Almost anywhere in the world Starbucks is existing. Japanese people love there, too. The shop in Japan has their own menu such as Houji-cha(Brown Japanese tea) Latte that I love and miss. But the adaptation to the country is not only that. Some Japanese Starbucks’s architectures adapt themselves to communities which have tradition.
The company calls the shops “Regional Landmark Store” and the shop’s architectures are designed in places of an icon of history, culture, artifact and the development of industry. Customers can find local elements of the communities from the Japanese style Sturbucks and feel bonds with the place they visit.
The shop doesn’t have a web page that explains and introduces what Regional Landmark Store is in English, so I put a Japanese one here.
About “Regional Landmark Store” in Japanese
There are Regional Landmark Stores in historic and tourist places such as Kyoto, Kamakura, Kawagoe, Kobe and Izumo. Also, some of them were build by sustainable way/ materials.
I found a good article in a website of “Japan Travel.” Check the shops here.