a cold beer outdoors on a hot summer’s day is a special kind of delicious. More and more beer garden events appear in Japan every year, the vibe and atmosphere is different for each depending on where you are.

     

    Today, I’ve compiled for you 5 must-visit beer gardens in Tokyo for summer 2019.

     

    Heineken Kirin Beer Garden: Enjoy a lamb BBQ at Kichijoji Daiichi Hotel

    This beer garden is being hosted in a BBQ style. Enjoy a two-hour all-you-can-drink course with either a Jingisukan BBQ or oil ponzu fondue as well as a selection of à la carte that go perfectly with the beer on offer. Look out for the lamb BBQ as well, a hugely popular choice every year at the hotel.

     

    ▼Kichijoji Daiichi Hotel – “Heineken Kirin Beer Garden”

    Location: Kichijoji Daiichi Hotel Floor 8F Garden Terrace (Entrance at floor 7F)

    Address: 2-4-14 Honcho, Kichijoji, Musashino, Tokyo
    Running: May 24, 2019 – September 1, 2019 (*Closed on Mondays between May 24 – June 30)
    Time: 17:00-21:30 (Last Orders 21:00)

    Website: https://www.hankyu-hotel.com/hotel/dh/kichijojidh/

     

    Honoo Bulgogi vs. Tamashii Hot Pot: Ikebukuro Tobu Beer Garden

    The Tobu Department Store in Ikebukuro is set to serve up its popular bulgogi nabe on the building rooftop. This year also sees the introducing of a new hot pot. Women can also enjoy a discount price on the bulgogi nabe even cheaper than previous years. There is also an happy hour service where all customers can enjoy reduced prices. If you’re looking for affordable prices then look no further!

     

    ▼Honoo Bulgogi vs. Tamashii Hot Pot: Ikebukuro Tobu Beer Garden

    Location: Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro Floor 16F Rooftop

    Address: 1-1-25 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo
    Running: April 24, 2019 – September 1, 2019
    Time: 17:00-23:00 (Last orders for à la carte and drinks at 22:00)
    Reservations: Via telephone or online. Reservations must be for 2+ people.

    Website: http://www.tobu-dept.jp/ikebukuro/

     

    Beer Garden With an Unbroken View Of the Sea at InterContinental Yokohama Grand

    InterContinental Yokohama Grand is bringing its hugely popular beer garden Hama Beer back to Yokohama Minato Mirai again this year. Look forward to tucking into some authentic delights at the hotel terrace with a panoramic view of the Yokohama sea. They also serve a variety of non-alcoholic cocktails too. I recommend this one if you’re looking for a romantic, slightly more adult beer garden experience.

     

    ▼InterContinental Yokohama Grand Beer Garden

    Location: InterContinental Yokohama Grand Floor 1F Outdoor Terrace (*Location will change if it rains)

    Address: 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
    Running: June 14, 2019 – September 16, 2019 (*Except on days when there are scheduled events)

    Time: [Mon-Thur] 18:00-21:00 / [Fri-Sun & Hols] 17:00-21:30

    Website: https://www.interconti.co.jp/yokohama/

     

     

    Machida MODI at Renewed “Sky Beer Garden” With Projection Show

    The Sky Beer Garden atop Machida MODI has reopened after renovations. A projection show is taking place on the building wall as part of the beer garden. On the official homepage, people can also sign up to have a message projected onto the wall. 7 people will be randomly selected per day. This would be perfect as a surprise to that special someone! You can also enjoy the beer garden at a discounted price if you follow them on Instagram.

     

    ▼Sky Beer Garden

    Location: LUGAR HA AMOR
    Address: Machida MODI Rooftop, 6-2-6 Haramachida, Machida, Tokyo
    Running: April 27, 2019 – September 29, 2019

    TEL: 042-812-2580

    Website: https://www.0101.co.jp/723/

     

     

    SKY PARADISE BEER GARDEN: Delicious steak and more at Isetan Shinjuku

    At Isetan Shinjuku’s stylish SKY PARADISE BEER GARDEN visitors can enjoy steak from Steak NO.1 STEAK THE FIRST. The drinks menu also includes beverages other than beer, so if you’re not a beer person then I definitely recommend this one. It is being held on the rooftop too so you can enjoy dining in the warm late afternoon and evening outdoors in Tokyo.

     

    ▼SKY PARADISE BEER GARDEN

    Location: Isetan Shinjuku Rooftop

    Address: 4-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
    Running: June 12, 2019 – September 16, 2019
    Time: [Mon-Thur] 16:00-22:00 / [Fri-Sun & Hols] 11:30-22:00 (Last Orders – Food 21:00/Drink 21:30)
    TEL: 03-6890-0199 (11:30-20:00)

    Website: https://www.isetan.mistore.jp/shinjuku.html

     

    There are many different unique beer gardens being held this year, so pick the one that suits you most and cool yourself off this summer in Tokyo♡

  • SK-II: Isetan Shinjuku’s New Future Skin Care Store

    17.April.2019 | SPOT

    SK-II continues to revolutionise the way customers experience shopping for skincare productcs as it announces SK-II Future X, an upcoming limited-time event that will run from April 24 to 30 on the first floor of Isetan Shinjuku.

     

    At SK-II Future X, shoppers will be able to remove the stress from looking for skin care products in an environment that combines the physical with the digital―and they are free to come and go as they please. This exciting experience will provide plenty of interactive ways of shopping.

    “Magic Scan” is the name of Japan’s first piece of AI technology that can measure one’s skin, and it will be used at this event. All you have to do is stand in front of a mirror for about 3 minutes. The tech will determine the condition of your skin, its age, and recommend the right skin care products for you. It does this by paying attention to tremors in the skin.

    The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence will also be sold at the event with a limited edition design. This beautifying essence contains over 90% Pitera™, a multiple award-winning naturally-derived ingredient. Shoppers can also enjoy pre-sales of their Facial Treatment Essence Spring Red Limited Edition which isn’t set to go on sale in Japan until May 10. Purchasing these products gets you a go on the Pitera™ Vending Machine which will change the design of your bottle.

     

    Other services will include a 180° selfie booth, an AR wall where you can learn some of the secrets behind Pitera™, and more. If you’re wanting to find out ways to care for your skin then be sure to visit.

  • Snoopy Art Exhibition Scheduled for Shinjuku & Fukuoka Viewing

    29.March.2019 | SPOT

    American artist Tom Everhart is set to hold an exhibition on the internationally-beloved comic series Peanuts™ which features popular characters such as Snoopy and Charlie Brown. This will be his biggest art exhibition in Japan to date.

     

    It will take place in at Hilton Tokyo’s Hiltopia Artist Square in Shinjuku from April 26 to 30 and Erugara Hall Tenjin in Fukuoka from May 2 to 6. Select artworks will be available for purchase at both venues.

    “Brothers and Sisters Please”

    Around 60 pieces by Tom Everhart will be on show including a special Japan-only early preview of his newest work Brothers and Sisters Please.

    “My Brothers Please”

    Everhart paints Snoopy’s face with a calm expression and makes full use of vibrant colours, resulting in a feeling of inner-warmth and comfort when observed. Other pieces will include mixed media works, rare lithographs and more.

     

    Enter a world of Peanuts™ art.

  • Enjoy the feeling of a beach resort on a rooftop in Tokyo at Shinjuku Lumine EST WILD BEACH happy yellow beach! ♡

    18.March.2019 | SPOT / Uncategorized

    The rooftop of Lumine EST Shinjuku is opening the “WILD BEACH happy yellow beach” from Wednesday 20th March! The rooftop is approximately 1650m² and will be filled with approximately 15 tonnes of white sand. Free yourself and chill on the sofas, or get a group together and celebrate at a beach table ー there are so many different seating areas to choose from. As the rooftop is located at the heart of the city, this makes for the ultimate surreal beach resort experience! You can go all out and let your hair down or chill and laze around all on the same rooftop!

     

    The rooftop’s trendy atmosphere is created by “five shades of yellow”. The “beach cafe” has a chill sofa area, where you can switch off and relax surrounded by white sand. There is also the “barbeque terrace” where you can get a group together and have a ball. This area also has a collaboration with Corona and Budweiser beer. These are just two examples of the zones you can enjoy! There are many photogenic features on the rooftop including yellow parasols, wall features , a ball pool, hammocks, swings and much more! ♡ Friends, couples and large groups ー this area caters for a wide range of purposes!

    The menu has also been carefully planned. If you’re at a table partying with a group of friends, you could order barbeque food! You can enjoy a delicious vegetable barbeque that includes seven varieties of veggies and meat that you can roll up into a wrap. The menu also includes sweets and drinks that will make you feel happy just by looking at them! There is also a lemonade specialist shop on the rooftop that makes original lemonade!

     

    This is a beach resort that you can easily reach by train! How about enjoying an early summer?!

     

  • du cafe Shinjuku: The New Music Hot Spot Cafe & Bar by Disk Union

    13.March.2019 | FOOD / MUSIC / SPOT

    Do you want to drink coffee or sake while listening to great music while in Japan? Then you’re going to want to check out du cafe Shinjuku, the first music cafe and bar be opened by Japanese music label Disk Union on March 15, 2019.

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    The establishment is set to be decked out with specially-selected equipment picked out by Disk Union’s specialist audio staff. Listen to a curated playlist of songs chosen by the staff that changes every day and plays through an Accuphase pre-main amplifier and speakers by Harbeth, a company established by former BBC engineer in the UK Dudley Harwood.

     

    “Today’s Music” is the concept of the playlist on which visitors can enjoy music from a diverse range of genres that will be updated daily. Events will also be held including performances from guest DJs and talk shows on concerts, music and culture.

     

    A guest DJ for the opening event has already been announced.

    MURO

    It is none other than the King Of Diggin’ himself is MURO. He has marked his territory in both the underground and major scene as a DJ and producer where he is known as “the world’s no. 1 digger.”

    Okamoto Reiji (OKAMOTO’S)

    Also on the guest list is Okamoto Reiji, the drummer of four-piece rock band OKAMOTO’s who performed live at the Nippon Budokan last year. With their 10th year anniversary since forming on the horizon, the band continue to speed ahead with no signs of slowing down.

     

    RYUHEI THE MAN (AT HOME SOUND)

    RYUHEI THE MAN has made his name as a DJ known worldwide for his brimming groovy originality. He has received praise for his musical diversity which centres on black music.

     

    DJ FUNNEL (astrollage / stripe-dot. / dublab.jp)

    DJ FUNNEL is praised consistently for his unique song selection and exquisite mixes, combining abstract, breakbeat, electronica and hip-hop.

     

    While listening to great tunes customers can pick from a menu of 20 different snacks and light foods and 90 drinks. Their recommended food option is the Cajun Fried Chicken made in collaboration with mixed spice shop Koushindo. The succulent chicken is made with original spices that pack a hot punch. The cafe also promises a fantastic selection of drinks too which includes coffees, alcohol, craft beers and wines.

    This is sure to be the new hot spot for music lovers in Japan. Be sure to stop by if you’re ever in Shinjuku.

  • OCHABA: Japan’s First Milk Tea Shop Opening in Shinjuku

    11.March.2019 | FOOD

    OCHABA is set to open as Japan’s first shop specialising in milk tea that uses Japanese tea leaves. The doors will open to the store on floor B1F of Shinjuku Lumine EST on March 22.

     

    With Mount Fuji as their symbol, the shop will open selling a hot Espresso Milk Tea and iced Royal Milk Tea both of which will use tea leaves from Shizuoka.

     

    OCHABA hopes to keep the tradition of Japanese tea while also making it easily accessible in people’s daily lives. They have put much thought into everything from the beverages themselves down to the cups they are served in and logo they are branded with. It doesn’t stop there however as the tea masters at OCHABA also considered what topping would best complement the tea―their choice, warabimochi with brown sugar, which will be in all the drinks.

     

    The history of Japanese tea begins in Nara during the Heian Period. The way it is deliciously poured since then has not been changed with the drinks, but to evolve them into something more modern, they have incorporated a French espresso machine to create a”Japanese tea espresso” for the Espresso Milk Tea.

    The Royal Milk Tea has a much different taste, opting to bring out the full delicious of flavour of the tea leaves. This is done by boiling the leaves in milk as soon as the leaves have opened.

    Iced Japanese Tea Leaf Royal Milk Tea

    Hot Japanese Tea Leaf Espresso Milk Tea

    Taste the flavours of tradition and today come together at OCHABA.

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