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iTunes gift cards from Japan

iTunes gift cards why so japan

iTunes gift cards are perfect if you have a need to download games and media from the Japanese iTunes store.

Some music and apps are only available in the Japanese version of iTunes. For instance,  I play a game called Jubeat Plus which is free to download from the Japanese iTunes Store, but to buy an in-app purchase for the game I used credit from a Japanese iTunes gift card.

Unless you live in Japan and have a bank card that is issued via a Japanese bank, then the only way to buy stuff off the Japanese iTunes store is to buy gift cards with a prepaid value on them, that you then redeem once logged in to iTunes.

If you don’t have a Japanese iTunes account and dont know how to create one, just do a quick search online where you will find lots of help with this.

To get hold of the iTunes gift card what I do is while I’m in Japan I normally stock up on the cards by buying them from a shop. Most big electrical shops sell them and you can also buy them in the discount store Don Quijote.

You can also buy the cards online, but normally there is some sort of extra fee involved in this.

Interested in playing Jubeat Plus? You can get it here: Jubeat Plus (Japanese iTunes)

Do you use the Japanese iTunes? What are your favorite apps?





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Kit Kat in Japan

Kit Kat and Japan

When Im in Japan I love visiting the confectionery shells in the convenience stores to see what I could find. Most of the candy I had never seen before. There are some that I know, like Pocky thats all over the world nowadays. But one of them that has a strong presents on the market is Kit Kat.

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Kit Kat in Europe

Kit kat in Europe is quite normal and boring really. Its normally just milk chocolate, but I have seen more flavours starting to come out onto the market, but noting as a great as the Japanese market is.

Kit Kat in Japan

Since Japan is a hard market to break into for a western company its nice when you do find a brand that you heard of before. But for Kit Kat its not just the normal milk chocolate that we are most used to. Instead, in Japan you find them in all diffrent flavours. Lots of them that I had never even seen or dreamed of. Quite often Kit Kat is sold in a sort of gift box pack where you get many small packs of the same flavor in. A box which can be great to take home as a gift for someone.

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Limited edition

Kit Kat is also often releasing limited edtion flavours. Here is a little list of flavours that are or have been available:

  • Rum & Raisin
  • Wasabi
  • Green tea
  • Strewberry cheese cake
  • Dark Soy Flour
  • Halloween Pumpkin Pudding and Cinnamon Cookie
  • Petite Bitter Chocolate
  • Vanilla Ice cream
  • Sweetness Raspberry
  • Yubari melon
  • Tea
  • Soy Sauce Limited
  • Shinshu Ringo Apple

 

Check out this link for more flavors and pictures:
http://stuffwecollect.com/kit-kats-from-japan-a-culinary-collecting-obsession

So, whats your favourite flavor of Kit Kat?





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