The top seven
The Andaz Tokyo hotel's pastry shop stocks a wide variety of tasty baked treats, including a range of autumn specials (available Oct 3-31) such as Roast Apple Pie and pumpkin desserts from macarons to pudding. Andaz Tokyo Pastry Shop
A neighbourhood fixture for 46 years, this classic coffee shop is best known as the home of the Jumbo Purin, a mug-sized custard treat that's best enjoyed together with a cup of strong joe. Hekkelun
Buckwheat is harvested in both summer and autumn, but it's the latter season that produces the most aromatic grain. This venerable soba joint has served eager slurpers since 1872 and continues to wow both with its noodles and the seasonal tempura used for toppings. Fresh autumn soba usually becomes available from late October. Osakaya Sunaba Honten
French homewares brand Sia's flagship store opened in June 2016 and deals in things like tableware, textiles and deceptively real-looking artificial plants. Consider picking up a plastic version of the seasonal cosmos flower for your home. Sia Toranomon
Autumn is also the time for art...