Funabashiya Koyomi

Shopping Hiroo
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Time Out says

Kameido-based traditional confectioner Funabashiya marked its 200th anniversary by opening this shop and café in Hiroo in 2005.

The ground floor shop sells Funabashiya staples such as anmitsu (jellied red beans and fruit topped with sweet syrup), custard puddings and the signature kuzu-mochi for takeaway. The store makes this light Japanese dessert with wheat starch dissolved in sweetened water, and left to ferment for about 450 days. It might sound strange for a sweet treat, but trust us: once you’ve sampled this refreshing dessert, you’ll be hooked.

Head upstairs and you'll find an elegantly appointed café space that's always quietly humming over lunch time. Here you can enjoy desserts including green tea chiffon cake and kakigori shaved ice, as well as some surprisingly wholesome lunch sets incorporating five-grain rice, fish and seasonal vegetables.

Details

Address: 5-17-1 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo

Transport: Hiroo Station (Hibiya line), exit 2
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