Starbucks Japan

Photo credit: Ruffee Cola

The Starbucks you see above is the Kobe Kitano Ijinkan store, located in a historic 19th century Western style building. The two-story structure was originally erected in 1907 for Americans residing in Kobe at the time and called the “Kitano Monogatari-kan” (lit: Kitano Story House). After being damaged in the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, it was donated to the city of Kobe, which then dismantled it and reconstructed the building as a Starbucks in its current location. According to Rocket News 24, “placing your order at the first floor bar, you can choose from a variety of rooms to enjoy your drink in. There’s a spacious lounge, a dining room complete with cupboards, and even a small study that feels just like your own private refuge.” Continue reading for more things you’ll only find in Japan (and maybe other parts of Asia).

10. Tiramisu Frappuccinos

Tiramisu Frappuccino

9. Sakura White Chocolate Frappuccino

Sakura Frappuccino

8. Orange Brulee Latte

Orange Latte

7. Crunchy Caramel Machiato

Caramel Machiato

6. Lemon Latte

Lemon Latte

5. Caramel Flan Frappuccino

Flan Frappuccino

4. Chocolate Pretzel Mocha

Chocolate Pretzel Mocha

3. Chocolate Banana Frappucino

Chocolate Banana Frappuccino

2. Cherry Chiffon Cake, Macaroons, Cookie Balls

Cherry Chiffon Cake

1. Chunky Cookie Blended Frappuccino

Cookie Frappuccino

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