September 27, 2017

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Tokyo's Newest Sweet Treats

If you've got a sweet tooth, Tokyo is the place for you. Shops are constantly popping up, gaining buzz on social media and huge lines out their doors. Let's grab a bite of some of Tokyo's latest sweets.



Totti Candy Factory Harajuku This Harajuku-based shop's claim to fame is its giant multicolored cotton candy that comes in at 45 centimeters in diameter. Customers have as much fun taking selfies with the cotton candy as they do eating it, and thanks to social media, the shop has even become famous abroad.


A Happy Pancake Omotesando A pancake restaurant in Omotesando. Its specialty is its soft, fluffy pancakes that appeal to adults and children alike.


Atelier Kohta This dessert-only restaurant features counter seating, where dishes are made before your very eyes. Known for its signature crepes and parfaits, which are practically edible works of art.


Kajitsuen Liber Shinjuku This shop employs high-quality Japanese fruit to create its sweets, including a parfait that contains two entire peaches and a cake packed with Shine Muscat grapes, especially popular in Japan right now.


Patisserie Asako Iwayanagi Beloved by discerning sweets fans, this shop uses traditional Japanese confections and other ingredients in its original cakes. Popular items include a Mont Blanc made with Japanese walnuts and cheese mousse wrapped in springy rice cake.

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1) Totti Candy Factory Harajuku
Address: 1-16-5 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku
2) A Happy Pancake Omotesando
Address: 4-9-3 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku
3) Atelier Kohta
Address: 6-25 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku
4) Kajitsuen Liber Shinjuku
Address: 2-7-7 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku
5) Patisserie Asako Iwayanagi
Address: 4-4-5 Todoroki, Setagaya-ku


Kit-Kat Chocolatory Ginza
Address: 3-7-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku


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Felicia Gonzalez

Event producer, band /artist management, English language curriculum development and Instructor
When did you first come to Japan?:
I arrived in 2007.
Reason for coming to Japan:
Having always been a bit adventurous and ready to embark on new things, the thought suddenly came to me to go to Japan and see what adventures might await. The very next week, I had bought my one-way ticket, basic phrasebook and was one my way!