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It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Tokyo, but there are a surprising amount of excellent donuts shops throughout Tokyo. Below is a list of some of the best Tokyo donut shops that are worth checking out!

Tokyo Donut Shops: Camden’s Blue Star Donuts

Camden's Tokyo Donut Shops

This Tokyo donut shop is my personal favorite on the list! Camden’s Blue Star Donuts started in Portland, USA and then expanded to Tokyo and other parts of Japan. These brioche-style donuts are baked from scratch, in-house, to ensure freshness and quality of each treat.

The Daikanyama shop is located in The Mart at Fred Segal, which is surrounded by other cool shops and cafes that are definitely worth checking out.

Flavors include: Blueberry Bourbon Basil, Cointreau Crème Brulee, Matcha Latte (exclusive to Japan locations), Raspberry Pistachio, and Plain Glaze.

Average Price: Although a little pricey, around 500 yen, these donuts are definitely worth it.

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Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant Tokyo Donut Shops

Like many other places on this list, Doughnut Plant originated in New York City and expanded to Tokyo. These donuts are not only beautiful and delicious, but are also all natural, seasonal and made with fresh high quality ingredients. There are also no eggs, preservatives, or artificial flavorings or colors. Doughnut Plant even has some vegan options, which are just as delicious as the rest!

Flavors include: Cake Donuts – Vanilla Bean, Soymilk Triple Berry, Blueberry Cream Cheese & Jam

Bakery Donuts – Vanola Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Soymilk Triple Berry & Jam

Average Price: These donuts range from 200-400 yen, depending on flavor and size

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ADDRESS: Link to Locations (Google Translate)

Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee

Dumbo Tokyo Donut Shops

You know you’re at Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee when you see the pink signs and the line out the door. Tucked in a back street of Azabujuban, this coffee and donut shop is extremely popular for its oversized donuts and beautiful lattes.

In my opinion, they are not the best donuts on this list in terms of taste (a little greasy for my liking), but they sure do make for great pictures! And the coffee is excellent.

Flavors include: Lemon Poppy Seed, Raspberry, Matcha Cream Cheese, and Plain Glaze

Average Price: Most donuts are between 300-400 yen.

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Nearest Station: 1-minute walk from Azabu Juban Station (exit 1) (click on the Google Map for walking directions)

ADDRESS: 1F, 2-17-6, Azabujuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0045

Hours of Operation: 9:00 – 7:00PM

Floresta Nature Doughnuts

Floresta Tokyo Donut Shops

I first stumbled upon Floresta Nature Doughnuts in Kamakura and was immediately drawn to how cute the treats were. Luckily for me (and you!), there are a few closer Floresta locations throughout Tokyo. Each Floresta donut is organic, baked daily, and hand-decorated to look like different animals. Not all designs and flavors are available at all times or at every location, so it’s best to go earlier in the day before they sell out.

Flavors include: Strawberry (pig) and Chocolate (cat)

Average Price: These donuts are around 200 yen, but vary depending on flavor and animal.

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ADDRESS: Link to Locations (Google Translate)

Good Town Doughnuts

Good Town Tokyo Donut Shops

Good Town Doughnuts and Coffee was my first Tokyo donut shop experience and it did not disappoint. Freshly made every day, these donuts are chewy, soft and very filling!

The shop’s aesthetic screams hyper-Americana, making it the perfect backdrop to take pictures of your sweets. Although known for their donuts, Good Town also sells specialty coffee, ice cream, cookies, and a variety of lunch and breakfast dishes!

Even if it may not be their prettiest donut, I highly recommend the Nutella donut, and ask for it warmed up. The gooey Nutella filling running down your hand makes it more fun and delicious!

Flavors Include: Kyoto Uji Matcha, Maple Bacon, Hibiscus, and Smile Mango

Average Price: These donuts are on the pricier side, at about 400-500 yen (but totally worth it)

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Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Meijijingu-Mae Station (click on the Google Map for walking directions)

ADDRESS: 6-12-6 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo J-cube B 1F

Hours of Operation: 10:00 – 8:00PM

Macanon

Macanon Tokyo Donut Shops

If you are gluten-free, this is the Tokyo donut shop for you! Macanon donuts are made with rice flour from Kumamoto, making the texture very soft and rich. Unlike traditional fried and sugary donuts, these are baked and are not glazed. If you’re lucky, you can get a piping hot donut right out of the oven!

Flavors Include: Plain, Orange, Rum Raisin, and Brandy

Average Price: A plain donut is 180 yen and other prices vary depending on flavor

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Nearest Station: 6-minute walk from Meijijingu-Mae Station (click on the Google Map for walking directions)

ADDRESS: 4 Chome-24-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001

Hours of Operation: 11:00 – 7:00PM

nico donuts

Nico Tokyo Donut Shops

This tiny Tokyo donut shop is located in the heart of Azabujuban. These donuts are unique because they are made with soybean paste, which absorbs less oil, so they are slightly healthier than the average donut (but just as delicious). They are a little small, so I recommend getting more than one.

Flavors Include: Vanilla Bean Sugar, Triple Berry, Matcha, and Sesame Seed

Average Price: These donuts start at 170 yen

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Nearest Station: 4-minute walk from Azabujuban Station (click on the Google Map for walking directions)

ADDRESS: 1-7-9 Azabu Juban Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0045

Hours of Operation: 10:00 – 8:00PM (or until sold out)

SOAKS (OK Doughnuts)

SOAKS Tokyo Donut Shops

OK Doughnuts are definitely more than just OK. These may be the most unique and interesting donuts on the list. All of the donuts in this café are organic and are made from 100% vegetable powder, which is packed with tons of vitamins and minerals. SOAKS also swaps out white flour and refined sugar for whole-wheat flour and beet sugar. These donuts are not only delicious, but they are guilt-free too!

Flavors Include: Ginger, Tomato, and Original (lotus root)

Average Price: Between 150-200 yen – surprisingly inexpensive for the quality!

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Nearest Station: 2-minute walk from Naka-Meguro Station (click on the Google Map for walking directions)

ADDRESS: 1-5-10 Kamimeguro Meguro-Ku Tokyo

Hours of Operation: 10:30 – 11:00PM

Streamer Coffee Company

Streamer Tokyo Donut Shops

Streamer Coffee Company is famous around Tokyo and on Instagram for its Military donut, excellent coffee, and beautiful latte art.

Flavors Include: Blueberry Glaze, Military (coffee, matcha and chocolate), and Vanilla Bean

Average Price: Around 400-500 yen.

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ADDRESS: Link to Locations

March 24, 2017 0 comment
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Marion Crepes

Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori would not be the same without a full bevy of stores and cafes that accentuate the street fashion this street has become famous for. In between the lolita shops like Milk, Body Line, and Metamorphose as well as edgier shops such as Monki and Panama Boy, you will be able to find the adorable little cafes where the fashionable youth gather. Here you can indulge in the sweet desserts and delicacies that Takeshita-dori is known for almost as much for as their fashion.

Marion Crepes

The most famous crepe shop in Harajuku is Marion Crepes. Marion Crepes started their crepe revolution in 1976 as one of the only food carts in Harajuku. When they moved to their current location a few years later, they quickly became just as much a part of the Harajuku culture as the lolita girls standing behind the counter making the orders.

Just like their history, Marion Crepe’s menu is unbelievably long. Whether you crave sweet or savory, you will walk away with something unique and delicious. You could get a simple strawberry jam and whipped cream crepe that will be wrapped in a tight little triangle. Or if you want to go all out, you can order a crepe with a full slice of cheesecake wrapped up with a scoop of ice cream and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. But what makes Marion Crepes unique is their variety of savory crepes. You can grab yourself a pizza crepe with marinara sauce, a cream cheese crepe,or even get the crepe equivalent of a sandwich complete with lettuce, tomato, and a variety of fillings to fatten it up.
If you ever crave something sweet whilst in Tokyo, check out Marion Crepes! You won’t be disappointed!

Marion Crepes Information

Nearest Station: 4-minute walk from Harajuku Station (Yamanote Line)


Hours of Operation: Everyday 10:30AM-8:00PM
Estimated Price: Under ¥2000
“Why Go?”: If you want to chow down on deliciously varied crepes during your shopping journey through Harajuku.
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June 21, 2016 0 comment
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Trying all the wonderful and delicious food that Japan has to offer is integral to any good trip. The seasonal specials offered at convenience stores as well as the opulent cuisine that you can find all over Tokyo is a thrill. As any good traveler knows, street food is one way to be able to truly experience what a culture is all about and Tokyo is not for want of good street food. While the entirety of Osaka has been labelled as the place to find the most delicious takoyaki (fried octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (a savory cabbage pancake), Tokyo street food is known for its variety. Each subset of Tokyo has its own specialty and going on a culinary journey is what makes traveling around this great city such a treat. If you get the opportunity to go to Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori, sweets and cute food are the name of the game. You won’t be able to walk two blocks without seeing a stand selling over-the-top crepes or ice cream treats. Harajuku is also where you can find some old world Japanese street food that has been elevated to art form status. Walk to the end of Takeshita-dori and cross the perpendicular street, Meiji-dori, to find some truly delicious taiyaki at Tokyo Hozuki and get a taste of classic Japanese street food.

Taiyaki is is baked cake in the shape of a fish with a variety of fillings, but typically filled with anko (sweet red bean paste). At most taiyaki stands, you tend to get more bread than filling which only leaves you wanting more. At Tokyo Hozuki, it is a whole other story. First of all, Tokyo Hozuki has a truly unique shape to their taiyaki. Instead of trimming the edges, they serve you the whole taiyaki with the crispy edges and all which gives it a satisfying little crunch. Secondly, when preparing the taiyaki, the batter is spread impossibly thin so as to get as much filling inside as possible. The combination of filling and crispy outside is incomparable to any other taiyaki you may have had in the past. The choice of fillings at Tokyo Hozuki also sets them apart from other taiyaki shops. They of course have the classic taiyaki fillings such as anko, custard cream, and chocolate but seasonally they will have other flavors such as sweet potato or cheese.
If you have got a hankering for something sweet and wholly Japanese when you are out and about in Tokyo, how about going for some taiyaki at Tokyo Hozuki in Harajuku?

Tokyo Hozuki Store Information

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Nearest Station: 8-minute walk from Harajuku Station (Yamanote Line)


Hours of Operation: Everyday 11:00AM-8:00PM
“Why Go?”: If you want something sweet and unique to Japan during your shopping journey through Harajuku.
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June 19, 2016 0 comment
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Bar Zingaro, Tokyo Japan Featured Image

The Dario Hernandez blend from Guatemala is strong. Delightful, with a hint of…tomato?

Nope. The package says tangerine, orangina, and melons. Odd, for coffee.

This doesn’t appear to be unusual for Bar Zingaro’s coffee selections. The Fulgen Expresso nearby lists ingredients like dark chocolate, red apple, citrus, and almond along with the coffee beans. I sampled the Karatu blend next. It’s from Kenya, from the Gitwe Co-operative. Blackberry, gooseberry, currants, and watermelon are mixed with the coffee. It is still strong, but smoother. Good coffee, and it had better be for ¥530 a cup.

Bar Zingaro is located on the second floor of the Nakano Broadway building. It’s only been open a year, according to the barista/bartender, Eo. “Like ‘Captain Eo,'” he says. He is young and skinny and has a number 3 tattooed on his left hand in the web between his thumb and forefinger. Not a hiragana “ro”, as I originally thought. He doesn’t explain what it means, and I don’t ask.

Bar Zingaro's bartender, Nakano, Tokyo

Instead, we converse in that odd Japlish mishmash language that evolves in Japanese establishments frequented by foreigners. The bar/coffee shop/art gallery is a collaboration between artist Takashi Murakami and Fuglen, a small chain of coffee shops and cocktail bars in Oslo, Norway. Bar Zingaro features a laid-back aesthetic of comfy couches, wooden tables, and intimate spaces with which to enjoy a cup of java (or something stronger) with friends. Art is also a strong presence in the space, a comfortable addition that does not overwhelm the viewer nor disturb the cozy atmosphere.

Seating and artwork at Bar Zingaro, Nakano, Tokyo

Comfy seating and Takashi Murakami’s artwork at Bar Zingarod

Despite our relative language difficulties, Eo makes good conversation. We talk a bit about the coffee and other drinks on the menu. The coffee is from all over the world, by way of the roasteries of Oslo. The tea likewise has exotic origins, primarily from China, but also India and elsewhere. I’m not sure what makes cola “organic,” but they have it. And if the coffee is any way to judge the quality of Bar Zingaro’s offerings, it has to be good.

There is also a decent selection of beer, sake, and wine. Not everything above the bar appeared to be on the menu, so you’ll have to ask if you want a snootful. I amused Eo with a tale of my first encounter with the Denki Bran brandy, which went down smooth but returned with a mighty technicolor yawn one foggy New Year’s Eve. Similar tales might have been spun, but business began to pick up–Bar Zingaro appears to be a popular place. And with coffee that good, I’d say that popularity is well-earned.

Bar Zingaro menu, Nakano, Tokyo

Bar Zingaro drink menu

Coffee and drinks at Bar Zingaro, Nakano, Tokyo

Coffee and drinks at Bar Zingaro

Interior of Bar Zingaro, Nakano, Tokyo

Seating options in Bar Zingaro

Dario Hernandez Blend, Bar Zingaro, Nakano, Tokyo

Dario Hernandez blend

LOCATION: Nakano Broadway 2nd floor, access through the Sunmall at Nakano train station.
Open Sunday-Thursday 1100-2100, Friday-Saturday and holidays 1100-2300.
For more information, visit either the translated website or their Facebook page.

February 13, 2015 0 comment
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Meguro is an area of Tokyo that is rarely explored by most travel blogs and websites. However, this area of Tokyo has a surprising amount to offer in terms of high end furniture stores, antique shops, and (most importantly) some of the cutest cafes around. Spots like Hara Donuts are a perfect example of what Meguro has to offer, but if you take time to explore this area, you will find a lot of cute cafes to enjoy a sweet treat at!

Take Yakumo Mushipan for example, deep in the back streets off of Meguro-dori where you can grab a great piece of mushi pan! Mushi pan are little steamed cakes that are typically made in a bamboo steamer much like dumplings. But at Yakumo Mushipan, they take this healthy, yet delicious dessert to the next level. At this cafe, you can indulge in the traditional muffin shaped mushi pan in a wide variety of innovative flavors. Start out with plain or maybe chocolate, then it is time to step up the flavor game with pizza, curry, or braised pork. Their traditionally shaped mushi pan are mostly savory flavors, but the Earl Gray, matcha adzuki, double chocolate, or maple caramel flavored donuts are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Another great aspect of Yakumo Mushipan is their prices. Whether you decide to go with a mushi pan donut or otherwise, you will only be paying anywhere from ¥130 to ¥240. But be warned – Yakumo Mushipan only makes a limited number of batches a day so when they run out of stock, they close their doors.

If you are in the mood for a different kind of sweet treat, head over to Meguro and seek out Yakumo Mushipan!

Address:東京都目黒区八雲3丁目6−22
GPS:35.6180259, 139.66814679999993
Telephone:03 – 6676 – 2778
Web: http://yakumo-mushipan.info/

October 22, 2014 0 comment
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Popcorn is the food trend that is sweeping Tokyo right now. Seattle based Kukuruza Popcorn already has a pretty good clinch on the Omotesando market when it comes to the crunchy and salty treat, but there is another popcorn shop that is right next door in Harajuku. Doc Popcorn started in Colorado and has since spread to several countries and cities, including Harajuku, Japan where they are helping feed the popcorn craze cause.

While Doc Popcorn is a relatively new name in popcorn in Tokyo compared to Kukuruza or Garrett, that does not mean that you should knock them off your list! Where Doc Popcorn shines is in their ability to take classic and well loved flavors and turning them into popcorn marvels of taste. At the Harajuku location of Doc Popcorn, you of course will able to munch on classics like butter and kettle corn, but you may become a bigger fan of either sweet butter or better butter after you have left! Making two out of one is another very Doc Popcorn thing to do. Along with sweet butter and better butter, you can also pick your favorite between cheesy cheddar and triple white cheddar or classic kettle or caramel kettle! Along with classic options, like butter and cheese, Doc Popcorn also takes popcorn flavors to the next level with flavors like apple cinnamon, jalapeno, and salt-n-pepper! Another great thing about Doc Popcorn, is that you don’t have to pick just one flavor! You can put up to two flavors in one bag if you so choose!

For yet another location to go and see what all the popcorn craziness is about, head to the Harajuku Doc Popcorn location and dig in!

Doc Popcorn Harajuku Store Information

Website (via Google Translate) | Facebook (Japanese)

Nearest Station: 13-minute walk from Harajuku JR Station (Yamanote Line)

 

Hours of Operation: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.

Estimated Price: 500-1900 yen for various sizes of bags, all the way up to 2600 yen for a tin.

“Why Go?”: A popcorn break in Harajuku!

October 22, 2014 0 comment
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Akasaka is home to a variety of adorable little cafes and lunch places. Every street corner is home to a different little cafe filled with delicious coffee and the warm scent of fresh pastries. There is one cafe, with locations all over Asia and the United States, that has recently opened up a new branch in Akasaka that offers delicious coffee as well as Korean takes on classic Japanese treats. Caffe Bene is a delicious place to sit and enjoy some delicious goodies while exploring the Akasaka area.

The menu at Caffe Bene is varied as well as delicious. For drinks, you can order something classic and familiar or something more innovative with a variety of new and surprising flavors. Of course you can get favorites like iced vanilla lattes or iced chai tea lattes, but if you are feeling a little more adventurous, Caffe Bene does not hold back when it comes to their coffee beverages. Why not sip on a caramel latte ice cream float as a remedy for a hot summer day or a matcha green tea caffe latte? Either way, you will be refreshed and energized!

Aside from their drink menu, the food and sweets at Caffe Bene are well known for having a unique Korean spin on Japanese cafe treats! For something savory, bite into one of Caffe Bene’s delicious sandwiches like their roast beef sandwich on a croissant or their caprese salad sandwich on toasted bread with fresh basil. If you are more inclined and craving something sweet, Caffe Bene has you covered! They are known for their special variety of kakigoori (Japanese shaved ice) that has borrowed a thing or two from their Korean neighbors. Starting with shaved ice on bottom, this delicious treat is then built up with fresh fruit, crunchy corn flakes, milky fruit sauce, and then topped with vanilla gelato. If that is not decadence then what is? For something a little more simple, try their in house mini waffles that come in a variety of flavors, or their hand made french macarons?

If you are looking for a great cafe experience while in Akasaka, head to the new Caffe Bene location for some great coffee and treats!

Address:4-3-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
GPS:35.6743907, 139.73611110000002
Telephone:03 – 6426 – 5511
Web: http://caffebene.co.jp

October 22, 2014 0 comment
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There are lots of cafes in the fashionable Omotesando and Harajuku area of Tokyo. With so many options that range from cat cafes to fancy little upscale french pastry cafes, where is one to go? If you are looking for a place to go that is more than just coffee and atmosphere, there is one cafe in Harajuku that can offer you a little bit more. Right next to the fashion mall, Laforet in Harajuku, you will find the Tokyo Apartment Cafe. Here, you can get your caffeine fix and a whole lot more.

Tokyo Apartment Cafe has a reputation for be an insanely hip hangout. The waiters and waitresses lack uniforms but excel in their own personal style. Aside from the supremely awesome style of the staff is the furnishing of this super stylish cafe. With a mix of Soho cafe and modern apartment. The seats in the Tokyo Apartment Cafe are just like those that you would find in your own apartment; comfortable with just the right amount of cushioning and relaxation qualities, perfect for lounging around sipping lattes with your friends. If you would like a more private setting, then the Tokyo Apartment Cafe can seat you at a more traditional style cafe table.

There is so much more to the Tokyo Apartment Cafe than just their interior and furnishings. Their menu is varied and delicious. If you are thinking that all you will be able to order at this cafe is a latte or some tea, think again. The Tokyo Apartment Cafe offers you full meals that range from sandwiches to roast duck, and drinks that range from fruit smoothies to whole bottles of champagne. Because this cafe is open from 11 a.m. to 1 in the morning, their drink menu is able to adapt to their clientele. If you are looking for a cocktail in a quiet and relaxed location, but not necessarily a bar, then head over to the Tokyo Apartment Cafe. But if you need your morning caffeine buzz, then this cafe can cater to those needs as well.

The Tokyo Apartment Cafe also has come great things to eat and savor! If you want traditional cafe food, you can order yourself a sandwich or some delicious little pastries to nosh on. But if your hunger is greater than that, get ready to be amazed! The food at the Tokyo Apartment Cafe ranges from Korean style chijimi okonomiyaki, to roasted pork to tuna avocado spring rolls. If that is not enough for you, try their warm chocolate cake or Häagen-Daz vanilla ice cream with fried sweet potatoes.

If you are looking for a different kind of cafe experience, then head to Harajuku and relax at the Tokyo Apartment Cafe!

Address:東京都渋谷区神宮前1-11-11グリーンファンタジア1F
GPS:35.6689594, 139.70497869999997
Telephone:03 – 3401 – 4101
Web: http://www.harajuku-ac.com/

October 22, 2014 0 comment
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Japan’s scope and variety of animation and art styles is so vast that fans with all kinds of taste can find some kind of genre to enjoy. Some genres have transcended fandom alone and have developed into their own style of art and the characters within this area of Japanese illustration become instant classics. This is so with Ikeda Akiko’s WachiField which is a lush forested world that centers around a cat named Dayan and his animal friends. He likes to wash his face, explore the land with his rabbit friend Macy, and make bread in the shape of mice. The watercolor-esque fashion in which Ikeda Akiko illustrated the WachiField world creates a dream like misty style that is endearing and timeless. The popularity of WachiField has created animated series, picture books, and craft books as well. In Shinjuku, close to the famous area of Kabuki Cho, you can find the WachiField Labyrinth store where you too can immerse yourself in the world inhabited by Dayan the cat that Ikeda Akiko created.

The WachiField Labyrinth in Shinjuku spans two floors of whimsical cuteness. ON the second floor, there is a small cafe where you can order a selection of Dayan themed treats such as cookies, coffee decorated with cat paws, or Dayan curry bread. The incorporation of a small cafe to this Shinjuku store is a refreshing change to other character good stores. On the first floor is where you can spend on WachiField goods to your hearts content and at WachiField Labyrinth there really is a dizzying selection and variety of items. You can buy coin purses in the shape of Dayan’s mouse bread or in the shape of various WachiField character’s faces. You can buy a variety of clothing items such as T-shirts, rain jackets, and house slippers. Along with various wearable items and accessories, you can also decorate your home with several different prints of Ikeda Akiko’s WachiField artwork that features either individual characters or charming group scenes.

If you are looking to bring home a piece of true Japanese illustrative art, you should head over to Shinjuku and stop by the WachiField Labyrinth store. It really is a wonderful place to visit as well as shop.

Address:東京都新宿区新宿3丁目25-5
GPS:35.6926763, 139.70193289999997
Telephone:03 – 5919 – 2334
Web:http://www.wachi.co.jp/

Opening Hours

Monday:11:00 – 20:00
Tuesday:11:00 – 20:00
Wednesday:11:00 – 20:00
Thursday:11:00 – 20:00
Friday:11:00 – 20:00
Saturday:11:00 – 20:00
Sunday:11:00 – 20:00
October 21, 2014 0 comment
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candy show time

candy show time

Dylan’s Candybar may have taken the market in the “Hey! We have everything under the sun!” market, and your local Lawson’s or Family Mart can keep you satisfied with cheap sweets and pocky until you burst. But what neither of these establishments can offer you is a healthy dose of kawaii with a little homemade flair.

The Candy Showtime branch in Omotesando is located on the main shopping street between the Omotesando and Meijijingumae subway stops on the Tokyo Metro lines. You’ll know you’re at the right spot when you see the of young children, couples, and tourists alike dashing back and forth between buckets of candy, ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the cuteness of it all.

Candy Showtime is by no means your average sweets shop. The little round drops of candy are reminiscent of a tiny crystalline dinner mint with their tapered edges and light airy appearance. But upon closer investigation, you will discover something that the person who just walked by will miss out on (something that they will definitely regret later). Each individual piece of candy has a little secret. Embedded in the center of each of Candy Showtime’s sugar drops is a miniature piece of art in the form of a tiny bunch of grapes, a flower, or maybe even a tiny Pikachu face smiling up at you.

How are they able to get these miniature treasures inside their candies? Candy Showtime is happy to show you the process right in front of your eyes in the middle of the store! Gargantuan logs of colorful sugar is rolled out by hand on a heated table down to the miniature bite-size rounds that they will become, all the while the decorative roll in the center becomes smaller and smaller until that little sugar picture is no bigger than your fingernail. The now 7 or 8 foot roll is chopped into tiny drops to be packaged for your consumption. You don’t have to be a child with wonderstruck eyes to find this process incredible and unique.

To keep the fun going, Candy Showtime will have special promotions that last only for a little while. Recently they started making mini Ring Pop-esque candy rings and paired up with Sanrio so you can now have a bag of tiny Hello Kitties or My Melodies! If you are in the Omotesando area doing some hardcore shopping and need a candy break, be sure to step into Candy Showtime Omotesando!

Address:東京都渋谷区神宮前6-31-15 1F
GPS:35.6687765, 139.70410590000006
Telephone:03-6418-5334
Web: http://candy-showtime.com/omotesando/

Opening Hours

Monday:11:00 – 20:00
Tuesday:11:00 – 20:00
Wednesday:11:00 – 20:00
Thursday:11:00 – 20:00
Friday:11:00 – 20:00
Saturday:11:00 – 20:00
Sunday:11:00 – 20:00
October 21, 2014 0 comment
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