Tokyo may be in the middle of cherry blossom season right now, but for those who plan to visit in late April and May, the star attractions will shift from the pastel pink sakura trees dropping delicate petals onto picnic sheets to beautiful purple hanging garlands and canopies of wisteria, relaxing pale blue hills covered in nemophilia and warm, sunny expanses of fields carpeted with canola flowers. If you're unfamiliar with these three, they are respectively famous in Tochigi Prefecture (most notably the Ashikaga Flower Park, as we've reported before), Ibaraki Prefecture (at the Hitachi Seaside Park), and along local Kominato and Isumi railway lines in Chiba Prefecture (as well as many other spots in the Kanto Area).

Purple wisterias at Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi

Nemophilia flowers at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki


Canola (rapeseed) flowers in Chiba Prefecture

Flowers Little Trip

In its drive to become a "communication cafe rooted in local communities," Tully's Japan has featured seven different regions of Japan thus far with limited products and goods. Now, for the mid to late Spring season 2019, it is focusing on the Kanto Area with "Flowers Little Trip," a new campaign for 59 Tully's locations in Tochigi, Ibaraki and Chiba Prefectures, all three of which have a high density of famous flower-viewing spots.

As the name "Flowers Little Trip" and the image of a train in the logo implies, Tully's Japan hopes you'll be inspired to take a little trip to visit these spots which are within traveling distance for a day-trip from Tokyo, and stop by one of their Tully's locations along the way.

Product Lineup

Let's take a look at the drinks, desserts and other special goods which are part of this limited Spring lineup.

Sugar Blooming Tapioca Royal Milk Tea

Using a palette inspired by the wisteria and nemophilia flowers, this kawaii concoction takes the already delicious Tapioca Royal Milk Tea and tops it with strawberry whip and blue sugar to achieve its effect.

Price: 590 JPY (Tall size only)

T's Parfait Bart Spring Blossom

The exciting seven-layer T's Parfait Bart takes a colorful Spring twist with cassis, orange and yogurt layers, topped with a scoop of ice cream of your choice.

Price: 590 JPY

Other Goods

  • Tenugui cloth in floral motif, 3 varieties, by tenugui specialty brand Kamawanu: (L to R) Wildflowers (1,080 JPY), Clover (1,296 JPY), Canola Flowers (1,296 JPY)
  • Kanto Area limited tumblers: 1,540 JPY. Designed in a motif featuring representative flowers of the three prefectures.
  • Tully's "Hanairogoromo" Mini Teddy Bear: 580 JPY. Hanairogoromo 花色衣 means a cheerful smile like flowers in bloom, just like this teddy's bright floral print.
  • Kanto Area Limited Kasama Mug (Red, Green): 2,300 JPY ea. Handmade in Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture, these mugs are known for their subtle floral shape.
  • Kanto Area Limited Tully's Card. Designed in a motif featuring representative flowers of the three prefectures.

When to go

To enjoy these tasty goods and colorful limited products, visit one of Tully's 59 participating locations in Tochigi, Ibaraki and Chiba Prefectures between April 5th and May 19th.

For more information on the complete lineup and participating stores, view Tully's press release (in Japanese) here.

By - Ben K.