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Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland 2015

If you like Disney and Halloween, then Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland is a great way to experience the best of both worlds. The Halloween season runs from early September until the end of October each year. The best part is that in the first and last week of the season, adults are allowed to dress in Disney themed costumes. In this post we’ll look at some of the costumes, cosplays, and decorations from Tokyo Disneyland’s Halloween 2015.

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Daily Chiko: the giant soft serve at Nakano Broadway

Daily Chiko (デイリーチコ) is a small ice-cream shop famous for its giant soft serves made of every flavor that they sell. Located on the basement floor of the Nakano Broadway shopping centre, what looks like a modest ice-cream shop has become one of Nakano’s major attractions. We made the pilgrimage to Nakano Broadway to try Daily Chiko’s Tokudai Soft Cream (特大ソフトクリーム).

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Takano Fruit Parlour: couture fruits and parfaits

Shinjuku Takano is a purveyor of couture gift fruits and gourmet fruit dessert creations, and has been around since 1885. As the name suggests, its main store is in the Tokyo suburb of Shinjuku. It takes up several floors, with each level dedicated to something different (but always fruit-related), from expensive fruits in gift boxes to take-away treats, gourmet jellies, and a fruit parlour serving gorgeous parfaits made from seasonal fresh fruit. The top floor of the Shinjuku Takano flagship building is the Takano Fruit Parlour – a must for any parfait lover, and anyone with a taste for fresh fruit desserts.

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Berry Parlour by Cafe Comme Ca: beautiful parfaits and cakes

Berry Parlour is one of several cafes owned by the clothing and homewares company, Comme Ca. Don’t be put off by the fact that the cafes are run by a clothing company; their cakes and parfaits are real works of art. This is a big call, but I think the fruit parfaits and tarts at Cafe Comme Ca’s Berry Parlour may be some of the most beautiful that you will find. And they taste every bit as good as they look.

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Maid Cafe: Maidreamin Digitized Cafe in Shibuya

Themed cafes are a big thing in Japan, and one of the most popular type of themed cafe is the maid cafe (メイド喫茶 or メイドカフ). You might see these included in lists of crazy cafes and weird themed restaurants, and more specifically, in amongst a sub-category of unusual themed eateries known as cosplay restaurants (コスプレ系飲食店). If you’re interested in trying out some themed dining options in Japan, you might want to think about adding a maid cafe to your itinerary.

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