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Past Events of Food & Drink in Japan.

Guide To The Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro (京都東山花灯路)

The Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro illumination festival held in March in is one of the most magical events the capital has to offer in the spring. Here is a guide on things to do to fully enjoy the festival.

Mar 09, Fri 〜 Mar 18, Sun

Starbucks New American Scone Caramel Toffee (Yeah it's sweet!)

There's a new American Scone at Starbucks Japan that will definitely fulfill your caramel cravings. Here's all you need to know about this new dessert.

Jan 24, Wed 〜 Mar 14, Wed

Omizutori: Fire Torch Festival In Nara!

If you are planning to visit Nara prefecture in March, Omizutori is an event you can't miss. Omizutori (お水取り) is a fire torch festival held in Todaji, one of the most famous temples and tourist sites around Nara.

Mar 01, Thu 〜 Mar 14, Wed

Sakura Beverages Are Back At Starbucks Japan From February 15, 2018!

The popular spring beverages are back at Starbucks Japan. From February 15th to March 14th, 2018, get the Sakura Strawberry Pink Mochi Frappuccino, Sakura Strawberry Pink Milk Latte, and Sakura Strawberry Pink Tea.

Feb 15, Thu 〜 Mar 14, Wed

More Meat, More Cheese! McDonald's Japan New Limited-Time Burgers!

McDonald's Japan's cheeseburgers just got bigger! Double and TRIPLE versions of the cheeseburger classic are now out for a limited time! A spicy version of the double cheeseburger was also released!

Jan 10, Wed 〜 Mar 10, Sat

A New Chocolate Pie On The Value Menu at McDonald's Japan! From January 22, 2018

For a limited time, McDonald's Japan is offering a crispy hazelnut and chocolate pie on its value menu.

Jan 22, Mon 〜 Feb 28, Wed

Tokyo Marathon: One of the Big Six Major World Marathons!

As the 2020 Olympics are drawing close, the Tokyo Marathon of the year 2018 and 2019 are at the center of the focus in the sports world of the City until then. The new course for Tokyo Marathon in 2018 symbolizes the past, present and the future of Tokyo. It's always fun to see the Tokyo Marathon for the interesting-looking costumed participants in the course. Check it out!

Feb 25, Sun 〜 Feb 25, Sun

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival: Japan's Most Beautiful Winter Candle Light Festival

In February, in the small town of Otaru in Hokkaido, is held the Snow Light Path Festival. Thousands upon thousands of candles are lit in the snow every evening across the town. It creates an amazingly peaceful atmosphere and makes for one of Japan's most beautiful winter scenery.

Feb 09, Fri 〜 Feb 18, Sun

Tokamachi Snow Festival: Astounding Snow Festival In Niigata!

Tokamachi snow festival is a snow festival held in Niigata Prefecture from February 4th in 1950. The main idea of this festival is to "be a friend with snow and to enjoy them." This year, 2018, Tokamachi snow festival will be held from February 16th to 18th.

Feb 16, Fri 〜 Feb 18, Sun

Hadaka Masturi: Japan's Big "Naked Festival"

The most famous Hadaka Matsuri, or naked festival, is the one held in Okayama in February. Essentially, it's a game consisting of men wearing fundoshi (loincloths) competing in mass to get a hold of a pair of sacred sticks.

Feb 17, Sat 〜 Feb 17, Sat

Yokote Kamakura Festival: An Ancient Festival Of Snow-Houses Built For The God Of Water

The city of Yokote in Akita Prefecture holds one of Japan's coolest snow festivals. Throughout the town, snow shelters called kamakuras are built and lit from the inside. Here's more on this unique snow festival.

Feb 15, Thu 〜 Feb 16, Fri

Starbucks New Fruity Matcha Frappuccino Is Out Until Valentine's Day, 2018

From December 26, 2017, to February 14, 2018, you can enjoy Starbucks Japan's new Fruity Matcha Frappuccino. Even if you don't like matcha, you might like this one because it's a blend of all kinds of different ingredients.

Dec 26, Tue 〜 Feb 14, Wed

Starbucks Japan's Super Sweet "Valentine Chocoholic" Frappuccino

Starbucks is releasing its Valentine Frappuccino on January 24. This year, they're going all out with the sugar. The theme, as they put it, is "sweet rewards" and the drink contains loads of chocolate.

Jan 24, Wed 〜 Feb 14, Wed

Sapporo Snow Festival: The Mother Of All Winter Festivals In Japan!

The Sapporo Snow Festival is the hugest winter event in Japan! If you are seeking to experience some winter magic, it's the place to go in Japan in February. Here's more on this famous festival.

Feb 05, Mon 〜 Feb 12, Mon

Asahikawa Winter Festival: Experience A Winter Matsuri In The True North Of Japan

Thinking of heading up north in Japan in February? If so, don't stop at Sapporo, go a little further north to enjoy another great winter festival: the Asahikawa Winter Festival. Great food, the biggest snow sculpture in the world and world-class ice statues await you!

Feb 07, Wed 〜 Feb 12, Mon

Watch Sumo Wrestlers At "Ichigatsubasho", The New Year Sumo!

Japan's national sport, sumo. If you are now looking forward to watching sumo, "Ichigatsubasho", the new year sumo will the perfect. "Ichigatsubasho" is held from January 14th to 28th. We will also introduce an east guide to enjoy sumo and some sumo gourmets you must have.

Jan 14, Sun 〜 Jan 28, Sun

Wakakusa Yamayaki: An Ancient Mountain-Burning Festival in Nara

Wakakusa Yamayaki is an old tradition of burning the hillslope of a mountain located near Nara city. It's one of the most famous festivals during the winter season in the former capital of Japan.

Jan 27, Sat 〜 Jan 27, Sat

Toka Ebisu Festival: An Ancient Osaka Tradition To Bring You Business Prosperity!

Toka Ebisu Festival is an event held every year in Osaka from the 9th to the 11th of January. It is part of the new year's celebration of visiting a shrine. For this occasion, the purpose is to pray for commercial success. This is a major event in Osaka that is interesting to take part in if you happen to be there!

Jan 08, Mon 〜 Jan 11, Thu

Would You Try A 200$ Burger??

If you're paying close to 200$, you're probably thinking that it'd better be made of gold! Well, in fact, it is, that's why it is called the "Golden Buns Burger!" Would you give it a shot?

Dec 01, Fri 〜 Dec 31, Sun
The Golden Buns Burger

Starbucks is Back With a New Flavor: Matcha White Marble Frappuccino!

On December 6th, Starbucks launched a new flavor: the Matcha White Marble Frappuccino! It is only available until December 25th so let's hurry to try it before it's gone! You can try it with whipped cream, or change it for chocolate whipped cream for free.

Dec 06, Wed 〜 Dec 25, Mon

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Mar 15, Thu 〜 Apr 11, Wed

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