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10 New Releases To Look Forward To In September

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Looking for Japan-limited flavors and unique gifts for friends and family? KitKat, Starbucks, Mister Donut, McDonald's, Häagen-Dazs, and other brands release seasonal products in September! Do check them out.

Written by Chiara Mischke

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September Releases - Unique Gifts from Japan

10 New Releases To Look Forward To In September

Picture courtesy of Mister Donut

Traveling to Japan in September? We've gathered ten new releases to look forward to this month! All these limited-edition products will only be availble for a short time and are Japan-limited.

1. Starbucks Releases: Apple Beverages and Autumn Cups & Tumbler

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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Starbucks' "You Are Here Collection" has already featured many iconic Japanese images such as cherry blossoms and daruma dolls.

The Starbucks autumn collection features a Japanese maple leave design with Mt. Fuji in the background. The image also includes a squirrel and moon gazing bunnies. The inside of the cups, as well as the top of the tumbler, are yellow to evoke an autumn feeling.

This collection is available from August 30 until November 21, 2019. The 59 ml cup is 1,200 yen, the 355 ml cup is 1,800 yen, and the 473 ml stainless steel tumbler is 4,000 yen plus tax.

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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Besides the "You Are Here Collection" Autumn Collection, Starbucks also released four different time-limited candy apple-based beverages.

The Baked Apple Pink Frappuccino (tall 580 yen plus tax), Baked Apple Pink Frappuccino (tall 580 yen plus tax) as well as the Starbucks Apple Jelly and Baked Apple Iced Tea (short 440 yen, tall 480 yen, grande 520 yen, venti 560 yen plus tax) are all available from August 30 until September 19, 2019.

Starbucks Japan official website: https://www.starbucks.co.jp/

2. Tully's Coffee Maple Chestnut Latte and Apple Caramelized Tea

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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Tully's Maple Maron Latte (short 530 yen, tall 580 yen plus tax) is a chestnut flavored cafe latte garnished with whipped cream, maple sauce, and glazed chestnut pieces.

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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Tully's Apple Caramelized Tea (tall 490 yen, grande 540 yen plus tax) will be released alongside the chestnut latte. This apple juice infused earl grey iced tea is topped with green and red caramelized apples.

Both beverages were released on September 4, 2019. An end date has not been announced.

Tully's official website: https://www.tullys.co.jp/

3. Lindt Dark Chocolate

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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Lindt Japan will offer three new different frozen dark chocolate beverages including mint, orange, and 70% Cocoa. The Lindt EXCELLENCE DARK CHOCOLATE Drinks are available from September 2 to October 31, 2019 at every Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Japan. Each retails for 772 yen including tax.

Lindt Chocolate Cafe official website: https://www.lindt.jp/contents/chocolat-cafe/

4. Mister Donut Sweet Potato Doughnuts

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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Mister Donut offers five different Pon de Ring doughnuts, all made with real sweet potato. They are available from September 6 until the end of October 2019, and retail for between 129 yen and 140 yen.

Mister Donut official website: https://www.misterdonut.jp/

5. Krispy Kreme Halloween Doughnuts

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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Four different limited-edition Halloween doughnuts will be available at Krispy Kreme Japan from September 11 until October 31, 2019.

The line-up includes an Apple Monster (230 yen), a Marron Cream Black Cat (250 yen), a Pumpkin Custard Jack (230 yen) and a Halloween Color Doughnut (190 yen).

Krispy Kreme Japan official website: https://krispykreme.jp/

6. McDonald's Mochi Pie and Custard Shiratama McFlurry

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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The McFlurry Custard Shiratama Nokketemita was released on September 4 and retails for 320 yen. It is a custard flavored McFlurry topped with small rice cakes, which are also known as shiratama.

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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The McFlurry Custard Shiratama was released alongside the Tsukimi Pie (150 yen) filled with delicious gooey mochi rice cake and sweetened red bean paste. "Tsukimi" means "moon watching", which is a Japanese tradition held on the night of the full moon in September.

Also available during this time will be the Tsukimi Burger (340 yen or 640 yen for a set), the Cheese Tsukimi Burger (370 yen or 670 yen for a set), the Golden Tsukimi Burger (390 yen or 690 yen for a set), and the Tsukimi McMuffin (330 yen or 400 yen in combination with a drink).

Everything will be available until October 2019.

McDonald's Japan official website: http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/

7. Häagen-Dazs Fall Flavors and Mochi Covered Ice Cream

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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Häagen-Dazs Japan is offering three Japan limited autumn flavors through September. The line-up includes Matcha Pie (392 yen), Rich Pumpkin (319 yen), and a Purple Sweet Potato Tartlette Crispy Sandwich (319 yen).

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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September 2019 will also see one of the most beloved creations from Häagen-Dazs return. It is mochi covered ice cream recreating Japanese mochi flavors. This year's flavors will be kinako (roasted soybean powder) and kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup), and zunda mochi. Zunda is a sweet paste made of edamame (green soybeans).

Both flavors will start appearing from September 17 in convenience stores and supermarkets. Each cup will retail for 295 yen plus tax.

Häagen-Dazs Japan official website: https://www.haagen-dazs.co.jp

8. KitKat Fall Flavors and Yuzu Liqueur

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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KitKat Japan's new autumn release features three beloved fall flavors evoking images of maple leaves and bonfires. Chestnut KitKat, Sweet Potato KitKat, and Apple Pie Flavored KitKat are all available throughout this fall for 500 yen for a bag of 12 minis.

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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The new KITKAT Mini Yuzushu Bijofu, although not limited-edition, is exclusive to Japan. After KITKAT Sake and KITKAT Umeshu (plum wine), KITKAT Mini Yuzushu Bijofu, made with yuzu liqueur was released on September 5 and will be part of the regular line. It is unique flavor experience born in Kochi Prefecture.

KITKAT Japan official website: https://nestle.jp/brand/kit/product/

9. Coca Cola APPLE

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

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Coca Cola Japan released Coca Cola APPLE evoking a feeling of autumn. The usual cola flavor is laced with a refreshing apple flavor that is said to make it enjoyable even for people who don't usually drink cola.

Coca Cola APPLE will be available for a limited time from September 16 for about 140 yen for a 500 ml bottle.

Coca Cola official website: https://www.cocacola.jp/

10. Seasonal Japanese Autumn Beers

Visiting Japan In September? 10 Limited-Edition Items To Get And Try

Popular Japanese breweries like to match the flavor of their beer to the season. The seasonal beer line-up for autumn 2019 includes six different limited-editions of the popular Japanese beer brands Asahi, Sapporo, Suntory, and Kirin.

Most of them will be available throughout September and October at supermarkets and convenience stores.

You can also purchase other autumn-limited beverages flavored with seasonal fruits. The most popular autumn flavors are apple, grape, and Japanese pear flavors.

Enjoy the Flavors of September!

We hope these releases will inspire you to try something new during your stay in Japan.

Make sure to check our news page on a regular basis to learn about all the fun new releases available during your visit.

Autumn leaves start changing from the north, beginning in the middle of September in Hokkaido. From mid-October to mid-December you can enjoy the scenery throughout the country. In this special feature, we introduce details on the fall foliage for each area in Japan, from famous spots to areas that are lesser known. With MATCHA’s articles as your guide, please enjoy Japan's gorgeous fall foliage!

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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