Enjoy a BBQ at Nagoya Castle’s Kinshachi Yokocho

09.March.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

A BBQ will open at the Kinshachi Yokocho commercial establishment of Nagoya Castle on March 15 to bring Japanese hospitality to the people of the world.

 

Running until the end of September, visitors can look forward to dining in a beer garden where fresh seafood like oysters, caught in Japan, will be served alongside Kirin Ichiban beer. The BBQ will specialise in fresh shellfish shipped directly from Ise. Enjoy all-you-can-eat seafood such as bivalves of which they will have a good haul this year.

 

There will also be a kid’s play zone making the BBQ a family-friendly option.

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    Tomboy Lisa Katsu Curry Plate (Drink included): ¥1,491 (after tax)  

    Lisa’s Tomato Chicken Curry (Kids Drink included) : ¥1,005 (after tax) 

    The Tomboy Lisa Katsu Curry Plate consists of a European-style curry with a crispy chicken cutlet and carrot marinade. There is also a sweet apple and honey tomato chicken curry which is limited to kids only.

    Peach Peach Clown Parfait Straight Out of the Picture Book: ¥1,404 (after tax)

    Lisa and Gaspard Strawberry/ Melon Sundae Sodas: ¥864 (after tax)

    The menu also includes desserts and drinks from the picture book. For example, the peach peach clown parfait and two flavours of Lisa and Gaspard Sundae Soda. Make sure you order one of these drinks to go with one of the five delicious collaboration meals. 

     

    During the collaboration period, the tea shop will be decorated with a special Lisa and Gaspard theme. There will be photo spots and even a book corner with 20 Lisa and Gaspard books (limited to Nagoya LACHIC only).

     

    This is the perfect place to enjoy a special summer meal with your family so please check it out!

     

     

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  • Toy Story 4 Themed Cafe Opens in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo& Nagoya

    12.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / MOVIE

    Did you catch Toy Story 4 at the cinema yet? If you’re in Japan this summer then you won’t want to miss the official Toy Story 4-themed cafes opening in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya on July 20 and in Hokkaido on July 21 for a limited time.

     

    The film was released just last month but is only set to hit Japanese theatres on July 12. It serves as the fourth and final film in the Toy Story series, wrapping up the story that first warmed the hearts of the public when the first movie dropped back in 1995.

     

    The cafe will be a toy box of fun for all fans of the films, featuring a Toy Story inspired menu and decorations laced with trivia.

    It costs ¥500 (before tax) per person to book a seat at the cafe. Customers who order from the menu will receive one of 13 possible stickers pictured above in the style of theatre tickets.

    Everyone who enters the cafe will also receive one of these 13 possible entry bands.

    <Woody & Bo Peep> Fateful Reunion Plate (¥1,890)

    Fans of Woody and Bo Peep should look at ordering the Fateful Reunion Plate, a chicken sandwich and vichyssoise set based on both characters’ outfits. Find the sheep hidden amongst the dish!

    <Duke Caboom> High in the Sky! Stunt Burger (¥1,890)

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    <Buzz, Ducky & Bunny> Night Carnival Pasta (¥1,790)

    This meat pasta dish is topped with colourful vegetables. Keep the fun going at the moving carnival at night!

    <Gabby Gabby & The Bensons> Afternoon Tea Set (¥1,790)

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    <Jessie> Pomegranate Water (¥890 or w/coaster ¥1,790)

    Feel refreshed with Jessie’s satisfyingly sour pomegranate water.

    <Slinky> Orange Yogurt Smoothie (¥890 or w/coaster ¥1,790)

    Or order Slinky’s orange flavoured yogurt smoothie with kiwi sauce.

    Ordering from the food menu will also get each person a specially-made paper apron.

     

    There are lots of other items on the menu to look forward to as well. And don’t miss out on the range of exclusive merchandise they have either.

    Acrylic Key Ring (13 Designs): ¥500 Each

    A5 Folder (10 Designs): ¥350 Each

    Mini Duralex Glass (5 Designs): ¥800 Each

     

    The Toy Story hype doesn’t seem to show any signs of stopping just yet. Be sure to visit the official Toy Story 4 cafe in Japan.

     

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    The opening ceremony featured special guests, including pop singer and actress Miki Shoji and approximately 70 students from Nagoya Shiritsu Inaei Elementary School. Miki Shoji, who also enjoys a trip to LEGOLAND from time to time, made the following comment at the ceremony:

     

    “Whether you are a child or adult, the new LEGO NINJAGO World has many attractions such as the Flying NINJAGO that everyone can enjoy. This is the perfect place to have fun with your family this summer!”

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    LEGO NINJAGO World is the eighth area of LEGOLAND Japan and is a popular area in all Legolands across the world. From the moment the children step into the NINJAGO area, they will be immersed in an entirely new world. From the surroundings to the attractions and Ninja activities, they will learn a variety of essential ninja skills.

     

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  • K-Pop Group BTS’s BT21 Cafe to Open in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya

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    The BT21 Cafe is set to open on floor BF2 of SHIBUYA109 in Tokyo for a limited time from June 28 to August 19. The cafe will subsequently open in Abeno (Osaka) from July 20 to August 25 and Nagoya from July 25 to September 1.

     

    The concept of the cafe is “a resort in the southern countries.” An original summertime menu inspired by the blue sky, beach and sand will be whipped up and based on each of the characters: KOYA, RJ, SHOOKY, MANG, CHIMMY, TATA, COOKY, and VAN. A line-up of original merchandise will also be sold.

     

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    MANG Garlic Shrimp: ¥1,990 (Before Tax)

    BYTATA Loco Moco Don: ¥1,990 (Before Tax)

    With your set you will also receive a character card depending on the meal you choose.

    Drinks (8 Options): ¥890 Each (Before Tax)

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    If you order one of the eight Instagram-worthy drinks at the cafe you’ll also get one of 12 possible clear coasters chosen randomly.

    Those who book a table in advance will receive one of seven possible mini fans too.

     

    Dine with a refreshing menu on the first summer of the Reiwa period and enjoy a resort vibe at the BT21 Cafe.

     

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    08.June.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Two new doughnuts in the Krispy Kreme Premium series were released at the JR Nagoya Takashimiya branch of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on June 5. Available for a limited time only, the new release includes the White Bear and Peach doughnuts.

     

    The Krispy Kreme Premium series is sold only at this branch of Krispy Kreme. Made with much time and effort, they are cake-like in their form and texture and are filled lavishly with delicious ingredients such as whipped cream.

    The Krispy Kreme Premium Shirokuma white bear doughnut is an image of summertime fun. This cute delight is a ring doughnut coated with white chocolate and glazed with sweet and sour lemon sauce. It’s also filled with whipped cream and pineapple jam for a super rich and tropical combination.


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    This is your chance to maximise your matcha madness!

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    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Japan has revealed a new product as part of its Krispy Kreme Premium doughnuts. Named the Krispy Kreme Premium Gorilla, this cute doughnut will be sold at the JR Nagoya Takashimaya branch from April 17 to June 4.

     

    Krispy Kreme Premium Gorilla: ¥300 (Before Tax)

    The Krispy Kreme Premium series is sold only at this branch of Krispy Kreme. Made with much time and effort, they are cake-like in their form and texture and are filled lavishly with delicious ingredients such as whipped cream.

     

    Their new gorilla doughnut is coated in bright green vanilla flavoured chocolate. Sticking its head out of the centre of the doughnut is an adorable gorilla made from fluffy chocolate whipped cream. Sprinkled around him are butter crunch pieces to finish the doughnut’s grassland-like look.

     

    The gorilla’s face is made from caramel chocolate and dark chocolate while his ears are made of coffee bean chocolate. Underneath the gorilla is a banana sauce, every gorilla’s favourite flavour!

  • SORAMIDO BBQ: A Premium BBQ Serving at Kasai Rinkai Park in Chiba

    28.March.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Kasai Rinkai Park in Chiba is set to open SORAMIDO BBQ April 16 where you can enjoy a higher grade BBQ with meat, seafood and more all made with fantastic ingredients on a top quality grill.

     

    Kasai Rinkai Park is easily accessible from central Tokyo and looks out over Tokyo Bay and Umihotaru, an artificial island. The BBQ is situated at a wooden terrace deck which lets in the sea breeze and feels like a resort holiday. It can also be used for all kinds of parties.

     

    Food will include top grade meat such as Angus beef, rib eye steaks, pork chops made from Iwanaka pork, vegetable skewers. Other treats include whole-fried broccoli, grilled al ajillo with jumbo mushrooms, tacos and more.

    The grill used is by Weber. It’s easy to use and rarely overcooks ingredients, keeping the fish and meat juicy and the vegetables sweet and delicious.

    SORAMIDO BBQ: ¥6,000 (Before Tax) *3-hour allocation

    There are three food plans on offer: the standard “SEASIDE VIEW,” “SORAMIDO which comes with lobster, curry and more, and “PREMIUM” which comes with lobster, salmon and other items. Each BBQ course comes with all-you-can-drink soft drinks. You can upgrade to all-you-can-drink alcohol for an extra ¥1,500.

     

    KID’S BBQ: ¥800 (Before Tax)

    There’s also a kid’s option for families. Enjoy a comfortable yet luxurious BBQ surrounded by nature.

  • Easter Dessert Buffet With Strawberries & More at Scara Terrace in Nagoya

    12.February.2019 | FOOD

    Hop on up to Scara Terrace at Sir Winston Hotel in Nagoya this Easter for two buffets running from March 18 to May 31: the “Picnic Lunch Dessert Buffet” and “Picnic Dessert Buffet.”

     

    All-you-can-eat premium strawberries will also be sold during spring break (March 23-April 7) and on the 15th of every month. The “15th” in Japanese can be pronounced to mean “Strawberry Day.”

    The Picnic Lunch Dessert Buffet lets you make up your own sandwiches with a selection of tasty ingredients. There are also onigiri rolls, bento-style food, and lots of desserts made with freshly-picked strawberries.

    The Picnic Dessert Buffet will have even more desserts with strawberries as the main ingredients and all of which fill you with that feeling that spring is here.

     

    Forget about plain old chocolate Easter eggs and indulge in a luxurious dessert buffet this year♡

  • Valentine’s Day Arrives at Pompompurin Cafe in Collaboration With Gudetama

    10.January.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Sanrio’s hugely popular characters Pompompurin and Gudetama will meet at the Yokohama and Nagoya branches of the Pompompurin Cafe for a special Valentine’s Day and White Day menu special from January 15 to March 14.

    Okota de Poka Poka Souffle Omurice: ¥1,290 (+Tax) *¥1,590 for the mug

    This delightful dish has a rice ball Purin and Macaroon keeping warm under a Gudetama kotatsu souffle. Cheese sauce is hidden under the kotatsu, and when the food is combined with the added tomato sauce it makes for a richer taste and much more filling meal.

    Pompompurin & Macaroon’s 2 Coloured Love Love Curry: ¥1,390 (+Tax)

    This mysterious black and white curry has a mashed potato Macaroon filled with a meatball and Purin made from rice. They are both lovingly surrounded by lots of hearts.

    Cream Cheese Sandwich Lovely Pancakes: ¥1,290 (+Tax)

    Cream cheese-filled pancake sandwiches with Purin and Macaroon’s faces drawn on them, what could be cuter? The sweet and salty flavour combinations make for a tasty dessert.

    Cocoa Cream On White Choco Purin: ¥590 (+Tax)

    Mouths will drip at this dessert which sees a white chocolate Purin topped generously with cocoa cream.

    *When ordered with a set it will be served at the set price of ¥350 (+tax).

    Berry & Cream Cheese Trifle: ¥1,190 (+Tax)

    Trifles are the treat that just keep on giving. This one is piled with berries, chocolate sponge cake, cream cheese and whipped cream before being topped with an ice cream Purin and Macaroon and strawberry roll cake. If you look closely you’ll see Gudetama hidden in there disguised as cheesecake.

    Pompompurin Bubble Tea (20 Flavours): ¥550 Each (+Tax)

    From classic choices such as milk tea and coconut milk to popular matcha milk and strawberry milk there are a whopping 20 bubble teas to choose from all topped with Pompompurin’s cute face.

    Customers who dine at the cafe will each receive the above card calendar and lunch mat. The design of the calendar will change on February 15 until the collaboration ends.

    Those who order a drink will also get the above coaster. All of these items will discontinue once the stock has been given out.

     

    See, eat and drink cute food at the Pompompurin Cafe and treat that special someone this Valentine’s season.

  • The collaboration cafe of Multinational Boys Group “GOT7” in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya

    24.December.2018 | FOOD

    The multinational boys group, “GOT7” opens a collaboration cafe “GOT7 CAFE” in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

    GOT7 is a multinational boys group produced by JYP Entertainment Corporation.
The group released their first debut mini album,“Got it?”, in Korea in January 2014, and released their debut single “AROUND THE WORLD” in Japan in October 2014, and then their first Japan tour of 9 events in 5 cities was a great success.

    We met you – Salad Pancake Style Chijimi- ¥1,490(without tax)

    We fell in love – Gaprao Rice- ¥1,390(without tax)


    You made me who you are – Bolognese style Toppogi- ¥1,490(without tax)

     

    The dishes represent “Spring,Summer,Autumn,Winter” that is from the concept of their concert.

    GOT7 Chocolate parfait (6 flavours) ¥1,090each (without tax) 

    GOTOON White Mocha (6 flavours) ¥890(without tax)

    Dessert parfait features 6 kinds based on each member’s colour. The parfait has a “GOTOON” made from a member. A GOTOON is also drawn on a white mocha from the drink menu. These are the sweet and hot menu for the Valentine season.

    The cafe sells original goods and pictures taken for the cafe. The original GOTOON character that is matched to the shooting costume is available. At the moment of entering the cafe, fans can experience the world of GOT7 with a display of their MV.

    The cafe takes advanced reservations. Anyone who makes a reservation will receive an original card (one of 6, randomly determined) as a gift when they visit.

    Anyone who orders a drink get a special coaster (one of 6, randomly determined) per order. Do not miss this special chance; reservations are accepted right now!

  • Be Spirited Away at Nagoya Castle’s Night Walk Event ‘NIGHT CASTLE OWARI EDO FANTASIA’

    07.November.2018 | SPOT

    To celebrate the restoration of Nagoya Castle’s Hommaru Palace and its opening to the public, an event titled NIGHT CASTLE OWARI EDO FANTASIA is set to run from December 1 to 16, an immersive night walk that will have people strolling around the castle grounds when the sun goes down. The planning, production and performances are all developed by NAKED.

    NAKED are a creative company who use projection mapping and installations to further draw out the historical and architectural beauty of certain locations. This has included the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site Nijō Castle, Hirado Castle in Nagasaki Prefecture and more.

    NAKED are set to attach new value to Nagoya Castle with their immersive night walk which will showcase the phantasmagorical beauty that falls on the castle when the sun goes down.


    The whole of the castle grounds will be met with lights and music. Dazzling images will be shone onto the outside wall of the eastern side of Hommaru Palace, and fantastic projection mapping will recreate the sights of Owari Province.

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