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Pandemic Drives Vending Machines Boom in Japan

A growing number of businesses in Japan are turning to vending machines to sell their products as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on.

New Japanese Kit Kats Starring Sakura Mochi

As always, spring comes with a slew of sakura-themed goods and beverages, and this year Nestle Japan is joining the celebration by bringing out a new cherry blossom Kit Kat.

Bake Up Some Yummy Bricks This Holiday

Give the architect in your family a chance to make bricks in the kitchen. Edible ones of course!

Gimme a Break... & a Beer!

In Japan, you can find Kit Kats for a number of different occasions. We’ve seen special versions for when you want to do some baking, pass an important test, and help disaster victims, and now comes a special type of Kit Kat for when you want a cold beer.

Witness Candy Art Magic at Candy Show TIme

Come see how hard candy is created from raw ingredients to an edible piece of art right before your eyes... and for free!

Get Lucky with Starbucks' New Years Drink

It’s all about fortune and fun for the first New Year of Reiwa!

Akita Confectioneries Celebrate New PM

Confectionery stores in Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide's home prefecture have started to sell sweets modeled after him.

Canal City: Exploring Fukuoka's Luxury Mall

Check out Canal City Hakata for all of your entertainment needs! Whether you’re in search of an extraordinary date night, cafe time with friends, or fun with the kids, it has you covered!

Totoro Makes Even the Cutest Cream Puffs Cuter

Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory's handmade and decorated whimsical little Totoro-shaped cream puffs are the cutest thing you'll probably ever eat (until you slice one in half, that is).

Whisky Barrel Aged Kit Kat Bringing Sexy Snaps

Japan is known for its unusual Kit Kats, including its latest Kit Kat, made all the more special as it uses chocolate made from cacao nibs aged in whiskey barrels for 180 days.

Delight Your Valentine with Pokémon Chocolates

What do you get for the Pokémon fan who has caught 'em all this Valentine's Day? Your heart in the form of these chocolates!

Experience Luxury at the Kit Kat Chocolatory

The Ginza Kit Kat Chocolatory takes the average convenience store Kit Kat and upgrades it to a luxurious experience.

The Hidden Snacks of Japan

Venture down a lesser-traveled path to discover regional Japan's rich and unique snacking culture!

Savor Gourmet Chocolate with Weird Flavors

Choci Tokyo is a gourmet chocolate specialty shop with 20 unique flavors like banana split and sakura sour. If you can't decide on a single flavor, you can try them all with some of their curated mixes.

Enjoy a Showa-Era Afternoon Parfait Break

With its classy Showa-style decor and assortment of different sizes and flavors of layered parfaits, Coffee Seibu is the perfect place to relax for an afternoon break.

Savor Traditional Culture & Sweets at Matoi

Take your senses on a journey at Matoi, a traditional Japanese dessert café in Asakusa. With over a century perfecting timeless Japanese classics like matcha, mochi and red beans, you know it'll be good.

Cute Cat-Themed Do-It-Yourself Doughnut Kit!

There aren’t a lot of universal truths in this world, but one we can all agree on is that doughnuts make any situation better. That includes sheltering in place. if you have doughnuts at home, what possible reason could you have for leaving the house?

The Quirkiest Shaved Ice in Tokyo

Yelo in Roppongi is not just any normal shaved ice store, especially once you see their toppings list!

The Most Luxurious 13-Layer Green Tea Parfait

Nakamura Tokichi is a popular Japanese specialty tea store and café serving high-quality green tea sweets, and if you're a true green tea connoisseur, you need to try the Ginza-exclusive 13-layer Premium Maruto Parfait.

Beautiful Origami Paper Using Gum Wrappers

Once you're done chewing a piece of Lotte gum, the company wants you to use the colorful wrapper to make your own origami koala or penguin. And they even offer instructions.

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