Bubble tea fans: There's a Tokyo theme park dedicated to your favourite drink

Bubble tea fans: There's a Tokyo theme park dedicated to your favourite drink

This pop-up attraction in Harajuku is filled with all things boba, including a pit filled with giant balls that look like tapioca pearls.

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It's someone's idea of bubble tea heaven. (Photo: Twitter/@tapioca_land)

Tokyo Tapioca Land may not sound as grand as Tokyo Disneyland, but the new pop-up attraction in the Japanese capital has drawn its fair share of fans – specifically those who love bubble tea.

Located in the city’s colourful fashion district right in front of Harajuku train station, in a shopping area called "jing", Tapioca Land is a bubble tea lover's idea of boba heaven. The pop-up opened on Aug 13 and will be available until Sep 16.

The space is filled with Instagram-worthy photo booths to capture the perfect picture to tell the world that you’re having a bubble-tastic time. There’s also a collection of popular bubble tea stands, including Lab Lap by Cha-Nom Tokyo, and a pit filled with giant balls that look like tapioca pearls.

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A pit filled with giant balls that look like tapioca pearls. (Photo: Twitter/@tapioca_land)

For just ¥1200 (S$15.70) per person, which includes a welcome drink, you can indulge in your love of the sweet treat and take cute photos to your heart’s content. One thousand pre-sale tickets at ¥1000 each were sold out when the event was first announced in July.

For those 20 years and older, there's also an adults-only Tapioca Land Nights on Friday evenings that will serve milk tea-based cocktails. 

Tapioca Land is organised by the Tokyo Photogenic Team, which also gave us Tokyo Ice Cream Land in 2017 and Tokyo Donut Land in 2018.

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Indulge in all things bubble tea at Tokyo Tapioca Land. (Photo: Twitter/@tapioca_land)

Reactions to Tapioca Land have been mixed, though, with some visitors unhappy over the steep ticket price, no re-entry and lack of restrooms. However, if you’d like to spend a few hours surrounded by all things milk tea, you might find the whole thing kawaii.

Source: CNA/sr

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