7 popular character collaboration cafes that are open in May!

01.May.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

Every month, Japan runs a range of collaboration cafes with a range of popular characters and anime! What collaboration cafes are there this month?

 

You can check which collaboration cafes opened in April 2019 and are still open now with this link ♪ https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/189940

 

Detective Pikachu x Roll Ice Cream Factory (24/04 ー 10/05)

Roll Ice Cream Factory is celebrating the upcoming release of Detective Pikachu with a collaborative Pikachu ice cream. The ice cream is inspired by Pikachu’s electric type move set through a mix of yellow peaches, strawberries and whipped cream. The ice cream is topped with popping candy that will leave you with a shock! The garnish consists of a cute neon sign and a Pikachu marshmallow. This is available for a limited period only and you just have to try it!

 

Detective Pikachu Roll Ice

Running: April 24, 2019 – May 10, 2019

Website: https://rollicecreamfactory.com

 

Crayon Shin-chan Hands Cafe collaboration (17/04 ー 15/05)

The new movie Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~ will be released all over Japan from 19th April! To celebrate, there will be a collaboration between Crayon Shin-chan and four Hands cafe branches from Wednesday 17/04 to Wednesday 15/05 2019. Every customer who orders from the collaboration menu at the cafe will receive an original limited edition collaboration placemat as a novelty gift! This menu is full of wonderful dishes that children, as well as adults, will enjoy! ♪

 

Crayon Shin-chan X Hands Cafe

Running:Wednesday 17/04 to Wednesday 15/05 2019

Collaboration cafes:

Hands Cafe Shibuya ー Tokyu Hands 7th floor (12-18, Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo)

Hands Cafe Etomo Chuo Rinkan ー Etomo Chuo Rinkan 2nd floor (4-6-3 Chuo Rinkan, Yamato, Kanagawa)

Hands Cafe Umeda ー (Tokyu Hands Umeda 10th floor), 3-1-1, Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka.

Hands Cafe Piole Akashi ー Piole Akashi Nishikan 1st floor (1-1-23, Oakashicho, Akashi, Hyogo

 

Hands Cafe official website:https://www.handscafe.jp/

Crayon Shin-chan movie official website:https://www.shinchan-movie.com/

© Yoshito Usui /Futabasha Publishers Ltd., ShinEi Animation Co., Ltd, TV Asahi, ADK 2019

 

Colourful Wreck-It Ralph Café in Harajuku (19/04 ー 02/06)

To celebrate the new Disney Movie Wreck-It Ralph: Ralph Breaks The Internet, the MovieNEX OHMYCAFE commemoration cafe is open for a limited period. It is located on the first floor of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando. The interior is cute and very colourful ♡ The menu is packed with dishes that relate to the contents of the movie, and the shelves of the cafe are lined with original goods and merchandise!

 

Ralph Breaks The Internet – MovieNEX Release Celebration OHMYCAFE
Running: April 19, 2019 – June 2, 2019
Location: Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku Floor 3F (4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)

Reservations can be made from 4 pm on Weds 03/04. The website opened at 5 pm on 03/04.
Official Website: https://ohmycafe.jp/

©Disney

 

Bonobono X Sweets Paradise collaboration cafe (08/05 ー 02/06)

The anime Bonobono is collaborating with Sweets Paradise for a second time now! The menu will be full of dishes that represent characters from the anime. You can also purchase original goods and novelty items too!

 

Sweets Paradise Sendai Parco

Address: Sendai Parco 8th floor, 1-2-3, Chuo Ward, Aoba, Sendai

Opening times: 10:00 ー 21:00

Running: 08/05/2019 ー 31/05/2019

TEL 022-774-8122

 

Sweets Paradise Marui Omiya

Address: 7th floor, 2-3 Sakuragicho, Omiya Ward, Saitama

Opening times: 11:00 ー 22:00 (Open from 10:30 on Sundays & national holidays)

Running: 08/05/2019 ー 31/05/2019

TEL 048-648-5552

 

Sweets Paradise Kawasaki DICE 

Address: Kawasaki DICE building 6th floor, 8 Ekimae Honcho, Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki

Opening times: 11:00 ー 23:00

Running: 08/05/2019 ー 31/05/2019

TEL 044-223-6402

 

Sweets Paradise Ueno ABAB

Address: Ueno ABAB 7th floor, 4-8-4, Ueno, Taito, Tokyo

Opening times: 10:00 ー 21:00

Running: 10/05/2019 ー 02/06/2019

TEL 03-3831-7522

 

Sweets Paradise Nagoya PARCO

Address: PARCO Nagoya Nishikan 8th floor, 3 Chome-29-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya

Opening times: 10:30 ー 22:30 (Open from 10:00 on weekends & national holidays)

Running: 10/05/2019 ー 02/06/2019

TEL 052-263-0401

 

Sweets Paradise Tennoji 

Address: Tennoji MIO 11th floor, 10-39 Hidenincho, Tennoji Ward, Osaka.

Opening times: 11:00 ー 23:00 (Last orders: 22:30)

Running: 10/05/2019 ー 02/06/2019

TEL 06-6775-4180

 

Bonobono official website: http://www.bonoanime.jp/

Sweets Paradise official website: http://www.sweets-paradise.jp/

 

Hello Kitty cafe at Dining Park, Ikebukuro (25/04 ー 07/07)

This year will mark the 45th anniversary for Hello Kitty; one of Sanrio’s most popular characters! To celebrate, a Hello Kitty cafe will open at Dining Park Ikebukuro, which is on the 8th floor of Seibu Ikebukuro main store, close to the east exit of Ikebukuro station. The menu is full of cute and hearty dishes which will satisfy both your stomach and your heart. ♡ Come enjoy this specially made original menu and celebrate Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary!

 

©1976, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S585334

 

Hello Kitty Cafe Ikebukuro

Address: :Gourmet stadium II, Seibu Ikebukuro 8th floor (1-28-1, Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo

Running: Thurs 25/04 ー Sun 07/07 2019

Opening hours: 11:00 ー 23:00 (Open from 10:30 on Sat, Sun & national holidays)

※Last orders: food: 21:30, drinks:22:00

No regular closing days. Closing days subject to Seibu Ikebukuro closing times.

TEL:03-5949-5675 (dial-in number)

 

Sanrio character cafe official website: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/special/chara-cafe/

 

Tama & Friends X Aqua City Odaiba cafe! (25/04 ー 31/03)

It’s been 36 years since anime Tama and FriendsUchi no Tama Shirimasen ka? was made, and so for the first ever, a Tama & Friends concept cafe “Tama & Friends 3 Chome Cafe” was created! There is a kid’s area inside the cafe where children can play with their parents. There are also photo spots, pieces of trick art, and a merchandise corner. There is also a terrace seating area where you can charge your devices! This is the perfect place for adults and kids to relax.

 

Tama & Friends 3 Chome Cafe

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 6th floor, 1 Chome-7-1 Daiba, Minato City, Tokyo

Open: 11 am ー 7 pm

Closed when Aqua City Odaiba is closed.

Running: Thursday 25th April 2020 ー Tuesday 31st March 2020

Aqua City Odaiba official website: https://www.aquacity.jp/

 

Tama & Friends : Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka? official website: http://www.scp.co.jp/Tama/

(C)Sony Creative Products Inc. / Tama & Friends Project

 

 

Snoopy x Yufu

The Yufu branch of Snoopy-themed tea house Snoopy Chaya― brings together traditional Japanese elements with the internationally beloved comic Peanuts. It will turn 5-years-old on April 19. To celebrate, the cafe is receiving some exciting changes that will introduce a new menu and all-new original merchandise both inspired by motifs that echo the town of Yufu such as hot springs, nature and matcha. Doesn’t this place just spark your interest?

 

Snoopy Chaya Yufuin
Address: 1524-27 Yufuinchō Kawakami, Yufu, Oita Prefecture

Business Hours

Tea Shop: 10:00-17:00 (Last Orders – Lunch 16:00 / Cafe 16:30)
Takeout: 9:30-17:30
Store: 9:30-17:30

*The tea shop will be closed on April 19 to undergo renovation

No Fixed Holidays.

 

Snoopy Chaya Official Website: http://www.snoopychaya.jp/

Snoopy Japan Official Website: http://www.snoopy.co.jp/

© 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

 

Aren’t you curious? This spring, make sure to pop by a collaboration cafe! ♩

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    Bag – ¥1,500

     

    Bonus Items

    Every person that books a table in advance (¥500) and orders something from the food menu will receive one of 30 possible A5 folders.

    Additionally, if they spend over ¥1,000 at the merchandise corner of a cafe, they’ll receive the above-pictured The Little Mermaid 30th shopper bag. These are limited in stock and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

     

    There are lots of other character-themed food and drinks to be enjoyed at the cafes besides these ones too. To see everything, you’ll need to visit yourself! Immerse yourself in the magical world of The Little Mermaid with cafe decorations featuring Instagrammable illustrations drawn exclusively for this collaboration.

     

    *All listed prices are pre-tax.

    *Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Actual products may differ.

    ©Disney

  • Character cafés are an exciting experience in Japan which sees a café collaborate with well-known anime series, game series or other franchise 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 August 2019 list of character cafés as some of them are still running.

     

     

    Fate/Grand Order Cafe in Omotesando

    The third run of the Fate/Grand Order themed cafe, with designs produced by Sanrio, is taking place at OMOTESANDO BOX CAFE&SPACE from September 5 to 29.

    When you book a table in advance (¥650 before tax per person) and order from the menu you’ll receive one of the above possible 16 lunch mats. And if you order a drink you’ll get one of the 16 coasters. You’ll get one of either piece of these exclusive items per item you order from the menu.

    Master & Mash Snow Field Meatballs – ¥1,490

    This dish is piled with filling sauteed meatballs and mushrooms. The cream sauce is made to look like a snowy field. It’s served with a side of jam for a succulent sweet and sour kick.

    Brynhildr & Sigurd Croquembouche Parfait – ¥1,390

    Croquembouche is often served at weddings in Italy at France. Here, it has been turned into an easy-to-eat parfait. It’s topped with salt ice cream, yogurt mousse and more, all in refreshing colours.

     

    To find out more details and what else they have on the menu, click here.

     

    © TYPE-MOON / FGO PROJECT

     

    Fate/Grand Order Design produced by Sanrio – 3rd Collaborative Cafe

    Running: September 5, 2019 – September 29, 2019

    Location: OMOTESANDO BOX CAFE&SPACE (Pine Under Flat Floor B1F, 5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)

    Official Website: https://fgo-sanrio-cafe.jp/

    *Reservations now open via the official website

     

     

    Love Live! & Sanrio Open Collaborative Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka

    Multimedia project Love Live!―which has spawned an anime series, manga, game, movie and more―has teamed up with Sanrio to open themed cafes in Tokyo and Osaka on August 16 and September 27 respectively.

     

    The menu features a bounty of flavourful food and drink which incorporates popular flavours, luscious taste, and hearty servings. You get a special illustration with every meal.

    An Unlikely Combination Food Plate – ¥1,390 (Before Tax)

    An interesting assortment of a mini omurice, soy sauce ramen, and a fresh tomato caprese salad. It also comes with the pictured postcard which features a blackboard design.

    Deliciousness Ensemble! Invigorating Dessert Plate – ¥1,390 (Before Tax)

    This dessert set is one fit for the gods, adorned with an apple topped castella, mini pancake laced with salted caramel ice cream, an tea-flavoured jelly. This also comes with the pictured postcard featuring different characters.

     

    Fans of both franchises can pick up plenty of exclusive merchandise too, featuring the characters from Love Live! dressed like the Sanrio cast. There are bonus items for customers who book a table in advance too. Don’t miss this first ever collaboration between Love Live! and Sanrio♡

     

    To find out more details and what else they have on the menu, click here.

     

    Love Live! Series x Sanrio Characters Cafe

    Tokyo Cafe
    Running: August 16, 2019 – October 14, 2019
    Location: HARAJUKU BOX CAFE&SPACE (Lucessimo Bldg. Floor 2F, 4-28-28 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)

     

    Osaka Cafe

    Running: September 27, 2019 – October 27, 2019
    Location: UMEDA BOX CAFE&SPACE( (Umeda LOFT Floor 1F, 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

     

    Reservations: ¥500 (Before Tax)
    Official Website: https://lovelive-sanrio-cafe.jp/

     

     

    TV Anime Given Themed Cafe – Listen To The Characters’ Voices As You Dine

    Six branches of CAFFÈ & BAR PRONTO in Japan are set to collaborate with the ongoing yaoi anime series Given from September 13 to 23.

     

    The theme of the collaboration is “After Band Practice.” The cafes will serve up food inspired by the series as well as sell exclusive merchandise. The voice actors for the four main characters also recorded lines for the cafes which will play during your time there.

    Bright Red Tomato Pasta – ¥1,296 (Tax Included)

    Pancake Of The Day – ¥1,296 (Tax Included)

    To find out more details and what else they have on the menu, click here.

     

    ©︎Natsuki Kizu・Shinshokan / Given Production Committee

     

    TV Anime Given x Enter Bell at PRONT

    Running: September 13, 2019 – September 23, 2019

    Locations: PRONTO Sapporo Pole Town / PRONTO IL BAR Ochanomizu Sola City / PRONTO Ikebukuro Sunshine-dori / PRONTO Nagoya Marunouchi / PRONTO Meitetsu Gifu Station / BEERTERIA PRONTO Osaka Dojima

     

    General Reservations

    ・Running: August 21, 2019 at midnight (JST) to September 23, 2019 at 23:59 (JST)

    ・Price: ¥1,188 (Tax Included) for one person. Includes one seat and drink.

    *To make a reservation and receive the voice reminder you must have a Bandai Namco ID (free to register)

     

    Official Website: https://bpnavi.jp/enterbell/given/

     

     

    Chibi Maruko-chan Themed Menu & Merch Arrives at Tower Records Cafe Omotesando

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Chibi Maruko-chan anime series, Tower Records Cafe in Omotesando is collaborating with the franchise to turn its establishment into all things Maruko-chan for a limited time from September 5 to 29. Also, 22 branches of Tower Records as well as the Tower Records online store will sell collaborative merchandise.

    Maruko-chan’s Hamburger Plate – ¥1,500

    The collaboration will be split into two different periods with different food and merchandise line-ups. The Maruko-chan Hamburger Plate, however, will be available for the cafe’s entire duration. Hamburgers are Maruko-chan’s favourite meal, and this one is served with vegetables and a rice ball with her adorable face on it.

     

    Collaboration Period ①

    Nagasawa-kun’s Onion Soup Pasta – ¥1,500

    Served with a whole onion, this soup seeped vongole pasta is inspired by the onion-head himself Nagasawa-kun.

    Noguchi-san’s Birthday Cake – ¥1,200

    Celebrate Noguchi-san’s birthday (September 9) with this very special blueberry and milk crepe birthday cake.

    The exclusive merchandise takes on a music theme with original designs. Pick from 7 different items including a towel, tote bag, phone case and more.

     

    To find out more details and what else they have on the menu, click here.

     

    *All prices are tax-inclusive. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

    *Please enquire with shop staff about any food allergies.

    ⒸSakura Production/Nippon Animation

     

    Chibi Maruko-chan x TOWER RECORDS CAFE

    Running: September 5, 2019 – September 29, 2019

    Period ①: September 5, 2019 – September 17, 201

    Period ②: September 18, 2019 – September 29, 2019

    *The menu line-up and free gifts will be different for each period

     

    TOWER RECORDS CAFE Omotesando
    Address: Imon Harajuku Bldg. 2F, 6-3-9  Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 11:00-21:30 (Last Orders 20:30)
    Official Website: http://tower.jp/restaurants/cafe/omotesando

    *No reservations, however during busy times numbered tickets will be handed out. Details on numbered tickets will be announced on the cafe’s official Twitter page: @TRC_Omotesando

     

    Chibi Maruko-chan x TOWER RECORDS Collaboration Merchandise
    Release Date: September 5, 2019 (*Pre-orders now open)
    Available: At 22 Tower Records branches and the online store
    Tower Records Online: https://tower.jp
    Collaboration Page: https://tower.jp/chibimaru

     

    Hatsune Miku Music Cafe Opening in Tokyo & Fukuoka

    The Hatsune Miku Music Cafe has returned for the third run and is now open in Akihabara, Tokyo and Hakata, Fukuoka.

     

    The music cafe will be supported by VOCALOID music label KARENT. VOCALOID fans can look forward to dining while listening to music from their favourite characters―Miku, Luka, Rin, Len, MEIKO and KAITO―on high quality speakers and giant monitors.

    Miku’s Leek Record Curry – ¥1,200 (Tax Included)

    Luka’s Pink Peach Soda – ¥750 (Tax Included)

    There’s lots more merchandise, food and drinks as well as this too. You can see the full line-up on the official website. And for more details, click here.

     

    © Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net

    *The rate of consumption tax is set to increase from 8% to 10% in Japan from October 1, 2019 and so the prices listed here will increase
    *Photos are for illustrative purposes only

     

    ▼Hatsune Miku Music Cafe – 3rd Run

    ・Ani ON STATION AKIHABARA
    Address: Daidoh Limited Bldg. 1F, 3-1-16 Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

    Running: August 23, 2019 – October 6, 2019
    *Closed on September 1, 2019
    *Regular hours will not run on October 6, 2019 due to the DJ event

     

    ・Ani ON STATION Hakata Bus Terminal
    Address: Hakata Bus Terminal 7F, 2-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
    Running: August 28, 2019 – September 29, 2019

     

    Entry Price: ¥500 (Tax Included)

    Cafe Website: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/cafe_and_bar/anionstation/special/miku_cafe3/
    Ani ON STATION Official Website: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/cafe_and_bar/anionstation/

     

     

    BT21 Cafe Serves World Food in Shibuya, Umeda, Nagoya and Sapporo

    LEGS COMPANY has opened four BT21 themed cafe called “BT21 CAFE 2019 WORLD” in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Sapporo. BT21 are the LINE messenger app characters created by K-pop group BTS. The cafe will serve up many different dishes of food from around the world, all with motifs from the BT21 character line-up.

    Japanese Food Plate: Temari Sushi (Salmon, Duck, Minced Tuna, Fried Tofu, Shrimp Avocado) & Meat Udon – ¥1,490

    Brazilian Food Plate: Churrasco, Mashed Potato & Feijoada – ¥1,490

    Enter the cute world of BT21 and their world food line-up. Click here for more details.

     

    *All listed prices are pre-tax. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

    ©BT21

     

    BT21 Cafe 2019 WORLD

    Locations/Dates:

    • SHIBUYA BOX CAFE&SPACE SHIBUYA 109 (August 22, 2019 – September 29, 2019)
    • UMEDA BOX CAFE&SPACE (August 22, 2019 – September 23, 2019)
    • NAGOYA BOX CAFE&SPACE (September 4, 2019 – October 6, 2019)
    • TOWER RECORDS CAFE at Sapporo PIVOT (September 5, 2019 – October 20, 2019)

    *Cafes closed on September 30, 2019

     

    Reservations

    ・Price: ¥650 (Before Tax)

    Official Website: http://box-cafe.jp/

    The BT21 Cafe is reservation-only

     

     

    Did you enjoy this list? Be sure to visit all the character cafés you can while in Japan this month! Stay tuned for next month’s entry.

  • White Miso Cheese & Fig Shaved Ice Serving This September at Hachiya in Tokyo

    30.August.2019 | FOOD

    Since July, the tea stand cafe Hachiya has been releasing one brand-new shaved ice flavour every month. The final flavour arriving on September 2 is the autumn-vibe white miso cheese and fig shaved ice which will be sold exclusively at the Sendagaya branch until September 30.

    White Miso Cheese & Fig Shaved Ice – ¥1,000 (Tax Included)

    The shaved ice is an original homemade blend of full-bodied white miso cheese syrup and fig syrup. The milk white and light pink contrast make this one beautiful and delicious-looking dessert.

     

    Hidden inside the shaved ice is sweet white bean paste dressed with cashew nuts. It’s also topped with extra cashew nuts as well as dried strawberries. The dessert has a soft chewy texture and is packed with flavour which fills your mouth as it melts on your tongue.

     

    September marks the end of the summer and the call of autumn. Japan is known for its celebration of the seasons, so why not join in with this delicious autumnal delight? And if you’re no good with cheesy desserts, you can order the shaved ice with just fig syrup too.

     

    This is a limited-time item which will discontinue once all of the syrup runs out. Don’t miss out!

  • Halloween Treats, Wagashi, Drinkable Potato Desserts & More at GINZA SIX This Autumn

    30.August.2019 | FOOD

    This autumn, Ginza’s biggest shopping complex GINZA SIX is serving up a sumptuous selection of seasonal sweets and desserts. Their main components this year are apples and potatoes. Expect to enjoy potato in an entirely new way, and get ready for the spooky season with a line-up of Halloween treats that everyone can enjoy.

     

    Let’s take a look at just some of the gourmet delights arriving for the autumn season, some of which are already on sale.

     

    Potato Desserts

    Drinkable Potatoes (Purple Sweet Potato/Ripe Potato/Potato Leaf) – ¥600 Each @ Minamikaze Noukasha Dessert House (Available: October 1 – October 31)

    We’re at a point in time now where not only can we eat potatoes―we can drink them too! These potato dessert drinks come in three flavours: fruity Purple Sweet Potato, rich Ripe Potato, and Potato Leaf. The potatoes used to make all of the drinks were farmed from Minamikaze Noukasha’s 160 potato farms.

    Set of 5 Native Potato Pies (Oiran Potato/Genji Potato/White Potato/Hayato Potato/Tanegashima Purple Sweet Potato) – ¥2,500 @ Minamikaze Noukasha Dessert House (Available: October 1 until all sold)

    Methods to make potato cultivation even easier were introduced almost 400 years ago in Japan. Cultivating original varieties of potatoes is difficult―it’s mostly not done today. These pies are proudly made with those rare native potato varieties.

    Potato Parfait – ¥2,000 @ JOTARO SAITO (Quantity: Only 10 served per day)

    This gorgeous parfait is made with a purple sweet potato and sweet potato cream and is layered with agar-agar, rice flour dumplings, and ice cream. Inspired by the form of an affogato, it’s topped with potato ice cream drizzled in a warm rice sauce.

     

    Halloween Goodies For Grown-Ups

    Halloween Party Pumpkin Purin – ¥4,800 @ Marlowe (Available: October 1 – October 31) *Must order within 3 days

    This party-sized Halloween-exclusive rich pumpkin custard pudding contains cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s even topped up with a jack-o-lantern face.

    Glowing Lollipop Candy – ¥833-¥1,111 @ Candy Art Museum by PAPABUBBLE (Available: September 21 – October 31)

    These lollipops come on sticks with LED lights that make the candy glow a ghoulish light, making them a great Halloween treat.

    Halloween Afternoon Tea Set – ¥4,200 @ THE GRAND GINZA (Available September 1 – October 31)

    Feast on an exquisite Halloween afternoon tea set made up of an exquisite selection of drinks and desserts.

     

    Apple Desserts

    Apple Gummy – ¥2,777 / Apple Gummy Candy – ¥1,666 @ Candy Art Museum by PAPABUBBLE (Available: August 27 – November 4)

    The apple gummy is about the size of a Jonathan apple. If you’re wondering what flavour it is, you’ll have to wait until you bite into it to find out! The apple gummy candy set takes on flavours of different apple varieties.

    Pom Caramel – ¥800 Each @ PHILIPPE CONTICINI (Available: August 27 – November 4)

    These cute and round vanilla flavoured apple mousses are filled with an apple compote, which has a hint of star anise, and cream caramel. They’re packed full of apple-y goodness and maintain PHILIPPE CONTICINI’s refined flavours.

     

    This Year’s Must-Try Autumn Treats

    Bessei Maruto Parfait “Shubo” – ¥2,300 @ Nakamura Tokichi Honten (Available: October 1 – November 30)

    Exclusive to the Ginza branch of Nakamura Tokichi is this specially made parfait, layered with autumn-time ingredients including Japanese chestnut matcha cream, fig, chestnut sherbet, and bean paste. You can really taste the rich matcha notes in this beautiful dessert.

    Kyoto Koicha Terrine Inori no Kajitsu – ¥2,000 @ Tsujiru (Available from September 1)

    A great little gift is this terrine chocolat, made with chestnut, black soybeans, fig, and cranberries.

     

     

    Did you enjoy this list? All of these items are autumn-exclusives and some are very limited in stock. Be sure to enjoy all the flavours of autumn this year in Japan.

     

    *All listed prices include tax

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