Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nihonbashi Metropia (日本橋メトロピア店)

This is one of our Starbucks stores
located inside the Nihonbashi subway station.
It's not exactly inside the ticket booths
but right outside and in a accessible location.

Starbucks Custard Pudding

I thought it was clever how they had
the caramel topping in a different package.
Almost tasted like Creme Brulee.  

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Kayabacho (茅場町店)

This store became a Reserve store just last year.
It's in a business district and is always full of customers.

Chocolate Biscotti

Vanilla & Coffee Macaron

I love this store because they have a photograph
on the wall of the street the store is actually on from years ago.
You can see what has changed and what hasn't...
for example, we no longer have the streetcars.
I could look at it for hours.

Marshmallow and Strawberry Pie

Berry Heart Cakepop

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Shinjuku Nomura Bldg (新宿野村ビル店)

Valentine's Day promotion launched on Jan 11.
We're very enthusiastic about Valentines Day here in Japan.

Big Heart Tumbler

Mini Shopper Crunch Chocolates

(Left to Right):
Double Heart Cookies
Backed Chocolates
Orange Peal Chocolates

Starbucks VIA & Logo Chocolate Gift Set

Caffe Verona
(one of my absolute favorites!)

Starbucks VIA (Italian Roast & Columbia)

Berry Heart Cakepop

Azuki Green Tea Latte

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Tsutaya Osaki Ekimae (TSUTAYA 大崎駅前店)

This is a Starbucks concept store connected to a bookstore.

2-10-1 Osaki
Shinagawa-ku Tokyo


Everyday: 7am-2am

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Osaka Kyobashi Daiei(大阪京橋ダイエー店)

Happy New Year!
Can you believe it's 2012 already?

Here in Japan, we celebrate the new year with family at home.
But it's also a time for major sales at retail stores.
They sell something called a Fuku-bukuro.

Fuku-bukuro means "lucky bag" in Japanese,
and they are always set at a specific price,
 but you don't know what's inside until you buy it.

So this year, for the first time ever,
I decided to buy a Starbucks fuku-bukuro
just to see what was inside!

I bought the 3,000yen bag
since the 5,000yen bag was already sold out.

I really like the bag with the new logo on it!
(My sister ended up buying one, too)

And look what we found inside the bags!

1. Felt placemats and coasters (2 set)
2. Reusable cup sleeve
3. Siren CD
4. Starbucks VIA French Roast (3 sticks)
5. Starbucks VIA Columbia (3 sticks)
6. Two beverage cards
7. Scratchcard for coffee beans  

A pretty great deal when you add in the bag itself
and the excitement of seeing what's inside it!

This store used to be a Wendy's up until the end of 2010.
So this Starbucks store is fairly new.

I really like all the pictures they have hanging on the walls.
And it seems like the baristas also like taking pictures.
They had a sign on the board (above) asking for people to send in pictures.


Kyobashi Daiei
2-3-51 Katamachi Miyakojima
Osaka-shi Osaka


Everyday: 7am-11pm