I’ll always have a soft spot for Japan Centre as their London shop was one of the first places we were able to buy kawaii characters and Japanese snacks & drinks. They’ve grown so much over the last few years and I still order regularly and visit whenever I’m in London. Japan Centre are currently celebrating their 45th anniversary with some exciting events, offers and giveaways for all Japan fans.
Free Online Events & Classes
Join one of the free online events & classes and learn more about Japanese food, crafts, and culture. There’s everything from strawberry mochi and green tea to origami and traditional dance. Or take a virtual trip to Japan with tours of Tokyo & Osaka. If you’re near London, there are tasting events in store too.
DIY Food Kits & Up to 33% off Groceries
If you’re in the UK, Japan Centre recently launched a range of DIY food kits to make at home. Choose from sushi, katsu curry, salmon poke and matcha & sakura cookies! You can also stock up on Hello Panda biscuits, instant ramen, melon soda and all kinds of Japanese ingredients in the online shop with up to 33% off until July 18th. Shoppers outside the UK can order from the big range of magazines, books, craft supplies and kitchenware.
New Mochi Bar
I hope there’s a trip to London in my future because I really want to check out the new Japan Centre Mochi Bar. The design is adorable and they sell everything mochi including donuts, cookies and ice-cream, plus bubble tea. The exclusive merch is super cute too and I hope they’ll put it online soon.
Win A Trip To Japan!
Most excitingly, you could win a trip to Japan for you and a friend! It includes return flights ,rail passes, a guided tour of Tokyo and a free dinner so definitely worth entering. UK entries only.
PS. If you live near London and would able to visit the Mochi Bar and/or tasting events and write a post for SCK (or even just take some photos/videos), please get in touch. We can cover certain expenses and pay a small fee.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.