20,000 Pink Flowers to Adorn Fuji-Q Highland For ‘Pink Garden’ Event

16.June.2019 | SPOT

The free-to-enter theme park Fuji-Q Highland is set to hold an event entitled Pink Garden at Lisa & Gaspard Town where around 20,000 pink flowers are set to bloom.

The event is being held as a way for both local and foreign tourists to Mount Fuji to enjoy the beautiful scene of flowers with the mountain in the background. The event will follow the ongoing Yellow Garden event which is ongoing until June 23. During the full bloom period, the town’s symbolic 13 meter tall Eiffel Tower will be surrounded by 4 types of summer plants including petunias and impatiens for a total of 20,000 flowers. The best time to see them will be at the end of July.

As well as that, a fruit-themed event entitled Fruits Festa will also be held in Lisa & Gaspard Town from June 29 to September 6. The town will be decorated in colourful flowers and fruits, and visitors can look forward to cooling down with some decorative shaved ice made by the hotel, or one of the refreshing drinks. There will also be some adorable looking fruity desserts too.

Enter Fuji-Q Highland for free if you’re visiting Japan this summer and enjoy the gorgeous flowers with Mount Fuji as the backdrop.

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  • Enjoy a Carpet of Pink Flowers and The Summer Silhouette of Mt.Fuji at Fuji-Q Highland

    08.August.2019 | SPOT

    Fuji-Q Highland is an amusement park located near the base of Mount Fuji. This summer, the park is turning pink as 20,000 pink flowers bloom at Lisa and Gaspard Town.

    Petunias, Impatiens and more ー a range of vibrant summer flowers are currently in full bloom at the park. From the magnificent, snowless summer silhouette of Mount Fuji towering in the background to the mini Eiffel Tower and pink carpet before your eyes, there is just so much beauty competing to capture your gaze. This picturesque view is limited to the summer season and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the French characters Gaspard and Lisa, who were “born” on August 26th and August 19th respectively. To celebrate, the park has set up a wide range of events and fun features including a giant flower wall creation event, a birthday party, a special scheme via Instagram and much more.

    Many of the events are open for anyone to participate in for free. There is also a new Lisa and Gaspard Town-limited birthday plan that will be available until the end of September. Les Rêves Salon de thé, a restaurant located at the Highland Resort and Spa, has even prepared a special anniversary cake and is even running a special celebratory scheme where customers have the chance of receiving a special Gaspard and Lisa-themed embroidered badge. This is the perfect way to celebrate the birthdays of these two lovable characters. 

     

    Looking for some refreshing energy to battle the heat? There is currently a summer holiday Fruit Festival running until September 9. 

    Lisa and Gaspard Town will be selling special summer shaved ice desserts that are full of vibrant colours and juicy fruity flavours. There are also drinks, desserts and so much more. This is also the perfect opportunity to indulge in Yamanashi prefecture’s specialty; the Japanese pear. 

     

    There is no better way to enjoy the summer holidays than an amusement park located at the foot of Mount Fuji. Enjoy the pink scenery and take advantage of the free park entry!

     

    © 2019 Anne Gutman & Georg Hallensleben / Hachette Livre

  • 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 June 2019 list of character cafés as some of them are still running!

     

     

    Sanrio x Ichigo Shimbun Collaboration – Ichigo Shimbun Dinder (July 11-September 30)

    Ichigo Shimbun is a monthly magazine published by Sanrio which includes information about the latest character merchandise and much more. Sanrio has opened a café themed on their magazine at EGG & SPUMA which located on the 8th floor of Shinjuku Lumine EST. “Vacation” is the theme of the café where Sanrio fans can enjoy a summery food menu. Enjoy a fun summer together with the Sanrio characters♡

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/230790

     

    ▼Ichigo Shimbun Diner
    Location: EGG & SPUMA, Shinjuku Lumine EST Floor 8F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
    Running: July 11, 2019 – September 30, 2019
    Business Hours: Weekdays 11:00-23:00 (Last Orders 22:00) / Weekends & Holidays 11:00-22:30 (Last Orders 21:30)
    TEL: 03-6273-0255
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    AAA CITY SUMMER PARTY – AAA Cafés in Tokyo & Osaka (July 19-September 1)

    AAA’s collaborative café is themed on midsummer city pop. Their seasonal menu features drinks, desserts and more inspired by each respective colour of the group members. If you dine at the café you’ll get yourself a special lunch mat, and if you order a drink, you’ll get an original drink coaster. There’s plenty of other exclusive AAA café merchandise too, so if you’re a fan of the pop group then this is one you won’t want to miss out on this summer!

     

    ▼AAA CITY SUMMER PARTY

    Running

    Omotesando (Tokyo): July 19, 2019 – September 1, 2019

    Shinsaibashi (Osaka): July 19, 2019 – September 1, 2019

     

    Location

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

    Osaka: Shinsaibashi contact (1-6-24 Kita-Horie, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

     

    Reservations

    ・Table reservations for August 1 to September 1 opened on July 12 at 18:00 (JST)

    ・Reservation Price: ¥650 (Before Tax) *Comes with bonus merchandise

    AAA CITY SUMMER PARTY Official Website: https://aaa-cafe-2019.jp

    AAA Official Website: https://avex.jp/aaa/

     

    Bonobono & Pompompurin’s First Ever Café Collaboration (July 11-September 1)

    The Harajuku, Umeda and Yokohama branches of the Pompompurin Café have teamed up with the beloved anime character Bonobono to release four menu items themed on playing together at the beach.

     

    Both Bonobono and Pompompurin fans alike won’t be able to resist the cute and delicious dishes being served at the cafes this summer.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/231395

     

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    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)

    Pompompurin Café Umeda
    Address: Hankyu Sanbangai South Wing B2F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
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    Pompompurin Café Yokohama

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

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

     

    Bonobono Official Website: http://www.bonoanime.jp/

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

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    Astronaut Snoopy Soars Up Tokyo Skytree (July 18-October 14)

    Tokyo Skytree is now holding the FIRST BEAGLE IN SKYTREE® event in collaboration with the astronaut version of Snoopy which appeared in the original comic 50 years ago.

     

    Every astronaut needs a good meal to keep them going. Head to the SKYTREE CAFE on the Tembo Deck on floor 340F and enjoy a selection of themed desserts, drinks and more. Astronaut Snoopy decorations line the cafe where you can get limited-edition novelties too. Soar into and learn all about space this summer with your pal Snoopy♡

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/232293

     

    FIRST BEAGLE IN SKYTREE®

    Running: July 18, 2019 – October 14, 2019

    Location: Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria

    *A separate fee must be paid to to enter the Tokyo Skytree Tembo Galleria

    Tokyo Skytree Official Website: http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/

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

    ©2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

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    Gaspard & Lisa x Afternoon Tea TEAROOM (July 25-August 28)

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    The tea shops have been decorated with a special Gaspard and Lisa theme. There are photo spots at each cafe, and in the Nagoya LACHIC branch there is even a book corner with 20 books from the series. This is the perfect place to enjoy a special summer meal with your family, so don’t miss out!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/233786

     

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    Osaka Café

    Location: Shinsaibashi contact (1-6-24 Kita-Horie, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

    Running: September 5, 2019 – October 6, 2019

     

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  • From July 25 to August 28, four Afternoon Tea shops will be collaborating with the French picture book Gaspard and Lisa to celebrate the book’s 20th anniversary. The collaboration will only be running at the following branches: AEON Lake Town kaze, Koshigaya, LaLaport Yokohama, Terrace Mall Shonan and Nagoya LACHIC.

    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!

     

     

    ©2019 Anne Gutman & Georg Hallensleben / Hachette Livre

  • Hello Kitty & Lisa and Gaspard Collaborative Merchandise Released

    17.June.2019 | FASHION

    Sanrio’s popular character Hello Kitty has teamed up with French fictional character duo Lisa and Gaspard to release a line of merchandise at Sanrio shops, Sanrio corners of department stores and the official Sanrio online shop.

     

    These characters first collaborated in September 2017 with the announcement of a selection of merchandise with oil painting designs. This collection was released in Japan in January 2018. Their second collaboration was the creation of 7 new oil paintings along with an original picture book which was published by French publisher Hachette Livre in January this year.

     

    This new series uses designs from the new oil paintings that were released last year and also featured in the picture book. The theme of the works is “Paris.”

     

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    iPhone 7/8 Case: ¥3,240 (Tax Included)

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    A4 Clipboard: ¥972 (Tax Included)

    This adorable A4 size clipboard can be used in a variety of situations whether at work or for studying.

     

    The cute new collection can be enjoyed by fans and newcomers to the characters alike.

     

    © 2019 Sony Creative Products Inc. / Hachette Livre, Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben ©1976, 2019 SANRIO CO.,LTD.

  • Sword Art Online: Alicization Collaborates With Fuji-Q Highland

    26.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Yamanashi amusement park Fuji-Q Highland is set to hold a collaborative campaign with Sword Art Online: Alicization from April 27 to June 2. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the park and the 10th anniversary of the Sword Art Online light novel series.

     

    Fuji-Q has much planned for the collaboration. The standout event is a screening of Symphonic Alicization Orchestra Special Edition, a special 40-minute compilation of the Sword Art Online Alicization series that aired from October last year to March this year. The video will contain character songs from the CD’s that were coupled with limited pressing DVD and Blu-ray copies of the anime.

    The park will also have announcements read by characters from the series, a Sword Art Online puzzle quest, stamp rally, photo spots, a themed menu, original merchandise and more.

    A colourful firework display will also be held from May 1 to 4 while ADAMAS by LiSA plays, the opening theme for the anime series.


    Rapid buses with SAO artwork on them have also been running since April 13.

     

    People who use Fujiyama Onsen or the cabin and lounge Highland Station which are connected to the park will also received an original postcard. Additionally, there is a collaborative accommodation plan taking place at PICA Lake Saiko Fuji as well as a special photo spot of the Blue Rose Sword at the Narusawa Ice Caves.

  • Fuji-Q Highland Announces Strawberry Festival at Park’s Lisa & Gaspard Town

    17.February.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Lisa & Gaspard Town in Fuji-Q Highland―which became free to enter last year―is set to host a strawberry themed event from February 25 to April 19.

    The town will be decorated with gigantic strawberry monuments, strawberry red and green leaf designs, pink ribbons and more, bringing springtime to Lisa & Gaspard’s.

     

    Strawberry derived snacks, drinks, cookies and more will line the town stores while on weekends and national holidays at Les Rêves Salon de Thé a strawberry dessert buffet will fill the bellies of customers.

    A new attraction is set to hit the park on March 8 too titled “Welcome to Lisa & Gaspard’s Mirror Maze Magic Show,” a mystifying mirror maze with stained glass arches that invites guests to get lost in a world of magic. There will also be a Lisa & Gaspard photo spot.

     

    Welcome the Japanese spring and have fun with Lisa & Gaspard’s strawberry festival and new attraction.

  • Free Entry to Fuji-Q Highland from July!

    11.May.2018 | SPOT

    Fuji-Q Highland is one of Japan’s most popular theme parks, and from mid-July this year, you’ll be able to enter for free.

    富士急ハイランド
    The decision to open the park to free entry was made to bolster the fantastic tourism of Mount Fuji together with the many things available to do around Fuji Five Lakes. As it is now, the park, together with the other surrounding sightseeing spots, is a place people only spend a little time at, but by making it free to enter, they hope to increase the way people enjoy themselves.

    富士急ハイランド
    Fuji-Q Highland plans to introduce more popular schemes and hold collaborative events, as well as events in line with the seasons. They also hope to proactively spread their global chain brand power and attract people to local specialities and famous products. By doing all of this, they aim to develop the area around Mount Fuji to increase tourism in the future.

    Look forward to the continued development of the park and what they have planned as they build it into a place that people can enjoy going visiting to enjoy the things they like when they like.

     

    ■Information

    Fuji-Q Highland

    Free Entry: Mid-July 2018

     

    Website: http://www.fujiq.jp/

  • A“TOKYO SKYTREE” × “Lisa and Gaspard” Christmas event will be held.

    05.October.2017 | SPOT

    Tobu Tower SKYTREE which runs TOKYO SKYTREE and Sony Creative Products which owns the master license of “Lisa and Gaspard” will collaborate to hold an event titled, “Lisa to Gaspard to Sugosu France no Christmas in TOKYO SKYTREE” from the 9th of November 2017 (Thurs.) to 25th of December (Mon.).

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    The event will create the atmosphere of “Christmas in France,”home to Lisa and Gaspard, centering on the 450m high galleria based on an original story of “the first Christmas in Tokyo where Lisa and Gaspard decorate the highest galleria of TOKYO SKYTREE.”

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    French oil paintings that make the viewer feel warmhearted and art works expressing the world of “Lisa and Gaspard” can be enjoyed at the galleria of TOKYO SKYTREE along with the wonderful night view. An original art photo spot and exhibition of copied original works can also be enjoyed at the galleria.

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    Getting off the galleria shuttle (elevator), a story-book-like huge photo spot with Lisa and Gaspard will appear before you. The photo spot is will be an iconic rendition which exhibits the first page of the original story.

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    At 451.2m high “Sorakara Point,” you can enjoy a photo spot with Christmas ornaments and SKYTREE figures created with Lisa’s magical walking stick which will make you feel like you are in the world of the original story.

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    Moreover, they will sell Christmas-limited menu items, desserts and drinks which are collaborative “Lisa and Gaspard”items at “SKYTREE CAFÉ” located on Floor 340 inside the 340m high viewing deck.

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    They will also sell limited goods, pair tickets and offer limited goods to visitors and hold a character-greeting event.

     

    Let’s have a wonderful Christmas season with Lisa and Gaspard at TOKYO SKYTREE.

     

    ■Information

    Date: 2017,11,09 (Thurs.) to 12,25 (Mon.)

    Venue: TOKYO SKYTREE viewing deck, galleria

     

    Content: ・Exhibition at the viewing deck and galleria (event map 1~4, 6)

    ・Selling original goods at the special store located on Floor 450.

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    ・Selling collaborative cafe menu items at the Viewing Deck’s floor 340 “SKYTREE CAFÉ” (event map 7)

    ・”Lisa and Gaspard” greeting event (event map 8)

    Fee: Entrance fee of TOKYO SKYTREE observation deck

     

    ▶︎”Lisa and Gaspard” greeting

    Date: 2017,11,12 (Sun.), 19 (Sun.), 26 (Sun.), 12,3 (Sun.), 10 (Sun.), 17 (Sun.), 23 (Sat. / holiday), 24 (Sun.), 25 (Mon.)

    Date: 10:30/12:30/14:30/16:00 (four sessions / 20 minutes per session)

    Venue: TOKYO SKYTREE galleria event map 8

    Fee: free

    ※The time and venue might be changed without notice.

     

    ▶Gifts for the visitors

    Date: 2017,11,9 (Thurs.) to 12,25 (Mon.)

    ※The number of the gifts is limited

    Venue: TOKYO SKYTREE observation deck, galleria

    TOKYO SKY TREE official site: http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp

     

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