6 Recommended Shaved Ice Desserts in Japan for Summer 2018

30.July.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

Shaved ice is one of the most popular desserts during summertime in Japan. It’s made with ice shaved from an ice block and drizzled in different kinds of syrups.


Here’s a list of 6 shaved ice desserts you should try in Japan this summer.


Strawberry Shaved Ice & Melon Shaved Ice

Fruit Parlor Odawara is located in the city of Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture and sells desserts mixed with fresh fruits. Their strawberry shaved ice is made with around 25 sachinoka strawberries farmed locally, while their melon shaved ice uses carefully selected ripe melons and is served inside a melon. Only 10 of each flavour are available to purchase each day. They’re being sold until the end of August, so be sure to visit quick!



Fruit Parlor Odawara

Address: 3-4-3 Uchimaru, Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture

Opening Hours: [Monday-Saturday] 9:00am-8:00pm / [Sunday & Holidays] 9:00am-7:00pm

No Fixed Holidays.

Website: http://www.banrin.co.jp



Kazuri Chocolate Mint

Mario Gelateria is selling a range of chocolate mint shaved ice desserts for a limited period at three of its branches. Enjoy the fluffy Kezuri Chocolate Mint at the Shibuya Hikari branch, Chocolate Mint which turns pink at the Yokohama Bayside and Minato Mirai branches, and more. The Kezuri Chocolate Mint is most recommended, made with frozen mint milk and chocolate sauce. Enjoy topped with salted chocolate mint with salt from Uyuni Salt Lake.



Mario Gelateria Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs

Address: Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs B2F, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00

TEL: 03-6434-1692

Website: http://www.mariogelateria.com



Peanut & Homemade Condensed Milk Shaved Ice

Taiyaki Tomoean is selling a shaved ice dessert that includes a paste made in-house with crushed peanuts and a homemade syrup made with condensed milk. It’s also topped with extra peanuts, giving layers of different flavours and texture with the full-bodied taste of the peanuts and sweetness of the syrup. You won’t have eaten shaved ice like this before.



Taiyaki Tomoean

Address: 1-35-20 Asagayaminami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00

No Fixed Holidays.

TEL: 03-6383-2144

Website: http://www.tomoean.net/




Wicked Snow – Watermelon & Melon Shaved Ice

Wicked Snow is a desserts cafe who are bringing back their three popular summer-only shaved ice flavours – pick from watermelon, melon, or a combination of both. The shaved ice is Wicked Snow’s own unique blend, made to look like powdered snow that melts in your mouth. Topped with plenty of watermelon and melon, this is the kind of dessert you’d expect to see on Instagram.


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/113471



Wicked Snow Harajuku

Address: Shanzerize Harajuku B1, 4-28-14, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11am-9pm (Last Orders 8:30pm)

No Fixed Holidays.

TEL: 03-3405-7605

Access: 1-minute on foot from Meiji-Jingumae Station via Chiyoda Line or Fukutoshin Line / 5-minutes on foot from Harajuku Station via JR Yamanote Line

Website: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130601/13207127/



Yondaime Tokujiro Natural Ice

In the Karuizawa Lakeside Shop of Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa they are selling shaved ice made with natural ice from Nikko Yondaime Tokujiro, a brewery of which there are only a few located in Japan. Located in Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture, this natural ice warehouse has passed down traditional methods and techniques for 4 generations since the Meiji Period. The shaved ice is topped with tochiotome strawberry sauce, original plum sauce, matcha adzuki and more.



Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa, Karuizawa Lakeside Shop

Address: 2277 Omae, Tsumagoi-mura, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture

Available: Everyday from July 28, 2018 – September 2, 2018

Opening Hours: 11:00am-4:00pm (Last Orders 3:30pm)

Website: http://www.hgp.co.jp/inf/Z10/pdf/201806_KL_WEB用_夏フェスデータ_3.pdf



Tamba Spring Water Shaved Ice

Nakajima Taishodo are selling shaved ice made with large-grained adzuki beans and spring water both from the city of Tamba. The high quality beans give the dessert a sweetness, while the shaved ice, made with famous spring water from the company’s breweries, give a fluffy texture. People from Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe come all the way to see this shaved ice which stands 18cm tall!



Tamba Spring Water Shaved Ice

Available: June 21, 2018 to mid-September

Serving Times: From 2:00pm (Closed: Wednesdays)

Location: Nakajima Taishodo – Tamba Honten


Address: 448 Kaibaracho Kaibara, Tanba-shi, Hyogo Prefecture

Opening Hours:

Shop – Weekdays 11:00am-5:00pm / Weekends & Holidays 10:00am-5:30pm

Cafe – Weekdays 11:00am-5:00pm / Weekends & Holidays 11:00am-5:30pm

Closed: Wednesdays, New Year’s Holidays

TEL: 0795-73-0160

Website: http://www.ntdshop.jp/



Looking to cool yourself off while in Japan this summer? Then how about some refreshing shaved ice?