Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma and Gudetama…. Japan is well known for its Kawaii culture. It is easy to find Kawaii everywhere in Japan from fashion to goods to sweets. Here is a guide for where you can find extra Kawaii treats in Tokyo!
1. Eiswelt Gelato
If you are looking for Kawaii food in Tokyo, you must try these adorable animal-shaped ice cream in Harajuku, the heart of Kawaii culture. The shop is famous for its cute animal-shaped gelatos. They come in a variety of designs and you can choose your favourite from a selection of animals including bunnies, pigs and bears.
【Where to find them】Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 1 Chome−8−5
【Tips】If you prefer dairy-free, they offer several sorbet options (mango, strawberry and dragon fruit).
2. Eddy’s Ice Cream
Design your own ice cream at Eddy’s Ice Cream! You can either choose a pre-designed ice cream from the menu or design your very own. When you design your own ice cream, you can choose the flavour (strawberry or vanilla) first and then pick the toppings you want. Don’t be afraid to put crazy toppings and colours on your ice cream, the choice is yours!
【Where to find them】Shibuya, Meiji-jingumae 4-26-28, Pink house 1F
【Business hours】 11:00-20:00
【Tips】Aside from a variety of pre-design menu, they offer seasonal specials, Christmas or Halloween decorations, so keep an eye on their specials as well.
3. Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory
If you’re a Ghibli fan and thinking of going to Japan, add this cute little cafe, Shirohige’s Cream Puff factory, to your go-to list! Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory is located in two quiet residential areas, Daita and Kichijoji. The cafe sells cute and delicious puffs in the shape of Totoro, a character from the famous Ghibli movie, “ My Neighbor Totoro”. In fact, you cannot find this cute treat anywhere else, so make sure you try this when you visit Tokyo!
【Where to find them】
- Daita: 5-3-1 Daita, Setagaya 155-0033 Tokyo Prefecture
- Kichijoji: 12-chōme-7-5 Kichijōji Minamichō
【Business hours】 10:30-19:00
【Tips】Check the available flavours below first to know which to order.
-List of Seasonal Flavours –
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Nov. Oct. Dec. Custerd cream ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Chocolate cream ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Caramel Banana ● ● ● Strawberry cream ● ● ● ● ● ● Matcha cream ● ● ● Peach cream ● ● ● Mango cream ● ● ● Chestnut cream ● ● ● Rasberry & Cream cheese ● ● ●
4. YOLO Tokyo Cafe & Dessert
YOLO Tokyo cafe & dessert which opened just last year is situated near Tokyo Gakugei University. Although Macarons are mostly known as a French dessert by many people, this pastel-coloured sweet and crunchy Macaron are inspired by the Korean sweet ” Tuncaron”, which is bigger and chunkier than normal Macarons. Choose your favourite coloured Macaron to light up your Instagram feed.
【Where to find them】 1-chome-18-14 Chuocho Meguro City Tokyo-to
【Business hours】(Weekday)12:00-19:00/ (Weekend) 11:00-18:00
【Tips】The store will be closed as soon as it sold out, so make sure you come to the store earlier)
5. STRAWBERRY MANIA
For all you strawberry lovers, this shop located in Harajuku is dedicated to sweet strawberry treats. There are various strawberry desserts to choose from such as shaved ice, soft serve ice creams and cakes. If you cannot get enough of strawberries, the adorable interior, which is decorated with red and pink strawberries is sure to satisfy your needs.
【Where to find them】1-18-14 Chuocho Meguro City Tokyo-to
【Business hours】 10:00-8:00
【Tips】 You can also takeaway their sweets and soft serves.
6. Floresta Nature Doughnuts
This adorable donut shop has a few branches all around Japan. They offer more than 10 kinds of adorable animal donuts. They are not only cute but also healthy and are made from all-natural ingredients, which are all organic.
【Where to find them】 3-chōme-34 Kōenjikita, Suginami City, Tōkyō-to 166-0002, Japan
【Business hours】 10:00-20:00
【Tips】 You can also try their delicious ice cream, rusks cakes and many more!
7. Cinnamoroll Cafe
A Cinnamoroll themed cafe has just opened in Shinjuku, Tokyo this spring. For those unaware of the show, the main character of the show is Cinnamon. He is a white puppy with long ears and blue eyes and is one of the cutest characters from Sanrio, the company that brought us Hello Kitty. If you are a fan of Cinnamoroll or any other Sanrio series, you certainly won’t wanna miss this adorable cafe in the centre of Tokyo. They offer cute drinks and sweets featuring Cinnamon and his friends, as well as various savoury dishes such as Omurice, fried rice topped with an omelette.
【Where to find them】3 Chome-1-26 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
【Business hours】 11：00～21：30
【Tips】Don’t forget to check their limited items available only at the Cinnamonroll cafe.
Coisofu is Instagram famous for its fluffy soft serve ice creams and colourful decorations. It used to be located in Takeshita street, Harajuku but moved to Ginza last year and has now added new flavours to their menu. They offer three different flavours, white sesame, black sesame and a mix of both. If you happen to be in Ginza, get yourself a colourful and delicious soft serve.
【Where to find them】Chuo City, Ginza, 4 Chome−3−1 GINZA9F Namikikan Ginza
【Business hours】11:00-22:00 (Sunday 11:00-17:00)
【Tips】You can find Coisofu at re:Dine Ginza which is the first shared kitchen restaurant opened last year. They are also cashless, so don’t forget to bring your card with you!
Want to make your own Kawaii dessert at home? Try Rilakkuma Macarons!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kawaii Rilakkuma Macarons in the comfort of your own home.
Have you ever tried any Kawaii sweets in Japan? What is your favourite? Tag your favourite Kawaii food with @gday’japan on Instagram!
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