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Things to do during the free time of a sightseeing tour! Take out sweets in Ginza

Things to do during the free time of a sightseeing tour! Take out sweets in Ginza

Update: 14 September 2017

Ginza is an area where popular sweets shops gather. Let me introduce carefully selected sweets that you can takeout and eat while walking around during the free time of a sightseeing tour. You need to pick and aim at several shops because there are always a long queues for these shops.

Henri Charpentier, high-class confectionery shop

Henri Charpentier, high-class confectionery shop

Ginza Maison Henri Charpentier is on Ginza Yanagi Dori, and it is famous for baked sweets. It is a popular shop with luxurious atmosphere just like a jewelry brand boutique and is a hot topic of conversation. At Salon de Te on the first basement floor, you can enjoy authentic desserts. At Bar Maison on the first floor, you can enjoy desserts with alcohol, and you can takeout baked sweets such as financier and madeleine, and fresh cakes from Boutique.

Ginza Honey Pie is limited to Ginza Maison

Ginza Honey Pie is limited to Ginza Maison

Ginza Honey Pie can only be purchased in Ginza Maison, although Henri Charpentier has 87 shops in Japan. It is made with 100% of rare honey of the bees in Ginza area. With the pies baked carefully at the kitchen in the shop, you can enjoy the exquisite harmony of sweet honey and cultured butter flavor.

  • Ginza Maison Henri Charpentier
    銀座メゾン アンリ・シャルパンティエ
    • Address 2-8-20, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan

Ginza Maneken, authentic Belgian waffles

Ginza Maneken, authentic Belgian waffles

Ginza Maneken is a popular waffle shop near the intersection of Ginza 4-chome. Its sweet smell attracts the people passing by. With the first shop opened in 1986, it is the first and long-established shop to sell Belgian waffle in Japan. Its authentic Belgium waffle with pleasant aroma and distinctive chewiness is so popular that there is always a queue to buy them since they first opened their doors. You can buy from one piece, and the staff will wrap it in a paper for you to eat while walking.

Perfect waffle to eat while walking

Perfect waffle to eat while walking

Their waffles are made from carefully selected ingredients. Dough is crispy outside and soft inside with Belgian pearl sugar kneaded into. As you chew, you can enjoy unique crispy texture. First, try a plain waffle. Various flavors are available depending on the season, so please try seasonal waffles when you visit the shop.

  • Ginza Manneken
    銀座マネケン
    • Address 5-7-19, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan

Ginza Kimuraya, long-established shop founded more than 140 years ago

Ginza Kimuraya, long-established shop founded more than 140 years ago

Kimuraya opened at Ginza 4-chome in 1874. At that time, bread was not familiar to Japanese, and in order to familiarize it, they invented anpan using the dough made from not yeast but sake yeast, and sweet azuki bean paste wrapped in the dough. Anpan, the mixture of Western culture and Japanese flavor, was originally made by Kimuraya. They sell other breads such as sweet buns and loaves. A drink set of two anpan, and pies using homemade bean paste are available at the cafe on the second floor.

Traditional anpan invented by the old-established shop

Traditional anpan invented by the old-established shop

Sake Yeast Anpan has been the primary bread of this shop since its release, for over 140 years. The bean paste made in its unique production method has rich aroma and thick flavor, and it goes outstandingly well with dough. In addition to classic red bean paste, there are white bean paste and sweet green pea paste. An-butter bun, a combination of red bean paste and butter, is also popular.

  • Ginza Kimuraya
    銀座木村家
    • Address 4-5-7, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan

High-class Cake & Chocolate Shop

High-class Cake & Chocolate Shop

Cake & Chocolate Shop on the first floor of Wako Annex gathers and sells popular cakes and chocolates on one floor. Fresh cakes using a lot of seasonal fruits, sweets of seasonal limited flavor, and about 30 kinds of Chocolat Frais are always available in this elegant shop. The second floor is a tea salon, where you can enjoy seasonal desserts, galettes, and omelette rice as well as the cakes sold on the first floor.

Special chocolate drink with rich aroma

Special chocolate drink with rich aroma

Wako's special chocolate drink. The drink menu of the tea salon on the second floor is popular because they can be purchased for takeout. There are two types, hot and cold, and you can enjoy their sophisticated sweetness. Recommended to those who love chocolate.

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*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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