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Nitori opens its first-ever restaurant in Japan

Japanese homewares giant follows in the footsteps of Ikea…but there are no Swedish meatballs here. 

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What to buy at Daiso’s new Standard Products store in Tokyo

Look out, Muji and Ikea — this 100-yen store chain is coming to steal your customers.

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World’s first Eggwich specialty store set to open in Japan

“Don’t Worry, Egg’Wich” delivers a protein hit with eggy buns that are sure to please health-conscious fast food lovers.

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Pairing Japanese whisky with Famichiki at Kyoto’s new convenience store bar

Family Mart bar is the city’s newest must-visit location.

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We attend the grand opening of the very first Krispy Kreme store in Hokkaido

More than 200 people lined up to be the first ever to get their doughnut fix on Japan’s northernmost island.

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Starbucks opens at historic Japanese sites: Miyajima and the onsen that inspired Spirited Away

The global coffeehouse chain has two stunning stores planned for these world-famous tourist spots.

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Mix childhood memories with your drinks at awesome new ball pit bar in Japan

Hang out with the cool kids at Japan’s newest unusual drinking hole!

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We try Japanese liquid nitrogen Kit Kats at the new Below Freezing Chocolatory in Tokyo

The Kit Kats here are served with a theatrical display of dry ice and biscuit pieces that allow you to blow “smoke” out your nose.

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Japanese naked restaurant lifts age and weight restrictions

After making international headlines for its strict entry policy, The Amrita has made a number of surprising changes to their nude dining experience.

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Japan’s first “naked restaurant” to open in Tokyo with age and weight restrictions

Tokyo’s version of the naked dining experience is slightly different to its overseas counterparts.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Cafe set to open in Osaka for limited time, takoyaki balls on the menu

The Sailor Moon girls are bringing their gorgeous meals and treats to Osaka for the very first time. 

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Sanrio’s lazy egg character appears on menu items at new Gudetama Cafe in Osaka

Gudetama, the charmingly unmotivated raw egg character from Sanrio, is the star of the menu at his very own cafe in Osaka.

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