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Pink Drinks: Best Places in Japan for Sakura Drinks!

Karina IkedoKarina Ikedo
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December 15, 2023
A bunch of sakura pink drinks along with snacks.

Sakura (cherry blossom) season is the best season in Japan! This pretty pink blossom is a national symbol and is considered the most loved bloom in Japan. Because of this, cafes all over Japan make delicious pink drinks in the spirit of the season! Let’s look at some of the best places to sip delicious and insta-worthy pink drinks!

Starbucks Japan

Every holiday season, Starbucks comes out with a variety of specialty drinks. And sakura season is no different. It is one of the most popular times of the year for Starbucks. The beloved sakura latte and frappuccino usually come into the spotlight with the many sakura Japan Starbucks drinks.

A sakura Frappuccino and latte from Starbucks japan.
You can always count on Starbucks to come through during sakura season! Image via Moshi Moshi Nippon

From special “sakuraberry” and soy lattes to sakura milk with strawberry jelly and sakura milk pudding frappuccinos. There are even drinks that have a sakura tree design in the milk foam made with chocolate sauce and sakura shavings.

Cheaper options for Starbucks lovers are the Starbucks konbini (convenience store) drinks. You can get the sakura smoothie in any fridge section of the konbini. The smooth is flavored with sakura and mixed with vanilla, plus a layer of strawberry jelly on the bottom. It even comes with its tiny green straw to drink with, like the stem of the cherry blossom!

Tully’s Coffee

Tully’s Coffee is a popular coffeehouse that adds a dazzling range of cherry blossom treats every year! They offer delicious-looking pink drinks. And one that always sits on the hot spot is the sakura tea cappuccino. It combines royal milk tea and a rich sakura-flavored sauce with pink chocolate shavings.

Matcha and sakura is a match made in heaven, and at Tully’s Coffee, you can enjoy their sakura matcha latte. It comes filled with the rich flavor of matcha powdered green tea. The green drink is topped off with whipped cream and sakura sauce, combining sweet and tart flavors.

A sakura latte from Tully's Coffee featuring Tom and Jerry branding, one of many pink drinks.
This drink features the famous cartoon duo Tom and Jerry! Image via Enuchi Lifestyle in Japan

As if combining divine flavors wasn’t enough, they also collaborated with the iconic cartoon characters Tom and Jerry. The collection has pink drinks scented with cherry blossoms and fruits. Choices include a latte with condensed milk and topped with sauce, strawberry chocolate petals, and sakura tea. They are mellow, fruity drinks with creamy fruit sauces and a fragrant, fluffy sakura sauce.

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Lindt Japan

Swiss chocolatier Lindt is one such chain that’s hopped on the sakura train in Japan. Every year, they release a new pink drink that will taste irresistible as they feature their decadent chocolates. 

Sakura chocolate drinks from Lindt Japan.
Lindt chocolate drinks are rich and delicious! Image via Japan Today

Try the sakura-scented pistachio chocolate drink, a blend of Lindt white chocolate, pistachio paste, and cherry blossom sauce. The top is finished with a sweet and sour sakura foam with a hint of cherry blossoms. 

Another fan’s favorite is the sakura caramelized chocolate drink. The beverage’s base is white chocolate, with a blend of two types of cherry, achieving a pretty light pink color. But the cherry on top of the cake is the pink caramel flakes and the sakura-shaped chocolate. There’s also a clear sakura sauce, which helps give it a tantalizingly glossy look. All to give the gorgeous impression of falling sakura dancing in the wind.

Eggs n Things

Along with the rest of Japan, Eggs n’ Things are celebrating the arrival of spring with sakura-flavored drinks. This famous Hawaiian pancake house has delicious pink drinks that go perfectly with their fluffy pancakes! 

A few pink drinks from Eggs n Things in Japan.
Eggs n Things also has an amazing sakura menu! Image via Fashion Press

The sakura lemonade is a refreshing soda with lemonade and cherry blossom jelly floating on top like sakura petals. Another drink not to miss is the sakura milk. It is a mildly sweet cup of warm milk with a whipped cream topping. The sweet sakura aroma wafts through your nostrils as you bring the cup close to your lips. Sounds like a great break after gazing at the countless cherry blossom trees scattered around town.

Why should you check out these pink drinks?

Spring is fast approaching, and soon, Japan will be fully immersed in cherry blossom fever. In the meantime, Japan’s coffee shops are making sure there will be a ton of springtime beverages to choose from. From Starbucks’ sakura tree foam art to Tully’s Tom and Jerry drinks, each drink seems more elaborate than the last.

A cappuccino surrounded by pink flowers.
What pink drinks would you like to try this spring? Image via Shutterstock

With many tempting limited-time drinks to try, take the time to stop by these spots that serve flavorful pink drinks. It lets you experience a full blossoming sakura in just one gulp! If you are in Japan during the sakura season, don’t miss the chance to treat yourself to delicious cherry blossom drinks. When spring rolls around every year, do you long for that sweet sakura flavor? Do you have a favorite sakura drink? Let us know in the comments below!

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