15 Kakigori (Shaved Ice) Shops in Tokyo - The Perfect Summertime Treat

Kakigori, or shaved ice, is a summer staple in Japan. It comes in all kinds of flavors, including popular fruit flavors and quintessentially Japanese flavors such as matcha, and the presentations can be everything from charmingly simple to surprigsingly decadent. You can find kakigori all over Japan during the summer, but for kakigori that is undoubtedly both delicious and beautiful, check out these recommended kakigori restaurants in Tokyo!

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1. Asakusa Naniwaya(浅草浪花屋)

Located close to Tokyo's famous Senso-ji, Naniwaya offers a good variety of Japanese sweets including its specialty, taiyaki (fish-shaped cake with sweet red beans). Their shaved ice is also good. Best place for anko (sweet red bean paste) lovers. 1 minute walk from Asakusa (Tsukuba EXP exit); 5 minutes from Tawaramachi (Ginza line).

Price range: ~1,000yen

a-naniwaya.com (Japanese only)

Address: 2-12-4 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

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2. Chimoto(ちもと)

Chimoto is a small Japanese confectionery shop famous for its Yakumo-mochi and shaved ice served in summer (mid July- mid September). Shaved ice itself tastes good, but what people crave for is the surprise inside--plenty of Japanese sweets. 2 minutes walk from Toritsu-daigaku (Tokyu Toyoko line). Closed on Thursday.

Price range: ~2,000yen

Address: 1-4-6 Yakumo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

3. Himitsu-Do(ひみつ堂)

Unusually flavored kakigori are made in an orthodox way: natural ice from Nikko shaved with a handle-operated machine. Though the top recommendation is Ichigo (strawberry) Milk, yogurt flavor or daily menus are also worth trying. Because of its popularity, don’t expect a sweet short break especially in summer. Numbered tickets may wait for you. 4 minutes walk from Nippori (JR); 5 minutes from Sendagi (Chiyoda line). Closed on Monday in summer.

Price range: ~1,000yen

himitsudo.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 3-11-18 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

4. Shimura(志むら)

Located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of a Japanese confectionery store, this place is quite popular for its shaved ice. Strawberry flavor is on the top of the recommendation list. While it looks too big with the syrup containing plenty of real strawberries, you can surely eat it up. It’s soft and fluffy. 3 minutes walk from Mejiro (JR Yamanote line). Closed on Monday. 

Price range: ~1,000yen

Address: 3-13-3 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

5. Kakigori Kobo Sekka (かき氷工房 雪果)

Though Sugamo is a popular shopping area for the elderly known as 'Harajuku for old ladies', what they serve here isn’t an orthodox type of kakigori. Natural ice from Mt. Fuji area is thickly covered with various hand-made syrups. The combination of Natto and Kinako is rarely found elsewhere. 5 minute walk from Sugamo (JR Yamanote line). Closed on Monday.

Price range: ~1,000yen

www.atelier-sekka.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 3-37-6 Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)


6. Kajitsu kurabu(果実倶楽部)*Closed

All the fruits they use are from farmers all over Japan in their prime season. Syrups are made without artificial additives. You can choose your ice between natural water from the Mt. Fuji area and milk from a producer in Kyushu. 3 minutes walk from Nakameguro (Tokyu Toyoko line, Hibiya line). Closed on Tuesday.

7. Shimokita Chaen(しもきた茶苑大山)

On the 2nd floor of a Japanese tea shop featuring tea specialists, they offer nice shaved ice ranging from basics to originals. Matcha flavor and hoji tea are their specialty. Because of their high reputation, please note that numbered tickets will be issued during busy hours. 2 minute walk from Shimokitazawa, North exit (Odakyu/ Keio Inogashira line). No regular holidays.

Price range: ~1,000yen

shimokita-chaen.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 2-30-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

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8. Wa Kitchen Kanna(和kitchenかんな)

This Japanese restaurant is recommended as the place to visit not only for its famed kakigori but for their delicious Japanese dishes. Natural ice from Nikko is served with hand-made syrups featuring rarities like shiruko, purple sweet potato, or seasonal selections. 10 minute walk from Sangenjaya or Ikejiri-Ohashi (Tokyu, Den-en-toshi line). Open 365 days.

Price range: ~1,000yen

https://kanna-kakigori.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 2F, 2-43-11 Shimouma, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

9. Darumaya(だるまや餅菓子店)

This small Japanese confectionery shop offers delicious sweets made with top quality materials--natural ice from Nikko, matcha in 3 grades, wasanbon (traditional Japanese fine sugar), wine and seasonal fruits. Its menu tells how deep the young master is immersed in his profession. 3 minute walk from Jujo (JR Saikyo line). Closed on Tuedsday.

Price range: ~2,000yen

www.jujo-darumaya.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-3-6 Jujonakahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)


You might be surprised by the long menu ranging from orthodox to modern versions of kakigori in cake style. If you’re the type who loves to create things on your own, it’s the place for you. Try out the 3 flavor matching: choose 3 flavors from the list, and see whether it works or not. Be noted that no water is served. 3 minutes walk from Kitashinagawa (Keikyu line). Closed on Thursday.

Price range: ~2,000yen

www.odn.ne.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-28-14 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

11. Sebastian(セバスチャン)*Closed

Shaved ice in a different look. This shop offers you various shaved ices finely crafted both in taste and arrangement. Can you imagine what it is like, that cake-style kakigori? Using natural ice from Nikko, the owner prepares his own creations before your eyes. 7 minute walk from Yoyogikoen (Chiyoda line). Closed on Wednesday.

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12. Santokudo(三徳堂)

Would you like to try a different type of kakigori? On the 2nd floor of a Chinese tea shop, shaved ice in the Taiwanese style is served in summer (June-September). It's the right place for mango lovers. Good thing here is that you can order hot tea alongside frosty shaved ice. 4 minute walk from B3 exit, Ginza (Hibiya line). Open 365 days.

Price range: 1,000~2,000yen

santokudo.jp/?page_id=93 (Japanese Only)

Address: Kita Bill 7-8-19 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

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Opened in April 2015, ICE MONSTER, a Taiwan original store specializing in shaved ice, is boasting its popularity in Omotesando, too. Using flavored ice block, it creates another sensation. Mango, pineapple, oolong tea…even coffee! Numbered tickets will be helpful on a hot summer day. 3 minute walk from Omotesando (Tokyo Metro); 5 minutes from Omotesando exit, Harajuku (JR). Open 365 days.



Shaved ice and syrups can make these amazing combinations. Popular flavors in Yelo are tiramisu and mascarpone with seasonal flavors like carrot or avocado. At night time, alcohol flavors are also available. Situated in Roppongi, this place serves kakigori until morning or 11:00 PM on Sunday. Nice to stop by after a drink. Roppongi (Hibiya, Oedo lines). Open 365 days.

Price range: ~1,000yen

www.yelo.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Patio Roppongi 1F, 5-2-11 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

15. The Strings by InterContinental

Tea break or bar time, an indulging cool down for adults. On the 26th floor of a luxury hotel, THE DINING ROOM serves you a special shaved ice menu during the summer (1st July - 13th September). Would it sound great if champagne is poured onto kakigori instead of syrup? 1 minute walk from Konan exit, Shinagawa (JR).

Price range: 1,800~ 5,000yen (tax & charge excluded)

https://intercontinental-strings.jp/jp/dine (Japanese Only)

Address: 26-32F Shinagawa East One Tower, 2-16-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo  (Google Map)

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