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1. Tosenka by Minamoto Kitchoanwww.kitchoan.co.jp
Take of bite of this soft jelly and savor the sweetness of the fragrant white peaches used to make this supreme jelly. This jelly is sold locally in Japan from May to the middle of August and you can get them directly from Minamoto Kitchoan or at major department stores. For those living in USA, England, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, you’ll be glad to know that Tosenka can also be found in your area!
Minamoto Kitchoan (Ginza main store) : 7-8-9 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
2. Natsukan by Toraya
This famous sweet shop that has been around for ages puts in a lot of care and time in making Japanese sweets like Kanten and cooling summer jellies that showcase the seasonal fruits well. Here, you’ll be able to find Kyoho grape, Nanko plum, kumquat and green yuzu flavored jellies! Toraya’s summer jellies are usually sold from June to the end of August but there are some types that are sold for a longer period of time. Toraya is located at Akasaka but you can also find their sweets at major department stores like Takashimaya, Daimaru, Mitsukoshi and so forth.
Toraya (Akasaka main store) : 4-9-22 Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo
3. Natsukanto by Oimatsu
Freshly squeezed juice from summer oranges harvested in Japan is mixed with gelatin and then poured into an empty orange skin and left to cool to make the yummiest summer jelly ever! It’s not too tart and not too sweet and you won’t miss the fragrant smell from the orange peel. The jelly melts in your mouth but the taste and fragrance just lingers on. This popular jelly is sold from April but the amount available depends on the harvest for that year! Besides from its main store, you can find this summer jelly at Shinjuku’s famous Isetan department store or Kyoto’s Daimaru.
Oimatsu : Kitano Kamishichiken, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto
4. Cricket’s Signature Grapefruit Jelly
Be prepared for an out of the world experience in just one bite. As this jelly melts inside your mouth, the grapefruit flavor will throw a party inside our mouth. Have it with a dollop of whipped cream and it would be another yummy experience. You mustn’t miss out on this summer jelly but unfortunately, you can only get this splendid summer jelly at the store here in Kyoto.
Cricket: 68-1 Hirano Hatchoyanagicho, Kita Ward, Kyoto
5. Deluxe Orange Jelly by Ginza Sembikiya
The oranges used to make this premium jelly are carefully selected and pressed for its sweet juice which is later then poured into the empty orange skin. This taste that you get from this jelly is more refreshing than what you can get from the actual fruit itself. It’s not too sweet too. It’s fragrant and you’ll be amazed at how much jelly one of these oranges can hold. Come to Ginza Sembikiya to get this divine summer jelly!
Ginza Sembikiya: 5-5-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
6. Fresh Fruit Jelly (Mix) by Sun Fruits
The jellies offered here are all about generous servings of fresh seasonal fruits! You will truly get to enjoy the natural taste of the fruits as the jelly’s sweetness is not overpowering. Let the jelly melt in your mouth, bite the fruit pieces and savor the juice as it spreads across inside your mouth. Get these pretty summer jellies from the main store in Tokyo.
Sun Fruits: 5-5-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
7. Okayama Muscat Jelly by Fruits-J
This summer fruit jelly uses Muscat of Alexandria harvested from Okayama. These precious emerald green fruit, Muscat of Alexandria gives the jelly a unique fragrance and a wonderful sweet taste without being too tart. Close your eyes and take a bite and you would think that you are eating the actual fruit itself. Head over to Okayama Tenmaya, Osaka’s Hankyu or Daimaru at Umeda to get your hands on this heavenly jelly.
Fruits-J (Tenmaya Okayama main store): 2-1-1 Omotecho, Kita Ward, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
8. Ume Jelly by Taneya
Savor the delicious fruity taste of this jelly that uses a whole Nanko plum. Enjoy the actual fruit itself and the sweet juice along with the soft jelly. This summer jelly is sold from May to the middle of August and can be bought at Mitsukoshi, Takashimaya, Daimaru and Hankyu department stores in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka and Kobe.
Taneya: 22-13 Nakamuracho, Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture
9. Summer Hassaku Jelly by Tsuruya Hachiman
This jelly showcases Wakayama’s Hassaku fruit and its refreshing taste that is all too perfect for summer. This jelly is only sold in summer and besides its Kojimachi store in Tokyo, you can also find this jelly in Nihonbashi’s Takashimaya, Shinjuku’s Keio Department Store and Umeda’s Hankyu.
Tsuruya Hachiman (Tokyo’s Kojimachi store): 2-4 Kojimachi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
10. Daiei Watermelon Jelly by Kasho Seikanin
This jelly is all about the sweet Daiei watermelons from Tottori. Through a unique process, Seikanin has found a way to get as much of the juicy sweet watermelon flesh into the jelly and yet make the jelly soft enough to be served as a drink! This jelly is only sold during summer and you can find it at Ikebukuro’s Seibu and Kyoto’s, Umeda’s and Kobe’s Daimaru!
Kasho Seikanin: 1-28-1 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo