Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku (東急プラザ表参道原宿店)

This Starbucks store is located on the 6th floor of
Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku,
a large-scale retail building that just opened this spring.

Not only is this store spanking new
but it also has all the works,
including the clover.

There's also a really neat screen from ceiling to floor
with a huge siren logo on it on one wall.

There are a couple of seating areas inside the store
so it's pretty spacious.

This store also has a bakery corner and
a special sandwich plate menu
which most stores don't have.

Pumpkin Vegetable Sandwich Plate

Chai Tea Latte

One corner of the store has a map drawn on the wall
of the surrounding area where the store is.

What's also nice about this store is that
it is connected onto a roof patio.
With all the trees and shade,
it's a great spot to relax in the middle of the city.

東急プラザ 表参道原宿

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
4-30-3 Jingu-mae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


Everyday: 8am-11pm

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fujikawa Service Area (富士川サービスエリア(下り線)店)

We stopped at another service area in Shizuoka Prefecture.
It's a really long prefecture and took forever to drive.

It had pretty wall art hanging outside.
And a rock with the name of the service area engraved on it.

Behind the store was a great view of
the river and the freeway that we were on.

Cookie and Cream Cake Pop
Caramel Pudding Cake Pop
Lemon Cheese Cake Pop

Chocolate Danish Rusk

Shizuoka Tumblers

We learned that this Starbucks store is super awesome
because you can actually see Mt Fuji from here!

Unfortunately though, when we were there
it was too cloudy below to see it.

But the view from the large windows
were impressive just the same.

Mango White Mocha Frappuccino

1348-3 Iwabuchi
Fuji-shi, Shizuoka



Everyday: 7am-10pm

EXPASA Ashigara Service Area (EXPASA足柄サービスエリア(下り線)店)

This is the Ashigara service area on the Tomei freeway.

My sister and I were heading down south
and we took a little break here on our roadtrip.

Shizuoka Prefecture is famous for Mt. Fuji.
Looks like they're really proud of it, too.

Shizuoka Tumbers and Mugs

Icicle Tumbler

(Left) Cool Lime Refreshers
(Right) Very Berry Refreshers

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Tokorozawa Station Bldg (所沢ステーションビル店)

This is the newly renovated Starbucks store in Tokorozawa.

The whole station and station building was
under construction for over a year now
and the last time I was here
it was still a makeshift store just down the street.

But the new store is really spacious and pretty!

There were a lot of different sitting areas.

I really loved it because
it gave a sense of coziness to
wherever corner you were in.

Strawberry Cream Soy Frappuccino
(in my favorite frappuccino tumbler from Andrew!)

Landbrot Croque-madame

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