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Yanaka Ginza, renowned for its charming and vibrant downtown ambiance, is a beloved destination for both locals and visitors alike. The heart of this district, the Yanaka Ginza shopping street, stretches over 170 meters and hosts a delightful array of approximately 70 distinct shops. As you stroll along this charming avenue, you’ll encounter an enticing array of confectioneries and bakeries, making it an ideal locale for savoring delectable treats and beverages. Yanaka Ginza truly offers a delightful culinary and shopping experience for all to enjoy.
From HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU, it is a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute bicycle ride.
In this issue, we introduce shops where you can enjoy eating and walking in Yanaka Ginza, limited to “sweet things.”
①cannelé de papin
Nestled within a charming French restaurant, Canoulet shop is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Among its offerings, the delicate canelé stands out, a unique creation that diverges from the usual sweet pastry. This non-sweet, bread-like canelé pairs exquisitely with wine, making it a delightful choice for those seeking a savory complement to their wine. The delicaineurée not only satisfies small appetites but also offers a perfect pairing to enhance your culinary experience.
The restaurant’s interior is a relaxed space reminiscent of the French countryside, where you can enjoy seasonal delicatessens. An eat-in space is also available with a one-drink order.
・Address: Tokyo-to, Arakuwa-ku, Nishi-Nippori 3-14-13, Koshibiru 103
・Business Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Weekdays）／10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Weekends and Holidays)
・Phone number: 03-5842-1795
②Clover Musubi, Yanaka branch
Clover Musubi is a shop where you can enjoy dorayaki with a fluffy, chunky texture. Beyond the scrumptious treats, the shop’s elegant facade is bound to catch your eye, adding to the overall allure.
This establishment has garnered immense popularity, even earning coveted spots on television and radio shows. Such acclaim has led to high demand, with their products frequently flying off the shelves.
The dorayaki are not made from one type of red bean, but a variety of flavours depending on the season. There are about 20 different types of dorayaki to take home alone, making it very difficult to choose.
An Honey Butter – Sweet Potato (399 yen). You can enjoy the sweetness of the sweet potato and the buttery aroma. It is recommended to warm it up a little in the toaster before eating.
・Address: Tokyo-to Taito-ku Yanaka 3-8-9 KT Yanaka 1F
・Business Hours: 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Irregular Hours)
・Phone Number: 03-3827-4155
This doughnut shop is characterised by its colourful and cute appearance. Each doughnut is handmade and not fried in oil.
As they are not fried, each one is not heavy and is easy to eat. The moist texture keeps you coming back for more, so you’ll eat a lot of them. There is a wide variety, including seasonal flavours. All are individually wrapped, making them ideal as souvenirs.
The owner is a very friendly person and was engaged in conversation with customers when I visited. Try to relax at the town’s favourite doughnut shop.
・Address: Tokyo-to Taito-ku Yanaka 3-8-12
・Business Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays, excluding holidays）
・Phone number: 03-3824-7624
④Kanmidokoro Kamakura Yanakaginzaten
Over the past few years, this dedicated warabimochi specialist has rapidly expanded its presence, establishing numerous shops across the country. The delightful news is that now, you can savor warabimochi as you stroll through the charming lanes of Yanaka Ginza. Its unassuming yet chic storefront beckons you inside, inviting you to experience this delectable treat while exploring the area.
The star of the show is undoubtedly the signature dish, the warabimochi, priced at just 350 yen, and the great news is you can also opt for take-out. This delectable treat boasts a delightfully sticky, melt-in-your-mouth texture, and we highly recommend enjoying it thoroughly mixed with soybean flour. The image itself aptly conveys the irresistibly luscious, melt-in-your-mouth quality of this exquisite warabimochi.
・Address: Tokyo-to Arakawa-ku Nishi-Nippori 3-15-4
・Business Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
・Phone number: 03-5834-7082
⑤Yanaka Coffee Shop
This is the first of about 30 Yanaka Coffee Shops in Tokyo. It is a coffee shop where you can relax and enjoy a sweet treat.
It sells beans as well as drinks. The shop has a wide range of different coffee beans and it was fun just to look at the names.
The café at night had a cinematic atmosphere, and sitting in the chairs in front of the café and looking out over the city was a pleasure.
・Address: Tokyo-to Taito-ku Yanaka 3-8-6
・Business Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
・Phone number: 0120-874-877
In this article, we have introduced a limited number of sweet treats to eat in Yanaka Ginza.
Refresh yourself with a dessert and a good cup of coffee as a reward for your everyday hard work by checking out these shops and letting our staff know if you enjoyed their recommendations!
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