The strawberry season is not over yet! 6 recommended strawberry food items and drinks

18.March.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

Sweets, foods and drinks using the motif of “strawberry” have been released since January, so in this article I will introduce to you some recommended strawberry items.

 

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“Ichigo (strawberry) no Tarabagani (king crab) Burger” Tokyo Intercontinental Hotel

 “The Dining Room,” the restaurant & bar inside Strings Hotel Tokyo Inter Continental, is now selling “Ichigo no Tarabagani Burger” as their third burger of their “high class burger” series. The buns were originally developed to look and taste like strawberries in line with their “15th”anniversary. Strawberry powder and strawberries were used to make the buns along with the best quality flour produced in Canada. Let’s enjoy this seasonal burger using strawberries and king crab.

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/89723

 

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 “The Dining Room” Ichigo no Tarabagani Burger

Address: Shinagawa East One Tower 26F, 2-16-1, Konan, Minatoku, Tokyo

Available period: 02,01 to 04,30

TEL:03-5783-1258

URL: https://intercontinental-strings.jp/restaurant/dining_room/

 

 

 

「パティスリー キハチ」いちごのブランロール

“Ichigo Sweets” Patisserie Kihachi

“Patisserie Kihachi” shops, excluding some, are now selling cherry-blossom desserts and strawberry desserts such as strawberry roll cake/tiramisu for a limited time offer. Ichigo no Blanc Roll uses sweet/sour strawberry and raspberry jam, one whole strawberry and thick fresh cream including mascarpone are all wrapped in a soft chiffon cake. The dough of the chiffon cake is made with special eggs where the egg yolk turns white when heated so as to highlight the strawberries’ vivid red color.

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/90609

 

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Patisserie Kihachi – home page:

http://www.kihachi.jp/patisserie/

 

 

 

DOU-いちご

The “dorayaki” specialized store, “DOU”

Dorayaki is a Japanese dessert where red bean-jam is sandwiched between two “castella” sponge cakes. It is loved by many Japanese people as a snack/dessert. “DOU” is a dorayaki-specialized store that offers new types of dorayakis. The new flavored item “Nama Dorayaki Ichigo” uses the strawberry variety, Tochiotome produced in Tochigi Prefecture.

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/90250

 

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Products:

Nama Dorayaki – 270 yen (one piece) (tax included)

Nama Dorayaki <matcha> 270 yen (one piece) (tax included)

Nama Dorayaki <strawberry> 324 yen (one piece) (tax included)

URL:https://namadorayaki.com

 

 

 

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“Ichigo-daifuku” (strawberry-rice cake) specialized store, “Ichigo An”

The “ichigo-daifuku” (strawberry-rice cake) specialized store, “Ichigo An” was opened in Akihabara on the 1st of March. Roots Co., Ltd. opened an “ichigo”(strawberry) “daifuku” (a soft round rice cake stuffed with sweet bean-jam) specialized shop which will sell this sweets item produced in collaboration with their affiliated farms throughout Japan and the strawberries they use are directly sent from various production areas. The harmony of the straberries’ sourness, bean-jam’s sweetness and the chewy rice cake, is excellent!

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/93946

 

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Ichigo Daifuku no Senmonten Ichigo An

Address: 6-4-2, Sotokanda, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

Business hours: 12:00 to 19:30

Fixed holiday: None

TEL:03-6803-0097

URL:https://ichigoan.root-s.com/

 

 

 

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“Ichigo Daifuku making experience” Ibaraki Prefecture Yukueshi

Namegata Farmers Village is an experience-based agricultural theme park located in the city of Namegata in Ibaraki Prefecture. The site is currently holding a strawberry picking event where you can try picking Japan’s best strawberries. You can also have a go at making your own strawberry daifuku, a popular Japanese confection, until April 8th. You have a choice of 2 anko pastes to fill your daifuku with: the classic red bean ‘tsubuan’ and the sweet potato ‘imoan’. Pick your favourite to make a daifuku that you love.

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/95189

 

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Make Your Own Daifuku – Summary

Location: Namegata Farmers Village Club House & Namegata Strawberry Farmers’ Strawberry House

Date: Weekends & Holidays between March 3, 2018–April 8, 2018

Time: 11:00-13:00 / 14:00-16:00 (2 Slots Per Day)

TEL : 0299-87-1130

URL:  http://www.namegata-fv.jp/event/ichigodaifuku/

 

 

「糀・木苺」甘酒専門店 古町糀製造所

“Koji/Kiichigo” amazake specialty store / Furumachi Koji Seijojo

The amazake (sweet fermented-rice drink) specialty store “Furumachi Koji Seijojo (factory)” is now selling spring-limited amazake using koji (rice malt) “Koji/Kiichigo.” This product is made with rice produced in Niigata Prefecture, the amazake of the koji created in a storehouse in Niigata Prefecture and to this strawberries/raspberries are added. The product is sweet and sour at the same time and goes well with yogurt. It is recommended to mix it with yogurt using a mixing machine to make a yogurt drink.

 

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Koji/Kiichigo

Price: 1,296 yen (tax included)

Content: 500ml

Ingredients: rice (produced in Japan), rice malt (produced in Japan), strawberry powder, raspberry powder

Available stores: “Furumachi Koji Seizojo” official mail order site

“Furumachi Koji Seizojo” Furumachi Main Store / Kurazashi Store

 

<Furumachi Main Store>

Address: 533, Nibancho, Furumachi, Chuoku, Niigatashi, Niigata Prefecture

Business hours: 11:00 to 18:00

Fixed holidays: Tuesday

 

<Kurazashi Store>

Address: 3, 44, 2nd Street, Akashi, Chuoku, Niigatashi, Niigata Prefecture

Business hours: weekdays 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10:00 to 18:00

Fixed holiday: Tuesday

 

Official mail order site: http://www.furumachi-kouji.net/

 

 

Let’s enjoy the spring season with food items using the motif of “Strawberry!”

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  • 7 Springtime Strawberry Sweet Buffets in Japan

    18.January.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Spring draws close, and in Japan, that means all the delicious strawberry sweets and confectioneries make an appearance.

     

    Droves of delectable and dreamy sweet products using Japanese-grown strawberries are currently being announced. Let’s take a peek!

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    Hilton Tokyo Bay

    Did you know that Hilton Tokyo Bay is an official Tokyo Disney Resort® Hotel? Well, from January 13th to July 1st this year, a dessert buffet lusciously listed as “Strawberry Field” will make an appearance at the hotel’s “lounge O.”

     

    Scrumptious strawberry desserts will be lined up ready for savouring in a dreamily cute space that will look like it has been taken straight out of a fairy-tale. 35 gorgeous items will grace the menu, including regular desserts and light food, all of which will have you grabbing your phone to take a snapshot without even realizing to share before relishing in the moment. Look forward to enjoying your time as the heroine of a fairy-tale story in curious surroundings.

     Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/84449

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    Dessert Buffet “Strawberry Field”

    Location: Hilton TOKYO BAY “lounge O” (Lobby Floor)

    Date: Weekends & Holidays – Two buffets (13:30-15:30 / 16:00-18:00)

    Price: Adult – ¥2,800 / Child (4 to 12 years old) – ¥1,600

     

    *Drink bar included

    *Above mentioned prices do not include service fee or tax.

     

    Reservations: 047-355-5000

    Website: http://www.hilton.com/

     

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    Quil Fait Bon

    The fruit tart specialist shop Quil Fait Bon will hold their immensely popular annual event “Strawberry Week!” again this year from January 25th to January 31st.

     

    A tantalising total of 10 treats will be available this year. Decorated with delicious strawberries, loved by kids and adults alike, this one-week showcase of full-bodied strawberry goodness will feature goodies only available at this event and more.

     

    Full Details:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/85001

     

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    Quil Fait Bon – “2018 Strawberry Week!”

    Running: January 25, 2018 – January 31, 2018

    Event Page: http://www.quil-fait-bon.com/mtr/2018_sw.php

     

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    Hyatt Regency Osaka

    A city resort hotel in Osaka located near the bay, Hyatt Regency Osaka is bringing back their strawberry dessert buffet “Strawberry Mania ~kiss to berry~” which has been gaining popularity every year. They will serve up cute and sophisticated desserts containing bountiful strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

     Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/80612

     

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    Strawberry Mania ~kiss to berry~

    Date: January 6, 2018 – April 1, 2018 on Weekends and Holidays only at 12:00-16:00

    Location: 1F Lobby Lounge

    Price: ¥4,900

    Event Page: http://www.hyattregencyosaka.com/restaurant/ll/strawberry_mania.html

     

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    Sunshine City Prince Hotel

    Sunshine City Prince Hotel will hold their “Strawberry Sweets Fair” again this year, an event that never fails to be well-received. Expect to sink your teeth into one of their 15 strawberry sweets that change with each season, as well as freshly made waffles and pancakes.

     

    Every 3 weeks, five event-only sweets will be available, as well as dinner menus containing a line-up of meals made with quality obtainable only at Sunshine City Prince Hotel.

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    Strawberry Sweets Fair

    Location: Chef’s Palette, Cafe & Dining 1F

    Running:

    Season 1 – January 13, 2018 to February 28, 2018

    Season 2 – March 1, 2018 to April 15, 2018

    Season 3 – April 16, 2018 to May 31, 2018

     

    Sweets Buffet

    Time: Weekdays 3pm-5pm / Saturdays & Holidays 12pm-2pm & 3pm-5pm

    Price: Adults (middle school and above) ¥3,000 / Children (3rd year elementary school and below) ¥1,500 / Children (1st & 2nd year elementary school) ¥900

     

    Sweets & Dinner Buffet

    Time: All week 6pm-9pm (last orders 8:30pm)

    Price: Adults (middle school and above) ¥3,700 / Children (3rd year elementary school and below) ¥1,400 / Children (1st & 2nd year elementary school) ¥900

     

    *Prices include consumption tax.

    *Please note that you may be refused entry during busy periods. Please make a reservation beforehand.

    *Photos are concepts only.

    *Ingredients and items on the menu are subject to change depending on stock conditions.

    *Please let staff know if you are allergic to anything (including ebi, crab, wheat, soba, eggs, milk, peanuts and so on).

     

    Website: http://www.princehotels.co.jp/sunshine/

     

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    Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland

    This hotel is offering up an afternoon tea set on their second floor lounge & bar. Titled “Strawberry Afternoon Tea ~La Sweet de Ichigo Kari~,” the set is loaded with strawberries from Hyōgo Prefecture.

     

    From welcome drinks to sweets, scones, savoury snacks and more, the menu is so lavish with strawberries you’ll almost think you’re in a strawberry field yourself. If you’re in need to feel the springtime early, then look no further.

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    Strawberry Afternoon Tea La Sweet de Ichigo Kari

    Location: Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland, 2F Lounge & Bar

    Available: January 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018

    Serving: 13:00-16:00

    Contact: 078-371-1188

     

    Afternoon Tea Set – 3,800

    w/ Sparkling Wine (50ml) – 4,300

    w/ Champagne (50ml) – 4,700

    *Separate consumption tax and an additional 10% service fee will be charged.

     

    Website: https://www.l-s.jp/event/detail.php?id=1090

     

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    Ginza Cozy Corner

    For a limited time only, Ginza Cozy Corner are introducing 8 brand-new sweets bountiful with fresh seasonal strawberries.

     

    So that the strawberries can be enjoyed even tastier, the store will combine their strawberries products with cream again this year.

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    Ginza Cozy Corner Official Website: http://www.cozycorner.co.jp/index.html

     

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    Powdered Snow Rich Strawberry Chocolate

    Bourbon have released a velvety, winter-only delight. This product is dusted with strawberry powder and fresh cream – an exquisite chocolate indulged with strawberry sensation.

     

    Because of the ganache, it proves mouth-watering, which can be enjoyed together with the rich flavour of the strawberries. With its snow-dusted surface, it has a subtle, almost fleeting image to it, fitting for a limited edition snack.

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    Powdered Snow Rich Strawberry Chocolate (Japanese: 粉雪ショコラ濃苺)

    Released in Japan on January 9, 2018

    Price: ¥220 (tax excl.)

     

    Did you enjoy the list? Is your mouth watering yet? It may still be cold, but that’s all the more reason to warm up your spirit with Japanese sweets infused with scrumptious strawberries, available this season only!

  • Kaori’s easy recipe -Learn how to make “HELLO KITTY Strawberries Mousse”

    11.March.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s recipe series! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

     

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    Ingredients

    Strawberries (wash and hull the strawberries) – 250g

    Fresh cream – 100g

    Sugar – 30g

    Lemon juice – one teaspoon

    Powder gelatin – 5g

    Water – 3 tablespoons

     

    HELL KITTY ’s silicon cut out

    Chocolate (white, yellow, black)

     

    Decorations:

    Strawberries

    Fresh cream

    Your favorite fruit

     

     

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    2:  add water (3 tablespoons) to the gelatin (5g) and heat it in a microwave oven(15 to 20 seconds).

     

     

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    ①Put strawberries, sugar and lemon juice into a mixer and mix them well. Part of the sauce (80g) will be used as a topping sauce. Set this aside.

    ➁Put fresh cream and the gelatin/water into ① and mix them well.

     

     

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    4:

    ①Put the contents of 3 into a container and cool it in the refrigerator.

    ➁Decorate the topping sauce (3:①) on top of ①.

    ③Put sliced strawberries on top of ➁.

     

     

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    Make HELLO KITTY’s chocolate.

    Pour red chocolate into the cut out (ribbon) and yellow chocolate in to the same cut out (nose).

     

     

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    6:

    After the chocolate hardens, pour white chocolate (bottom) and then regular chocolate (top) on top.

    After all the chocolate get hard, draw the facial parts including eyes and whiskers using chocolate.

    ☆It is recommended that you make the chocolate a day earlier.

     

     

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    Place fresh cream, the fruit of your choice and KITTY Chan’s chocolate on the top of your sweets item.

     

    By using strawberries, you can enjoy the fresh sweet/sour flavor!

     

    Kaori also invites you into her world of character-themed rice dishes in her recipe series! Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

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    My character foods and character bento boxes are introduced in my Instagram page→@kaopan27

  • 7 recommended cute “Easter sweets items 2018”

    08.March.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

    “Easter Day” is a festival that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year’s Easter Day will be held on the 1st of April (Sun.). The custom of celebrating Easter is slowly becoming establishing in Japan.

    In this article, I will introduce to you some colorful sweets items related to Easter Day.

     

    “Lindt Gold Bunny” Lindt

    リンツゴールドバニー Lindt

    The spring-like sweets item, “Lindt Gold Bunny” is a symbol of Easter Day produced by Lindt. This gold-colored bunny uses high quality milk chocolate and the history of this sweets item dates back to 1952. 6 sizes (1kg, 500g, 200g, 100g, 50g and 10g) are available and two flavors; “dark chocolate with a brown ribbon” and “white chocolate with a white ribbon” are available.

     

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    Gold Bunny – milk (red ribbon)

    50g – 520 yen, 100g – 820 yen, 200g – 1,540 yen. 500g – 5400 yen, 1kg – 10,800 yen (all prices include tax)

     

    Gold Bunny Dark (Brown ribbon)

    100g – 820 yen (tax included)

     

    Gold Bunny White (white ribbon)

    100g – 820 yen (tax included)

     

    Lindt Japan website: http://www.lindt.jp/

     

     

     

    “HAPPY COLORFUL EASTER” Odakyu Hyakkaten Shinjuku Store

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    Odakyu Hyakkaten will hold the event titled, “HAPPY COLORFUL EASTER” from the 5th of April (Wed.) to the 16th (Sun.) in shopping areas inside their Shinjuku store. In addition to popular sweets items using the motif of rabbit, many food items which are suitable to be eaten at parties like meat loaf with “Torowaguro” boiled eggs and “Tonkatsu Maisen ” fillet cutlet using eggs will be sold.

     

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    “HAPPY COLORFUL EASTER”

    Date: 04/05 (Wed.) to 04/16 (Sun.)

    Venue: Odakyu Hyakkaten Shinjuku Main Building / Halk shopping areas

    Address: 1-1-3, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

    TEL: 03-3342-1111 (CEO)

    URL:http://www.odakyu-dept.co.jp/

     

     

     

    “Easter Campaign” Café Kaila

    「イースターキャンペーン」カフェ・カイラ

    “Café Kaila” is now holding the event titled, “Easter Campign” at both their Omotesando Store and Maihama Store (until the 16th of April, 2017). They will sell limited-time-offer items using lots of eggs. One Easter-limited item will be discounted (50%) if you say, “Happy Easter” when making an order.

     

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    Omotesando Store

    Address: 〒150-0041 Shibuya Modi 9F, 1-21-3 Shibuya-ku, jinnan, Tokyo

    Business hours: <weekdays> 9:00 to 20:00 (L.O. 19:20)

    <Saturday, Sunday and holidays> 8:00 to 20:00 (L.O. 19:20)

    Fixed holidays: undecided

     

    Maihama Store

    Address: 〒279-8529, IKSPALI, Tokyo Disney Resort Commercial Facility, 1-4, Yokohama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture

    Business hours: <weekdays> 9:00 to 22:00 (L.O. 21:30>

    <Saturday, Sunday, holiday> 8:00 to 22:00 (L.O. 21:30>

    Fixed holiday: undecided

     

    Detailed information:http://www.cafe-kaila.com/campaign_easter/

     

     

    “The Capitol Easter 2018” at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

    「ザ・キャピトル イースター2018」ザ・キャピトルホテル 東急

    The Capitol Hotel Tokyu will sell two kinds of original sweets items under the event name of “The Capitol Easter” at the pastry boutique, “ORIGAMI” from the 15th of March 2018. The “Easter Egg Chocolate” series has 10 varieties of animal-patterns. Caramel-coated nuts can be found inside the egg-shaped white chocolate. “Easter Egg Cookie” uses powdered vanilla beans and fermented butter.

     

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    The Capitol Easter 2018

    Available store: Pastry Boutique “ORIGAMI” B2F

    Address: 2-10-3, Nagatacho, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

    Available period: 2018/03/15 (Thurs.) to 04/01 (Sun.)

    URL:

    https://www.capitolhoteltokyu.com/ja/restaurant/shop06/plan/1416181603364.html

     

     

     

    “Easter Egg Hunt Sundae” PEANUTS Café

    「イースターエッグハントサンデー」PEANUTS Café

    This is a sundae using the motif of “SNOOPY offering Easter eggs to his friends.” Marshmallows and edible flowers are place on top of whipped cream. The ingredients of this sweets item are banana, kiwi, “Tochiotome strawberries” (strawberry variety) ice cream, strawberry whip and strawberry ice cream. A truly delicious sundae!

     

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    Easter Egg Hunt Sundae – 980 yen (tax not included)

     

    PEANUTS Cafe

    Business hours:OPEN/10:00 – CLOSE/22:00

    Address: 2-16-7, Aobadai, Meguroku, Tokyo

    TEL:03-6455-1541

    URL:http://www.peanutscafe.jp/

     

     

     

     

     “Easter Cup” Ginza Cozy Corner

    「イースターカップ」銀座コージーコーナー

    Ginza Cozy Corner will sell four kinds of “Easter” sweet items designed by Masuda Sebastian. These items will be sold at Ginza Cozy Corner from the 4th of March 2018 to the 1st of April. “Easter Cup” is a cupcake which uses rich-flavored cream and custard-flavored sponge cake. Four varieties (strawberry, banana, melon, blueberry) are available. The cupcakes with a unique-looking Easter pattern is cute and delicious at the same time!

     

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    Easter Cup

    Available period: 2018/03/04 to 04/01

    Price: 250 yen (270 yen – tax included)

    Available stores: Ginza Cozy Corner’s stores selling fresh cakes

    URL:https://www.cozycorner.co.jp

     

     

     

    “Easter Egg” Joel Robuchon

    「イースターエッグ」ジョエル・ロブション

    “Le Boutique du Joel Robuchon” and “Le Pain de Joel Robuchon” will sell 2 kinds of Easter eggs (quantity limited – 70). The two Easter eggs are made of white chocolate colored red and green and it has a white spring flower as a decoration. Crunchy colorful chocolate with various textures are placed inside the sweet items and white chocolate is used as the foundation. The white flower is made with sugar.

     

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    Easter Egg

    Available period: 2018/03/22 (Thurs.) to 04/01 (Sun.) (quantity limited)

    Price: 2,300 yen (tax not included)

    Available stores: Le Boutique du Joel Robuchon stores throughout Japan: http://www.robuchon.jp/laboutique

    (Ebisu Garden Place Store: 03-5424-1345 / Roppongi Hills Store: 03-5772-7507 / Marunouchi store: 03-3217-2877)

     

    Le Pain de Joel Robuchon stores: http://www.robuchon.jp/lepain

    (Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs store: 03-6434-1837 / NEWoMan Shinjuku Store: 03-5361-6950

     

     

    Let’s have wonderful Easter Day with these cute sweet items!

  • Cherry Blossom Inspired Food & Drink in Japan: Spring 2018 – Part Two

    04.March.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Spring can already be seen on our calendars, but it’s sure still chilly, isn’t it?

    Today, we’re taking another look at cute spring-inspired sweets which can’t wait for the Hanami season.

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    Patisserie Kihachi
    Patisserie Kihachi will sell all kinds of cherry blossom sweets at select branches in Japan starting February 28th for a limited period. Look forward to tucking into some kawaii springtime delights such as their “Mont Blanct Sakura” that has a faint smell of cherry blossoms, and the cherry blossom leaf inspired “Verrine Sakura.”

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/90609

     

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    Website: http://www.kihachi.jp/patisserie/

     

     

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    Pie Face
    Pie Face is a pie shop that originates from Australia. Stores in Japan are set to release two new items: the “Mochi Mochi Warabi Mochi” and “Funwari Sakura Latte.” The former comes in the shop’s signature pie face pie with a cherry blossom flavour, while the latte is topped with cherry blossom flakes, evoking the call of spring.

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/88796

     

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    Happy Spring Pie Face (Japan only)
    Mochi Mochi Warabi Mochi (¥345) – Available from 1 February 2018
    Funwari Sakura Latte (¥421) – Available from 1 February 2018 to early April
    *New products are limited in stock apart from the “Sakura Latte.”
    *Above prices include tax.
    Branches: Pie Face Shibuya MODI / Maihama Ikspiari / Ekimaru Osaka

    Website: http://www.duskin.co.jp/service/pieface/

     

     

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    Starbucks Coffee
    Starbucks chains in Japan are currently selling cherry blossom flavoured coffee and beverages as well their ‘sakura season’ tumblers and mugs that are popular every year. There are 3 drinks to look forward to sipping, all inspired by cherry blossoms: a latte, frappuchino and tea! The secret ingredient added to the drinks are sake lees, making them very elegant drinks indeed.

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/90669

     

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    “Sakura Strawberry Pink Mochi Frappuccino®”
    Tall 580 yen (other sizes are not available)

    “Sakura Strawberry Pink Milk Latte”
    Short ¥430 / Tall ¥470 / Grande ¥510 / Venti® ¥550

    “Sakura Strawberry Pink Tea”
    Short ¥430 / Tall ¥470 / Grande ¥510 / Venti® ¥550
    *Prices above do not include tax.

    Available: 15 February 2018 – 14 March 2018
    Available at select Starbucks chains across Japan.
    *Limited supply.

    Website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp

     

     

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    YOKU MOKU Aoyhama Honten BLUE BRICK LOUNGE
    Yoku Moku’s line-up features crème brûlée, a cake and a tea set that include cherry blossom and strawberry toppings to excite the mood of spring. These sweets are sure to tickle the fancy of girls.

     

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    YOKU MOKU Aoyhama Honten BLUE BRICK LOUNGE
    Available: 20 February 2018 – 19 April 2018

    Sakura Crème Brûlée
    Price: ¥1,300円 (w/ tax ¥1,404)

    Blue Brick Tea Set
    Price: ¥2,400 for one person (w/ tax ¥2,592)

    Sakura
    Price: ¥580 (Shop) / ¥680 (Lounge)
    With Tax: ¥626 (Shop) / ¥734 (Lounge)

    YOKU MOKU Aoyhama Honten
    Address: 5-3-3 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo
    TEL: 03-5485-3330 (SHOP) / 03-5485-3340 (LOUNGE)
    Opening Hours: SHOP 10:00-19:00 / BLUE BRICK LOUNGE 10:00-23:00 (Sundays & Holidays 10:00-19:00)
    Website:  https://www.yokumoku.co.jp/

     

     

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    Afternoon Tea
    The theme of the new spring menu coming to Afternoon Tea is “Once Upon A Spring Day.” Available from March 6th, the menu includes a range of sweets, drinks and merchandise, such as a cherry blossom parfait filled with rice flour dumplings and syrup-covered anko, and a Hanami inspired tea set.”

     

    ■Information
    Afternoon Tea TEAROOM/BAKERY/Love&Table/TEASTAND
    Available: 6 March 2018 – 28 March 2018 *”Flower version” available early from 1 March.
    Spring Menu Details: https://www.afternoon-tea.net/article/seasonal-menu/spring-menu-180221/

     

     

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    Gin no Budo
    Located in Ginza, Tokyo, Gin no Budo has a long history. Their longtime spring seller “Ooki na Sakura no Hanabira no Pai” will be available this year too. They are crunchy pies shaped like big cherry blossom leaves. They smell buttery and are coated with shiny pink sugar and sprinkled with shredded cherry blossom leaves. Enjoy their crunchy, fried texture.

     

    ■Information
    Sakura Pai
    Price: ¥500 for 6 (w/ tax ¥540) / ¥1,000 for 12 (w/ tax ¥1,080) / ¥1,500 for 18 (w/ tax ¥1,620)
    Available: 8 February 2018 to early April
    *Sets of 6 and 12 are also sold specially during New Year’s for a limited period.
    Sold at Gin no Budo stores across Japan (and select sister stores).

    Official Online Shop: http://www.paqtomog.com
    Official Homepage: http://www.ginnobudo.jp/

     

    Did you like this list? Get a taste of spring early with these cherry blossom inspired foods and drinks!

     

  • The Korean shaved ice shop,“SULBING HARAJUKU” –a report by MOSHI MOSHI BOX, staff person, Midori

    16.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Hello, everyone. My name is Midori Blackmore and I am a staff person of MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center.

     

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    Do you like strawberries? I love strawberries so, I feel happy during this spring season because many desserts using strawberries are released every year.

    This time, I visited the very popular shaved ice specialized shop, “SULBING HARAJUKU” from Korea.

    The shop is always crowded in summer, but you don’t have to wait to get into the shop during the winter season.

    It might sound weird to eat ice cream during winter, but I think it is nice to eat something cold inside a warm room, for some reason.

    Eating a shaved ice inside a warm shop is the same!

     

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    The shop is located on the 2nd floor of the building where the sports store, SKECHERS is located, near the Takeshita Exit of Harajuku Station (make a right turn after getting out of the exit). The sign of the shop is small so be careful not to miss it.

    The inside of the shop is spacious and warm. Many of the customers are women but I saw some groups of men as well. A wide generation of people visit the shop.

     

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    Secure a table first before making an order at the counter. The product I ordered was a winter-limited, “Nama Ichigo SULBIN”(fresh strawberry shaved ice)!

    After ordering, take a buzzer and wait at your seat.

    When the buzzer rings, go to the counter and receive your shaved ice.

     

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    “Nama Ichigo SULBIN”(fresh strawberry shaved ice) 1,400 yen (tax included)

     

    Boom!

    The product was bigger than I thought. Look at the size of it!

    You will realize that it is not a normal shaved ice as soon as you put it into your mouth.

    The ice is very fine and has a soft texture. Even when it is cold out, the ice will not result in a “rush to the head”and you will be able enjoy the fresh ice texture.

    Also, the shaved ice of this shop has the flavor of milk! The combination of the milk-flavored shaved ice and lots of strawberries goes very well.

     

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    Red bean jam paste is inside the shaved ice so you will never get tired of eating this sweets item.

    SULBIN HARAJUKU sells many kinds of menu items.

     

     

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    One popular menu item is“Mango Cheese SULBIN” 1,500 yen (tax included)

     


    A popular item that is not a sweets is  (food menu)“Mozzarella Toppogi Toast” 1,100 (tax included)

    For those of you who do not have “a sweet tooth,”I recommend that you share an ice shaving dish with your friends or with your boyfriend.

     

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    “Nama Ichigo SULBIN” will be sold until February for sure but it might not be sold in March. Let’s go to the shop as soon as possible!!

     

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    SULBING HARAJUKU

    Address: 2F, Green Oak Harajuku, 1-14-34, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:30 – 20:00(LAST ORDER 19:30)

    Fixed holiday: undecided

    Access: 58m from the Takeshita exit of JR Yamanote Line – Harajuku Station

    1 minute on foot from the 2nd exit of Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line – Meiji Jingu Station
    TEL:03-6721-0404

    URL:http://www.sulbing.jp/

    MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center

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    MOSHI MOSHI BOX is a tourist information center located at the cross road of Takeshita Street, Meiji Street, and Harajuku Street. The staff there are experts on the Harajuku area. You can get the most up-to-date news of Harajuku from the site.

     

    Services:

    Service list

    ・free wi-fi

    ・free water

    ・free PC & charge

    ・baggage room

    ・gift shop

    ・currency exchange

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

    Closed: The year-end and New Year holidays

    Contact: 03-2225-6447

    Twitter・Instagram @mmb_harajuku

     

  • Harajuku Lunch Guide: Cafés & Restaurants Recommended by MOSHI MOSHI BOX Staff (Part 1)

    12.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Hi, everyone. I’m Shiota, and I’m the Director at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center. Are you ever stuck on where to eat lunch in Harajuku because everywhere’s too busy? I’m always unsure.

     

    So today, the knowledgeable staff at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX will recommend some great locations for lunch they have been to where you can enjoy a bite to eat.

     

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    Ruki’s Recommendations – Spanish Staff

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    Natural Stance
    Head down the road located between Murasaki Sports and New Balance along Meiji-dori. You’ll find a clothes store called WOMB on the left. Head up the stairs next to it to find Natural Stance. It has a welcoming atmosphere and is very relaxing. You can go there just for a drink or you can fill your belly with a meal. The desserts are delicious too!

     

    ◼︎Information
    Natural Stance
    Address: Field One Bldg. B1F, 3-21-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 11:00-24:00
    Closed: New Year’s Day
    Access: 5-minutes walk from Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 5-minutes walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    TEL: 03-3402-1855
    Website: https://cafeandbarnaturalstance.on.omisenomikata.jp/

     

     

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    cafe STUDIO
    cafe STUDIO can be found in the same building as the Adidas shop along Meiji-dori. Kick your feet up and relax on one of the sofas inside, or if you’re in a rush, you can order for takeout. Best of all, they even have Free Wi-Fi!

     

    ◼︎Information
    cafe STUDIO
    Address: YM Square Harajuku 1F, 4-31-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00 (Food Last Orders 22:00 / Drinks Last Orders 22:30)
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 1-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / 5-minute walk from Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line
    TEL: 050-5570-7944
    Website: http://www.cafe-studio.jp

     

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    Midori’s Recommendations – Miss ID Semifinalist

     

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    Kunsei Maruho
    Kunseu Maruho is an izakaya that can be found along “Tonchan-dori” behind the MOSHI MOSHI BOX. This hidden gem offers a hearty traditional Japanese lunch at a reasonable price.

     

    ◼︎Information
    Kunseu Maruho
    Address: Tobita Bldg. B1F, 3-21-21 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30-14:00 (until 15:00 on Weekends) / Izakaya Service 17:30-24:00 (last order 23:30)
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 7-minutes walk from Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 5-minutes walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    TEL: 03-6459-2674
    Website: http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~maruho/

     

     

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    Shiota’s Recommendations – Director of MOSHI MOSHI BOX

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    bills – Omotesando Harajuku
    “bills” needs no introduction – they serve the world’s best breakfast. The lines to get in get particularly busy in the afternoon, but you won’t have to wait long if you go in the morning. You can find it on the seventh floor of Tokkyu Plaza at Harajuku crossing. Their famous pancakes are definitely delicious, but they have a hefty selection to choose from on the food menu. And the terrace seats feel great when it’s sunny!

     

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    bills Tokkyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
    Address: Tokkyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku 7F, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening hours: 8:30-23:00
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 1-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    TEL: 03-5772-1133
    Website: http://billsjapan.com/jp

     

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    Ellie’s Recommendations – English-Speaking Staff

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    Bio Ojiyan Cafe
    Walk down the street between Murasaki Sports and New Balance near the MOSHI MOSHI BOX and make a right at the Family Mart convenience store. There, you’ll find Bio Ojiyan Cafe on your right. All the items shown the signboard look amazing, but even with the standard, set items on the menu, you’ll be spoiled for choice since there’s so much to choose from.

     

    Check out Shiota and Ellie’s trip to this cafe for more details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/67375

     

    ■Information
    Bio Ojiyan Cafe
    Address: 1F, 4-26-28, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 12:00-21:00
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 8-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    TEL: 03-3746-5990
    Webpage: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130601/13003318/

    Did you enjoy this list? If you’re planning a trip to Harajuku, keep it with you so you can find great a place to eat lunch.

     

    And if you’re unsure of how to get to any of these places, just pop into the MOSHI MOSHI BOX. We’d be glad to help!

     

    MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center

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    MOSHI MOSHI BOX is a tourist information center located at the cross road of Takeshita Street, Meiji Street, and Harajuku Street. The staff there are experts on the Harajuku area. You can get the most up-to-date news of Harajuku from the site.

     

    Services:

    Service list

    ・free wi-fi

    ・free water

    ・free PC & charge

    ・baggage room

    ・gift shop

    ・currency exchange

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

    Closed: The year-end and New Year holidays

    Contact: 03-2225-6447

    Twitter・Instagram @mmb_harajuku

     

    Writer: Nao Shiota (MOSHI MOSHI BOX)

     

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    Osaka / Kyoto / Hyogo / Shiga / Nara / Wakayama / Fukuoka / Saga / Nagasaki / Oita / Kumamoto / Miyazaki / Kagoshima

     

    *Not available in Okinawa

    *7-ELEVEN sales are available while supplies last

     

    Tokyo Banana – JR Tokyo Station

    Pikachu Tokyo Banana will arrive at the JR Tokyo Station branch of Tokyo Banana inside HANAGATAYA on December 10. The second Pokémon is scheduled to be released in January 2021.

     

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