Got a sweet-tooth? The Japan is The Place for you. There are so many different kinds of sweets to choose from so let’s break them down.
Traditional Japanese sweets
Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets usually paired with matcha. They often are often bite-sized and flavored to reflected different seasons. Delicious when freshly made, you can also pick them up pre-packaged in souvenir shops if you want to bring home the taste of Japan.
Other typical Japanese sweets
While not strictly traditional there are some sweets with foreign origins that have become distinctly Japanese. These include the summer favorite kakigо̄ri (shaved ice) and bakery staple melon pan. Oh, and who could forget the incredible array of Kit Kat flavors and crepe variations we have?
Gourmet popcorn and high teas anyone? Tokyo is all about the trends and the sweet scene here is not immune. Harajuku is one of the best places in Tokyo to chase down these trends and many other sweet eats as well. For our guide to the must-eat sweets head here.