Kyoto, Japan Starbucks Mug

While staying in Nagoya I did a day trip to Kyoto which only took 30 minutes on the bullet train! Talk about convenient!

I had been there seven years ago but didn’t get the chance to see any of the real famous sites such as the Golden Pavillion. It’s definitely worth a visit and is something that everyone should see at least once. Best to go in off peak seasons though as I went in Golden Week and the place was absolutely packed. Wasn’t too bad though.

Kyoto Japan Starbucks Coffee Mug

Kyoto Japan Starbucks Coffee Mug

Besides the famous tourist attractions, one of the other reasons I wanted to go again was because like many of the other Japanese cities, they had updated their Starbucks City Mugs with an awesome new design (will blog about the original Kyoto mug soon). I had seen this mug for sale at Narita airport since it came out in 2010 but refused to buy one for myself as I like to buy my mugs as a momento of my own travels.

This new design really is beautiful. Check out my video of the Kyoto Starbucks Mug I took at the famous Golden Pavillion to see all sides of the design.

I love the colour usage and how they’ve included the many aspects of Kyoto culture such as the willow trees, the Gaisha, the fans, the Golden Pavillion itself as well as some sakura. I love the classy tan and brown colours contrasted by the colourful colours of the gaisha and fans and the new metalic gold paint is a really nice addition.

I have to say this mug is now one of my favourites that I use on a very regular basis. I wonder if they’ll update the design again now that Starbucks has updated their logo?

Comments (2)

SidFebruary 2nd, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Is this found only in Kyoto, or can I find it in any Starbucks in Japan? I was in Kyoto recently, but forgot to look for this!

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February 13th, 2012 at 1:36 am

Only in Kyoto, sorry! Though I do think the Starbucks at Narita airport sells mugs from all over Japan so you can pick one up there before you fly out.

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