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Top 3 Adorable Dessert Boxes from Hotels in the Kansai Region for 2021

Top 3 Adorable Dessert Boxes from Hotels in the Kansai Region for 2021

Date published: 10 March 2021

Cherry blossom season is here! While it’s still difficult to go cherry blossom viewing without any constraints in 2021, popular hotels in areas such as Osaka and Kyoto in the Kansai region are selling hanami dessert boxes.

With hanami being the Japanese word to describe the traditional custom of cherry blossom viewing, the boxes were made with the intention of enjoying this activity for short periods of time in addition to welcoming the arrival of spring from your home.

All of these colorful options are sure to be a hit on any social media page! Here we will introduce carefully selected dessert boxes filled with flavors unique to the season.

InterContinental Osaka: A hanami dessert box filled with cherry blossoms and seasonal fruits

InterContinental Osaka: A hanami dessert box filled with cherry blossoms and seasonal fruits

At the InterContinental Osaka, original hanami dessert boxes are sold every year. In 2021, it offers flavors such as an acidic and fruity cherry blossom tartlet that incorporates citrus fruits from Awaji Island.

Another dessert is the strawberry swiss roll with cherry blossom cream. This dessert’s sweet cream and fragrance of cherry blossom will slowly unfold onto your tastebuds. Both of these are refined cherry blossom desserts.

Furthermore, due to the hotel being more meticulous in choosing the variety of strawberries used, this year offers an especially luxurious experience.

This box is filled to the brim with adorable pink desserts. This includes cherry blossom and Uji green tea shortcake, a mini dessert burger made with cherry blossoms and Sakura Momo strawberries-a large and sweet luxury strawberry from Tokushima Prefecture, chocolate-dipped Amaou strawberries-a sweet and large strawberry brand from Fukuoka Prefecture, sakura mochi- a pink rice cake filled with sweet red bean paste, and a cherry blossom macaroon.

With this dessert box, you can make your time at home more enjoyable by having it be a part of your afternoon tea. It’s also the perfect item for a picnic at a park or to give as a gift.

■Hanami Dessert Box
Sold At: Patisserie Stressed, Located on the 1st floor
Tel: 06-6374-5700
Reservation Period: Monday, March 1, 2021~Friday, April 4, 2021
Pick-up Period: Friday, March 26, 2021~Sunday, April 4th, 2021 (11:00 a.m.~7:00 p.m.)
Price: 4,000 yen (for approximately two to three people, including tax)
*Reservations and payments must be made online with a credit card.
*Reservations must be made at least two days before desired pick-up day.
*It’s free to cancel an item two days before pick-up. You will be charged full price for any cancellations made after.

The Westin Miyako Kyoto: An Elegant Dessert Box with Japanese Flavors

The Westin Miyako Kyoto: An Elegant Dessert Box with Japanese Flavors

Cherry blossom dessert boxes are being sold starting March 20, 2021 at The Westin Miyako Kyoto. Nine desserts that use cherry blossoms as a motif and incorporate their flavors are elegantly arranged in a little box. It’s perfect for hanami or as a way to celebrate graduation and entrance ceremonies.

Starting with sakura mochi and a cherry blossom flavored green tea swiss roll, the cherry blossom dessert box comes with nine different kinds of dessert.

This also includes cherry blossom flavored French chocolate almond cake, cherry blossom flavored Ispahan macaroons, cherry blossom flavored opera cake, a cherry blossom flavored strawberry tart, a cherry blossom-shaped cookie, cherry blossom flavored shortcake, and a cherry blossom flavored cheese mousse.

Although it has been difficult to go out lately, there’s no doubt that you’ll be able to experience the arrival of spring with this special dessert box.

■Cherry Blossom Dessert Box
Sold At: All Day Dining Raqou, Located on the 2nd floor
Tel: 075-771-7158 (Restaurant Reservation Center 10:00 a.m.~7:00 p.m.)
Sales Period: Saturdays and Holidays, March 20, 2021~Sunday, April 11, 20201
Hours: 11:00 a.m.~7:30 p.m. *Reservation needed three days before pick-up
Price: 5,400 yen (including tax)

*The image is for illustration purposes.
*The ingredients may vary depending on what’s in stock at the time.
*For those who have allergies, please let staff know in advance.

The Westin Miyako Kyoto: A set where you can even enjoy cherry blossom afternoon tea at home

The Westin Miyako Kyoto: A set where you can even enjoy cherry blossom afternoon tea at home

The Westin Miyako Kyoto also provides afternoon tea take-out. The seasonal afternoon tea set started from February 15th. Until March 15th, a strawberry afternoon tea set was available. From March 16th, it has changed to the cherry blossom afternoon tea set. This set is filled with bright baby pink, cherry blossom-flavored desserts.

Besides the desserts, there are two types of jams for scones as well as four kinds of Jing Tea teabags. To make this experience even more authentic, it also comes with a three-tier cake stand! Enjoy an elegant afternoon tea experience like one at a hotel from the comforts of your home. The sets are only available in the afternoon around tea time, and you must make a reservation at least a day in advance.

■Afternoon Tea Take-out
Sold At: All Day Dining Raqou, Located on the 2nd floor
Tel: 075-771-7158 (Restaurant Reservation Center 10:00 a.m.~7:00 p.m.)
Hours: 12:00 p.m.~4:00 p.m. *Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. the day before.
Price: 10,800 yen (for two people, including tax)

*The image is for illustration purposes.
*For those who have allergies, please let staff know in advance.

  • The Westin Miyako Kyoto
    ウェスティン都ホテル京都
    • Address 1 Awataguchi Kachocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    • Phone Number 075-771-7111

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With time spent at home increasing, it’s hard to experience the changing of the seasons. This year, why not experience hanami at home or at your neighborhood park with the adorable cherry blossom dessert boxes available at these hotels.

*Depending on the situation, the sales period, items sold, and prices are subject to change. There may also be times when some items have sold out. Please check the official websites for details.

Written by:

Ran Tanaka

Ran Tanaka

A writer based in Southeast Asia. Happy life is with cheap beer.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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