pinocchio

Pinocchio Dals

I recently went back to Tokyo Disneyland. I love the atmosphere and it makes for an easy day when you have six kids.

We bumped into a team of characters. It was great to see Snow White and the Dwarfs, Cruella de Ville by herself (she ate the dogs for breakfast) and Pinocchio and the gang. I must post some photos on my site shortly. Life has been very busy recently. Travelling with six kids has meant the Kimonobox Blog has been on the back burner for a while. This has got to change.

In the meantime, do you have a favourite Disney character? I am a fan of the fairy godmother in Cinderella …. I think everyone needs one!

But this little chap also is a popular guy!

I was interested to hear that a new Pinocchio doll will be released shortly.

The date is March 20, 2010 on Amazon but it can be pre-ordered for those interested.

Do you collect dolls? Are you a fan of Disney?

What a great find for Mickey fans!!

Minnie ATM

Link to Amazon Japan.

This is really a Mini or is that Minnie ATM!

Excuse the pun!!

Miska Mouska! What a great find for Minnie Mouse fans!!

Miska Mouska!! What a great find for Minnie Mouse fans!!

I was shown this item on Amazon Japan by my teenage daughter.

She first of all wants a credit card !!
Answer is “not yet buddy”!
And second of all loves anything Disney!

Mickey has the cash!!

Mickey has the cash!!

Is this the perfect contraption for an aspiring teenager?
A personal ATM fashioned in Disney style. You can even choose – a Minnie or a Mickey ATM.

Have you ever dreamed about your own ATM?

Do you talk to your kids about the importance of savings and spending?
This is a really important issue that we tackle early on in our family.

Click on this link to learn more about a Minnie ATM.

Arashi come to Disney thanks to House Foods

Arashi Disney Concert

Arashi come to Disney thanks to House Foods

Arashi come to Disney thanks to House Foods

Arashi, the successful Japanese music group, will perform at Tokyo Disney Sea with Mickey Mouse on 20th November, 2009. The event called “Premium Night” will be held as part of the House Foods (ハウス食品) campaign which will see 3,525 couples chosen to participate in this invitation only private concert.

There will also be a chance for 25 couples to win a stay at the Mira Costa Disney Hotel. Entries are due in by September 30, 2009 by postcard or on the campaign site.



Currently celebrating their 10 year anniversary as a band, they have a series of concerts planned for the year including a performance at the National Stadium on 28th August, 2009.

Yoshida-san's Disney Blog

Tokyo Disneyland Bloggers

Advert for Tokyo Disney Sea at Shibuya Station

Advert for Tokyo Disney Sea at Shibuya Station

Tokyo Disneyland located in Urayasu, Chiba-ken, is extremely popular with Japanese as a tourist attraction. It also has the highest repeat visitor rate of any of the Disney theme parks around the world.

Many Japanese visitors visit the Park a number of times a month, or in some cases, every day!

Yoshida-san's Disney Blog

Yoshida-san's Disney Blog

One of the regular visitors to TDR (Tokyo Disney Resort), which covers Disneyland and the later opened Disney Sea, is Yoshida-san and her family.

They write a blog on Ameba, one of Japan’s popular blogging platforms, and regularly rate as the number 1 blog writers in the Theme Park category, as well as around number 3 in the Travel category.

Yoshida-san’s family visit Tokyo Disney Resort everyday and keep readers informed throughout the day what is happening inside the Park. It is almost like a job for them.

Minnie Mouse makes an appearance at TDR, Notice most of the fans are not children anymore

Minnie Mouse makes an appearance at TDR, Notice most of the fans are not children anymore

The updates are quite detailed including latest goods on sale, sizes of products, pricing, weather reports, length of time required to queue for attractions, parade details, restaurant food and much more.

Regular updates are provided many times during the day from within the park directly by mobile phone, so information is timely.

The MiraCosta Hotel restaurant overlooking Disney Sea, Tokyo

The MiraCosta Hotel restaurant overlooking Disney Sea, Tokyo

Yoshida-san’s Blog at Ameba is just another example of how differently Blogs are maintained by Japanese users who often post via mobile phones rather than desktop computers.

More Information

Anyone for some plain Mickey donuts?

Conbini Monday Wk11

I went down to the Disney convenience store to check out their supplies for this weeks Conbini Monday. They had a few special Disney goodies as well as the usual great conbini supplies.

First up are some Disney specials produced by Yamazaki:

Anyone for some plain Mickey donuts?

Anyone for some plain Mickey donuts?

or maybe some soft cream puffs courtesy of Minnie

or maybe some soft cream puffs courtesy of Minnie

Pocky is a big favorite for many in Japan, with chocolate and strawberry flavors the basic staple. You can always find a lot of other special flavors depending on the location and season. I hadn’t seen this pack of apple yogurt pocky before, and they tasted good.

Apple Yogurt Pocky

Apple Yogurt Pocky

To wash down those great snacks here are 2 drinks:

Mango Purin and Orange drink

Mango Purin and Orange drink, both tasty

The find of the day goes to these ramune flavored kit kats. Ramune is a traditional Japanese soda often found at carnivals and matsuris. It has a sweet taste and is often best served cold.

Ramune flavored kit kats

Ramune flavored kit kats

these tasted surprisingly good

these tasted surprisingly good

Despite the strange almost soap looking color, these ramune flavored kit kats tasted pretty good. I still prefer the original, though.

What strange flavored kit kats have you seen or tasted in Japan? I would love to hear from you in the comments as to what you have experienced. Please leave a note to share. Thanks.