Blue Bottle Coffee to Open New Cafe Inside SHIROIYA HOTEL This September
Blue Bottle Coffee Japan has announced the opening of its new Blue Bottle Coffee Shiroiya Cafe inside SHIROIYA HOTEL in Maebashi at the end of September.
Maebashi is a former silk manufacturing city and was crucial in helping to contribute to Japan’s modernization. In August 2016, creative minds from Japan and abroad gathered in Maebashi to revitalise the city, which once prospered in the silk manufacturing industry, with a vision called Mebuku, a Japanese verb that means “to bud.” Part of this revitalisation was renovating an old building and turning it into SHIROIYA HOTEL, a project conceived and carried out by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. SHIROIYA HOTEL describes itself as “The Place of Encounter.” Serving art, food, and history, the hotel is a place for guests to encounter creativity and innovation.
Blue Bottle Coffee has opened many cafes up and down Japan, fostering community around a hot mug and helping to contribute towards the development of towns and cities. That’s where the newSHIROIYA HOTEL cafe comes into play. Blue Bottle Coffee Shiroiya Cafe was built by Keiji Ashizawa Design who also constructed Blue Bottle’s branches in Minato Mirai and Shibuya. Customers can enjoy the cafe’s speciality hand drip coffee alongside an indulging list of espresso drinks.
More details are to be announced this September, the same month the cafe is scheduled to open.
Blue Bottle Coffee Shiroiya Cafe
Address: SHIROIYA HOTEL, 2-2-15 Honmachi, Maebashi, Gunmda
Official Website: https://store.bluebottlecoffee.jp/
Blue Bottle Coffee Opens New Cafe Inside SHIROIYA HOTEL in Gunma
Initially announced in July of this year, Blue Bottle Coffee Japan will open their newest shop on the premises of the SHIROIYA HOTEL in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture on September 17, 2021. The new shop is part of a recent initiative to revitalize the city, and make Maebashi an inspiring art and culture destination.
Shiroiya Cafe Limited Menu
Blue Bottle Coffee x Nakamata Fuwafuwa Wanuki Coffee Cream & Anko
Shiroiya Cafe Limited Item
Blue Bottle Coffee x Nakamata Maebashi City Tote Bag (Limited quantities available)
SHIROIYA the PÂTISSERIE×BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE
Grapefruit and Coffee Tart
Maebashi was once a large manufacturer of silk, and was crucial to Japan’s modernization. In 2016, a number of creative minds from both Japan and abroad gathered in the city with the goal of revitalizing the town center. With that in mind, they first renovated the 300-year-old Shiroiya Ryokan, opening the SHIROIYA HOTEL in December 2020. Blue Bottle Coffee was a perfect fit for the project, with a continued goal of fostering community and using their proceeds to help develop towns and cities.
Blue Bottle Coffee Shiroiya Cafe as designed by Keiji Ashizawa Design, also responsible for designing cafes in Minatomirai and Shibuya. Keeping with a comfortable theme, the cafe is designed to let in ample amounts of light. Historic bricks from Maebashi were a key material used in the flooring. Both the SHIROIYA HOTEL and the new Blue Bottle Cafe feature art pieces by Yoshio Shirakawa, an artist from the area.
The Blue Bottle Coffee x Nakamata Fluffy Wanuki Coffee Cream & Anko is only available at the Shiroiya Cafe, and is a collaboration with Wamukashi Nakamata, a confectionary shop in town. A special Maebashi-themed tote bag will also be on sale in limited quantities.
To commemorate the opening of the Shiroiya Cafe, the PÂTISSERIE, located inside the hotel, will serve a limited-time Grapefruit and Coffee Tart.
Would you like to visit Maebashi on your next trip to Japan?
Blue Bottle Coffee Shiroiya Cafe
Opening Date: September 17, 2021
Address: SHIROIYA HOTEL, 2-2-15 Honmachi, Maebashi, Gunma
Hours: 8:00-19:00 (Opens at 10:00 on opening day.)
Official Site: https://store.bluebottlecoffee.jp/
Kumagaya City, Saitama Bath Cafe Hareniwa no Yu Opens After Rebranding
13.September.2021 | SPOT
Cafe BIVOUAC, located in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, will reopen Bath Cafe Hareniwa no Yu on September 18, 21, after a full rebranding.
The space aims to be ‘a garden that clears a guest’s body and mind.’ Visitors can enjoy a full bath and sauna, freshly-picked vegetables at the Haruniwa Dining Room, and a lush green lounge in which to relax and unwind.
The Haruniwa Dining Room, run by The Farm, a resort in Chiba Prefecture, offers healthy dishes filled with fresh local vegetables from Kumagaya with carefully-selected main ingredients.
In addition, a collaboration with fashion brand ‘niko and…’ will also begin upon reopening, offering the perfect comfy clothes to wear while enjoying the property. The lineup includes an original bath bag and sauna hat, each sold exclusively at Hareniwa no Yu.
Bath Cafe Hareniwa no Yu (Cafe BIVOUAC)
Open: September 18, 2021
Address: 939 Kubojima, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama
Official Site: https://ofurocafe-bivouac.com/
Healing ‘Panda’ Sweets Available at Gelato Pique Café for a Limited Time
A selection of healing monotone panda sweets will be available at the Gelato Pique Café between September 6 and September 25. The collection is titled “everyday PANDA! ~Sweets Time with Pandas~.”
Gelato Pique Café Original Panda Glass/Mug
Available from September 6
Gelato Pique Panda Motif Eco Bag / Panda Motif Hand Towel
Online reservations open September 2, available instore from September 8
In 2021, the Gelato Pique Café announced two rounds of animal themed sweets, proving hugely popular on social media. For Easter they released “Bunny Sweets” with rabbit ears motifs, while a series of “Polar Bear Sweets” was released during the Summer. Now, a selection of “Panda Sweets” is the latest to join the animal collection.
The chocolate and banana Panda Crepe is filled with a healing ganache and banana, while the Panda Gelato has cocoa biscuits studded around the pandas neck, along with rounded eyes and ears. The “healing monotone” Panda Float combines the Gelato Pique Café’s original Guatemalan coffee blend with Royal Blue Bourbon.
Along with this “everyday PANDA!” Fair, we have a large lineup of panda goods that will make you happy just by having them. Goods that are perfect for presents, souvenirs, and rewards for yourself can be purchased at each gelato pique cafe store and EC site, so please look forward to that too!
There is a huge lineup of panda goods that will brighten your day releasing alongside the “everyday PANDA” fair, which make perfect gifts for friends – or yourself! You can view the goods lineup in store and on the Gelato Pique website.
Marvel Superhero Cafe to Open in Osaka for Limited Time
A limited-time Marvel themed cafe is coming to Umeda, Osaka from September 16 until October 17. Produced by OH MY CAFE, the concept is centered on themes such as power, courage, talent, justice, and friendship, and the menu will be filled with items inspired by the many heroes of the Marvel universe.
The cafe menu features original items representing the worlds of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Black Widow. All dishes are healthy, low-sodium, and low-sugar. Various original pieces of merchandise will also be available for fans of American comics!
Marvel Paprikash: ¥1,759 (Tax Included)
<Spider-Man> The Best Chicken Sandwich in Queens: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
<Captain America> American Tomato Pasta: ¥1,979 (Tax Included)
<Thor> Hammer Curry in the Desert: ¥2,089 (Tax Included)
<Black Widow> Jet-Black Squid Ink Gratin: ¥1,869 (Tax Included)
<Iron Man> Evening Donut-style Bagel Sandwich: ¥1,979 (Tax Included)
<Captain America> Ramune Soda: ¥1,209 (+¥770 for coaster) (Tax Included)
<Iron Man> Cherry Soda: ¥1,209 (+¥770 for coaster) (Tax Included)
Marvel Cafe Latte: ¥989 (+¥1,650 for mug) (Tax Included)
Marvel Tea Bottle: ¥769 (Tax Included) / Bottle and Charm: ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
Customers who make a reservation in advance will receive one random original mask case (7 designs).
Acrylic Keyring (6 designs): ¥825 (Tax Included)
Square Pins (13 designs, random): ¥495 (Tax Included) / Marvel Case: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
A5-size Clear Folder (7 designs, random): ¥385 (Tax Included)
Tote Bag: ¥1,100 (Tax Included) / Marvel Bandana Handkerchief: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Menu Art Series A4-size Clear Folder: ¥440 (Tax Included) / Menu Bandana Handkerchief: ¥1,650 (Tax Included) / Acrylic Magnets (6 designs): ¥715 (Tax Included)
Avengers: Endgame Clear Folders (5 designs, random): ¥550 (Tax Included) / Avengers: Infinity War Postcards (8 designs, random): ¥275 (Tax Included)
Ⓒ 2020 MARVEL
MARVEL Cafe produced by OH MY CAFE
Running: September 16 – October 17, 2021
Location: UMEDA BOX cafe&space (Umeda LOFT 1F, 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka)
*Event period subject to change.
OH MY CAFE Tokyo Twitter: https://twitter.com/ohmycafe_tokyo
Official Site: https://ohmycafe.jp
Chiikawa Themed Cafe to Open for Limited Time at Shizuoka PARCO
Twitter-famous character Chiikawa is coming to Shizuoka PARCO starting September 16! Guests can enjoy a cafe on the first floor of the facility serving specially-crafted treats, and can head to the fourth floor for a shop selling original Chiikawa cafe goods.
Hachiware Cream Soda / Chiikawa Cream Soda / Usagi Cream Soda: ¥990 each (Tax Included)
Fluffy Cloud Latte with Character Sugar: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Yoroi-san’s Strawberry Milk: ¥990 (Tax Included)
Best Friends Cookie Set (3 cookies): ¥880 (Tax Included, takeout only)
Each drink order will come with a random coaster (15 designs total).
Mug: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Cafe Chef Plushies: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Cafe Employee Plushies: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Bowl: ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
Random Acrylic Keychain (8 designs): ¥660 (Tax Included)
*Limit 2 items per person per type of merchandise. For random items, the limit is 10 items per person per type.
*Images are for reference only. Not all products are shown.
*Contents are subject to change.
4th Floor Shop Special Goods
Guests spending ¥4,400 or more (including tax) will receive an original cork coaster!
The Chiikawa manga, created by Japanese illustrator nagano, is extremely popular on Twitter for its cute illustrations and heartwarming stories. In August, the second Chiikawa book was released.
Who is your favorite Chiikawa character?
Chiikawa Cafe Drink Stand
Running: September 16 – October 3, 2021
Hours: 10:00-20:00 (last food order at 19:00, last drink order at 19:30)
Location: Shizuoka PARCO 1F (6-7 Koyamachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka)
Chiikawa Cafe Shop
Running: September 16 – October 3, 2021
Location: Shizuoka PARCO 4F
Official Site: https://shizuoka.parco.jp/
Nature-filled Digital Detox Cafe HANARIDA Opens in Harajuku
Zoomers are used to life with their smartphones and computers. While life certainly is more convenient being able to connect instantly with your friends, have you ever felt a certain emptiness despite this? According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, young people in their 20s spend approximately four to five hours looking at screens per day. However, sometimes, it can be nice to put down your phone and enjoy a cup of tea with your friends in front of you. With those thoughts, the HANARIDA Harajuku cafe open on August 8 2021. The hidden cafe is filled with flowers and greenery, aimed at adults. Here you can enjoy a quiet time away from the bustle of the city, relaxing with a cup of dry fruit-infused herbal tea.
Every sunday is a digital detox day, meaning that smartphones and laptops are banned in the cafe. You can leave your phone with the staff to receive a free drink. With the comfy interior and a selection of board games, conversations will flow naturally to create a home-like space, even without technology
The flowers and trees in the cafe, which was decorated by a professional flower artist, are all real. The atmosphere changed based on the time of day – the sunshine lights up the cafe while the warm lights make for a relaxing evening. You won’t get tired of this cozy space!
Experience relaxation away from the busy city while watching the flowers bloom throughout the day, as you puff on a dried fruit Hanakemuri hookah. The hookah used by HANADIRA is both nicotine and tar free, meaning they can be enjoyed by non-smokers.
Their drink selection for Valentine’s day 2021 was a huge hit on social media, particularly the Sakicha dry fruit tea. The tea is now available on the menu, so make sure to try it for yourself!
Opening Date: September 8 2021
Opening Hours: 11:30 ~ 24:00 (No regular holidays)
※Closes at 20:00 until September 12 due to the current state of emergency declaration.
Address: Section L Pop-up House 2F 4-27-2, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Seven minute walk from JR Harajuku Station
※Under 20s are denied entry to the cafe
Official Site: https://hanarida-official.com/
Kyoto Sweets Cafe eXcafe Gion-Shinbashi Restarts Popular Breakfast Menu for Weekends
The calm Machiya sweet shop eXcafe Gion-Shinbashi will be restarting the popular eXcafe Breakfast (Calico) menu on weekends from September 4 2021. This is the perfect spot to start your Gion adventure, packed full of ancient city charm and history.
eXcafe currently has three store locations in Kyoto: Kyoto-Arashiyama, Gion-Shinbashi, and the newly opened Gion Yasaka.
eXcafe Gion Shinbashi is located in an area where you can appreciate the beauty of Gion, with the ever changing scenery fully reflecting the four seasons. Even on sunny weekends, the area isn’t overly busy and the sky is beautifully clear, making it the perfect spot for commemorative photos.
The returning breakfast menu is the eXcafe Breakfast (Calico), made up of charcoal-grilled toast with a calico cat motif. The fluffy bread is thickly cut and can be completed with your favorite topping: Bean paste, butter, whipped cream, or fruits. The breakfast set also includes a drink and Mitarashi dango dessert, making it the perfect way to spend a relaxing moment at the beginning of your trip, or as a break from your early-morning sightseeing.
Morning walks in Gion are particularly refreshing at this time of year, making a perfect break from the intense Summer heat. It is also ideal for visiting the Yasaka Shrine.
You’ll feel even cooler as you listen to the flowing Shira River, the water gently bubbling under the cobblestones of the famous Tatsumi Bridge. Although it is located in a trendy area, the eXcafe Gion-Shinbashi is a welcome break from the bustle of the city, surrounded by cobblestone alleys and wooden townhouses.
Address: 57-1 Motoyoshi-cho, Higashiyama, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Opening Hours: 10:00 ~ 18:00
Weekends, holidays: 08:00 ~ 18:00
Stop-motion Series Pui Pui Molcar Gets Collaboration Cafe for Limited-Time
Adorable stop-motion series Pui Pui Molcar is getting a limited-time cafe run! The Mogu Mogu Molcar Restaurant will open in four areas–Tokyo, Osaka, Shizuoka, and Sendai–starting September 2.
Those who reserve a seat early will receive a randomly-selected sticker. (5 designs.)
For each drink ordered, guests will receive a random paper coaster. (5 designs)
Who Caused the Traffic Jam? PUIPUI Temarizushi: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Cat Rescuing Operation – Meat! Meat! Pasta: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Zombies and Lunch Green Curry: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Pui Pui Racing Salad: ¥1,210 (Tax Included)
Time Molcar Stew: ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
It’s a Prank? It’s Tiramisu: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Mission Impossible Pancakes: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Everything is a Surprise Box Cake: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Angelic Parfait: ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
Let’s Molcar Party Drinks: ¥880 each (Tax Included)
Masked Shiromo Cafe Latte: ¥990 (Tax Included)
Chewing Chewing Popcorn Smoothie: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keychains (5 designs): ¥700 (Tax Included)
Pins (5 designs): ¥450 each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Stands (5 designs): ¥1,100 each (Tax Included)
Mug: ¥1,800 (Tax Included) / Tag Roll: ¥800 (Tax Included)
Neck Strap: (5 designs): ¥1,700 each
Drawstring Pouch: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)
Pui Pui Molcar is the first animated television series directed by Asaki Misato, and has captured the hearts of children and adults alike with it’s short episodes and fluffy characters. The series began broadcasting in January 2021, and in only the first week, the official Molcar Twitter page exceeded 100,000 followers. The show is available on Netflix in the west, and is being rebroadcast in Japan each Tuesday morning on TV Tokyo.
The cafe menu utilizes each episode’s title, and guests can enjoy reliving their favorite moments of the show through artfully-plated dishes.
What would you order at the cafe?
©Tomoki Misato JGH・Shin-Ei Animation／Molcars
Mogu Mogu Molcar Restaurant
Location: TOKYO BOX cafe&space Tokyo Solamachi
Address: 1F Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Running: September 2 – October 17, 2021
Location: #702 CAFE&DINER Namba Parks
Address: 7F Namba Parks, 2-10-7 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
Running: September 2 – October 9, 2021
Location: kawara CAFE&KITCHEN Shizuoka PARCO
Address: 3F Shizuoka PARCO, 6-7 Konyacho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka
Running: September 8 – October 11, 2021
Location: GabuLIcious Sendai
Address: 1-2F 1-6-3 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai
Running: September 10 – October 11, 2021
Online Shop Open: September 2, 11:00 – October 17, 23:59
Online Shop: https://molcar-cafe.jp/online_store
Reservations/Official Site: https://molcar-cafe.jp/
*The cafe will take thorough measures to prevent the spread of COVID, and will implement various safety measures for both customers and employees. For more information, refer to the official website.
New BT21 Cafe Coming to Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Okinawa
The 9th BT21 Cafe ~Relaxing Holiday~ will be open for a limited time in six venues across Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Okinawa. If you’re a fan of these adorable LINE FRIENDS, just take a look at the menu items and goods on offer!
Chicken and Orange Hot Sandwich: ¥1,760 (Tax Included)
Grilled Vegetable Curry: ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
Tandoori Chicken Tacos: ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Bacon: ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
Pistachio and Chocolate S’mores: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Cinnamon Apple Pie: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Maple Lemon German Pancake: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Mixed Berry German Pancake: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Strawberry Mojito/Kiwi Mojito/Peach Mojito: ¥990 each (Tax Included)
Coffee (Iced/Hot) / Black Tea (Iced/Hot): ¥550 (Tax Included)
Pins (Random, 7 designs): ¥660 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keyrings (7 designs): ¥770 (Tax Included) / Clear Folder: ¥440 (Tax Included)
Stickers (7 designs): ¥770 each (Tax Included) / Placemat (2 designs): ¥1,000 each (Tax Included)
Swizzle Stick (7 designs): ¥990 each (Tax Included) / Tote Bag: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Canvas Pouch: ¥1,980 (Tax Included) / Mini-towel (7 designs): ¥990 each (Tax Included)
Bandana (2 designs): ¥1,320 each (Tax Included) / Marshmallows: ¥972 (Tax Included)
Customers who book a table in advance will receive a randomly selected A5-size clear folder and a random clear coaster for each drink ordered.
The first installment of the 9th BT21 Cafe run, ~MY LITTLE BUDDY~, began in July 2021. The menu and goods, based on cute babies and their friends, received rave reviews.
~Relaxing Holiday~ is inspired by summer and being outside with friends. Menu items look like what people may eat while camping, and the original character art features your favorite BT21 characters eating their favorite foods. Various soups and desserts are available in cute souvenir cups, and anything ordered is perfect for posting on social media!
Which menu item looks the most delicious to you?
*Images for reference only.
BT21 Cafe 9th Run ~Relaxing Holiday~
Address: SHINJUKU BOX café&space Lumine EST (B1F 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Running: August 28, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Address: HARAJUKU BOX Alta (3F 16-4 Jingumae 1-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Running: September 16, 2021 – October 31, 2021
Address: Collabo_Index Lumine Yokohama (6F 2-16-1 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Running: September 1, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Address: Nagoya Box café&space (B1F LACHIC, 3-6-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi)
Running: September 30, 2021 – November 7, 2021
Address: Shinsaibashi contact (1-6-24 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka)
Running: August 27, 2021 – September 23, 2021
Address: OKINAWA BOX café&space (Naha OPA 2F, 1-20-1 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa)
Running: September 3, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Official Site: https://2021-2.box-cafe.jp/
BT21 is a globally popular cast of characters from LINE FRIENDS.
*The products and menu items produced and sold by LEGS COMPANY, Ltd. are the result of an official license agreement with LINE FRIENDS Co., Ltd. and may not be reproduced or sold without permission from LINE FRIENDS Co., Ltd.
Upcoming The Prince of Tennis CG Film Inspires Limited-Time Cafe
Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro will be hosting a special cafe inspired by the upcoming The Prince of Tennis film, releasing in theaters September 3. The cafe will run from September 3 until October 14.
The Prince of Tennis ran in the popular manga magazine Shonen Jump from 1999 until 2008, and found incredible popularity in Japan. It was adapted into an anime series in 2001, running for 178 episodes, and has also been transformed into 15 stage musicals, a live-action film, a radio show, multiple video games, and more. The upcoming 3DCG film was announced in 2019.
In a teaser image released to promote the special cafe, main character Ryoma appears beside other characters from the series in an adorable tiny style. More details about the menu and goods offered will be revealed soon, so keep an eye out for an update!
What goods are you hoping to see sold at the cafe?
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Ryoma! Shinsei Gekijoban Tennis no Oji-sama Collaboration Cafe
Running: September 3-October 14, 2021
Location: Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro
Address: Q Plaza Ikebukuro (3F), 1-30-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Capcom_Cafe/
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/capcomcafe/
Official Site: http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/ikebukuro/
Cafe & Gift Shop Disney HARVEST MARKET By CAFE COMPANY Pre-Opens
Disney HARVEST MARKET By CAFE COMPANY, pre-opening for reservations on August 12, is a new cafe and gift shop that offers “Food that connects with the future.”
The ‘Health-ertainment’ themed menu is healthy for people, society, and the earth itself, while staying tasty, fun, and enjoyable to reflect Disney’s world view.
Afternoon Tea Party: ¥3,200 per customer (2+ guests)
An Afternoon Tea set with seasonal fruits, pancakes, open sandwiches and drinks.
From the bottom: Otoboke Barista Cafe Latte: ¥770 / Cheerful Farmer Jumbo Mushroom Burger: ¥2,530 / Fluffy & Crumbly Doggy Potato (Curry Flavor): ¥935 / Cute Chef’s Pink Berry Pancake: ¥2,200 / Stylish Patisserie Double Berry Glass: ¥1,980 / Careless Fisherman’s Wholegrain Carbonara : ¥2,200
The menu is made up of the characters and stories that make up Disney, starting with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, perfect for both adults and children.
In addition, with the concept of Japan Local, there will be a special menu that allows you to experience the four seasons of Japan, with menu items that reflect Japanese seasonal events.
By combining the act of eating with entertainment through Disney’s world view, the customer can enjoy a “delicious and fun” food experience.
Oh!Miyage ~GOODS EXPERIENCE~
The gift shop offers not just Omiyage (souvenirs) but Oh!Miyage, filled with original products and traditional crafts made by trustworthy creators from across Japan. The gift shop provides an experience packed with the fun of choosing, buying, gifting, and using your purchases while offering awareness of both yourself and the makers.
A ‘Harvest’ Experience Full Of Disney
The Harvest store is decorated with wood and greenery, built using both new and recycled goods made from waste materials.
The menu represents the four seasons of Japan by combining Japanese culture and natural motifs with designs inspired by Mickey and Friends.
The back of the store is taken up by a huge white Mickey Mouse statue, standing 1.7m tall. The statues outfit and display changes based on the season, welcoming guests as a symbol of the store. Limited merchandise based on the statue’s hand towel and muffled designs are scheduled to be released in the future.
The store background music is full of timeless and beloved tunes, perfect for relaxing in a cafe. Songs have been selected from Disneyland Records and Burns Vista Records, both popular since the 1950’s, including legendary Disney tunes from the Sherman Brothers and Annette.
You can also hear rare tracks sung by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and other disney characters within the playlist.
Make sure to enjoy this Disney-colored ‘Health-ertainment’ experience for yourself!
Disney HARVEST MARKET By CAFE COMPANY
Location: 2-21-1, Shibuya Hikarie 7F, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00~20:00 (FOOD L.O.19:00 DRINK L.O. 19:00)
Official site: http://d-harvestmarket.com/
*The above information is based on regular opening hours and seat availability. Please note that the store is currently operating at different opening times and reduced seating to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Buddhist-Life Themed Cafe Opens at Takayama Zenko-ji Temple in Gifu
15.August.2021 | SPOT
Takayama Hotel Zenko-ji isn’t your typical hotel: this Buddhist temple invites anyone, regardless of faith or nationality, to stay in one of its five rooms. The property has now opened the ‘Activity Cafe Zenko-ji,’ a place to rest and relax while learning more about various cultures and, of course, traditional Buddhism.
The well-ventilated and airy temple.
All drinks, including coffee and tea, are free of charge.
The Takayama Zenko-ji Lounge Area
Enjoy free Wi-Fi, ample power supplies, and clean restrooms.
Feel free to work remotely and have meetings in the main hall.
Being in a new space will open up your mind and expand your creativity.
The cafe was first opened for a limited time beginning in April 2021, inviting locals and tourists alike to come and find stress relief while praying for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, given the location’s immediate popularity, it will now be open for good.
In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, an increasing number of people have lost their physical and mental balance. For both the locals and visiting tourists, the temple is meant to be a place where anyone can find a sense of calm and peace of mind. Deep in the city of Takayama, this is where people are meant to relax, feel energized, and regain who they used to be before this stress became the new normal.
Hiroshi Yamamoto, a Buddhist priest who works as the manager at Temple Hotel Zenko-ji, is the founder of the Activity Cafe. Hoping to help bring back the bustling tourist atmosphere of Takayama, he intends the space to be a meeting ground for locals and visitors from around the world to interact naturally.
After graduating from an American university and working as an English teacher, Yamamoto became ordained as a Buddhist monk. Now a certified meditation instructor, he specializes in teaching meditation and Buddhist programs in English.
Those utilizing the cafe can experience asceticism by walking through a dark tunnel to help find their inner peace, and can also try their hand at sutra-writing!
How would you like to spend some time at the Activity Cafe in Takayama?
Activity Cafe Takayama Zenko-ji
Address: 4-3 Tenma-cho, Takayama, Gifu
Reservations not needed
Official Site: https://oterastay.com/zenkoji/cafe/