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Tokyo’s Gorgeous Christmas Cakes of 2018, Fresh from Gransta at Tokyo Station!
(Sold from November 12 to December 25, 2018)

Tokyo’s Gorgeous Christmas Cakes of 2018, Fresh from Gransta at Tokyo Station!
(Sold from November 12 to December 25, 2018)

Date published: 22 November 2018

Gransta is a modern and fun commercial facility inside Tokyo Station, home to a variety of sweet shops and restaurants. Outside the ticket gates is Gransta Marunouchi, itself offering a colorful lineup of shops. Not only Japanese people love Tokyo Station for its rich selection of souvenirs and gourmet experiences, it’s also a great place for tourists to shop and dine at. This time, we’re taking a thorough look at the gorgeous Christmas cakes offered by Gransta, many of them centered on the adorable Suica penguin! One cake is even created after the historical Tokyo Station building – let’s dig right in!

Caffarel with Suica / Caffarel

Caffarel with Suica / Caffarel

This is one of the season’s most iconic cakes, sold out via reservation two days after launch every year. It combines the cute and fun design of the Suica card (an IC traffic card by JR East) with the authentic chocolate cake creation by the famous Italian chocolate brand, made with the finest ingredients.

2,800 yen, limited to 250 cakes

Gransta Tokyo Ekisha Noël / Colombin

Gransta Tokyo Ekisha Noël / Colombin

This stunning cake comes with a flavorful shortbread exterior on which the shape of Tokyo Station has carefully been imprinted. It is lavishly topped with five different fruits.

5,400 yen, limited to 150 cakes

Special Fruit Shortcake / Kyobashi Senbikiya

Special Fruit Shortcake / Kyobashi Senbikiya

This luxurious shortcake’s main protagonist is plenty of flavorful strawberries, paired with a variety of other different fruits. With 24 cm x 24 cm in size, it can easily be shared by a Christmas party of 10 people!

21,600 yen, limited to 10 cakes

Suica Penguin Christmas Party (box of 9) / Ginza Cozy Corner

Suica Penguin Christmas Party (box of 9) / Ginza Cozy Corner

The adorable Suica penguin gets to meet Santa, a happy snowman, and a variety of other delicious Christmas cake bites in this colorful box.

2,400 yen, limited to 200 boxes

Seiya (Holy Night) Chocolate House / Gin no Budo

Seiya (Holy Night) Chocolate House / Gin no Budo

The snow-covered “Holy Night Christmas House” is entirely made out of chocolate by topping rich, thick chocolate mousse and chocolate sponge cake with chocolate mousse. Crispy Christmas chocolate is the secret ingredient!

1,512 yen

Matcha Dorayaki Christmas Cake / Kouro-an

Matcha Dorayaki Christmas Cake / Kouro-an

This delightful Christmas cake is made by an authentic Japanese confectionery shop and thus features plenty of Japanese sweets. That includes matcha-flavored dorayaki, a pancake filled with sweet bean paste, candied chestnuts, and more.

3,024 yen

About Gransta and Gransta Marunouchi

Gransta
Gransta is the largest shopping area inside the ticket gates of Tokyo Station, connecting the Yaesu and Marunouchi side underground. There are not only plenty of creative, delicious sweets to be found but also a variety of freshly made lunch boxes and ready-to-eat meals from the kitchen inside the facility. Especially noteworthy are the Gransta-limited sweets, only available at Tokyo Station, as well as the large miscellaneous goods and cosmetics area sprawling within the ticket gates. Gransta also offers a luggage storage service for hands-free shopping, a cloakroom, currency exchange, and ekiben, Japan’s famous station bento boxes.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (open until 9:00 p.m. on Sundays and the last day of consecutive holidays)
*Hours may vary by shop.
Closed: open every day

  • Gransta
    グランスタ
    • Address JR Tokyo Station B1F, 1F (inside the ticket gates), 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 100-0005

Gransta Marunouchi is also in the underground part of Tokyo Station but outside the ticket gates. It boasts 33 shops that unite under the concept of “spending time leisurely at Tokyo Station,” offering a new shopping experience.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (open until 9:00 p.m. on Sundays and the last day of consecutive holidays)
*Hours may vary by shop.
Closed: open every day

  • Gransta Marunouchi
    グランスタ丸の内
    • Address JR Tokyo Station B1F (outside the ticket gates), 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 100-0005
*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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