A few weeks back I went along to the Hyper Japan Christmas Market withRachel from @Konichiwakitty. We had such a fun day browsing all the cute shops, learning about Japanese culture and eating lots of good food. I was pleased to find so many red bean treats as well as hot plum wine. We even played some old school video games. If you’re a fan of all things Japanese then the next event will be in the summer time. You can find out more info here.
I hope you enjoy my vlog from the day. If you’re heading to a Hyper Japan event then my video should give you a little idea of what to expect. We went on the Friday which was the first day it opened. It wasn’t overly busy but Rachel says that at the weekend it gets super busy and it’s good to arrive early.
There were lots of independent businesses and boutiques there and I’m hoping to get a few of them involved with my Behind the Biz series. There was also a big Sanrio shop which I loved and of course, it was filled with lots of gudetama goodies – you can see him sitting in the Christmas tree.
During the late afternoon it got really cold and the hot plum wine went down a treat. It was quite sweet so if you’re not into sweet things then give the hot sake a try.
This is a wheel cake. In my vlog you’ll see that it’s filled with my all-time favourite flavour, read bean. They also had chocolate, matcha and vanilla fillings. Red bean is by far the best.
Goldfish lanterns filled a whole room. They were so beautiful to walk under. The lanterns are displayed at Yanai Goldfish Lantern Festival in Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture. You must google the festival, hit images and have a browse! I hope I get to go one day.
There were 2 more rooms filled with a variety of lanterns, illuminations and lights. I show much more of these rooms in my video. It was a really beautiful and relaxing experience.
Have you ever been to Hyper Japan?