Cherry Blossom Inspired Food & Drink in Japan: Spring 2018 Edition

02.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

As the cold winter continues to freeze forward, we’re all waiting in anticipation for spring’s warmth to break through. Did you know, there are places in Japan where the cherry blossoms bloom as early as the end of January? Keep that in mind as we introduce you to some cherry blossom inspired food and drink hitting Japan very soon.


“Cherry Blossom Drink” – Lindt


Lindt is an established premium chocolate brand from Switzerland founded in 1845 loved all over the world. The company will release some limited edition, early-springtime items including the “Lindt White Chocolate Sakura Ice Drink” and the “Lindt Delice Sakura” on February 16th. Enjoy this refreshing cherry blossom drink and feel the vibe of spring early.


Full Details:



Lindt White Chocolate Sakura Ice Drink

Available: Lindt Chocolate Cafés throughout Japan

Date: February 16, 2018 – April 1, 2018 (*limited stock available)
Price: Ginza Branch – Eat-In (served in a glass) – ¥1,388 / Other Branches – Take Out – ¥772

(The Jiyugaoka branch also offers an eat-in option)


Lindt Delice Sakura

Available: Lindt Chocolate Café except stores in outlets

Date: February 16, 2018 – April 1, 2018 (*limited stock available)

Price: 1 Piece – ¥302 yen


Lindt Delice Set

Available stores: Lindt Chocolate Café except at Ginza stores and outlet stores

Date: February 16, 2018 – April 1, 2018 (*limited stock available)

Price: ¥1,080-¥1,296 (includes one drink and two delices of your choice)


*all prices include tax


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“Sakura Mini Bon” – Cinnabon


Cinnamon roll specialist store “Cinnabon” are selling a limited edition cherry blossom flavoured cinnamon roll, the “Sakura Mini Bon,” from February 1st to March 31st. The roll is topped with a gracious amounts of cherry blossom flavoured cream cheese frosting and a crunchy decoration. Enjoy an exquisite balance of subtle cherry blossom and specially made cinnamon.


Full Details:



Sakura Mini Bon

Available: February 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018


Prices / Available Branches:

Sakura Mini Bon (1 roll) – ¥390

Branches: Roppongi / Futakotamagawa Rise S.C. / COCOON CITY/ atre Kichijoji


Sakura Mini Bon (3 rolls) – ¥1,170

Sakura Mini Bon Combo (6 rolls) – ¥1,850  (includes 3 “Sakura Mini Bon” and 3 “Mini Bon”)

Branches: Roppongi Store / Futakotamagawa Rise S.C. / COCOON CITY


Sakura Mini Bon Combo (3 rolls) – ¥1,100 yen (includes 2 “Sakura Mini Bon” and 1 “Mini Bon”)

Branches: Tokyo Station / atre Kichijoji


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“Spring Coloured Veggie Pota Soba” – Cafe & Bar BW CAFE


SOBA (buckwheat noodles) CAFE & BARU BW CAFE which sells original soba dishes serve up their new menu “Haruiro Vege Pota Tsuke Soba” from February 1st. Their new menu “Haruiro Vege Pota Tsuke Soba” uses lots vegetables such as fresh potatoes and corn and one can eat soba with a warm dipping soup that tastes like potage. The dipping soup and ground vegetables go well with soba since it uses a Japanese-style broth. Also, the baked cheese used as a topping adds a mildness and special aroma to the dish. Enjoy this pink-coloured soba that brings to mind cherry blossoms.


Full Details:




Address: 2-7-5 Okubo, Shinjukuku, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:30-23:00 (last orders 22:00)

Closed: Sundays

Contact: 03-6278-9658



Haruiro Vege Pota Tsuke Soba

Price: ¥850 yen (tax incl.)



“Matcha Milk Sakura Flavour” – Tsujiri


CAFE & BARU BW CAFETsujiri Online Shop will sell a seasonally limited product of an established store in Kyoto, Tsujiri’s “Tsujiri Matcha Milk – Sakura Flavor” with only a limited supply. “Tsujiri Matcha Milk -Sakura Flavor,” is a matcha milk which has the scent of cherry blossoms and the soft flavors of Ujimatcha and milk. It is a seasonally limited flavor which uses matcha from “Tsujiri,” an established store in Uji, Kyoto. The tea masters of Tsujiri selected the Uji Matcha that goes well with milk by blending two kinds of matcha to draw out the flavor of matcha. A cherry blossom leaf powder produced in Japan is added to the soft flavor of milk to give the product its cherry blossoms flavour.


Full Details:


Tsujiri Matcha Milk – Sakura Flavor

Released: January 1, 2018 (limited stock available)

Price: ¥513 (tax included)




“Spring Bouquet Salad Set” – BOTANIST café


“BOTANIST Tokyo,” the flagship store in Omotesando, is serving a spring themed menu on the 2nd floor “BOTANIST café” from February 1st to March 31st. The “Spring Bouquet Salad Set” uses lots of fruit and vegetables reminiscent of springtime to look like a botanical bouquet. They’re selling a range of other foods and sweets too which taste great and are fun to look at. Everything on the menu is available for this spring only!




Address: BONTANIST Tokyo 1F & 2F, 6-29-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00

No fixed holidays.



Feel the warm breeze of spring early with these cherry blossom inspired foods and drinks.