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Cafe Food Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Street food and fast food

World’s Number 2 Melon Pan Ice Cream

Chanced upon this shop in Kyoto that sells delicious freshly baked melon-pan bun with ice-cream of different flavours. The bun is crispy and crunchy on the exterior and the bread inside are soft. Hot fresh bun with cold ice cream within makes this combination really refreshing. The shop name is “World’s Number 2 Melon Pan …

Cafe Featured First Timer Food Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Places of Interest Shopping Shopping malls and streets Street food and fast food Themed cafes

12 Osaka and Kyoto Travelling Tips – Introducing all our past experience in the region

Osaka and Kyoto are hugely popular yet very different cities in Kansai region. If you prefer a cultural experience, you will definitely enjoy Kyoto! Here, let’s run through some of our past experience in the Kansai region. Shinsaibashi/Dotonbori satisfy all your cravings for Japanese street food and foodie backdrop for selfies! Visiting Kyoto 1) Kyoto …

Cafe Food Hokkaido Themed cafes

Mori no Tokei “Forest Clock” Cafe 森の時計 at New Furano Prince Hotel Ningle Terrace

We visited the Ningle Terrace in New Furano Prince Hotel back many years ago. Deep inside the snow covered forest, there is a nice little coffee house called the Mori no Tokei 森の時計, meaning Forest Clock. This cafe and surrounding hills were made famous by the 2005 Japanese Drama Yasashii jikan《優しい時間》starring Ninomiya Kazunari (二宮和也) and Nagasawa Masami (長澤まさみ). Fans …

Cafe Food Japan Kyushu Street food and fast food

A&W Okinawa – The first outlet in Japan

Singaporeans love A&W, especially the curly fries, coney dog, and Root Beer! However, it had been almost 15 years since we had an A&W outlet here in Singapore, when the last one shuts its door in 2003. And so when we visited Okinawa, we would make sure to have the famous American hamburgers and root …

Cafe First Timer Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Kanto (Tokyo) Themed cafes

5 cafe and coffee shop to get your breakfast in Japan

We usually start our day in Japan with simple breakfast like bread and coffee. There are countless chain cafe in major cities and it is so easy to find one of them along any street. We do not have special preference and will normally just hop into the nearest one. Here are 5 of our …

Cafe Food Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Places of Interest Themed cafes Visiting

Tokyo One Piece Tower – Theme park and Cafe

We finally visited the biggest permanent theme park featuring the insanely popular manga One Piece at Tokyo Tower at the third attempt. At the first visit, the attraction was closed for renovation and we missed it again the second time on New Year’s Day eve when it closed early. Known as “Tokyo One Piece Tower”, …

Cafe Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Themed cafes

Hello Kitty Cafe – Cafe de Miki, Tokyo

Being a longstanding fan, I’m absolutely over the moon to find a Hello Kitty cafe in Odaiba, Tokyo! Cafe de Miki with Hello Kitty is a partnership between Hello Kitty and Paris Miki Holdings, a popular eyewear company in Japan, which explains a bespectacled Kitty-chan logo. Had a super lovely time in the cafe! Love the Hello Kitty themed …

Cafe Featured Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Themed cafes

Totoro Cream Puff Cafe in Tokyo Setagaya – for the Totoro and Ghibli fans. Cute puffs and lots of souvenirs to buy

Fans of Mr Hayao Miyazaki and Ghibli Studio will definitely lit up their eyes at the sight of these Totoro cream puffs! Yes! You heard us correctly~~~ Totoro from the highly acclaimed popular animated fantasy film My Neighbour Totoro produced by Studio Ghibli in 1988, came alive in the form of cream puffs at Shiro-Hige’s …

Cafe Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Themed cafes

MR FRIENDLY Cafe at Daikanyama Tokyo – A theme cafe of the popular mascot that many Japanese kids love

In Singapore, children are introduced to Singa The Lion – a popular social mascot for promoting kindness nationwide. Did you know that in Japan, there is also a popular social character named MR FRIENDLY who promotes amicable relationship, love, peace and happiness among children and young adults? Conceptualized by renowned design company, Super Planning Co Ltd in 1988 …