Adorable Easter Sweets Hatching at Hilton Tokyo

06.March.2019 | FOOD

Hilton Tokyo is releasing an assortment of Easter inspired takeout sweets at its first floor Chocolate Boutique. They will be sold from March 8 to April 30.

Easter Chick

Easter Bear & Rabbit

All of the sweets were created by executive pastry chef Harita including the cute Easter Chick made to look like a newborn peeping from its egg, the Easter Chicken, the Easter Pig―made in line with the Year of the Pig―and more.

Easter Takeout Sweets

Easter Chickens

 

The chocolates contain a variety of nuts, fruits and more. They make for the perfect springtime souvenir, so don’t miss out♡

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    07.June.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Japanese chocolatier Mme KIKI opened up their first ever Dorayaki shop in Rome, Italy called DORAYAKI- DOLCEZZE GIAPPONESI on 11th May. The shop is located at Via Del Porto Fluviale 3E, Rome.

     

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    Last summer in Rome, a test kitchen was run where LEXUS ITALIA, the Embassy of Japan, and many others teamed up to hold workshops and set up food stands to carry out intense research. Finally as a result, this shop opened. The interior is a sakura pink colour and a round moss-like green plant hangs from the ceiling. Art by modern artist Rui Sakurai is also being displayed here.

    This is becoming a very popular cafe in Italy. On just the first day, a queue of over 600 people formed before the shop!

     

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  • Japanese confectionery series Tabemasu makes Kirby and the Warp Star!

    20.April.2019 | FOOD

     Tabemasu is a Japanese confectionery series that features sweets designed to look like characters. A new Tabemasu series is about to be released called Tabemasu Asorto (Tabemasu assortment). The design for this series is based around Kirby, Kirby’s Dream Land and the Warp Star which Kirby rides in the game. This series will be released on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Tabemasu has plans to release another round of the Tabemasu Asorto series later!

     

    The new Tabemasu Asorto series includes two traditional Japanese-style sweets in a set. The sweets are based on the world of Kirby. Kirby comes in the form of a chewy mochi sweet, and the Warp Star comes in the form of a soft, nerikiri sweet.

     

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     Kirby is a chewy pink ball of mochi dough filled with custard cream. There are a range of expressions to choose from, from smiley Kirby to sleepy Kirby and even a winking Kirby! There is also one secret design! There are six Kirby designs in total. Which of these squishy, round, cute Kirbys will you encounter? You’ll just have to head to the store to get one to find out!

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     You have to try this cute, photogenic Kirby!

     

    ©Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc. KB19-P1654

  • Yokohama Chinatown’s Beauty & the Beast Cafe & Restaurant Holds Easter Fair

    20.April.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Beauty & the Beast is a cafe and restaurant located in Yokohama Chinatown that is based on the French fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. The establishment has announced that it will hold an Easter fair from April 20 to May 31 where it will add a cute and delicious assortment of rabbit themed desserts to its menu.

    Rabbit Hide and Seek Pancakes: ¥1,100 (Before Tax)

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    Strawberry Rabbit: ¥700 (Before Tax)

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    Easter Bunny Vanilla Pudding: ¥980 (Before Tax)

    A returning dessert from last year, this homemade pudding is a traditional smooth Japanese custard pudding topped with cool vanilla ice cream.

     

    Head to Beauty & the Beast to fill your belly and add some new amazing desserts to your Instagram page.

  • Celebrate Tokyo Disneyland’s Disney Easter Parade With Usatama

    13.April.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Hey readers, Midori here from the MMN Editorial Team.

    Tokyo Disneyland never fails to go all-out with its popular parades. A new parade is currently taking place for Disney Easter featuring the character Usatama for the first time. I went and experienced the parade myself and here’s what I saw!

    Usatama is an Easter egg with hands, legs, rabbit ears and a rabbit tail. The parade was lined with this bizarre and curious creatures. Mickey and his friends are actually holding an Usatama Easter egg hunt which you can get involved in to help them find all of the escaped Usatama around the park.

     

    The road on which the parade takes place in the park was announced earlier on and so I waited in that very spot for it to start.

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  • Tokyo DisneySea’s Colourful Easter Cocktails & Beer

    10.April.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Hey, everyone. It’s Midori from the MMN Editorial Team.

     

    Did you know that you can drink alcohol at Tokyo DisneySea? This is rare at theme parks around the world. For this year’s Disney Easter the park is serving up a selection of springtime sake drinks so I went to try them out.

     

    Beer Cocktails – A refreshing taste with moderate sweetness

    Passion Fruit Beer Cocktail: ¥680

    This passion fruit flavoured beer cocktail is served at New York Deli at American Waterfront. At first glance it looks like a simple beer but drizzled on top of the bubbles is a squirt of fruity passion fruit sauce. The beverage is more refreshing than beer and is easy to drink! I recommend sipping it with a meal.

     

    Red Beer Cocktail: ¥680

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    Cute Sparkling Cocktails

    Lychee Sparkling Cocktail: ¥680

    Simply looking at this sparkling cocktail is enough to leave you feeling refreshed. Head to the Nautilus Galley on Mystery Island at the foot of Mount Prometheus to enjoy this springtime cocktail combination of lychee and jelly.

     

    Green Sparkling Cocktail: ¥680

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    Putting both sparkling cocktails side by side makes for a cute photo! Nautilus Galley and Zambini Brothers’ Ristorante are a little far from each other so it might be good for you to go to one place and someone else to the other before meeting up again.

     

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    09.April.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

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  • Disney spring-limited menu report! Come check out 2019’s Easter food at DisneySea! ♡

    08.April.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Hi, I’m Midori from Moshi Moshi Nippon’s Editorial Department!

    Finally, the Disney Easter we’ve all been waiting for has finally begun! Every year, Disney Resort is bustling with people during its Easter celebration. Not only are there shows, but the food is also noteworthy! I made my way down there, tried the food and now I’ve put together this report on DisneySea’s Easter-limited food based on my findings! You can only try these dishes this season so make sure you experience these precious flavours!

     

    An Egg hunt…in my pasta?! Cafe Portofino special set!

    The Mediterranean harbour area that looks like a South European port city is located on the right as you enter DisneySea. It is here that you will find Portofino, and they’re selling a special Easter set! Portofino is popular because you can enjoy Mediterranean food whilst looking over the beautiful townscape. I have been here to eat quite a few times and I am very pleased with my experiences here!

    Special Set ¥1,880 (tax included)

    This linguine tomato carbonara and appetizer even comes with a dessert and drink! All of a sudden, your table will be filled with bright colours! If you pay extra, you can change your drink into an alcoholic drink! The appetizer includes marinated salmon, barley salad, octopus, mussels and egg – all the individual foods were full of flavour! The eggs were just so cute I didn’t want to eat them!

    Within the tomato and carbonara lies a hidden soft boiled egg that customers can enjoy hunting down! Even adults who have graduated from university will secretly get a kick out of this egg hunt! The fresh tomato flavour is refreshing and perfect for the Easter spirit. The dessert is panna cotta with passionfruit sauce. It looks like a sunny-side-up egg! How cute!

     

    Sweet panna cotta and refreshing passion fruit sauce is the perfect combination!

    I could feel something granulated in the dessert which made me curious, so I asked the staff what it was. They told me it was panna cotta seeds! This granulated texture is very mysterious and fun! The Cafe Portofino Special Set is indeed very “special” and with just that, you can tell it’s very satisfying. This set is the perfect way to complete your day of memories at the park!

     

    Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery souvenir sweets cafe is so cute!

    Vanilla pudding and Milk Jelly, Cherry and Vanilla Mousse Cake with souvenir cup ¥800 each (tax included)

    Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery is located in the same area as the Mediterranean harbour and serves up desserts with souvenirs! This Easter, there’s a limited edition vanilla pudding and milk jelly that come with a souvenir cup, and a cherry and vanilla mousse cake that comes with a souvenir plate. The vanilla pudding has quite a deep flavour with a refined sweetness. The souvenir mug has a spring-themed design that uses spring colours – you will want to use it straight away!

    The mousse cake is easy to eat quickly and goes perfectly with the sour cherry flavour. It also looks cute too! The plate that comes with it is a good size to use for a range of purposes. Like the mug design, the plate also has a spring-themed design. It’s so hard to just have one of these souvenirs! This design is only available here so I wouldn’t be surprised if people come here every season to buy all the seasonal designs!

     

    Continue through the park to discover the special meal set at the “Yucatan Base Camp Grill” located in the Central America-themed jungle “Lost River Delta”.

    Special Set ¥1,580 (tax included)

    A hamburger with tomato, barbeque sauce, omelette rice and sausage all on one plate! The set gives you the opportunity to choose vanilla pudding and a soft drink for the perfect hearty meal! You can also change your soft drink for an alcoholic drink for an extra fee.

     

    The main plate includes a hamburger, omelette rice and a sausage for a good price! Take your first bite and you’ll immediately return to your childhood. The burger is juicy, and even called back the adventurous spirit that I left behind when I entered adulthood! This is the fuel you need to explore Lost River Delta! The pudding is moist and dense but comes in a small quantity. This is the perfect meal for an adventurer! Enjoy your hearty meal here and embark on your adventure to uncover the secrets of ancient Central America!

    Don’t miss out on the Egg Hunt Tasting event being held at DisneyLand and DisneySea! If you buy off the Easter menus and post three photos of your food on your social media sites, you will receive an Easter egg! Of course, the Easter menus that are part of this campaign also include the two menus mentioned in this report. There are 21 different kinds of Easter eggs you could receive! Which will you get? Aren’t you excited?!

     

    Not only is DisneySea’s Easter menu delicious, but there are a range of special extras that come with what you order. The normal menu is also great but the Easter-limited menu has been specially made, so please come check it out!

  • Easter Angel Strawberry Latte Releasing at Segafredo Japan This Easter

    31.March.2019 | FOOD

    Segafredo Zanetti Japan is celebrating a cute and dreamy Easter this year with the release of its hot and iced Easter Angel Strawberry Latte at Segafredo Zanetti Espresso branches on April 2.

    Easter Angel Strawberry Latte (Hot/Iced) – ¥580

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  • 8 Character Themed Cafés Running in April 2019

    30.March.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Character cafés are an exciting experience in Japan which sees a café collaborate with well-known anime series, game series and various franchises by decorating the café interior with designs and illustrations based on them and meals and drinks inspired by them.

     

    Before continuing this article be sure to check out our March 2019 list of character cafes as some are still running.

     

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar x Cafe Cucina & Company (March 20 – April 3)

    Cafe Cucina & Company in Shibuya, Tokyo is collaborating with Eric Carle’s internationally-beloved picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar for two weeks from March 20 to April 3 to serve up a themed menu inspired by the colourful world. A total of 6 items will decorate the menu from hearty dishes to fruity drinks. This café will soon close on April 3, so don’t miss out!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/185739

     

    ◼︎Information

    Cafe Cucina & Company

    Location: Tokyu Department Store – South Building Floor 6F (2-24-1 Shibuya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo)

    Business Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)

    No Fixed Holidays.

    TEL: 03-3477-4406

    Website: http://cafecucina.jp/info.html

     

     

    Devil May Cry 5 x CAPCOM CAFE AEON Lake Town (March 7 – April 24)

    CAPCOM CAFE AEON Lake Town is celebrating the release of Devil May Cry 5―which hit consoles on March 8, 2019―with a themed cafe. A whole range of inspired dishes are on offer as well as drinks based on Nero, Dante and V. Reservations can be made online.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/180331

     

    ◼︎Information

    Capcom Cafe Devil May Cry 5 collaboration menu

    Cafe: Capcom Cafe AEON Lake Town
    Address: AEON Lake Town Kaze 3rd floor, 4-2-2, Lake Town, Koshigaya, Saitama

    Opening hours:Goods sales:  9:00 ー 22:00 Cafe:  11:00 ー 22:00 (Last orders: 21:00)
    Devil May Cry 5 collaboration limited menu period: Thursday 7th March ー Wednesday 24th April 2019TEL:048-967-5163

    Official website: http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/

    © CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

     

     

    Pokémon Cafe 1 Year Anniversary Menu (March 14 – April 26)

    Nihombashi’s Pokémon Cafe is currently celebrating its one-year anniversary with a special commemorative menu. Order a latte with latte art of any of the original 151 Pokémon, sips on smoothies, tuck into desserts and more.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/178933

     

    ◼︎Information

    Pokémon Cafe

    Address: Nihombashi Takashimaya East Building SC (5th floor), 2-11-2 Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Opening hours:10:30 ー 22:00

    Reservations: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/
    ©2018 Pokémon. ©1995-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.

     

     

    Pompompurin Café Birthday Menu (March 15 – April 30)

    Pompompurin’s birthday falls on April 16, and to celebrate, the Harajuku, Umeda, Yokohama and Nagoya branches of the Pompompurin Café is holding a celebratory birthday event. Food includes the “Hamburger Plate” which is made from a hamburger and a layer of mashed potato served with a rice ball Purin. For dessert you can enjoy a delicious creamy cheese pudding. Head to the Pompompurin Café to celebrate Purin’s 23rd birthday!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181662

     

    ◼︎Information

    Pompompurin Cafe Harajuku

    Address: CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU 3F, 1-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Food Last Orders 20:00 / Drinks Last Orders 20:30)

    Access: 3-minutes on foot from the Takeshita Exit at Harajuku Station

    TEL: 03-5786-0770

     

    Pompompurin Cafe Umeda
    Address: Hankyu Sanbangai South Wing B2F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
    Opening Hours: Weekdays 11:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30) / Weekends & Holidays 10:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30)
    Access: 3-minutes from Osaka Station via JR
    TEL: 06-6292-7140

     

    Pompompurin Cafe Yokohama

    Address: Yokohama Sotetsu Square, 2-1-5 Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi

    Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)

    Access: 5-minutes on foot from West Exit at Yokohama Station via JR

    TEL: 045-311-6750

     

    Pompompurin Cafe Nagoya

    Address: BECOME SAKAE 2F, 3-32-6 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi

    Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Food Last Orders 19:30 / Drinks Last Orders 19:30)

    Access: 1-minutes on foot from Sakae Station via the Meijo Line

    TEL: 052-249-8320

     

    Pompompurin Cafe Official Website: http://pompom.createrestaurants.com

    ©1996, 2013, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S593875

     

     

    Gudetama Cafe x MACCHA HOUSE (March 14 – May 6)

    The Gudetama Cafe located in HEP FIVE is now collaborating with MACCHA HOUSE, a cafe that has received huge media coverage for its Uji matcha tiramisu. For the collaboration MACCHA HOUSE have created Gudetama versions of their Uji Matcha Tiramisu and Houjicha Tiramisu. These fun treats will only be available for a limited time so don’t miss out! There are lots of other Instagram-worthy delights to enjoy too such as the “Gudetama White Curry,” “Hot Matcha Latte” and more.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181060

     

    ◼︎Information

    Gudetama Cafe HEP FIVE

    Address: HEP FIVE 7F, 5-15 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture

    Opening Hours: 11:00am-10:30pm (Last Orders 10:00pm)

    No Fixed Holidays. (*Except when HEP FIVE is closed)

    TEL: 06-6366-3694

    Gudetama Cafe Official Website: http://gudetama.createrestaurants.com/

    ©1993, 2013, 2018 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S592279

     

     

    Sword Art Online: Alicization x SEGA Akihabara 4th (March 23 – May 6)

    Sword Art Online: Alicization now has its own themed cafe on the fifth floor of SEGA Akihabara 4th which is running until May 6. Enjoy a line-up of original dishes, desserts and drinks inspired by the series, and get your hands on an original coaster and limited-edition merchandise!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181099

     

    ◼︎Information

    SEGA x Sword Art Online: Alicization Collaborative Cafe
    Running: March 23, 2019 – May 6, 2019
    Location: SEGA Akihabara 4th (Floor 5F)

     

    Menu #1: March 23, 2019 – April 5, 2019
    Menu #2: April 6, 2019 – April 19, 2019
    Menu #3: April 20, 2019 – May 6, 2019

     

    Cafe Website: http://sega-collabocafe.com/akihabara4th/sao-alicization.html

    ©2017 Reki Kawahara / KADOKAWA / ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project ©SEGA

     

     

    Kaido Kid x BOX CAFE&SPACE (April 19 – June 12)

    Two cafés themed on the Detective Conan character Kaito Kid, or the “Phantom Thief Kid” will open in Harajuku and Umeda on April 19. These will be the first ever Detective Conan cafés themed on Kaito Kid with a menu named by the manga’s author Gosho Aoyama. There will even be exclusive Kaito Kid merchandise you can’t get anywhere else sold, and the cafés will be decorated in all things Kaito Kid. The cafés will be decorated in all things Kaito Kid, so fans won’t want to miss out!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/184611

     

    ◼︎Information

    Kaito Kid Café

    Running: April 19, 2019 – June 2, 2019

    Table Bookings: https://kid-cafe.jp/

     

    Tokyo Café
    Location: HARAJUKU BOX CAFE&SPACE (Lucessimo Bldg. Floor 2F, 4-28-28 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

     

    Osaka Café
    Location: UMEDA BOX CAFE&SPACE (Umeda LOFT Floor 1F, 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

     

    ©Gosho Aoyama / Shogakukan・Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation・TMS1996

     

     

    Leo Lionni Cafe x Sunday Brunch Marronnier Gate Ginza 1 (April 3 – July 31)

    Leo Lionni was a children’s picture book illustrator and author whose famous works include Swimmy and Frederick. His works were so popular that they even appear in textbooks! Dishes will be inspired by both Frederick and Swimmy. These are the world’s first ever collaborative cafes with Lionni, so check the link below to see all the different delicious dishes!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181236

     

    ◼︎Information

    Leo Lionni Concept Cafe

    Running: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 ー Wednesday 31st July 2019

    Opening hours: 11:00 ー 21:00 (Food last orders: 20:00/Drinks: 20:30)

    Location: Sunday Brunch Marronnier Gate, Ginza 1 (4th floor)

    2-2-14, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

    Official website: http://leolionnicafe.com/

     

     

    Did you enjoy this list? If you’re in Japan this spring, be sure to dine at all the character cafés you can!

  • Kagurazaka Terrine de Chocolat au Matcha Released at Le Coquillage

    28.March.2019 | FOOD

    French restaurant Le Coquillage has released the second item in its line of premium sweets: the Kagurazaka Terrine de Chocolat au Matcha.

    Kagurazaka Terrine de Chocolat Matcha

    The sweet is a harmonious marriage of white chocolate and matcha. It combines the delicate flavours of milk and vanilla and the rich deep notes of matcha to create enjoyable textures and tastes on the palate from the sweetness of the matcha to the refreshing delight of the chocolate.

    Milk and vanilla is a combination loved by the world’s patissiers. The smooth white chocolate used for this sweet is “Ivoire” by Valrhona.

    It also uses Nishio Matcha carefully selected by Yukiya Koumatsu, one of only 37 Tea Judges in Japan. In using this highly-regarded ingredient, Le Coquillage has been able to create delicious notes and flavours that linger in the mouth long after having eaten the sweet. The sweet is also alcohol and gluten free so anybody can enjoy it.

     

    If you’re thinking of gifting this to somebody then Le Coquillage can tie the box with a ribbon and give you a message card for free.

    The packaging has been specially designed to celebrate both French couverture chocolate and Japanese matcha production.

     

    Be sure to pick up a box for yourself or someone special if you’re in Shibuya.

  • Tokyo DisneySea’sⓇ Easter Cocktails Mean Grown-Ups Can Enjoy Easter Too

    27.March.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Disney Easter will run from April 4 to June 2 this year at Tokyo DisneySea® and Tokyo Disneyland® with both parks taking on different themes.

     

    At Tokyo DisneySea, Usa-Piyo, the cute chicken-rabbit mutation from the LINE messenger app, will make his first ever appearance alongside the Disney cast. In the run up to the Easter event, Tokyo DisneySea has released its alcoholic Easter cocktails early.

     

    There are 7 of these colourful alcoholic beverages to choose from, all inspired by springtime, including one based on the pink cherry blossoms and another on fresh verdure.

    Sparkling Cocktail (Lychee Liqueur & Grapfruits): ¥680 @ Nautilus Galley

    Sparkling Cocktail (Green Apple): ¥680 @ Zambini Brothers’ Ristorante

     

    The must-try sparkling cocktails are the Lychee Liqueur & Grapefruits with its refreshing flavour and vivid mix of strawberry, orange and melon jellies which dance in your mouth, and the Green Apple which has a bright green appearance like that of fresh verdure.

     

    Sparkling Cocktail (Cranberry & Lime): ¥680 @ Miguel’s El Dorado Cantina

    Beer Cocktail (Passion Fruit Syrup): ¥680 @ New York Deli

    Other options include the Cranberry & Lime if you’re looking for something not as sweet, and the Passion Fruit Syrup beer cocktail which has a tropical sauce to give it a refreshing taste. Each of these beverages are sold at different establishments around the park so you get to walk around and enjoy each area.

     

    Enjoy a springtime sip of one of these cocktails while basking in the sunlight and appreciating the cherry blossoms.

  • Tokyo Disneyland® Announces Merchandise Pre-Sale for Disney Easter

    22.March.2019 | SPOT

    Disney Easter will run from April 4 to June 2 this year at Tokyo Disney Resort®. Usatama will make an appearance for the first time in two years, a character with rabbit ears and an egg for a body who loves playing pranks and is full of vim, vigour and curiosity.

    A parade will take place which will see Mickey Mouse and the other Disney cast―who were quietly making preparations for Easter by making Easter eggs―chasing Usatama around the park.

    Plush Toy Charms: ¥1,800 Each

    Fan Cap: ¥2,500

    Shoulder Bag: ¥2,300

    Disney lovers can feel like Usatama chasers too with a selection of special themed merchandise. These items will go on pre-sale form April 1 just before Disney Easter begins. Gear up nice and early!

    Flyers will also be handed out around the park from April 4 requesting guests to locate Usatama eggs around the park.

    If you find them all you’ll receive an original seal pictured above. Enjoy Eastertime this year at Tokyo Disney Resort!

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