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November 2019 In Japan - 10 New Releases To Look Forward To
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November 2019 In Japan - 10 New Releases To Look Forward To

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If you visit Japan in November, you'll notice that every store is already in the Christmas mood with seasonal items and new releases. Discover ten limited-edition items to check out this November from brands like Starbucks, KitKat, Mister Donut, Tully's, DEAN&DELUCA, and more!

Written by Chiara Mischke

In Japan, as soon as Halloween is over, Christmas goods are getting released in stores. If you want to get into a cozy holiday mood already, here are ten time-limited releases you might want to check out in November 2019!

1. 3 COINS Pokémon In A Dream Goods

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3 COINS is a popular variety shop in Japan where most items cost just 300 yen plus tax.

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In autumn 2019, they released a line of cozy home items decorated with sleepy Pokémons. The product line is called "Pokémon In A Dream".

3 COINS official website: https://www.3coins.jp/ (Japanese only)

2. Starbucks Japan - Christmas Goods, Merry Strawberry Cake Beverages, Kyoto and Hyogo Limited Frappuccinos

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Twenty-seven items will be part of the Starbucks Christmas goods line-up at Starbucks. It will include cups, tumblers, bottles, cards, blankets, as well as tree decorations.

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Alongside the Christmas Goods, the Merry Strawberry Cake Frappuccino (Tall 590 yen plus tax) and Merry Strawberry Cake Milk (Short 450 yen, Tall 490 yen, Grande 530 yen, Venti 570 yen plus tax) are also available at Starbucks stores Japan-wide. They are advertised as Japanese Christmas Cake in a cup.

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If you happen to be in Kyoto or Hyogo in November, make sure to try the Kyoto Erai Matcha Matcha Frappuccino or the Hyogo Bari Choco Haitto Frappuccino. These two frappuccinos are area-limited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Starbucks in Kyoto and Hyogo.

Starbucks Japan official website: https://www.starbucks.co.jp/ (Japanese only)

3. Tully's Japan - Four Different Christmas Beverages

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Tully's Mascarpone Tiramisu Latte and Tully's Peach Melba Milk Tea are available since the beginning of November while Tully's Strawberry Mascarpone Milk Tea and Tully's Irish Cafe Latte will be joining the liine-up from November 26, 2019.

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Tully's also offers two different Christmas tumblers and cups as well as a seasonal dessert menu.

Tully's Japan official website:https://www.tullys.co.jp/ (Japanese only)

4. DEAN & DELUCA - Flavorful Lattes and Hot Apple Cider

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DEAN & DELUCA's Matcha Pistachio Latte is a returning Christmas favorite from last year while Hojicha Maron Latte is new to the lineup.

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To everyone who prefers something fruitier, we recommend the Hot Apple Cider and Cream & Apple Cider, made based on a traditional New York apple cider recipe.

DEAN&DELUCA Japan official website: https://www.deandeluca.co.jp/ (Japanese only)

5. Lindt Japan - Hot and Frozen Chocolate Mocha in Three Flavors

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For autumn 2019, Lindt Japan released limited-edition white chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate mocha drinks. They all contain rich Lindt chocolate blended with high-quality espresso. Each is available in hot or frozen versions.

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

6. Mister Donut - Pikachu and His Friends are Back!

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Three different Pokemon-themed doughnuts will be available at Mister Donut alongside Pokemon-themed goods and drinks. You can choose between Pikachu, a Pokeball or a Pikachu's Tail Doughnut. The three Pokemon sodas are infused with tapioca pearls and available in muscat, peach and lychee flavors.

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The Mister Donut Pokemon novelty plates and cups are available in exclusive sets. There will be two different eat-in and takeout sets to choose from.

Mister Donut official website: https://www.misterdonut.jp/ (Japanese only)

7. Krispy Kreme - Adorable Christmas Doughnuts

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Krispy Kreme Japan has released their Christmas doughnuts. This year's theme "Baby Merry Christmas" offers adorable baby reindeers, snowmen and Santas, as well as a melon-flavored Christmas wreath. The reindeer is caramel flavored, the Santa is strawberry-cheesecake-flavored and the snowman is chocolate flavored.

Krispy Kreme Japan official website: https://krispykreme.jp/ (Japanese only)

8. PABLO - Hello Kitty's Apple Pie and Sweet Potato Earl Grey Cheese Tart

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The PABLO Hello Kitty's Apple Pie Cheese Tart features smooth cream cheese in a flaky crust topped with a caramel cinnamon crust as well as a cute Hello Kitty topper. It will be available until Christmas.

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The full-sized special cheese tart for November will be a Sweet Potato and Earl Grey Cheese Tart. It features a baked cheese tart, topped with Earl Grey flavored whipped cream, sweet potato custard, and glazed sweet potatoes.

PABLO Official Website: https://www.pablo3.com/ (Japanese only)

9. KitKat Japan - Chocolate Orange, Matcha Milk Chocolate, Party Ice Cream, and Ruby Chocolate

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KitKat Japan offers two new bite-sized versions, matcha and strawberry. Both are covered in milk chocolate and filled with a matcha-flavored or strawberry-flavored cream.

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KitKat Chocolate Orange is covered in dark chocolate laced with orange flavor. The inside is filled with orange-flavored cream.

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KitKat Party Ice Cream is a white chocolate based KitKat with vanilla ice cream flavored chocolate and cream.

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Just for a short time, Seven-Eleven Japan will offer exclusive one stick ruby chocolate KitKat. Usually, this version is only available as KitKat Sublime at the KitKat Chocolatory.

KitKat Japan official website: https://nestle.jp/brand/kit/ (Japanese only)

10. Sweets Paradise - All-You-Can-Eat Christmas Delights

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Sweets Paradise is an affordable all-you-can-eat chain store in Japan. Besides a fixed menu of desserts as well as savory items, they also offer seasonal menus.

The 2019 Christmas menu will include nine different Christmas sweets. The fifty-minute all-you-can-eat courses start at 1,100 yen/person.

Sweets Paradise official website: https://www.sweets-paradise.jp/ (Japanese only)

Enjoy a Fabulous November in 2019!

There are so many tasty and adorable things to discover this November! How about getting an early taste of Christmas or catching some Pokemons when you are in Japan?

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.