Pablo Mini Cheese Tarts: Japan’s famous treats in Akihabara

Pablo (パブロ) is a chain of cafes found around Japan, famous for its delicious cheese tarts. They also have a number of Pablo Mini outlets where you can buy mini cheese tarts on the go. We joined a respectably long queue to taste test the Pablo Mini cheese tarts in the Tokyo suburb of Akihabara.

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Japanese Crepes: guide to the best crepes in Harajuku

Tokyo’s district of Harajuku (原宿) is famous for many things, not least for its youth culture and over-the-top street fashion. It’s also the place to go for Japanese crepes, a treat that anyone with a sweet tooth must try when visiting Japan. Harajuku’s famous Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Street 竹下通り) is home to many Japanese crepe shops. In a quest to find Harajuku’s best crepes, we have reviewed the three most prominent crepe stores in the area.

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Shimokitazawa: Natural Crepe

A great tasty treat found around Japan is the Japanese crepe. Shimokitazawa (下北沢), or Shimokita for short, is known as one of Tokyo’s more interesting suburbs, popular with hippies (or hipsters, depending on how you look at it). It’s therefore no surprise that if there’s a crepe shop in Shimokitazawa, it’s going to sell natural crepes. Natural Crepe is a small Japanese crepe chain selling some of the most delicious crepes in Tokyo.

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Café de Miki with Hello Kitty: delicious and kawaii pancakes in Tokyo

Café de Miki with Hello Kitty is located in Diver City, one of several large shopping centres on the man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. It specialises in a small but tasty range of Hello Kitty themed pancakes, lattes and other Hello Kitty treats.

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Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku: Tokyo’s trippiest restaurant

The Kawaii Monster Cafe – かわいいモンスターカフェ – opened in August 2015 as a collaboration between artist Sebastian Masuda and Diamond Dining, the company responsible for several of Tokyo’s best known themed restaurants. No less than a match made in heaven, the Kawaii Monster Cafe is right at home in iconic Harajuku (原宿), the home of kawaii. Read on to find out about the crazy, colourful dining experience Tokyo’s most trippy themed cafe has to offer.

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Daily Chiko: the giant soft serve at Nakano Broadway

Daily Chiko (デイリーチコ) is a small ice-cream shop famous for its giant soft serves made of every flavor that they sell. Located on the basement floor of the Nakano Broadway shopping centre, what looks like a modest ice-cream shop has become one of Nakano’s major attractions. We made the pilgrimage to Nakano Broadway to try Daily Chiko’s Tokudai Soft Cream (特大ソフトクリーム).

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