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Japan has its fair share of really delicious local sweets that are comparable to their western counterparts. Asakusa, a very famous and popular tourist spot in Tokyo has many shops that sell decadent Japanese sweets and in this article, we will showcase 10 best shops in Asakusa. 

1.Chibaya

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This shop sells a traditional delight known as Daigaku Imo, which is made from fried sweet potatoes that have been tossed in sweet molasses and sometimes sprinkled with some black sesame seeds. 

The sweet potatoes are sold by weight and if you have them packed properly, you can actually bring it back as a souvenir for your family and friends. 

Address    3-9-10 Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo City 

Tel. No. : 03-3872-2302

[Mondays – Saturdays] 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

[Sundays and public holidays]  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays

2.Kamejyuu

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This shop mostly sells Dorayaki, a sweet that was made famous by Japan’s favourite cartoon character, Doraemon. The batter is like a pancake batter that is baked and then later sandwiches a sweet read bean paste. 

This shop that has a history of about 90 years make 3000 dorayakis by hand daily. 

Address    2-18-11 Kaminarimon Taito-ku Tokyo city

Tel. No. : 03-3841-2210
FAX:03-3841-8521
Operation hours:10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
No fixed holidays

3.Tokutaroh

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Besides being a major sweet dumpling store, it sells all sorts of seasonal traditional Japanese sweets too. The exterior of the shop has a unique traditional design. 

Address    3-36-2 Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo city
Operation hours
Weekdays:10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays:10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and public holidays
(Opened during local festivals till 5:00 p.m. )
Tel. No. & FAX
03-3874-4073

4.Umezono Asakusa main branch

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With a history of 150 years, this store is popular for its red bean soup, zenzai and red bean, jelly and fruit dessert, anmitsu. Its menu also carries other seasonal Japanese desserts and sweets like dorayaki. To place your orders, you will have to purchase a meal ticket on what you want and then pass it to the store assistants, who will then process your order and bring you the desired mouth-watering dessert. 

Address    1-31-12 Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo city [MAP]
Tel. No. : 03-3841-7580
FAX : 03-3841-8430

5.Karintoh Kozakura main branch

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Karintoh is a delicious fried sweet with a honey glaze and this shop serves one of the best karintohs in Tokyo. 

This crunchy sweet delight will make a great souvenir for your family and friends. 

Address    4-14-10 Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo city

Tel. No. : 03-5603-5390

Operation hours : 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Closed on Sundays

6.Shiono

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This sustainable sweet shop uses local ingredients that are seasonal for their handmade sweets. Enjoy their sweets at its finest flavours that do not use any preservatives and additives at all.  

Address : 3-28-9 Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo city
Tel. No.:03(3874)2186

7.Anshinya

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With an exterior of a traditional store, this cozy place offers some very unique sweet dumplings. 

Unlike the usual dumplings, the batter used is the same as a karintoh batter, giving this delicious karintoh dumpling a crispy texture. 

Address    2-3-3 Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo city 

Tel. No.:03-5830-3288

Operation hours : 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Open all year long

8.Funawa main branch

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Founded in 1902, Funawa, a three-storey store sells traditional Japanese sweets that are well-loved. The first floor of the store showcases their sweets while the second and third floor provides patrons a comfortable space to order and taste their sweets and drinks.

It is located at the corner of Shinnaka-mise road and Orenji road 

First floor 
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (weekdays)
9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Saturdays)
9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays and public holidays)
Open all year long
Tel. No. : 03-3842-2781

Cafe on the second and third floor           
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (weekdays)
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Saturdays)
10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays and public holidays)                                                                                                                *The last order will be taken 30 minutes before closing time
Open all year long
Tel. No. : 03-3842-2781

9.Funawa Nakamise branch

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With a history since 1902, this store sells a wide variety of traditional Japanese sweets. Here you will get to purchase traditional sweets like Imoyoukan (a sweet bean potato jelly), Ankodama (red bean balls), Kuzumochi (sticky cakes made from Japanese arrowroot) and some baked sweets. However, this branch may not carry all the sweets that the main branch offers. 

This branch is located at  Nakamise road.

Operation hours : 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Open all year long
Tel. No.:03-3844-2781 

10.Ganso Kimuraya Ningyoyaki main branch

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This is the oldest ningyo yaki store in Asakusa but what is Ningyo Yaki? It is a sweet made from something that resembles pancake batter and it is filled with red bean paste. The sweets are baked into the cutest shapes. It may look simple but it tastes great! You’ll be able to witness the whole process of making it when you come to visit the store.  

Address    2-3-1 Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo city
Tel. No. : 03-3844-9754
Operation hours : 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
 Open all year long

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