To commemorate the debut of Sailor Moon Crystal on Japanese television, a special Sailor Moon-themed cafe will open at Anion Station for a limited time.

For one month, the Sailor Moon cafe will feature themed food, drinks, and even a live public viewing of the television broadcast. It will open on April 6th and stay open late every Monday since the show doesn’t air until 11PM.

This is a reservation only cafe and you’ll be charged not just for your food, but for your time there, too. There’s a service charge of 1000 yen (or $8.40) an hour from 11AM to 4PM and then it jumps to the double that from 4PM to close.

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Japan has all sorts of Kit Kat flavors that we don’t get in the United States and a lot of them seem like they would be delicious. This one looks questionable. Apple pie and carrot Kit Kats are a new flavor available in Japan for Easter. These limited edition flavors are collectible and even considered lucky so they are pretty sure to be a hit. This is one flavor that Japan can keep.

See Also: There’s A Kit Kat Sandwich In Japan. Let’s All Fly There

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Japan’s already known for having the most unique flavors of Kit Kats and now they’re breaking ground again with a Kit Kat sandwich.

Fast food chain First Kitchen will is behind the cocoction. But, what is a Kit Kat sandwich? Imagine a Kit-Kat topped with whipped cream, sprinkled with orange peel on white bread. Yum.

It even uses a specially made Kit Kat called a “Kit-Kat for Cafe” which is made to be dipped in hot drinks and is a bit crunchier.

Show of hands: how many of you are going to try this at home?

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Japan will be getting a Burger King fragrance called “Flame-Grilled” in honor of Whopper Day on April 1st. Yes, even though that is also April Fools’ Day the product appears to be real—as is the unofficial holiday. Burger King Japan even registered it with the Japanese Anniversary Association.

According to Fashion Snap, the word “whopper” can also mean “lie” so making April 1st the official Whopper Day makes some sense. Again, it’s far too early to be celebrating April Fools’, and there’s nothing that indicates that this is a joke thus far.

So, assuming that this is the real deal, the limited edition scent will go on sale for 5,000 yen or about $42 and will come with a Whopper. It’ll be one to a customer when they go on sale at 10:30 in the morning.

And because smelling like a burger isn’t enough to celebrate Whopper Day, they’re also offering a Whopper Pass for 30 days of Whopper meals from April 1st through the 30th. They usually cost around $6.93 each and the pass will be $41 so that’ll be quite a steal, assuming you can manage 30 of them in a single month.

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Mochi is a rice cake dessert from Japan, and it’s an important part of Japanese culture. In fact, it’s traditional for Japanese families to gather together during the New Year’s holiday to make mochi. The process of making this dessert is called mochitsuki (which means “mochi pounding”).

Speaking of mochi pounding, there are a number of mochi shops throughout Japan that put their own spin on the art. There’s one shop in particular called Nakatanidou that truly stands out. First off, they specialize in yomogimochi (that’s basically mochi that’s mixed with mugwort, which gives the mochi pictured above that iconic green color), and secondly, the shop claims that its mochi makers are the fastest in all of Japan.

You’ll see in the following video that the shop’s mochi-making duo is extremely fast (nothing is sped up, by the way), and they make an excellent team–I mean, there timing is outstanding! Trust me, you’ll be impressed.

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Cat cafes are popping up all over Japan, so I definitely get the appeal behind this kitchen brand. When heated up, can be used to burn a little kitty paw onto your food as a fun decorative flourish. It’s certainly a lot better than the reality of your cat walking all over your food.

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It’s the next best thing to jacuzzi.

YouTuber Hajime recently took it upon himself to cover his entire body in Mentos and then jump into a ridiculously small bathtub full of Coke Zero. The result, as you can probably guess, was rather fizzy. Also, I now know what a bathtub full of Coke looks like… and it’s definitely unappealing.

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Ok, I love tomatoes just as much as the next guy, but I don’t think I could stomach eating a tomato while I’m jogging around the block.

Kagome, a Japanese juice and ketchup company, designed this strange backpack/tomato dispenser for the Japan Marathon. The health benefits of tomatoes aside, the backpack is really just a PR stunt to help to promote tomatoes: since 2008, Dole Japan has sponsored the Japan Marathon, and they provide tons of bananas to help keep all those runners energized. It looks like Kagome is hoping to drive some attention away from bananas and over towards tomatoes.

Yeah, I think I’d rather snack on a banana while I’m running.

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If you and your S.O. are planning on pigging out on chocolate this Valentine’s Day, then a chocolate piggie from Tokyo-based candy manufacturers, tutto bene would be the perfect treat. Then again, it might send the wrooooooong message.

Though it’s a Japanese company, the candy makers’ name is derived from an Italian saying that means, “Everything is great.” In keeping with the whole Italian thing, the company makes a variety of chocolates that are pig-shaped, since Italy is (apparently) pretty well known for its pig-themed good luck charms, symbols and trinkets.

The company offers a few different piggie chocolates, but all of them are definitely tasty. The big guy pictured up top is the Gran Siesta, a 2.2-hunk of chocolate that’s made with 35 percent cocoa butter and it’s priced at $68, or 8,000 yen. There’s also the Juliette II, a smaller, tutu-wearing chocolate piggie that costs 600 yen, or roughly $5. Lastly, there’s the Figaro set, which features a mixture chocolate “cuts” that are arranged to look like a butcher’s pork diagram. That one runs for 1,800 yen or roughly $15.

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The Pokémon pop-up cafe is back and this time it’s in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood. The Cafe opened on January 9th and will remain open until the end of February.

See Also: This Final Fantasy-Themed Restaurant Is A Gamer’s Dream

Naturally, the cafe is hugely popular. It’s all-too-common to see people lined up outside for hours just waiting to get a table. The decor is, of course, Pokémon-themed, and the employees even wear little Pikachu tails. Menu items include speciality drinks that come with cool Pokémon gear, like Poké Ball mugs. Plus, if you can’t convince your friends to stand in line with you for hours, you can share your table with a cute stuffed Pikachu. Although, from what I’ve read, Mr. Pikachu is pretty cheap and won’t offer to split the bill.

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