It's almost Valentine's Day, which means there are Valentine's Day chocolate shopping events at department stores in Tokyo. Of course they sell normal chocolates, but they also sell cute ones, or very "Japanese" ones that would make great gifts. Below are two department stores holding Valentine's Day events and some of the interesting chocolates that they'll be selling.

Takashimaya (Nihonbashi)

shouchu nihonshu chocolateShochu and Nihonshu Chocolates - if you enjoy drinking Japanese sake, you'll be sure to enjoy these. (Right:Tohoku Rokken Shuzou, Nihonshu bonbons / Left: Mori Izou, Shochu chocolates)
japanese chocolatesThese chocolates look like traditional Japanese sweets or chocolate ganache that taste like green tea. (Right: Saganoirodori, Hanamaro set / Left: Ujien, Green tea ganache)

Jan. 31st - Feb. 14th

Nihonbashi Takashimaya 11F, 2-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku
Access: 3 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Nihonbashi station

Daimaru Matsuzakaya (Tokyo)

sakura panda_miniMorozoff, the Sakura Panda is Daimaru's mascot. You can keep the cute box after you enjoy eating the chocolates that are designed to look like the Japanese "sakura" or cherry blossoms.
petit desser a la mode1_mini Gonzaroff, Petit Dessert a la Mode is an original Daimaru brand, these chocolates look exactly like little cakes!

Chocolat Promenade

Nov. 30th - Feb. 14th
Daimaru Tokyo 11F, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 10:00-21:00
Access: Just outside the ticket gate of the Yaesu North Exit of JR Tokyo Station
Enjoy finding that perfect gift for that special someone, or just souvenirs to take back home to your friends and family!