Starbucks Japan are notorious to sell beautiful products with creative designs. The Sakura or Momiji mugs for example are super popular and are sold out super fast!
But Starbucks Japan didn’t have its “Been There” series yet! This year, they finally released their own “Been There” series with 20 new designs for mugs, tumblers and cards. These designs feature 19 prefectures (+1 for Japan as a country) and are available ONLY in each prefecture.
If you are a collector, it’s time to travel!
The timing of the launch is probably not a coincidence. The state of emergency has recently been lifted in Japan and the government want to slowly encourage people to travel within the country in order to revive the economy.
Now, we have one more reason to discover or re-discover the prefectures of Japan!
To get back to the Been There series, we select 5 designs that the team at Sugoii Japan really love!
We are probably a bit biased as we all live in Tokyo but who would disagree that the Tokyo design is super cool? It features the Kaminarimon gate of Sensoji temple, Sakura petals, Ginkgo leafs, Nakameguro and Meguro river, the panda of Ueno zoo, etc…
WIN THIS TUMBLER: We will send this tumbler to 2 lucky participants of our contest. All you have to do is to share this post on Facebook and we will contact you if you won the tumbler. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be contacted within a week (before the 28th of October). Good luck!
On Osaka mug, we can obviously see takoyaki, more Japanese street food and Ebisubashi, a popular party neighbourhood in the south part of the city.
We couldn’t miss the Okinawa tumbler with its kawaii shisa (lion-like guardians), a manta ray, beautiful beaches, a traditional dancer and a sanshin (local shamisen).
We also found the Nagoya mug very cute! It features a lot of local food including miso nikomi udon, the 2 golden carps that you can see on top of Nagoya castle and the city skyline.
We finish this top 5 with the Hiroshima mug. We can see here momiji leaves, okonomiyaki, lemons, oranges and oysters.
Here are the full list of prefectures that have been featured in this “Been There Series” in Japan:
We regret a little bit that all the prefectures of Japan have not been represented here. But maybe 47 was a bit too much?
Discover all the products of this campaign in Starbucks Japan website.