PRTIMES.COM from japan Wed, 16 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0900 en hourly 1 New Tradition for Arima Hot Spring Souvenier! Bath Salt Set with 6 Aromas Appears! Wed, 16 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0900 1570668788 "Arima Hot Springs" in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, counted as one of Japan's three oldest hot springs and Japan's three famous hot springs. The bath salt "Kinsen / Ginsen Arima 6 hot springs" made based on the ingredients of the hot spring source is on sale at Arima Onsen Antenna Shop at Sannomiya Station in Kobe City from October 1."Arima Six Hot Springs" 1000 yen (tax excluded) is a bath salt set combines six different aroma’s bathsalt based on the ingredients of each of the six spring sources in Arima Hot Springs. The colors and the aromas of Arima's hot water, which is said to be highly moisturizing and warming your body, have been reproduced the hot spring source as much as possible, and it is a premium bath salts that can be only available there.

"Arima Hot Spring" has 7 ingredients excluding sulfur springs and acidic springs in 9 main components designated as recuperation hot springs according to the guidelines of the Ministry of the Environment (simple springs, carbon dioxide springs, bicarbonate springs, chloride springs, sulfate springs, iron springs, sulfur springs and acidic springs).

It is also "mysterious hot spring" created by overlapping accidents, such as the fact that there are hot springs without a volcano nearby and that it takes about 6 million years from seawater to Arima hot water.

When having bath with the hot spring water, a film can be formed on your skin with hot water which salt concentration is 1.4 times that of seawater, so it makes you really warm and does not stop sweating. In addition, it has a moisturizing effect and can be expected to be effective for skin diseases. Arima Hot Spring is an hot spring town that can be reached in just 30 minutes by train from Shin-Kobe Station. Let’s visit "Arima Hot SPring" for an autumn trip and enjoy the hot springs, and get "Kinsen / Ginsen Arima 6 Hot Springs" as a souvenir for yourself or your loved ones.

You can Pat Micropig at "mipig café"! Wed, 16 Oct 2019 02:00:00 +0900 1570668556 The second branch of "mipig café" that you can pad micro pigs will open in Harajuku in November.

The concept of the "mipig café" at Meguro head office is "Micro Pig's Home". It has become very popular and it is full with reservation, and the number of visitors has exceeded 30,000 since opening.

And this time, it has decided to open new store in Harajuku that continues to create a new Japanese culture to get to know the charm of Micro Pig!The concept of the "mipig café" at Harajuku store is "Micro Pig and Picture Book House". Here, you can enjoy a time with Micro Pig with atmosphere of a picture book "three little pigs".

The micropig here was born at the domestic micropig farm "mipig", and after the lactation period, they are trained at the "mipig café" to learn important sociality as pets. If somebody want to purchase it, it will be handed over to the purchaser as a new family. So "mipig café" also works as "nursery school" for Micropigs.

Booking is required and it will start accepting from early October.

Let's enjoy playing with cute Micropig at "mipig café" which is targeting to become familiar pet like dog or cat.

■"mipig café" Harajuku
1-15-4-76, Jingu-mae, Shibuya

Popular Cute Yellow Glue Turns into Food Sprinke! Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0900 1570593819 A stationery brand "HESOBUN" by Heso Production is offering "Fueki Noritama Furikake Sprinkle"!"Fueki Animal Glue", a starch paste with popular container with a cute Fueki-kun face, which is a fun and safe glue for kindergarten and school children. It is a long-selling product that has been loved by everyone since its release in 1975. "Fueki Noritama Furikake sprinkle" is a food sprinkle with a small spoon, and there are two sizes: regular size and small size. It is designed to come out the proper amount of sprinkle glue just by shaking the container.It was sold ahead of time in August at Japan's largest stationery and paper trade fair "Bunshi MESSE 2019"' and it was sold out quickly without waiting for the end of the event.
The price is regular size 60g / 780 yen (tax excluded), small size 20g / 600 yen (tax excluded). It can be purchased at souvenir stores and variety shops nationwide from early October. Why don't you use the cute sprinkle with adorable container that was produced in Osaka?


This is Absolutely New Flavor Drink! New Taste of Drink Mixed with "Coffee and Tea" Fri, 11 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0900 1570593497  A new type of drink "Coffee Cha" that combines coffee and Japanese tea, co-developed by Sarutahiko Coffee and the tea leaf brand "EN TEA"! Available for a limited time from October 11th to November 14t).

"EN TEA" is a tea leaf brand made in Ureshino, Saga Prefecture. Aiming to make tea leaves suitable with the 21st century, the traditional farming method learned from the field and modern technology are combined to produce tea leaves that are connected with "nature" and "drinkers". "Coffee" and "Japanese tea". Although there have been mixed only a few times in the past in a very nitch world, many people said that Japanese tea and coffee do not harmonize.

It is difficult to develop because of the strong feelings toward "Coffee" and "Japanese tea", and as a result of repeated failures and trials and errors, the ratio of the amount of Coffee and Japanese tea, absolutely new sense of flavor drink mixed with coffee and tea is created with adding the product whey.

"Kocha" has a pleasant taste and feels like the presence of both "Coffee" and "Japanese tea". The taste is not a drink like latte with milk, but like straight tea or black coffee.

The price is 580 yen (tax excluded). Sold in limited 6 stores in Saruyshiko Coffee shop branches (Seihin Seikatsu Nihonbashi store, Atelier Senkaawa, Atre Ebisu store, Chofu Baisen hall, Musashi Kosugi store and Tachikawa Takashimaya S.C. store).

For both coffee lovers and Japanese tea lovers, please try this "new sensation drink" that can be called the 21st century cafe revolution.

"Halloween Plate" with Cute Ghost Desserts Fri, 11 Oct 2019 02:00:00 +0900 1570411090 Kawagoe Prince Hotel will offer "Halloween Plates" with filled with cute desserts inspired by Halloween at the Lobby Lounge, from October 5 to 31.

Halloween is a fun event which you can disguise as ghosts to parade around your city, party with your friends. Although Halloween is becoming one of the popular events in a year, there may be many people who have never experienced it?

"Halloween Plate" is a great way to enjoy the atmosphere of Halloween while staying at a hotel! It is a perfect sweet for Halloween beginners. On the plate, scary but lovely desserts which pastry chefs think up something clever for variety's sake lined on the plate such as "Momochimochi Vanilla Ice", which is a haunted veil of fertilizer on top of vanilla ice cream, "Purple Strawberry Mont Blanc cake" featuring a large eyeball, and a chocolate spider web. There is no doubt that you will be thrilled with the cute dessert you want to put in your photos!

The price is 1200 yen (tax and service charge included) for the plate only, 1500 yen (tax and service charge included) with a drink that allow you to choose your favorite drink from among coffee, tea and soft drinks.

Why don't you enjoy Halloween at the hotel while eating cute sweets this year?

■"Kawagoe Prince Hotel"
Address: 1-22 Shintomicho, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture

Iida Umbrella Shop Offers "Autumn Umbrella Exhibition" Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0900 1570411471 Iida Umbrella which is hand craft umbrella shop design from its fabric will offer autumn umbrella exhibition from October 11 to 14 in "IDÉE SHOP Variete Shibuya store".

Iida Umbrella is a private-order umbrella shop created by Umbrella artist Iida Yoshihisa, who creates handmade umbrellas and parasols from original fabrics. He doesn’t have stores, but travel around the country at order receptions. In addition to umbrellas, he also produce fabric and paper items developed from textile design.

This exhibition will sell items made with original and playful textiles such as this year's new umbrellas, parasols, handkerchiefs and pouches. One-shoulder tote bags (assorted patterns) will also be sold in advance.

Why don't you have a special order such a wonderful umbrella at the Autumn Umbrella Exhibition that not only keeps you out of the rain but also makes you feel happy? You may come across a "special umbrella" that you can love for a long time.

■"IDÉE SHOP Variete Shibuya"
Address: Shibuya Hikarie 5F, 2-21-1, Shibuya, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

A Multilingual Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurant will open in Shinjuku in November! Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:00:00 +0900 1570158883 New interesting restaurant will open in Shinjuku, where foreign tourists are increasing more and more following next Olympic year!

"Nabezo Shinjuku East" behind Shinjuku Bicqlo is renovated as "Momo Paradise Shinjuku East" on 3rd and 4th floor in it and will open in late November. "Momo Paradise" is a shabu-shabu and sukiyaki specialty restaurant that has been thoroughly refined with its meat, soup and service for 25 years.

Currently, 70 % of customers are foreigners in "Momo Paradise Kabukicho Main Store",so, the newly opening store in Shinjuku East will target foreigners and is planned to be a variety of ingenuity. The interior looks like a sophisticated shabu-shabu and sukiyaki specialty shop seen by foreigners, creating an atmosphere where you can feel Japanese culture everywhere.It will offer same shabu-shabu and sukiyaki dishes in the Kabukicho main restaurant, but it will set vegetable buffet called "vegetable market" and the customer goes there to pick them as much as they like. In addition, in order to increase the satisfaction of foreign users, it will adopt various restaurant technologies such as pad ordering system, booking systems and digital signature as well as web reservations and the use of websites for foreigners. Prepare a device that can be used more comfortably without worrying about language barriers.
Reservation is scheduled to start from the end of October. "Momo Paradise Shinjuku East" will be an attractive restaurant not only for foreign visitors but also wide range of people in  Shinjuku.

■"Momo Paradise Shinjuku East"
Address: Humax Pavilion Shinjuku East 3rd and 4th floor, 3-28-10, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

500,000 Cosmos Blooming in the Background of the Dutch windmill! Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0900 1570159055 Lake Inba-numa where located in north Chiba which is just a hour away, is rapidly gaining popularity due to the photogenic sunrise and sunset.

"Sakura Furusato Hiroba", the symbol of Dutch windmills where is located on the lakeside of Inba-numa, offers "Sakura Cosmos Festa" from October 5th to the 27th while the 500,000 cosmos fields are in full bloom.The cosmos that are in full bloom on the field has a spectacular view and famous photo spot, which is beautiful not only daytime but with sunset on the Inba-numa! Please take a picture of the beautiful scenery.

In addition, you can enjoy cosmos picking and buying them (100 yen for 5 cuts or 300 yen for 1 bag) at the venue.

In addition, there are sightseeing tours inside the Dutch windmill, such as sightseeing boats, bicycle rental, so there are many ways to enjoy it!

Admission to "Sakura Furusato Hiroba" is free, so why not spend a special autumn day with your friends, family and lovers?

■"Sakura Furusato Hiroba"
Address: 2714, Usuida, Sakura, Chiba

New Type of Attraction Appears! Numazu "Little Planet!" Opens Wed, 09 Oct 2019 02:00:00 +0900 1570149980 "Little Planet LaLaport Numazu" where will open on October 4 has many nationwide first contents such as an area where you can lie down on the floor to relax, and a photo booth where you can take strange photos using AR.

Currently, Little Planet, which run parks in six locations such as Odaiba, Shinmisato, Yokohama, Omiya, Matsudo, and Fukuoka, uses technology to stimulate children's exploration and creativity. It is a completely new type of theme park for families.

It provides "play in the future" for children through attractions that combine the latest digital technology with traditional games such as play with sand and paper sumo.

This time, we will introduce a new attraction "COOKIN’ BOO / Boo Carving Chef" that will be the first to appear in Japan."COOKIN’ BOO / Boo Carving Chef" is a new attraction where you can enjoy "Cooking Battle" using both your brain and body

It responds to requests and orders one after another by the piggy character “Boo”, reads the food and the number of people appearing on the screen as soon as possible, quickly moves the stick and divide foods properly within the time limit to get a high score.

It is a new type of cooking attraction that allows you to exercise your brain and body while enjoying the appearance of tasty dishes and the comical character “BOO”. This is scheduled to be installed in other parks starting this winter.  Enjoy new sensation cooking attractions that stimulate your brain while you play!

■"Little Planet LaLaport Numazu"
Address: LaLaport Numazu 1F, 301-3 Higashihara, Higashishiiji, Numazu-shi, Shizuoka

Photogenic Christmas Dessert Buffet Inspired of "Alice in Wonderland"! Wed, 09 Oct 2019 01:00:00 +0900 1570149731 A restaurant "VINO BUONO" in Kita Aoyama offers the dessert buffet "Alice's Sweet Tea Party -Christmas Magic-" in collaboration with "Aoyama St. Grace Cathedral" from November to December.
The photogenic buffet is inspired of the world of "Alice in Wonderland" which is exactly the world you were dreaming whey you were a child. In November and December, with the theme of "Christmas magic", you can fully enjoy 20 kinds of desserts and light meals made by the exclusive pastry chef in the guest house wedding venue such as the traditonal christmas cake "Bush de Noel",

"Christmas tree cupcake'', the cupcake inspired of Christmas tree, various mousses with ornament shape,And lovely "Santa Claus short cake".
It will be in the guesthouse wedding venue "Aoyama St. Grace Cathedral", which is also certified as a "lover's sacred place satellite". The floor is decorated with Christmas decorations, including a large Christmas tree, and will invite visitors to an extraordinary world.

The buffet will be held from November 19, 25, December 3, 8, and 17 for 5 days.

The buffet will be held 3 times a day like 11: 15 ~ / 13: 30 ~ / 15: 45 (90 minutes each) and the price is 4200 yen for adults except for November 19 as 3920 yen (tax and service charge are included). Currently accepting reservations on the special site of VINO BUONO website. Why don't you enjoy tasty sweets with the full of Christmas atmosphere in the romantic place?

■ "Aoyama St. Grace Cathedral"
Address: 3-9-14 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Rugby World Cup with Autumn Appetite! Enjoy International Cuisine at the Buffet Mon, 07 Oct 2019 03:00:00 +0900 1570062811 All-day dining "Cafe Tosca" on the 2nd floor of the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu will hold a dinner buffet "Night Kitchen Stadium World Buffet" from October 15th to November 30th.This fair is a special dinner buffet where you can enjoy dishes from around the world related to rugby in conjunction with the "Autumn Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan". There are various tasty foods such as "Green Muscle made in New Zealand Steamed with White Wine" from Rugby’s strong country New Zealand, Russian Traditional Cuisine “Borscht-Stewed Beef, Beetroot and Cabbage-“ and Belgian Local Cuisine "Beef Beer Stewed-Carbonado Flamand ~".At the popular "Attraction Corner", "Roast beef made in New Zealand" grilled with low temperature is cut in front of you. Enjoy the fresh taste just cut and served in front of you.
In addition, a dish using Scottish salmon will be appeared for one night to commemorate the Japan vs Scotland game on October 13th, so don't miss it!

The price is 5929 yen on weekdays, 7018 yen on weekends and holidays, 3146 yen for elementary school students, and 1452 yen for preschoolers over 4 years old (tax and surcharge included). Reservation is now available on the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu official website special page or by phone.To celebrate holding "Autumn Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan", Heineken, a worldwide partner, held a lottery campaign until November 2. If you are interested, check it out as soon as possible before the gifts will be gone.

Eat delicious foods from around the world at Night Kitchen Stadium “World Buffet” and make the Rugby World Cup more exciting

■"the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu”"
Address:2-3-7 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama

Renovated A Closed School Near Narita Airport to an Accommodation where Everyone can Stay! Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0900 1569803585 An abandoned school near the Narita Airport, former Kuzumi 2nd Elementary School, has been renewed as accommodation "Ready to Flight! NARITA Kuzumi 2nd Elementary School" from October 1. "Elementary school" is a special place for Japanese people. "Ready to Flight! NARITA" was renewed as an accommodation for this mobile era, leaving as much of the atmosphere as a school as possible. The outlook of the accommodation, the clog box, the old-fashioned classroom and the home economics room turned to be special guesthouses that will rejuvenate the memories of your young age.
Various types of rooms are available, from spacious dormitories to private rooms, so that it can be used according to the purpose such as stay night for air flight at Narita Airport, sports club activity or a short break.In addition, the school facilities such as a gymnasium, music room, tatami room, and rooftop overlooking the night sky can be used for a wide range of purposes.

Also, cultural experience events and activities are planned to make your stay enjoyable.

First of all, as an open campaign, you can stay one night there with free of charge on October 19 to 20. There will be lottery of 40 people and the application will be available by October 5th. You can apply it if you are over 18 years old, and must follow one of SNS like Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, has to upload the site once on SNS.

The first event camp "Let's make a classroom together!" will be held from From October 12th to 13. This is the project which everyone can color a classroom using their favorite colors and hand stamps, and it includes lots of fun contents such as farming experience (sweet potato picking), campfire, dinner making and more! The cost is 6000 yen (tax included).
A guesthouse near the airport where has access to the world can be the place where to gather various unique ideas! Why don't you meet yourself with youth at "Ready to Flight! NARITA"?

■ "Ready to Flight! NARITA-Kuzumi 2nd elementary school-"
Address: 680 Omuro, Narita City, Chiba