When 'Frozen' was first released in 2014, it captured the hearts of Disney-lovers everywhere, but nowhere more so than in Japan, where the film gained overwhelming popularity with viewers young and old. With the release of 'Frozen 2', now screening in cinemas nationwide, comes a special Frozen-themed café. This limited-time pop-up, held at Oh My Cafe at Tokyu Plaza in Harajuku, opened on November 15 and will run until January 13 2020. At the same time, there will also be another Frozen pop-up café opening at the Gelato Pique Cafe in Tamagawa Takashimaya from November 29 to January 26 2020.
In this new sequel to Frozen, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristof and Sven venture into an enchanted forest to investigate the source of a mysterious singing voice. Along the journey they accidentally awaken mystical spirits, leading them to a great adventure.
At the pop-up cafés, dishes like ‘Anna’s Soup and Sandwich Plate’ and ‘Elsa’s Magical Pasta and Muffin Plate’ go for ¥2,390 each (yikes!) and are decorated with edible pictures of the beloved characters. For an extra ¥600 you can take the soup bowl home with you. There are hot and cold beverages to choose from as well, such as a periwinkle-blue lemon smoothie and a cheesecake flavoured milk tea (¥990 each).
If your love for the franchise leaves you undeterred by the café’s steep prices, you might also be interested in picking up a few Frozen-themed goods to make sure that you or your little ones are thoroughly decked out in the winter wonderland merchandise for the season.
In addition to the two locations in Tokyo, the Frozen Café can also be found in Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Hokkaido and Kyoto. As are most Frozen-related affairs in Japan, the café is anticipated to be immensely popular this season and booking in advance is highly recommended. Time slots are for 80 minutes each, with a booking cover charge of ¥650 per person.
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