Where to Find the Best Desserts in Tokyo

Food Chronicles

Sweet endings in Tokyo

Always save room for a sweet ending in Japan. Desserts are found everywhere, from the high end to the convenience stores. Here are some suggestions for dessert around Tokyo:

Depachika Desserts and Confectionaries

The most obvious destination for desserts in Japan is found in the basement food halls of the department stores. You will find desserts to satisfy any and all cravings from local to international creations, as well as beautiful confectionaries to take home as gifts.

At Mitsukoshi Ginza, you can find Cronuts from the Dominique Ansel Bakery. The bakery also serves seasonal and local desserts only found at this location. The food halls will overwhelm you with choices of what to buy – walk around to choose your favorites, and then go back to buy them before leaving

 

International Desserts

Aside from the local desserts, international desserts are incredibly popular in Japan to the point where they have imported some of the best pastry chefs from around the world to have bakeries and cafes in Tokyo.

The famous Frozen S’Mores at Dominique Ansel Bakery. At the Omotesando location, you can find all the signature desserts. These s’mores are touched in front of you at the pickup counter. You can also choose to dine upstairs in the cafe should you also want to order savory plates
Frozen custards at Shake Shack. You cannot go to Shake Shack and not finish the meal with a Frozen Custard. The three locations around Tokyo have their specialty flavors. After your burger, you have access to the cut line to order more drinks and dessert
Crepes at Breizh Cafe. A paper thin, crispy crepe topped with salted caramel and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So simple, and so satisfying. If you find yourself in Shinjuku, head to Takashimiya’s upstairs restaurants for a plate of this amazing crepe

 

Bakeries of the Luxury Hotels

If you stay at a luxury hotel in Tokyo, it is likely that your hotel will have a bake shop creating amazing desserts that can compete with the beautiful ones presented in the department stores food halls. It is always worth a peak, and often, a purchase.

Apple tarte tatin at The Peninsula Tokyo. The Peninsula Tokyo features seasonal desserts according to the fruits of the month, in this case, apples were in season for the kitchen to make this gorgeous apple tarte tatin
Strawberry shortcake at The Palace Hotel Tokyo. The basement floor of the Palace Hotel has several shops, including Sweets and Deli featuring take away lunches, bread, and desserts. My favorites are this strawberry shortcake and Marjolaine cake when they are in season
German apple pancake at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu. While not in the hotel’s bakeshop, this dessert can be found in their all day cafe. It is the perfect light ending to a meal at any time of the day

 

Addresses & Hours

Mitsukoshi Ginza
4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
+81-3-3562-1111
10:30am to 8pm

Daimaru Tokyo
1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
+81-3-3213-8011
Monday to Friday, 10am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 8pm

Dominique Ansel Bakery
5-7-14 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku
Tokyo
+81-3-3486-1329
10am to 7pm

Dominique Ansel Bakery
B2 Mitsukoshi Ginza
4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
+81-6263-0309
10:30am to 8pm

Shake Shack
Tokyo International Forum
3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo
11am to 10pm

Breizh Cafe Creperie
13F Shinjuku Takashimaya
Shibuya, Tokyo
+81-3-5361-1335
11am to 10pn

The Peninsula Boutique and Cafe
B1F The Peninsula Tokyo
Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
+81-3-6270-2717
11am to 7pm

Sweets and Deli
B1F The Palace Hotel Tokyo
Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
+81-3-3211-5315
10amt o 8pm

Origami
The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
+81-3-3503-0872
6:30am to 12am

 

Staying in Tokyo? Book your stay at these luxury hotels:

Book your stay at The Peninsula Tokyo via:
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Book your stay at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu via:
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Book your stay at The Palace Hotel Tokyo via:
Agoda
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