Top 6 Sweets Shops in Tokyo to Take Fantastic Photos for Social Media
During sightseeing trips, people take various photos as memento of the trip; of course, pictures of rare landscapes that they cannot see in their homeland, of everyday scenes on the street, or of meals they eat
Nowadays it has become common to post such photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube etc. and share them with unspecified many people.
Recently in Japan, things with eye-catching appearance are quite popular as their photos get a lot of reaction on the net.
This time I will introduce six sweets stores great for taking pictures and if you upload them on the net, they will gather people’s attention without doubt.
I will focus on shops in Tokyo so that you can drop in easily during your sightseeing trip in Japan, so please give them a try.
1. Shaved Ice Café “Banpaku”
The shaved ice is stacked up to the point of spilling out of the container with a plenty of syrup and toppings on the top, and that’s the main feature of their shaved ice.
Including chocolate mint flavor, which is rather unusual for shaved ice, there are so many varieties that you will get lost what to choose.
By the way you need to be careful because the store is closed on irregular days.
2. “Sweet & Deli” in Palace Hotel, Tokyo (Marunouchi)
Sweet & Deli is in the basement of Palace Hotel, Tokyo, where you can reach within 3 minutes’ walk from Tokyo Station.
They serve mainly Western-style sweets, but it is an unusual shop that serves something like “sake cake” etc.
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Each piece is produced by chocolatiers exclusively working on them, and this is ideal for souvenirs.
They look like origami work, don’t they?
3. Tokyo Midtown Branch of “Toraya Karyo”
Its café exists in “Tokyo Midtown”.
You can taste traditional Japanese sweets such as anmitsu, kuzukiri, and yokan there.
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Tokyo Midtown is a multi-purpose facility that has as many as 130 shops and restaurants, including Suntory Museum of Art.
It is a good place not only for stopping by Toraya to eat sweets, but also to do other shopping and tours.
4. “Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku”
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The town of Harajuku is where young Japanese people gather.
Not just from the suburbs of Tokyo, many young people visit the town for sightseeing.
As there is a type of fashion called Harajuku fashion, the town has been spreading information on fashion and culture that is uniquely Japanese, as you may already know.
The inside of the shop is divided into four distinctive, wacky zones, and you can enjoy colorful foods decorated in extremely vivid colors.
Access: Tokyo Station -> Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line -> Kokkai-gijido-mae Station -> Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line -> Meiji-jingu-mae Station -> walk, Map
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5. Candy Craft Shop “Ameshin”
This shop is aimed to preserve the candy crafting art, a traditional craft of Japan, and its main store is in Asakusa area.
They sell animal-shaped candies with precise details such as “goldfish” and candies that incorporated traditional Japanese motifs such as “uchiwa”, a traditional Japanese fan.
It is the best item for souvenirs of your trip in Japan.
6. Totti Candy Factory
Among them, their cotton candy is the most popular and famous.
For example, “heart cotton candy” comes in a distinctive heart shape and a cute color combination of blue and pink. And there are other cotton candies not only in various shapes and sizes but also in colors and tastes.
You may have famous tourist destinations in Japan in mind, but please take a little sidestep and find something that is unusual and memorable.
If you upload pictures on the net, your friends might feel envious of your experience.