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Limited Edition & Seasonal Drinks | Starbucks Coffee Japan

For this blog entry I'm going to share some of the limited edition drinks that I've tried at Starbucks in Japan. Every couple of months Starbucks seem to release new limited edition items, and while sometimes its limited to drinks, its not uncommon to see limited edition food items on the menu also.


You can often find Starbucks stores in or around station areas, or in shopping malls. Why not take a look at the menu while you're visiting Japan to see what's on the menu?

I'll update this post every time I try a new item, so come back every now and again to check for updates!


Last updated: August, 2022.


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Iiji Bo Houjicha frappuccino blended cream (Ishikawa Prefecture).

石川いいじ棒ほうじ茶フラペチーノ

Start: August 3, 2022.

Last year in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Starbucks in Japan, they released 47 limited edition frappuccinos - one for every prefecture! The drinks were only available in their respective prefectures, but this summer some of the most popular flavours were released Japan wide (including this one!) The Ishikawa prefecture frappuccino had a strong houjicha (roasted green tea) flavour.

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Grape white chocolate frappuccino blended cream (Yamanashi Prefecture).

山梨ててっぶどうホワイトチョコレートクリームフラペチーノ

Start: August 3, 2022.

Another "Jimoto Frappuccino." Last year in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Starbucks in Japan, they released 47 limited edition frappuccinos - one for every prefecture! The drinks were only available in their respective prefectures, but this summer some of the most popular flavours are being released Japan wide (including this one!) This frappuccino was very sweet, with a strong flavoured grape syrup.

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Sakura cassis strawberry shiratama frappuccino and sakura chiffon cake.

さくらカシスストロベリー白玉フラペチーノ&さくらシフォンケーキ

Drink start: February 22, 2022

The cake was super spongey, and had a mild sakura taste. I loved the cassis addition to the drink. Probably more sugar than I needed to consume in one sitting, but glad to have tried these limited edition spring items.

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Sakura strawberry shiratama frappuccino, blended cream.

さくらストロベリー白玉フラペチーノ

Start: February 15, 2022

In addition to the mochi on top, this frappuccino has chunks of mochi mixed throughout. The flavour is a mix of mild strawberry and sakura.

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Bananana Banana Frappuccino, blended cream.

バナナナバナナフラペチーノ

Start: 13 April, 2022.

This drink had a super strong banana taste - I think they must have used real banana in addition to banana syrup. It was basically a banana smoothie on steroids. I added the chocolate sauce to the order.

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Coffee tiramisu frappuccino, blended cream.

コーヒーティラミスフラペチーノ

Start: Around April, 2021

I still think about this drink from time to time. Probably up there in my top 1 Starbucks drinks of all time. I loved the cakey bits, and the flavour was spot on!

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Triple nama chocolate frappuccino, blended cream.

トリプル生チョコレートフラペチーノ

Start: January 19, 2022

This was a super chocolatey frappuccino. Basically chocolate on chocolate on chocolate.

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Baked & creamy nama white chocolate frappuccino, blended cream plus chocolate cheese tart.

ベイクドアンドクリーミー生ホワイトチョコレートフラペチーノとチョコレートチーズタルト

Drink start: January 26, 2022

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Go! Pineapple frappuccino, blended juice drink.

パイナップルフラペチーノ

Start: 4 August, 2021

This pineapple frappuccino was super refreshing on a hot summer day! They weren't shy with the pineapple syrup. In addition, this drink also had some very small pineapple chunks. I would definitely seek this out if it were released again.

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Osaka Metcha Kudamon Frappuccino

大阪 めっちゃくだもんクリームフラペチーノ

Start: 30 June, 2021

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Starbucks in Japan, they released 47 limited edition frappuccinos - one for every prefecture! Osaka's version is a tribute to 'mixed juice' which is a famous drink in the prefecture. The frappuccinos were only available in their respective prefectures, so to try other flavours you needed to travel to another prefecture! Awesome marketing!

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Chocolate Tea Cake frappuccino

チョコレートティーケーキフラペチーノ 

Start: 6 June, 2021

Very, very sweet. Of course I finished the whole thing.


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Top Image: Cassis strawberry frappuccino in foreground and sakura chiffon cake in background. Bottom image: Chalkboard art advertising Peach and Pineapple frappuccinos. Image text reads: "Starbucks Japan Limited edition drinks. LisaEatsTheWorld.com"




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