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When it comes to desserts, Tokyo is no stranger to the sweeter things in life. There are original, quintessentially Japanese creations such as kakigori and wagashi. But what really sets Tokyo apart is the city's ability to take a classic dessert, put a unique spin on in and make it its own.
Think pancakes that take on a souffle-like airiness and texture, or the French Mont Blanc that has been made into a showcase for local chestnuts, or the American-style parfait that's been elevated with the best of seasonal fruit. Wondering where to start? Eat your way through our list of essential Japanese desserts here.