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The best places in Tokyo, where you can taste excellent Japanese sweets!
There are many popular tourist destinations in Tokyo: Asakusa is known for Shinso-ji Temple, Akihabara is a Japanese subculture and pop culture, and Tokyo Sky Tree is also a famous landmark in Japan. But Tokyo is also famous for its cafes and pastry shops, where you can taste various goodies, ranging from traditional Japanese sweets to the latest ones. Here are 10 sweets stores, one of which is definitely worth a visit when traveling to Japan.
THE MOST TASTY JELATO IN THE WORLD WITH MATTE GREEN TEA: “SUZUKIEN”
Suzukien is famous for its “ice cream with the richest taste of matcha tea in the world.” The main office of Suzukien Asakusa was opened in January 2016. The shop sells a variety of delicious gelato. In addition to the usual flavors, such as chocolate, milk and black sesame, there are also 7 different match flavors. Matching taste levels range from # 1 to # 7, and # 7 has the most intense flavor.
When ordering two balls, you can choose 2 different tastes. For comparison, we recommend ordering 2 different tastes of the match.
Address: 111-0041 Tokyo, Taito, Motoasakusa, 3 Chome-4-3;
Opening hours: 10: 00-17: 00;
Closed: every third Wednesday of the month.
“TSUBOITI” – UNIQUE SWEETS WITH MATTY TASTE
Tsuboiti is a Japanese pastry shop located in the Marugoto Nippon building. Here you can taste delicious green matcha tea along with interesting purouboron sweets – match-flavored cookies. In addition, you can enjoy traditional Japanese sweets, such as siratama dango (Japanese rice dumpling).
You can also buy beautiful souvenirs, including a unique purouboron and a variety of teas.
Address: 2nd floor Marugoto Nippon (111-0032 Tokyo, Taito, Asakusa, 2 Chome-6-7);
Working hours: 10: 00-20: 00 (last order 19:30);
Say “HELLO” TOTORO! PIANO FACTORY WITH SHIRO-HIGE CREAM
At the factory of Shiro-Hige cream cakes, you can try a confectionary product available only there – Totoro cream cake. Totoro is a character of the famous Gibli anime studio “My Neighbor of Totoro”, and the owner of the Shiro-Hige cream cake factory is in fact a relative of director Hayao Miyazaki.
Located near the station Setagaya-Daya confectionery has a chic European design, the store is very similar to the house from the anime studio Ghibli. The charming Totoro cake comes in 8 different flavors, including cream cheese and caramel banana. There are also other pastries, such as Totoro cookies. You can enjoy the taste of these sweets in the store or buy them as souvenirs!
Address: 155-0033 Tokyo, Setagaya, Daita, 5 Chome-3-1;
Opening hours: 10: 30-19: 00;
Closed on Tuesday.
BREAKFASTING FESTIVALS OF SWEETS AT “HILTON TOKYO MARBLE LOUNGE”
The Hilton Tokyo Marble Lounge is located on the first floor of the Hilton Tokyo, famous for its bars and restaurants. In the “Marble Lounge” you can order various breakfasts, lunches and lunch menus, including a buffet.
Seasonal events are also held at the Hilton Tokyo Marble Lounge. One of them was a strawberry desserts fair, where a buffet of various strawberry pastries was presented as a buffet, including pasta, cakes, marshmallows, pies and more. Later, another exhibition of desserts, based on “Alice in Wonderland”, was held. On their official website you can find the latest information about the festivals in the Marble Lounge.
Address: 160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku, Nisinjuku, 6 Chome-6-2, 1st floor;
Opening hours: specify on the official website;
TRADITIONAL JAPANESE KIBIDANO: “KIBIGOYA”
Kibidango is a type of dango (rice ball) that originated in Okayama Prefecture in the 19th century. Kibigoya is a retro shop that resembles a store in the Showa period (1926–1989). Only two kinds of Japanese sweets are sold here: kibidango and varabimoti (fermented flour rice cake).
Freshly prepared kibidango and varabimoti are sprinkled with sweet soy flour kinako, they are sure to appeal to tourists.
Address: 131-0032 Tokyo, Sumida, Higasimukojima, 1 Chome-2-14;
Opening hours: 11: 00-17: 00;
Closed on Monday.
BRIGELA: A NEW WAY TO ESTIMATE ICE CREAM!
The Kiyosumi Shirakawa district in Tokyo is famous for its many cafes and sweet shops, as well as a beautiful Japanese-style garden – Kiyosumi Garden.
A confectionery called Brigela, located in Kiyosumi Shirakawa, specializes in a unique way of serving Italian ice cream.