The Best of Japan’s Sweet Desserts and Where to Find them in Tokyo
Are you ready for the Ultimate Dessert Journey of the Japanese capital?
by Therese Aseoche | January 29, 2018
1F Fujie Building, 3-32-6, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Open every day from 1 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Japanese locals will always thirst for a bowl of kakigori during the warmest of summer days, and you will too! With ice shaven at a snow-like consistency piled almost a foot high in a large bowl and topped with your flavor of choice, kakigori is enough to comfort any worn out soul in the afternoon. There are a lot of specialty cafés in Tokyo selling Instagram-worthy kakigori, but if you had to go to only one, it should be Hachiku near Rikkyo University in Ikebukuro. The ice is shipped directly from Nikko, and you can top your dessert with your favorite among the selection of seasonal fruit available. Take note that they employ a ticketing system because they tend to get crowded every single day.