Omotesando Hills Adult Kakigori Festival
Time Out says
Summer in Japan is hot, humid and heavy. So what could be more refreshing than some wonderful kakigori shaved ice desserts? The annual Omotesando Hills Adult Kakigori Festival, which runs from June 24 to August 31, will have some unique versions of this icy treat. Don't worry about the festival's slightly odd name – it's all about showcasing grown-up versions of this classic childhood treat.
About eight stores featured in the festival will offer special frosted creations inspired by countries and cities from around the world – it’ll be like a refreshing and delicious trip overseas!
There will be a number of exclusive limited-edition flavours, such as Taiwan-inspired shaved ice covered with fresh mango pieces and tart blueberry coulis, a granita cocktail made with French Sauterne Bordeaux wine, and a bittersweet Brazil-style kakigori parfait with rich almond ice cream on top of fluffy shaved ice, all soaking in cold espresso made from roasted Brazilian coffee beans.