【Tokyo Cafe】The best Fruit Parlor where you can enjoy seasonal fruits in Japan.

02.November.2016 | FEATURES / FOOD

Autumn is a season to have a good appetite. It is the best season for pacific saury, matsutake mushroom, chestnut, and pumpkin and so on. I bet you’ve already tasted these foods at Japanese restaurants. However, there is a place where you can enjoy some seasonal foods without going to restaurants. It is called “Fruit Parlor” where they have a tea room attached to a fruit store. One of the most popular Fruit Parlors where people visit from all over the country is called “Fruit Parlor Fukunaga.” %e7%a6%8f%e6%b0%b8


Walking two minutes from Yotsuya-san-chome station, you will be able to smell something fruity from the fruit shop on the first floor. You can get to the second floor parlor by going up these narrow stairs.



You must have “seasonal fruits parfait” in here. Spring is strawberry. Beginning of summer is cherry. Mid-summer is peach. Autumn is fig, grape, pear and persimmon. You can enjoy seasonal fruits the whole year. When I visited here, “grape parfait” was being served which has seven different kinds of grapes that you can enjoy. Which fruits you can eat depends on what season you visit.



Starting with light-green Shine Muscat and going clockwise, there are Pione, Nagano purple, Gorby, and Gigantic Peak in the center. The appearance of these five different kinds of big grapes is overwhelming. All of these are seedless. After tasting each grape, there is a home-made sorbet made with boiled grapes. It is blended with valuable Campbell Early brand grapes produced in Iwate prefecture and Muscat Bailey A produced in Yamanashi prefecture. It has a simple taste without adding too much sugar. The rich and sour sorbet made me feel that they go to great lengths to make a high quality desert.



When I was eating, I couldn’t stop smiling. The talkative owner, Seiichiro Nishimura, talked to me. He told that he wants everyone to be healthy by eating what made them physically and psychologically happy. This aggressive looking man has been committed to serving high quality fruits for forty three years.

It is good thing that there are some fruits parlors in popular sightseeing areas, such as “Fruit Parlor Goto” in Asakusa, “Ginza Sengbiki-ya, Fruit Parlor, Ginza main store” where have one hundred twenty two histories in Ginza and “Shibuya Nishimura Fruit Parlor” where is close to the center district in Shibuya. Enjoy the fruit parfait which is filled with great fruits in fall season.



・Fruit Parlor Fukunaga

Address:F-Bldg. 2F, 3-4 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


・Fruit Parlor Goto Address:2-15-4 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo


・Ginza Sengbiki-ya, Fruit Parlor Address: 5-5-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo


・Shibuya Nishimura Fruit Parlor Address:Nishimura-Bldg. 2F, 22-2 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


Yuriko Ueki(Writer)



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