‘Rainbow Sweets’ to Open on Takeshita Street in Harajuku

22.May.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

The world’s first Rainbow Sweets branch will hold its grand opening along Takeshita Street in Harajuku on May 23.

世界初のレインボースイーツ専門店「RAINBOW SWEETS HARAJUKU」(レインボースイーツ原宿) 竹下通り

Stepping into Rainbow Sweets really is like walking along a rainbow, with plenty of colourful treats to tuck into like Rainbow Road, the six-coloured Rainbow Roll Ice rolled ice cream, and more!

世界初のレインボースイーツ専門店「RAINBOW SWEETS HARAJUKU」(レインボースイーツ原宿) 竹下通り世界初のレインボースイーツ専門店「RAINBOW SWEETS HARAJUKU」(レインボースイーツ原宿) 竹下通り

All the glass windows as well as the floor are fitted with rainbow gradation LEDs. The shop offers an experience like no other, so be sure to go see it for yourself when you roll up to Harajuku.

世界初のレインボースイーツ専門店「RAINBOW SWEETS HARAJUKU」(レインボースイーツ原宿) 竹下通り世界初のレインボースイーツ専門店「RAINBOW SWEETS HARAJUKU」(レインボースイーツ原宿) 竹下通り世界初のレインボースイーツ専門店「RAINBOW SWEETS HARAJUKU」(レインボースイーツ原宿) 竹下通り世界初のレインボースイーツ専門店「RAINBOW SWEETS HARAJUKU」(レインボースイーツ原宿) 竹下通り

The roll ice and soft creams are made using high quality vanilla ice cream from Hokkaido. Each the flavour of each colour is blended with a rich paste made using carefully selected fruits. Not only does everything look great, it tastes it too.

世界初のレインボースイーツ専門店「RAINBOW SWEETS HARAJUKU」(レインボースイーツ原宿) 竹下通り世界初のレインボースイーツ専門店「RAINBOW SWEETS HARAJUKU」(レインボースイーツ原宿) 竹下通り

They will also sell Rainbow Cotton Candy and geart Rainbow Cotton Candy from Harajuku’s iconic shop TOTTI CANDY FACTORY.

世界初のレインボースイーツ専門店「RAINBOW SWEETS HARAJUKU」(レインボースイーツ原宿) 竹下通り

Make sure to visit Rainbow Sweets Harajuku and take some Instagram-worthy photos together with your friends!

 

■Information

Rainbow Sweets Harajuku

Address: RYU Apartment 1F, 1-16-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:30-20:00 / Weekends & Holidays 9:30-20:00

TEL: 03-6434-7837

Website: https://rainbow-sweets.com

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    4F Entrance – Staircase

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    Building Entrance

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    Rooftop

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    Official Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/and_hana_/

     

     

    KISSHOKARYO KYOTO in Gion

    This honey and tea parfait is special because they only serve 20 of them a day. Tapioca pearls go well not just in drinks but in desserts like this one too♡

     

    The fluffy shaved ice is a perfect match with the homemade Earl Grey tea syrup. The rest of the parfait is made up of milk tea flavoured jelly, tapioca pearls, tea ganache, and other delightful surprises.

    I enjoyed mine with lots of syrup and roasted soybean flour!

     

    ▼KISSHOKARYO KYOTO Gion Honten

    Address: 306 Ishibashicho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto

    Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00 (Last Orders 18:30)

    No Fixed Holidays

    Official Website: https://kisshokaryo.jp/

     

    MASHOLA in Kawaramachi

    MASHOLA is a South Korean-style cafe which of course sells tapioca pearl drinks, but also this delicious capo egg brulee tart as well. As soon as you put the order in their fire up the tarts fresh along with hot tapioca pearls for a heavenly melt-in-the-mouth experience.

    They also sell bottled strawberry milk packed full of fresh strawberries, and for an extra ¥80 you can top if off with tapioca.

     

    ▼MASHOLA

    Address: 406 Sakuranocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

    Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00

    No Fixed Holidays

    Official Website:  https://mashola.business.site/

     

    Did you enjoy this list? Kyoto café life tiara has lots of other tempting recommendations of drinks and desserts on their Instagram page too, so if you’re looking for something to try while in the Kansai region of Japan be sure to give them a follow.

     

    Text & Photos: @happy_pinkrose_tiara

    Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

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