Saturday, October 6, 2018
COFFEE BEANS & BEINGS / GORGEOUS STARBUCKS IN TOYAMA, JAPAN**
By Guest Blogger/social media content producer John Daub, producer of Only in Japan.
Where is the world's most beautiful Starbucks? Toyama, Japan, of course.
In Toyama city's Kansui Park is a shop that has won awards for it's design, but it's also the location that makes it beautiful. Those big windows overlook a lake in a park, the building resting upon grass, surrounded by sakura trees. The fresh air off the sea of Japan and the beautiful sunsets over the nearby Japanese Alps can't be forgotten. I could sip a hot cappuccino all day here.
Yeah, visiting Starbucks is certainly one attraction for many visitors because it seems more than just a chain coffee shop. To me, it a reflection of the world around us -- and a really good cup of coffee.
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I made this episode from a suggestion from a viewer in 2016 :) I also like Starbucks Japan because it's the only cafe chain that is non-smoking and has excellent coffee.
LOCATIONS featured in this video: Click here for full video.
★ Toyama Kansui Park
★ Hakodate Bayside
☆ Shibuya Tsutaya
☆ Omotesando / Harajuku Tokyu Plaza
☆ Tokyo Yaesu Sakura Dori
☆ Ueno Onishi Parek
★ Kyoto Nineizaka Yasaka Chaya
Historical note: The first Starbucks in Japan was opened in Ginza in 1996 and is located here. https://goo.gl/maps/7oVzxNJGWkn
It was recently renovated.
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This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International
Images on this post from John Daub’s Only in Japan post.