Minatomirai Yokohama Opens ‘Purplish Flower Garden’ Summer Event Inspired by Hydrangea
Anniversaire Cafe Minatomirai Yokohama has opened a limited-time fair inspired by beautiful hydrangea! The ‘Purplish Flower Garden’ event is currently inviting guests to enjoy gorgeous sweets and drinks inspired by these spring and summer blooms until July 10, 2022.
Purplish Flower Plate
Purplish Flower Pain Perdu
Matcha Mont Blanc
Purplish Soda / Rainy Peach
Purplish Flower Stand Afternoon Tea
Purplish Flower Plate Afternoon Tea
The menu includes three desserts, two beverages, two afternoon tea plans, and one take-out dessert perfect for enjoying beside the sea. Come enjoy an elegant moment at the ‘Purplish Flower Garden’ event if you can!
Purplish Flower Garden
Running: May 20 – July 10, 2022
Venue: Anniversaire Cafe, Minatomirai Yokohama
Airbnb Reveals Top 10 Most Popular Summer Destinations in Japan
08.June.2022 | SPOT
Airbnb boasts one of the largest travel communities in the world, filled with users offering up lodging and those eager to visit somewhere new. The Japanese subsidiary of the company has revealed the top spots added to Japanese users ‘Favorites (Wish Lists)’ from May 1 to May 17, 2022. Where will travelers in the country be headed this summer?
Golden Week is long gone and users are starting to think about where to visit during the hottest part of the year. This national ‘Wish List’ might make it easier to pick a spot, with many locations highlighting lesser-known areas!
Gujo Hachiman Villa, Limited to 1 Couple Per Day (Gifu)
This completely private rental villa was made for sauna enthusiasts. One lucky pair per day can book this suite along the Yoshida River flowing through Gujo Hachiman, known as the “City of Water and Dance.” Currently booked through the end of August, reservations for September and beyond will be available in early June. Book a stay to enjoy the gorgeous autumn foliage!
A House Surrounded by Lush Greenery in the Countryside (Tottori)
Hosted by a family of musicians and architects, this guesthouse invites guests to enjoy gorgeous Nordic-inspired interiors and the serene quiet of the countryside. For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the perfect spot.
Hoshina Satomachi, Limited to 1 Couple Per Day (Nagano)
There’s nothing like spending the summer in a traditional Japanese home. Enjoy a barbeque on the terrace and relax on the massive lawn. This is the perfect spot for families with children or pets!
Coastal Cabin (Chiba)
You can’t have summer without a pool. This luxurious coastal retreat boasts a 15-meter pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, bonfire space, and a barbeque. Relax by the pool while listening to your favorite songs or soak in the outdoor bath as you watch the waves crash along the shore.
An Elegant and Peaceful Log Cabin (Nagano)
Located at 1,300 meters above sea level on the Iizuna plateau, this log cabin is situated in the midst of a dense forest. A perfect space for couples, families, or small groups of friends, guests are welcome to enjoy hiking through this gorgeous landscape in the center of Japan!
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 Yokohama Reveals Main Visual, keeno Provides New Song
02.June.2022 | MUSIC
More details about the Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 in Yokohama have been announced! The main visual, drawn by illustrator Rella, celebrates the 15th anniversary of Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, and Kagamine Len. Megurine Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO also make appearances!
Vocaloid producer keeno has also been chosen to write a song for Hatsune Miku exclusively for the performance in Yokohama. Tickets will go on sale soon, with some seats also including original merchandise. Seats for guests under the age of 18 will also be available. Head to Pia on June 12 to snag your seats!
Additional tickets for the earlier Tokyo nighttime performance to be held at Suntory Hall are now on sale. Details for the Osaka performance will be announced at a later date.
The Tokyo and Osaka performances will feature live music performed by a full orchestra, while the Yokohama performance will be hosted by Hatsune Miku and include a massive screen behind the orchestra with footage for the audience to enjoy!
Comment from keeno
“I’m so honored to have been asked to write a piece for the Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 Yokohama concert.
I hope to bring the audience music that will touch their hearts and minds as it is played by a spectacular orchestra.
The music isn’t finished quite yet, so I’ll continue doing my best!”
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Hydrangea Parfait Featuring Local Matcha Available at Itohkyuemon in Kyoto
Located in Uji, Kyoto, matcha shop Itohkyuemon was founded in the late Edo period. Three cozy locations have just launched a Hydrangea Parfait, perfect for spring.
The shop’s main location is headquartered in Uji, which is also home to Mimuroto Temple, known for its hydrangeas. The flowery location attracts thousands of tourists during the rainy season.
The Hydrangea Parfait has been offered since 2013, now celebrating its 10th year. The popular seasonal treat features matcha hydrangea mashed sweet potatoes, hydrangea-colored jelly, leaf-shaped matcha cookies, and blueberries. Those ordering a parfait will also receive a hydrangea coaster as a gift, so why not enjoy the rainy season with something sweet to lift your spirits?
Itohkyuemon Hydrangea Parfait
Release Date: May 13, 2022
Participating Locations: Uji store, JR Uji Stationfront store, Shijo-dori store
Hydrangea Afternoon Tea Available at Art Grace Wedding Hills in Kyoto for a Limited Time
Art Grace Wedding Hills, a wedding venue in Kyoto, will offer a hydrangea-themed afternoon tea service from May 1 until June 24, 2022. Guests can enjoy this dreamy event each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Come taste these delectable dishes to welcome the summer season.
BLOOM ~Blooming Hydrangea Afternoon Tea~
Running: May 1 – June 24, 2022 (Available Friday-Sunday)
Venue: Art Grace Wedding Hills, Kyoto
BTS Characters ‘TinyTAN’ to Appear at Cafes in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, and Miyagi
The popular BTS chibi characters TinyTAN will be featured at TinyTAN Cafe locations in five cities for a limited time! Nine locations will be open across Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, and Miyagi starting April 21, 2022.
The TinyTAN characters were designed by the seven members of BTS to embody their “second selves.”
Select Cakes: ¥990
Fruits Deco Style: Strawberry, Fruits Deco Style: Mango, Fruits Deco Style: White Grape: ¥1,760
The menu is packed with desserts, including seven different types of cakes each inspired by a member of TinyTAN.
American Sundae Style Chocolate Cookie, American Sundae Style Caramel Nuts, American Sundae Style Pistachio Honey: ¥1,870
Afternoon Style Tea: ¥3,190
The Afternoon Style Tea includes a base plate that can be customized with guest’s favorite fruits and chocolates. Two types of TinyTAN Select Cakes will also be included to share!
Ham (2 types) & Scrambled Egg Peanut Butter Sandwich: ¥1,760
Cafe Style Drink & Cake Set *Prices vary based on drink selection.
Guests can choose from colorful bagel sandwiches, pancakes, and open sandwiches, along with a selection of sweet drinks to match each meal.
Acrylic Stand (7 varieties, random): ¥1,320
Sticky Note Roll: ¥880, Acrylic Nameplate (7 varieties): ¥990 each
Original cafe merchandise and special offers will make visiting the TinyTAN Cafe even more exciting!
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Tokyo, Omotesando: BOX cafe&space Omotesando
April 21 – June 5, 2022
Pine Under Flat B1F (5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Tokyo, Shinjuku: BOX cafe&space Lumine EST Shinjuku
April 28 – July 3, 2022
Lumine EST Shinjuku B1F (3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Tokyo, Harajuku: BOX cafe&space Harajuku Alta
April 21 – June 5, 2022
Harajuku Alta 3F (1-16-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Tokyo, Omotesando: BOX cafe&space Omotesando Hills
April 21 – June 26, 2022
Main Building, B3F (4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Kanagawa, Yokohama: Collabo_Index Lumine Yokohama
April 22 – June 19, 2022
Lumine Yokohama 6F (2-16-1 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama)
Aichi, Nagoya: BOX cafe&space Nagoya LACHIC #1
April 28 – June 5, 2022
LACHIC B1F (3-6-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
Osaka, Umeda: BOX cafe&space HEP FIVE
April 28 – June 5, 2022
HEP FIVE 7F (5-15 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka)
Osaka, Shinsaibashi: Shinsaibashi contact
April 29 – July 3, 2022
1-6-24 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka
Miyagi, Rifu: BALLER:S
April 27 – June 26, 2022
AEON MALL Shin-Rifu South Building 2F (3-1-1 Shinnakamichi, Rifu, Miyagi)
Reservation Fee: ¥660 (Includes Bonus)
TinyTAN CAFE Official Site: https://tinytan-cafe.jp/
UNDER WATER SPACE in Yokohama Illuminated in Cherry Blossom Colors for Spring
04.April.2022 | SPOT
UNDER WATER SPACE, a limited-time aquarium space event located at Yokohama World Porters, is lighting up a portion of the event space in gorgeous cherry blossom colors until April 10, 2022 to coincide with the 2022 cherry blossom season!
The pink-lit space and swimming fish give an entirely new feel to the UNDER WATER SPACE event. You won’t want to miss experiencing this magical spring illumination!
Running: April 1 – April 10, 2022
Aquarium Space Travel ‘UNDER WATER SPACE’
Running until January 15, 2023
Hours: 10:30-21:00 (Last entry at 20:00)
Address: Yokohama World Porters 4F (2-2-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama)
Tickets / Official Site: http://uws-yokohama.jp
ALL TIME BEST Ai Yazawa Exhibition Reveals Key Visual
Ahead of the opening of the ALL TIME BEST Ai Yazawa Exhibition, a key visual drawn by the manga artist herself has been unveiled. The exhibition will begin in Tokyo before traveling to Osaka and Yokohama.
Yazawa’s most popular manga series include Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai, Neighborhood Story, Paradise Kiss, and Nana. This exhibition will serve as a ‘best-of album’ for her many beloved works.
The Ai Yazawa ALL TIME BEST Exhibition will feature over 100 original drawings and illustrations, as well as never-before-seen materials from the production of Yazawa’s many manga series and anime adaptations.
The key visual features Nana Osaki from the NANA series and Akira Sudou from Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai. Yazawa’s works are filled with love, dreams, and fashion, so come experience her works in a whole new way.
🄫矢沢あい／集英社 🄫矢沢漫画制作所／集英社 🄫矢沢漫画制作所／祥伝社
ALL TIME BEST Ai Yazawa Exhibition
July 20 – August 8, 2022
Shinjuku Takashimaya 11F Event Space
10:00-19:00 (Closes at 17:30 on August 8)
August 24 – September 12, 2022
Osaka Takashimaya 7F Grand Hall
10:30-18:30 (Closes at 16:30 on September 12)
September 21 – October 10, 2022
Yokohama Takashimaya Gallery 8F
10:30-18:30 (Closes at 16:30 on October 10)
Yokohama Tokyu REI Hotel and La Corda d’oro Starlight Orchestra Collaborate for Special Menu
Yokohama Tokyu REI Hotel is teaming up with the otome smartphone game La Corda d’oro Starlight Orchestra from February 19 until March 27, 2022! The event is being held to celebrate the game’s first anniversary, and fans can enjoy a special menu inspired by the title’s many characters.
Welcome to Bistro China ENCORE ~Sauteed Pork & Veggies～
Do you have the guts? ~Hot Soup Gyoza~
The Ultimate Cheeseburger ~Demi-glace Sauce with Ratatouille~
Twinkle Double Star ~A Miracle Session of Eel and Tempura~
“We thought fried chicken was the best back then.”
Vegetables! Okinawa! Taco Rice!!
An Ancient City Drenched in Duck Broth ~Nanban Soba Tsukemen Style~
Cold Weather Meat Curry Pilaf with Cheese & Egg
Starlight Orchestra! ~First Anniversary Cream Soda~
Located on the 9th floor of the hotel, Bistro China ENCORE will offer a gourmet menu associated with the eight high schools appearing in the game. Takahide Suzuki, the restaurant’s chef, will add playful twists to each dish, and guests can wash down these tasty dishes with a commemorative first-anniversary cream soda. Those showing staff the game’s home screen will get an anniversary coaster!
Select hotel rooms will be Starlight Orchestra-themed during the event run, and those who stay in the room will receive a welcome message card from the characters along with other souvenirs. Starlight Orchestra goods will be on sale at the front desk GRAB & GO store as well.
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La Corda d’oro Starlight Orchestra Collaboration Menu
Location: Bistro China ENCORE, Yokohama Tokyu REI Hotel 9F
Running: February 19 – March 27, 2022
Anniversaire Cafe Minatomirai Yokohama Holding Strawberry and Chocolate Fair for a Limited Time
Anniversaire Cafe Minatomirai Yokohama is holding a scrumptious limited-time sweets fair, Sweet Strawberry Valentine, until March 14, 2022! If you’re looking for all things chocolate and strawberry, look no further.
Strawberry Chocolate Plate
Strawberry Chocolate Pain Perdu
Strawberry Mont Blanc
Strawberry Chocolat Ole (Hot/Iced) / Sparkling Berry Soda
Strawberry Chocolate Afternoon Tea Stand
Strawberry Chocolate Afternoon Tea Plate
The Sweet Strawberry Valentine lineup includes three desserts, three drinks, two afternoon tea plates, and one dish for takeout. If you could only choose one, which would it be?
Sweet Strawberry Valentine
Running until March 14, 2022
Location: Anniversaire Cafe Minatomirai Yokohama
Hours: Weekdays |11:00-17:00 (Last Order at 16:00) / Weekends & Holidays | 11:00-21:00 (Last Order at 20:00)
Closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays *Hours are subject to change.
Reservations/Official Site: https://cafe.anniversaire.co.jp/minatomirai/
Exhibition of Alfons Maria Mucha’s Digital Works to be Held in Summer 2022
iMUCHA IMMERSIVE EXHIBITION, the world’s first exhibition of Bohemian and Czech painter Alfons Maria Mucha’s works as digital art, will be held at Pacifico Yokohama in the summer of 2022. Guests will be able to immerse themselves completely in the world of his incredible art accompanied by music.
Mucha was a large part of the Art Nouveau movement, and his works are very popular in Japan for their delicate and refined depiction of feminine beauty and colorful patterns. In 2017, the artist’s large-scale work ‘The Slav Epic’ was put on display in Japan for the first time and attracted 650,000 visitors.
The fusion of cutting-edge digital art technology and sweeping orchestral music will bring Mucha’s works to life this summer. Produced by iMUCHA Production, a multimedia production team based in Mucha’s homeland of the Czech Republic, the exhibition will tour the world after it stops in Yokohama.
Mucha on the Move ‘iMUCHA IMMERSIVE EXHIBITION’
Opening Summer 2022
Address: Pacifico Yokohama (1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama)
Access: 5-minute walk from Minatomirai Station on the Minatomirai Line (Tokyu Toyoko Line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line)
Official Site: https://imucha-immersive-exhibition.jp/
Limited Time Shop Selling Items from Ise, Mie Prefecture Opens at Aobadai Tokyu Square
The Ise Shop, offering products from one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Mie Prefecture, is now open at Aobadai Tokyu Square in Aobadai Station, Yokohama, from February 2 until February 27, 2022. The store sells items that are usually only available in Ise!
Akafuku Mochi (8 pieces): ¥760 (Tax Included)/Akafuku Mochi(12 pieces): ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
The Ise Shop sells about 100 food items and other goods, but the most popular item by far is Akafuku mochi. Only sold on Saturdays, these treats are often sold out by the afternoon!
Available on February 19, February 26
ISE Cardamon Cola (720ml): ¥4,860 (Tax Included)
Traveling Ise Tea Assortment Pack: ¥900 (Tax Included)
Ise Shrine houses the guardian deity of food, so these foods and drinks on offer are extra tasty. ISE Cardamom Cola is a healthy soda that contains no added color, preservatives, or flavors. It includes a blend of over a dozen spices and lemons from Mie Prefecture. The tea assortment pack is made with tea leaves from Mie, which offer plenty of natural sweetness.
Nakano Yogurt: ¥216 (Tax Included)
This yogurt is made from Nakano Milk, which has been producing and selling milk in Ise since the Taisho Era. Served in a retro-style jar, it has a low acidity and is well-loved by the locals.
Ise Shrine Guidebook: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
The shop also has a number of goods related to the famous Ise Shrine.
Ise Lululun (Tree Scented / 7 packs x 4 bags): ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
Hand Cream with Water from the Isuzu River (50g): ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Ise Lululun is a face mask containing Sakaki leaf extract from Ise Sakaki trees. The moisturizing ingredients help brighten the skin.
The Ise Shop also provides guests with information on sightseeing in Ise City! With travel still restricted due to the pandemic, this is a great way to feel as though you’re getting away to this lovely seaside town.
Running: February 2 – February 27, 2022
Location: Aobadai Tokyu Square South Building 1F (2-1-1 Aobadai, Aoba-ku, Yokohama)
Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Closes at 18:00 on February 27)
*Business hours are subject to change.
Aobadai Tokyu Square Official Site: https://www.aobadai-square.com/
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 to Travel to Yokohama and Osaka Following Suntory Hall Performance
The Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 event will be performed at Pacifico Yokohama and The Symphony Hall Osaka following the Suntory Hall performance later this year. The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra will perform alongside visual effects, and Vocaloid fans won’t want to miss this incredible show!
In addition, the Blu-ray and CD of the Hatsune Miku Symphony 2021 Yokohama performance are now on sale. Each contains an advanced ticket application to the Suntory Hall performance. A digest video of KAITO’s 15th Anniversary song, the theme for the event, is also available to watch on YouTube.
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2021 – Yokohama Performance Digest [Orchestra Live Blu-ray & CD]
On February 5 and February 6, a Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 booth at SNOW MIKU 2022 will be selling the 2021 Blu-ray and CD. Those buying fast enough will get an original pin.
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 ~Hatsune Miku,Kagamine Rin,Kagamine Len 15th Anniversary~
September 25, 2022
Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall
Conductor: Hirofumi Kurita
Performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
November 23, 2022
The Symphony Hall
Conductor: Hirofumi Kurita
Performed by the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra
Official Site: https://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/