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Flower & Garden Festival – Japan Pavilion

April 14, 2014

2014 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Next on our tour of the Flower & Garden Festival is the Japan Pavilion. I was excited to try the Frushi that I had been hearing so many good things about. And we loved seeing the Bonsai in 2010 we were excited to see them again.

2014 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Hanami Booth

Hanami is the Outdoor Kitchen located in the Japan Pavilion for the festival. Since it was the third stop on our tour we decided to get the frushi and dessert.

2014 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Frushi is fresh pineapple, strawberries and melon, rolled with coconut rice, topped with raspberry sauce, sprinkled with toasted coconut, in a fruit wrap, and served with whipped cream on the side. I had heard so many good things about that I was afraid I was going to be disappointed but I wasn’t. It was really, really good! The rice was cooked perfectly and it was sweet but not too sweet. I really wish it was available all the time!

2014 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Japanese Puffed Rice Cakes & Frushi

We also tried the Japanese puffed rice cakes with green tea whipped cream, sweet Azuki red bean, white chocolate, and raspberry sauce. This was another hit! While I really couldn’t taste the green tea flavor the whipped cream was light and creamy and the Azuki on top was delicious. It’s not often that Drew and I fight over who is going to finish what but we did with these two dishes.


2014 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Each Bonsai is from a member of the Bonsai Societies of Florida and I am in awe of the skill the possess and the time they take to make these beautiful creations. Each Bonsai displayed lists how old the plant is and the member it belongs to. Thank you so much for sharing these with us! These are just a few of them.

2014 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

2014 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

2014 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Make sure you spend some time in the Japan Pavilion during the Flower & Garden Festival. You won’t regret it. For more festival fun you can check out our overview of the United Kingdom Pavilion here.

  • SuperMommyClub
    April 20, 2014 at 1:16 am

    I always love to see the Bonsai during the Festival – it always amazes me how they make something so small look so awesome!

  • Mickey_MDOD
    April 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    The Japan pavilion is one of the most picturesque pavilions in World Showcase!  I’ve never had a Frushi before, but I do like some sushi so maybe I’ll try some next time!

  • RoeMo326
    April 15, 2014 at 10:25 am

    That looks delicious and I love the serenity of the Japan pavilion! I can’t wait to give this a try next trip.

    Rosanne @ The Disney Point

  • HeidiPortzlineStrawser
    April 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

    You’re the second person that bragged up that Frushi.  I wouldn’t touch real Sushi with a 10-foot pole, but this looks and sounds amazing!  And those Bonsai Trees are so cool!  Thanks for sharing your amazing pictures and thoughts!

  • FrontierlandSta
    April 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    The frushi sounds delicious! I would love to try it sometime!