summer

Hello Kitty dances the traditional Bon Odori dance on new Japanese summer kimono

People in Japan are commenting that they’ve never seen Hello Kitty’s limbs move like this before.

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New “Minus-196 Degrees Celsius” Japanese Kit Kat cooled by liquid nitrogen available this summer

Customers will be able to create their own supercooled Kit Kats using ingredients like marshmallows and pretzels at the new “Below Freezing Chocolatory” pop-up store in Tokyo.

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Keeping your kitty cool this summer might be a little easier with this cat dish!

This popular product on Amazon could help you protect your precious pet from the summer heat.

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Japanese lingerie brand brings out new line of swimsuits for women with petite breasts

The gorgeous lineup includes “Twinkle Angel” and “Petite Swan” designs.

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Study and play with Pikachu-sensei in Yokohama!

Pokemon Go isn’t the only way to get in some quality fun time this summer…

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Watermelon Dango: Traditional Japanese dessert gets a new look for summer with an amazing flavour

Join us as we taste the unique limited-edition treat, with lots of sweet details and mouthwatering photos.

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Beat the heat in the smelliest arena with clip-on armpit fans from Japan!

Your armpits, not to mention your coworkers, family members, and fellow commuter train passengers, will thank you.

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New Japanese dish combines two summertime greats – soba noodles and kakigori shaved ice

Now you can enjoy your main dish and dessert together in one meal.

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How one simple fruit turns any menacing, sword-wielding warrior into a softie

Even the most hardened warrior enjoys some summer fun.

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World’s first “Monster Slider” coming to Japan this summer

The gigantic new waterslide combines several thrilling slide elements into one monster experience.

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Japanese restaurant serves up noodles in stunning ice cube bowls

Sometimes there are restaurants you want to keep a secret all to yourself, and this is definitely one of them.

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Hanabi roll cake is the most festive, delicious cake of 2016 – possibly too beautiful to eat

It promises to be an explosion of yummy in your tummy.

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How to customise Starbucks Japan’s Baked Cheesecake Frappuccino and give it the taste of tiramisu

We’ll show you how to order off the menu at Starbucks to create a mind-blowingly delicious frappucino that tastes like a cheesecake-based Tiramisu.

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Japanese cats show off a great way to beat Japan’s summer heat 【Photos】

These are some literally cool cats.

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Walk the streets of Japan in style with bushido-influenced men’s summer kimono range from Kyoto

Samurai warrior designs get a warm-weather overhaul with colourful patterns and unique sheer fabrics.

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Kyoto temple grants love wishes to visitors who discover their heart-shaped hydrangeas

People in Japan are heading to the ancient temple to hunt for the flowery hearts.

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Japan’s new watermelon Fanta is first of its kind with added salt content

The new salty Fanta has been developed to help protect drinkers from summer heatstroke.

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BBQ bug-free and in style with cute new bug-repellent coil stands, just in time for summer

An online retailer offers stylish new coil stands to keep insects out of your barbecue and impress friends at the same time.

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McDonald’s Japan’s new McFlurry comes in a unique hyuganatsu citrus cheesecake flavour

Say hello to summer with the sweet tang of a new cheesecake McFlurry made with a very special Japanese citrus fruit.

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Kyoto Starbucks’s elegant over-river seating might make it the country’s coolest coffeehouse

Seattle-based chain adapts to Kyoto style with summertime seats that offer a taste of traditional culture as you sip your coffee.

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