Famed for – and named after – its glorious Mont Blanc, this Jiyugaoka classic is one of Japan’s most loved cake purveyors. A traditional Mont Blanc is a ball of meringue covered in whipped cream and sweet chestnut, but the shop’s first owner, Chimao Sakota, put a Japanese twist on it using a cream infused with candied Japanese chestnuts, thus producing a golden ‘mountain’ and a taste sensation. The recipe has remained unchanged throughout the years and while there are plenty of other delectable treats on offer, trying any of them before tasting the main attraction would be blasphemy.
|Venue name:||Mont-Blanc Jiyugaoka||Contact:|
1-29-3 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku
|Opening hours:||10am-7pm daily|
|Transport:||Jiyugaoka Station (Tokyu Toyoko, Tokyu Oimachi lines)|