The beautiful wagashi are the perfect accompaniment to your cup of tea. Made from just a few simple key ingredients – mochi, bean paste, jelly, seasonal fruit and flowers – these traditional sweets are turned into stunning works of (edible) art in the hands of a skillful master.
But do you know there are nine basic types of wagashi? Besides the very pretty wanama, there's also dorayaki, dango, monaka, daifuku and more. Our photo menu will get you acquianted with these confections.
After which, visit these top places in Tokyo where you can get a gift-ready box of wagashi to go, or sit down for a calming tea session paired with these gorgeous sweets.