What's Trending in Japan?! Weekly Digest (8/6 - 8/10, 2018)

Are you sick of getting late news on the newest hot topics in Japan? This weekly trend digest is the answer to your dilemma! This week's highlight is a gorgeous and delicious RAINBOW cheese sandwich that's sold in Harajuku!


Japanese Culture

1. Taste the Rainbow!

South Korea's famous "Rainbow Cheese Sandwich" has finally made its way down to Harajuku, Tokyo, and Japanese people are lovin' it!

Worried about how it'll taste? Don't be. The colors are derived from 100% edible food coloring, so the cheese just tastes like cheese. And who can resist a toasted cheese sandwich?!

As if the sandwich alone wasn't Instagrammable enough, the restaurant itself was purposefully designed to look as cute as possible. You won't be able to resist taking several photos!

2. Pikachu, We See You!

Ever heard of 3Coins? It's similar to dollar stores like Daiso, except it sells anything and everything at 300 yen (plus tax) instead of 100 yen (plus tax). On July 14, 2018, it launched a series of Pokemon merchandise that even today, people can't get enough of!

Looking for cute Pokemon plates? Slippers? Smartphone cases? Whatever you're searching for, they've probably got it in an adorable Pokemon design!

If you're a true Pokemon fan, this is how your haul will look like at the end of the day! Though this might seem like a lot, keep in mind that most of these items cost just 300 yen (plus tax). What a steal!

3. Possibly the Best Photo Spot in Japan?

Think that Japan is just filled with skyscrapers and robots? All you need to do is travel a bit outside of the city. In this case, all the way to Oishi Highlands (Oishi Kogen), which is in northern Wakayama Prefecture. That's when you'll see this.

This particular spot is garnering a lot of attention online for being the perfect photo spot. Regardless of whether you're taking a picture in the daytime or nighttime, it's almost guaranteed that the photo will turn out beautiful.

If there's one place you should visit before leaving Japan, it's this one. After all, even overseas, it's hard to find scenery as gorgeous as this. Take a photo, hang it up, and show it off to all your family and friends!

Bonus: Quench Your Thirst With Japanese Craft Beer!

This year's summer is reported to be the hottest one in a long, long time. Instead of sitting around hoping for the air-conditioner to work, why not step out and head to a craft beer bar? The craft beer scene in Japan has been picking up lately and there are a ton of options for enthusiasts to try! If you're not sure where to begin, check out the article below.


And that's that! The trends are always quickly changing, so there will always be something new from week to week. Check back in once a week and see if anything catches your eye!


Check out the weekly trends from the past 5 weeks!

What's Trending in Japan?! Weekly Digest (7/30 - 8/3, 2018)

What's Trending in Japan?! Weekly Digest (7/23 - 7/27, 2018)

What's Trending in Japan?! Weekly Digest (7/16 - 7/20, 2018)

Penguin Wind Chimes and a Bar With a Planetarium?! (7/9 - 7/13, 2018)

What's Trending in Japan?! Weekly Digest (7/2 - 7/6, 2018)

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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