Not really into the sweet kinds of kakigori that are taking over Tokyo this summer? Then head for Shinagawa's Strings hotel, where adults-only versions of the shaved ice dessert are offered in the evenings throughout summer. You can choose from three kinds: Acai, Coriander and Tropical Basil, each one served with a very special kind of syrup. The Acai features acaí-flavoured ice and comes sprinkled with blueberries and banana, while the side syrup has been swapped for a caipirinha. The Coriander is an even more eclectic mixture: frozen yogurt, cucumber and – yes – beer to pour on top, and the Tropical Basil features both peach- and ginger-flavoured ice plus pineapple and hazelnut syrup, fresh fruit and a bloody mary on the side. All three sound perfect for cooling down in style after a hard day's work.
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