Not a huge fan of bean paste-filled Japanese sweets? Discover a different world of wagashi at Kashiwaya, an innovative confectioner from Fukushima Prefecture. Their only Tokyo shop is located in Otsuka and sells fruit-flavoured goodies like lemon pies, apricot-filled rice cakes and peach manju. The friendly staff will serve you tea and let you taste most of the sweets before you make your decision – a sure to way to ensure a sale. As is customary at shops like this, they’ll also wrap your purchases in elaborate gift packaging at request.
3-53-10 Minami-Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
|Transport:||Otsuka Station (Yamanote line); Otsuka-ekimae Station (Toden Arakawa line)|