[Tokyo]Sweets: The best souvenir of your trip

[Tokyo]Sweets: The best souvenir of your trip


From Ueno! A Trip through delicious things

People from a variety of countries mingle here in Ueno. Delicious things gather here from all over the world. Let's depart on a full stomach tour of delicious things!

Sweets: The best souvenir of your trip

Let's have a look at some tasty sweets that could be enticing to your eyes and you might also want to buy for yourself.

1. Karinto of Yushima Kagetsu

Kagetsu has been in business for more than 70 years. Their fried dough cookies (Karinto) feature a robust shape and a beautiful luster. The dough is deep-fried three times, and the candy coating gives it a delightful texture. These karinto also have a pleasant, sweet aroma. They come in an attractive package that make them great for souvenirs, too.

Package of Karinto ¥500

Package looks like a kimono


3-39-6 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku
Tel: 03-3831-9762
Open: Weekdays9:30-20:00
Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays 10:00-17:00
Closed: No holidays

2. Panda bread at Andersen

If you give it as a souvenir, you'll certainly hear the person say, "Oh, how cute!" This Panda bread where the face of a panda appears wherever you cut it is sold only at Andersen's Atre Ueno store and on the Internet. The fluffy soft dough has a lovely sweet flavor that is enjoyed by both children and adults alike.

Panda bread ¥800 (each)


Atré Ueno 1F, 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku
Tel: 03-5826-5842
Open: 7:30-22:00
Closed: same holidays as Atré Ueno Shopping Center

3. Dorayaki at Usagiya

Usagiya is a well-known name in Tokyo for Dorayaki (two small pancakes with sweet bean jam in between). All kinds of people of all ages come here over and over again to buy them for themselves. They love the wonderful aroma and the resilient sponginess of the pancake with the exquisitely sweet bean paste inside. This Dorayaki is sure to make you feel happy.

Dorayaki ¥190 (each)


1-10-10 Ueno, Taito-ku
Tel: 03-3831-6195
Open: 9:00-18:00
Closed: Wednesdays

4. Morozoff Cup à la Mode

Looking at you with a variety of facial expressions are Morozoff's Cup à la Mode (Pandas) that are available only here at their Atre Ueno store. A feeling of guilt might envelope you as you take a bite, but inside the head is a vanilla-flavored cream. The soft sponginess with custard cream inside is beautifully balanced, and tastes great.

Cup à la Mode (Panda) ¥300 (each)


Atré Ueno WEST 1F, 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku
Tel: 078-822-5533 (Customer service center)
Open: 10:00-21:00
Closed: same holidays as Atré Ueno Shopping Center

Source: metropolitana