5 Recommended Confectionery & Drink Gifts to Buy From GINZA SIX in Ginza!
Ever since GINZA SIX opened in spring this year it has become a hugely popular new location for the district of Ginza. Not only can you find all the fashion and lifestyle stores you could ever hope for in one place, but rows of food shops too selling foods and drinks that people are going crazy for. From the procession of shops you can find in Ginza we have carefully picked 5 worth checking out where you can get your hands on presents we guarantee people will be happy with. Bookmark this page too – you’ll be happy you did.
1. “Yamagata Masamune – Kimoto Junmai 1898” (Imadeya Ginza)
This is a limited edition Japanese sake from Imadeya to be enjoyed together with a meal.
Imadeya Ginza is a sake brewer that stocks and ships close to 600 brands of local sake, authentic shochu, Japanese wine. If you’re looking to buy Japanese alcohol then this is the place to go. The Yamagata Masamune Kimoto Junmai 1898 is produced by Mitobe Shuzo in Yamagata Prefecture. It’s made with high quality sake rice from Okayama Prefecture and omachi rice Akaiwa. As well as maintaining Yamagata Masamune’s original flavours – a “sharp” flavour delivered by the firm taste of the rice and hard mineral water – the drink also has multiple layers of flavour thanks to the processing methods.
2. “Hokkaido Fresh Cream Pudding” (Marlowe – GINZA SIX branch)
A high quality dessert boasted by a restaurant that was established in 1984.
Marlowe is a café & restaurant located in front of “Tateishi” in Akiya, Yokosuka that is famous for its evening sun and as being selected as one of Kanagawa’s 50 places of scenic beauty. The city’s first expanding shop, Marlowe is a place where you can enjoy popular take-out sweets. The most popular sweet is a handmade baked pudding that comes in a beaker made with fresh cream from Hokkaido. It’s popular for its velvety, rich flavour thanks to its ingredients that include high quality milk and fresh cream from Hokkaido, as well as eggs and vanilla means.
3. “Tokiba” (KUROGI CHACHA)
KUROGI CHACHA is a shop that preserves tradition while also challenging itself to create new flavours for Japanese wagashi (confectioneries)
“Kurogi” is said to be one of the hardest restaurants to reserve a place for in Japan. To maintain the same spirit as the original restaurant, “KUROGI CHACHA” is a collaboration with the Kyoto tea shop “Fukujuen.” The delectable to look out for is the Tokiba, a mix of arrowroot and cream cheese from Japan. You can enjoy the delicious Uji matcha flavour together with the Japanese ‘purin-like’ texture. They also come in wooden boxes so they are perfect to give as a gift.
Irresistible Midsummer Parfait Fair Tantalises at Shiseido Parlour in Ginza
01.August.2019 | FOOD
Get ready to dine on desserts in style as Shiseido Parlour announces its second-ever Midsummer Parfait Fair at its Salon de Cafe in Ginza which will be held from August 1 to 25.
Four incredible summery parfaits make the fair’s lineup, each centred around local and seasonal fruits. This year sees the return of the popular mango, fig and strawberry flavours, and for the first time ever, a melon flavour made with melons from the city of Furano in Hokkaido.
Hokkaido Prefecture Furano Melon Parfait – ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
Made with sweet and fragrant Furano melons grown in Hokkaido’s city of Furano, this angelic delight of a parfait is made with classic silky vanilla ice cream, refreshing hibiscus jelly, and for added accent, a squeeze of cranberry sauce. The fresh melon piece toppings are packed full of mouth-watering melon juice. The melon is served in several different ways for textural enjoyment including skinless slices, a slice with the skin on, and melon balls.
Wakayama Prefecture Kinokawa Fig Parfait – ¥2,160 (Tax Included)
The seasonal figs in this parfait have been grown and nurtured laboriously. The figs are plucked in Wakayama prefecture and are served fresh on your dessert. Tucked under the hearty serving of figs is a red wine-laced compote, sauce and sherbet while placed gracefully on top is a baked tuile. There is also a fig and apple jelly for that cheek-sucking sweet kick.
Okinawa Prefecture Apple Mango Parfait – ¥2,580 (Tax Included)
If you love mangoes, then you’re in for a treat with this parfait which is prepared with mangoes from Okinawa which have been cut up into different shapes and sizes. The dessert contains a midsummer medley of ingredients including a tropical homemade mango sherbet, an exotic sauce, milk flavoured ice cream, and cranberry sauce. Savour the succulent taste, smooth texture and sweet aroma of the elusive Keats mango, the richest and most delicious of all mangoes, and one which has only a limited production in Okinawa from mid-August onward.
Nagano Prefecture Hatake Kobo Koihime Strawberry Parfait – ¥1,890 (Tax Included)
Finally, this tempting parfait is made with strawberries from Hatake Kobo in Nagano. Because of the regional climate of Nagano, these gorgeous strawberries are delicious from summer through fall. They are served with classic vanilla ice cream for the absolute perfect pairing.
Which of these do you want to try the most?♡
Salon de Cafe – Shiseido Parlour
Address: Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building 3F, 8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
Opening Hours: [Tuesday-Saturday] 11:30-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30) / [Sunday & Holidays] 11:30-20:00 (Last Orders 19:30)
Closed: Mondays (Unless it falls on a national holiday)
*Closed August 26, 2019 – October 31, 2019 for renovations
Official Website: https://parlour.shiseido.co.jp/?rt_pr=pl274
The Leo Lionni Cafe in Ginza Extended Its Running Period and Refreshed Its Menu
19.July.2019 | FOOD
The Leo Lionni cafe located at Sunday Brunch, MARRONNIER GATE GINZA 1 is remaining open for a longer period due to popular demand. The limited-time cafe will now be open until September 29. This cafe is themed around the world of Leo Lionni; a famous children’s picture book author whose illustrated stories include Swimmy and Frederick. Some of his works have even featured in school textbooks. After much anticipation, the cafe has released a brand new menu.
The renewed menu includes three new items which are based on Frederick; the story which has been praised as Lionni’s best and most popular by both children and adults. A new Frederick-themed meal, cake and drink will be made available from July 20. When you order the Frederick-themed meal, the world of Frederick will unfold before you as if it has been cut straight out of the book and served up on a plate. There is no doubt that you will find these dishes so cute that you will not want to eat them.
Frederick’s Sunny Soup and Rice: ￥1,480
This is a corn, pumpkin and minced chicken dish served with a cold soup and brown rice. This depicts the image of Frederick collecting the sun as he does in the story. The rice is served hot.
“I know it” Cheesecake: ￥1,250 (price with drink set)
This is a baked cheesecake made using rhubarb and summer berries sourced from Hotaru Noen Tatsuno Farm, Nagano. This delicious cheesecake depicts the scene right at the end of the story where the mice praise Frederick saying: “but Frederick! You are a poet,” to which Frederick replies: “I know it”.
Frederick Cheese Tea: ￥900
This is a pineapple iced tea with cream cheese and a Frederick biscuit perched on the top. The pineapple flavour is sweet yet slightly sour. This is bound to leave you feeling refreshed, making it the perfect summer drink.
From July 13 to September 29, 2019, there will be a special discount campaign running at the Minna no Leo Lionni Ten; an exhibition dedicated to Lio Lionni which is currently running at the Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art. Please consider stopping by.
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Leo Lionni Cafe
Running: April 3 ー September 29, 2019
Opening Hours: 11:00 ー 21:00
Last orders: Food: 20:00, cakes/drinks: 20:30
Reservations can be made for until 5 pm. Customers without reservations will be served on a first-come-first-served basis after 5 pm.
Running at: Sunday Brunch MARRONNIER GATE GINZA 1 (4th floor)
Address: 2 Chome-2-14 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo
＊ New menu will be released on July 20
Official Website: http://leolionnicafe.com/
Minna no Leo Lionni Ten Exhibition (Tokyo)
Location: Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
Running: July 13 ー September 29, 2019
Opening Hours: 10:00 ー 18:00 (Last entries accepted until: 17:30)
Closed: Mondays (Exceptions: July 15, Aug 12, September 16, 23)
Minna no Leo Lionni Ten Exhibition X Leo Lionni Cafe Reciprocal Discount Scheme
If you attend the Minna no Leo Lionni Ten Exhibition held in Shinjuku and retain your ticket or ticket stub, you can exchange it at the Leo Lionni Cafe for a ￥100 discount off your meal. Likewise, if you attend the Leo Lionni Cafe, you will be presented with a ￥100 discount for entry to the Minna no Leo Lionni Ten Exhibition.
※ ￥100 will be taken off your meal price at the Leo Lionni cafe for every exhibition ticket presented.
※ Please be aware that ￥100 discounts for the Leo Lionni Exhibition will no longer be available once stocks have been fully depleted.
Japanese Souvenirs to Take Home With You This Summer at GINZA SIX
GINZA SIX hails as the largest shopping facility in Tokyo’s upmarket district Ginza. This summer, the centre has a prepared a lineup of must-buy souvenirs and gifts, particularly in the food department, that will delight the family back home. Many of these items are available at GINZA SIX only giving you even more incentive to pay a visit while in the capital.
Listed by price range, we have selected some of these summer treats that we know you’ll absolutely want to get your hands on.。
¥999 and under summer gifts made for showing a little thanks
Namacha Tea Jelly @ Nakamura Tokichi Honten – ¥417 (GINZA SIX only)
Tokichi is serving up a special GINZA SIX-only flavour of its matcha namacha jelly with added matcha bean paste. This bean paste is specially prepared matcha wrapped in white bean paste. It has a smooth texture and slight sweetness that marry together deliciously and heighten the richness of the flavour of the matcha.
Summer Limited Kohaku Tani Goldfish Yukata Ver. @ GINZA KYOUKASUIGETSU – ¥550 (GINZA SIX only)
These snacks comes in summery yukata design packaging with goldfish on them. Perfect for reminding one of Japanese summer.
¥1,000-¥2,999 summer gifts for adults
KOHAKU Fruit Bar @ PALETA – ¥1,482
This traditional wagashi (Japanese confection) is made from melted agar agar, sugar and starch syrup which is hardened to create a lollipop-like treat. Each one is handmade and crated with love and care by the confection artisans at PALETA who make them transparent like refreshing Japanese ice candy.
Basket of 5 Mio @ KASHISHOU SUEHIROAN – ¥1,759
This set comes with 5 different seasonal flavours which makes for the ultimate taste-testing gift.
¥3,000-¥4,999 delicious summers gift to share
Semi-Dried Fruits Box @ AYAfarm – ¥3,519
The perfect sharing gift to pick up, this box contains 9 different semi-dried fruits sourced from high quality fruits in Japan. The circular shape of the box make it great as a gift, and since each fruit is packaged individually, they can be enjoyed over time.
¥5,000+ premium Ginza-quality summer gifts for someone special
Parfum du Miel Series @ ハL’ABEILLE – ¥6,000 (GINZA SIX only)
Treat yourself or someone special to this premium lineup of original honeys which include bergamot, cognac and rose flavours. A sweet and tasty accompaniment to tea or ice cream.
This is just a small selection of the items on offer over at GINZA SIX right now this summer. To see more, be sure to plan a shopping trip there while in Tokyo.
Address: 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Shops/Cafes (B2F-5F) 10:30-20:30 / Restaurants (6F, 13F) 11:00-23:00
*Business hours differ from shop to shop.
No Fixed Holidays (But shops and restaurants will be closed on August 26, 2019)
Access: Directly connected to Ginza Station via the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line and Hibiya Line.
Ginza’s Hidden Tokyo Ghoul Restaurant Receives Extended Opening Period
To celebrate the upcoming July 19 release of Tokyo Ghoul S, Japanese movie studio and production company Shochiku opened its ‘immersive’ blood-themed Tokyo Ghoul restaurant on July 5. The location of the restaurant has been kept a secret, but it is somewhere in Ginza, wrapped in 40,000 beautiful roses.
The restaurant was originally set to stay open until August 4, but due to all tickets for its 31-day run selling out in just three days, it has been extended until August 18. Tickets for these extra two weeks will go on sale on the restaurant’s official website on July 12 at noon (JST).
Tokyo Ghoul Restaurant Details: The Location of This Bloody Rose Tokyo Ghoul Restaurant in Ginza is a Secret
Die-hand fans of Tokyo Ghoul aren’t going to want to miss out on this exclusive ghoulish gourmet experience.
Running: July 5, 2019 – August 18, 2019 (*extended by two weeks)
Opening Hours: Two Slots – Slot ① Meeting 17:00 / Dining 17:30-19:30, Slot ② Meeting 20:00 / Dining 20:30-22:30
Location: Somewhere in Ginza (*Those who purchase a ticket will be told the exact location)
Official Website: http://afroand.co/ghoulrestaurant/
The Entire World Is Curious About PAPABUBBLE’s Candy Art Museum To Open In Ginza
Described as the “most interesting sweets shop in the world”, PAPABUBBLE sells a range of cute and fun confections. On July 1, PAPABUBBLE will open a Candy Art Museum on basement floor 2 of GINZA SIX.
PAPABUBBLE has set up shop in over 30 cities worldwide. The main shop will contain art pieces made from candy. Considering all the candy shops that are currently out there in the world, nobody has ever seen anything quite like this before.
The museum contains around 20 different ornaments that are edible sweets. Visitors who wish to purchase the ornaments can do so. Besides the standard sweets, the display items and range of sweets for sale will be changed every day.
When the museum opens in July, visitors will be able to enjoy the wonderful texture and flavour of candy lampshades, enjoy the artistic and charming glow of candy mushrooms, and gaze in bewilderment at an antique vase baumkuchen cake.
To commemorate its grand opening, customers who spend more than ￥5,000 (after tax) on display items or on the sweets shop range will receive either a soft gummy brain or soft gummy dentures. This campaign will be running throughout July.
Along with the grand opening of the art museum, there will also be Ginza-limited products on sale that are completely unique to the Ginza branch. The lineup includes sweets made from ingredients that are rarely seen in Japan. This includes colourful and fruity chocolate such as rocky roads and soft candy sweets made from snow sugar. PAPABUBBLE will also sell souvenirs that represent Ginza such as Kirihako boxes which are beautiful boxes made from wood.
If you are in Tokyo, you just cannot miss this museum that is overflowing with originality.
Candy Art Museum by PAPABUBBLE (Gallery of Sweets Art by PAPABUBBLE)
Address: B2F, 6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Opens: July 1, 2019
Opening Hours: Mondays ー Sundays (10:30 ー 20:30)
PAPABUBBLE JAPAN Official Website: http://www.papabubble.jp
The Location of This Bloody Rose Tokyo Ghoul Restaurant in Ginza is a Secret
To celebrate the upcoming July 19 release of Tokyo Ghoul S, Japanese movie studio and production company Shochiku is opening an ‘immersive’ blood-themed Tokyo Ghoul restaurant from July 5 to August 4. The location of the restaurant is being kept a secret, but it is somewhere in Ginza, and is wrapped in 40,000 roses.
The Ghoul Restaurant makes an appearance in the film itself as a secret eatery where ghouls go to dine. This immersive recreation is a combination of interactivity, gourmet food, and performance and display put on by professionals.
Much of the interactive content that can be found in the restaurant was produced by AFROMANCE, such as the “SAKURA CHILL BAR by Saga,” an indoor hanami experience with a littering of 1.2 million rose petals.
The entire restaurant will be steeped in an overwhelming deep crimson.
The gourmet ghoul menu was conceived by Hideo Yamamoto, a chef at the famous modern French restaurant Restaurant Air.
The creative menu brings together taste and beauty by using luxurious and high quality ingredients such as foie gras.
Performances will be carried out by live entertainment company Out Of Theater, film director and producer Issei Shibata, and video game and and visual effects company Polygon Magic. From the moment you enter to when you are dining to when you leave, you will be thrown into the world of the Ghoul Restaurants as a string of actors do the unpredictable.
Fans of Tokyo Ghoul aren’t going to want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Details on what you need to do next can be found below.
Running: July 5, 2019 – August 4, 2019
Opening Hours: Two Slots – Slot ① Meeting 17:00 / Dining 17:30-19:30, Slot ② Meeting 20:00 / Dining 20:30-22:30
Location: Ginza (*Those who purchase a ticket will be told the exact location)
Menu: Blood & Rose Gourmet Dinner Course – ¥10,000 (Before Tax)
*Tickets will be released on June 14, 2019 at 12:00 (JST) at the official website below
Official Website: http://afroand.co/ghoulrestaurant/
Tokyo Ghoul S
Based On: Tokyo Ghoul (Young Jump Comics, Shueisha) by Sui Ishida
Directors:Hiramaki Kazuhiko / Takuya Kawasaki
Screenwriter: Chūji Mikasano
Distributed by: Shochiku
Release Date: July 19, 2019 (Japan)
Official Website: http://tokyoghoul.jp/
Shaved Ice Pop-Up Shop Opens in Ginza With Refreshing and Adventurous Flavours
From Tuesday 4th June to Sunday 1st September, a TORAYA CAFÉ AN STAND pop-up shop will open on the ground floor of Ginza Sony Park. For a limited time only, the pop-up shop will be selling kakigori (shaved ice) with a variety of adventurous flavours on the menu. The kakigori will be served with red bean paste made at TORAYA CAFÉ, which is located on floor B3.
Last August when Ginza Sony Park opened, the red bean paste kakigori became very popular, leading to its return this year. This is your chance to experience unique flavours such as red bean paste and alcohol and even red bean paste and fruit. These flavours are limited to this pop up shop.
(※) Contains alcohol
Blueberry: ¥756, Blueberry Condensed Milk: ¥864, Limoncello: ¥540 (tax included)
Available: Tues 4th ー Sun 30th June
The Blueberry and Blueberry Condensed Milk kakigori are new flavours and are both served with red bean paste. The sweet yet tangy syrup is made from ripe blueberries and is generously poured over the kakigori. We recommend you enjoy this along with the carefully balanced condensed milk. The Limoncello red bean paste kakigori uses an Italian liqueur, creating a refreshing flavour.
Hassaku orange: ￥756, Hassaku Orange Condensed Milk: ¥ 864, Calvados (※): ¥540 (tax included)
Available: Mon 1st ー Wed 31st July
Two flavours of kakigori shaved ice are having their debut at Ginza Sony Park; the Hassaku Orange and the Hassaku Orange with Condensed Milk. The hassaku syrup is made from hassaku oranges sourced from Hiroshima. Both flavours are also served with sweet red bean paste that perfectly balances out the tangy orange.
The Calvados kakigori is made using brandy sourced from France which is stored to ferment in an oak barrel. The oaky scent and the fresh appley flavour perfectly balance each other out.
Strawberry: ¥756, Strawberry Condensed Milk: ¥864, Mulled Wine (※): ¥540 (tax included)
Available: Thurs 1st Aug ー Sun 1st Sept
Selectively bred strawberries were used to make the syrup for this strawberry kakigori. This is also served with red bean paste, which is perfect along with the sweet and sour strawberry syrup. The Mulled Wine Kakigori is made with red wine spiced with lemons, oranges, cinnamon and cloves for a new, fruity flavour.
Condensed Milk: ¥702, Matcha: ¥702, Matcha Condensed Milk: ¥810, Rum: (※) ¥540 (including tax )
Available: Tues 4th June ー Sun 1st Sept
Besides the standard red bean paste kakigori, the rum flavour is also returning this year! Sugarcane sourced from Okinawa is used to make the rum. When mixed with the blackstrap molasses sugar, it becomes a flavour that adults just cannot resist.
Escape the heat and enjoy a moment of supreme bliss with these delicious shaved ice flavours!
TORAYA CAFÉ AN STAND Ginza Pop-up shop
Running: Tues 4th June ー Sun 1st Sept 2019
Opening hours: 11:00 ー 19:00
No regular holidays
Ginza Sony Park Official Website: https://www.ginzasonypark.jp/
Coisof Releases Rain Ice Cream With Rainy Day Surprise and Resurrects Goth Ice Cream
04.June.2019 | FOOD
Ice creams that will show you the meaning of true love! Coisof will release a June-limited menu of soft serve ice creams. This includes a rain-themed ice cream that comes with a campaign that only runs on rainy days! Furthermore, the goth ice cream that was popular before the renovation of the shop is making a comeback!
Rain Ice Cream (Ame iro soft)
With a drizzle of rainy magic, Coisof’s popular milky and rich-flavoured ice cream has been transformed into a yumekawa (dreamy and cute) ice cream! ♡ The beautiful gradation of the blue lychee syrup and blue sugar pearls make it a perfect treat for the rainy season.
I bet you’re dying to blow away the clouds that are hiding the June rainy day secret campaign! All you have to do is order the Rain Ice Cream on a rainy day during the June campaign period and your ice cream will be upgraded to the Rain Coi Soft (Ame iro coi soft) which is sprinkled with soft oiri candy toppings! This upgrade is absolutely free as long as it’s raining! It looks so refreshing and cool! It’s the perfect way to rejuvenate yourself in this humid season!
Before the shop renewal, the Goth Soft ice cream was incredibly popular. Now, post renewal, it has been resurrected! Black as midnight, the goth soft is no doubt Instagram-worthy. There’s also the Goth Soft Mix which is a mix of the dark goth soft and the pure milk soft ice cream so you can enjoy both flavours at once!
Don’t be glum during the rainy season! Shower yourself in love with these delicious Coisof ice creams! ♪
Rain-coloured (Ame Iro Soft)
Selling period: Sat June 1 ー Sun 30
Price: ¥600 + tax
Goth Soft (black/ goth soft mix)
Selling period: From Sat June 1
Price: ¥600 + tax
Located inside re:Dine GINZA (9th floor NAMIKIKAN GINZA)
Address: 4-3-1, Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
Opening hours: 11:00 ー 22:00
Coisof official website: http://coisof.favy.jp
Shiseido Parlour Ginza celebrates Azuma Odori festival with delicious desserts & drinks! Taste a traditional “colour”!
Shiseido Parlour Salon de Café Ginza is releasing a special menu to celebrate the Azuma Odori dance festival which is a traditional celebration to commemorate the opening of theatre. From Thursday 16th May to Sunday 26th May 2019, Shiseido Parlour’s special commemorative desserts including the Azuma Odori Parfait and Shimbashi-coloured ice cream soda, will be sold. The Shiseido Parlour is deeply connected to the historical and cultural value of Shimbashi’s geisha district and the famous Shimbashi Kumiai festival of Azuma Odori, which involves traditional geisha dances, music and performances. The parlour desserts have been specially made to reflect the artistic elegance of Shimbashi geisha and the fashion of the Edo period.
Since being established in the 35th year of the Edo period (1902), this has remained a location famous for its extravagant geisha activity. Shiseido Parlour was once a stop popular amongst the geisha, who used to often drop by to take a breather from their shamisen practise with a refreshing cup of soda water ー so much so, that a shamisen storage area was set up in the shop! You can still enjoy episodes like this today!
Azuma Odori Parfait ¥1,980 (price after tax) Available: Thurs 16/05 ー Sun 26/05
To fully enjoy the first tea of the season, Kiri no Ne matcha sourced from Shizuoka prefecture has been used to fully represent the theme of Azuma Odori. You can enjoy the refreshing taste of this matcha with ice cream, sherbet and traditional vanilla ice cream. Along with these three main flavours, roasted soybean flour, warabi mochi dumplings, shiratama white dumplings and fruit create a colourful dessert full of varying textures. The cute, small paper umbrella finishes off the geisha-themed look.
Shimbashi-coloured icecream soda ¥1,130 (price after tax) Available: Weds 01/05 ー Fri 31/05
During the latter half of the Meiji period, light turquoise started to become a popular kimono colour choice amongst Shimbashi geisha. This eventually started to spread all over Japan, which is why this soda is called “Shimbashi-coloured”. Along with this colour tone, enjoy the flavours of green apple syrup, lemon and ginger ale. This is topped with a traditional vanilla ice cream float!
Enjoy a Japanese-style parfait coloured with the vivid colors of the start of spring! Take a break to enjoy an ice cream soda with a refreshing colour!
Shiseido Parlour Ginza main store Salon de Café
Address: Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building 3rd floor, 8-8-3, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Opening hours: Tues ー Sat (11:30 ー 21:00, last orders: 20:30)
Sun/national holidays: 11:30 ー 20:00, last orders: 19:30)
Closed: Mondays (Open on national holiday Mondays )
TEL: 03-5537-6231 (Reservations not accepted)
Official website: https://parlour.shiseido.co.jp/
＊The 95th Azuma Odori will take place at Shinbashi Enbujō from Thurs 23/05 ー Sun 26/05
Uji Matcha Masters Tsujiri Release Summertime Soda and Parfait
16.May.2019 | FOOD
Tsujiri―a tea chain specialising in Uji matcha tea―just released its refreshing new Matcha Yuzu Soda and ice cream and fruit Tsujiri Soft Summer Parfait on May 16 at five branches including Kyoto and Ginza. These are available for a limited time only.
Matcha Yuzu Soda (Left) / Tsujiri Soft Summer Parfait (Right)
The soda contains pieces of fresh yuzu, honey and bittersweet Uji matcha, all of which come together to create a striking colour combination. The refreshing summer parfait is an assortment of rich matcha flavoured soft serve ice cream, agar, apricot, and mashed sweet bean paste.
If you’re looking for a way to combat Japan’s hot summer heat then be sure to pick up one of these coolers during your shopping trip and sightseeing.
Matcha Yuzu Soda
Price: ¥490 (Ginza Branch) / ¥432 (Kyoto Branch, Kyoto Tower Sando Branch, EKI MARCHÉ OSAKA Branch, arde! Shin-Osaka Branch)
Tsujiri Soft Summer Parfait
Price: ¥880 (Ginza Branch) / ¥670 (Kyoto Branch, Kyoto Tower Sando Branch, EKI MARCHÉ OSAKA Branch, arde! Shin-Osaka Branch)
Address: GINZA SIX Floor B2F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Business Hours: 10:30-20:30
No Fixed Holidays
Address: 215 Nakanocho Shijodori Yamato-oji Nishi Iru, Higashiyama Ward, Nakagyo, Kyoto
Business Hours: 11:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Tsujiri Kyoto Tower Sando
Address: Kyoto Tower Sando, 721-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Business Hours: 9:00-21:00
No Fixed Holidays
Tsujiri EKI MARCHÉ OSAKA
Address: JR Osaka Station MARCHÉ OSAKA, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka
Business Hours: 10:00-22:00
No Fixed Holidays
Tsujiri arde! Shin-Osaka
Address: JR Shin-Osaka Station arde! Floor 2F, 5-16-1 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa Ward, Osaka
Business Hours: 10:00-21:00
No Fixed Holidays
Tsujiri Official Website: http://www.tsujiri.jp
Stylish, clean and a great location in Tokyo: New hotel recommendation!
When I’m searching for a hotel for my travels, the cleanliness and beauty of the hotel is the most important to me. No matter how luxurious the hotel is, I always prefer something new with a business hotel vibe over something that looks old. Of course, the service and the size of the room are also important, but old sinks in bathrooms and areas that are difficult to clean are things I really don’t like.
Thankfully, a new hotel called an/other TOKYO which prioritises this level of cleanliness has recently opened just an 8-minute walk away from Tokyo station. It’s also within easy walking distance from Ginza. What a wonderful location! It’s a stylish hotel with carefully coordinated furniture and interior design.
This is what it looks like from the outside. It even has an outdoor seating area. The hotel’s cafe called CAFÉ an/other sits on the first floor and is the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee. The coffee here uses beans sourced from a popular coffee stand located in Naka-Meguro called “Sidewalk Stand”. You can enjoy the wide range of original light snacks which were made with the careful skill and precision of the chef.
Climb the stairs and you will arrive at the reception. The reception includes a cutting-edge digital sign. This information board’s hidden secret is a stylish dice which decorates the counter! Please check it out!
The room options consist of individual “cabins” and individual rooms called “compartments”. The room size options are S, M and L. I know we aren’t ordering drinks here but I found this method of categorising room sizes easier to understand than the standard single, twin and double. “S” is, as the name implies, small. “M” is a comfortable size and “L” is spacious.
The cabins are cheap and the shower and toilet facilities are shared. Each room has a curtain to close for privacy. There is no way to lock your room and there are separate floors for men and women. If you’re looking for something cheap, I recommend the cabin rooms. If you want more privacy and security, then the compartment rooms are better for you.
Each room is equipped with the essentials; shampoo, conditioner, body soap, pyjamas, air freshener, and Brew Tea Co. loose leaf tea. You can even turn up here spontaneously and the staff would be happy to instantly book you a room. They even have makeup removal products, face lotion and much more. The compartment rooms have large bathrooms which are perfect for your nighttime and morning body care routines.
The room may be simple but everything in the room is stylish from the warmth of the lamp to the BALMUDA the pot kettle. If you like fashionable furniture and appliances, you just have to check out this room from corner to corner!
I headed to the restaurant on the second floor called EAT an/other for dinner. The concept of this restaurant is a Japanese take on western-style food.
There were so many things on the menu that made me feel nostalgic after my travels to Europe such as carpaccio ajillo and much more.
I ordered salmon, aji-fry fish and steak. The fried fish was crispy and fresh and so delicious ♡ I ate my way quickly through the tender steak down to the perfect potatoes.
One major highlight of the restaurant is its stylish and modern interior! This also uses HAY furniture and Tom Dixon lighting. No matter how you look at it, it’s all stylish…
You can enjoy breakfast and dinner here and I highly recommend you eat here during your stay!
Opening hours: Breakfast: 7 am ー 10:30 am.
Lunch: 11:30 am ー 3 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm ー 11 pm
You might think that a hotel this clean and in close proximity to a station would be expensive, but you can stay at a cabin for just ¥3,900 and treat yourself to a compartment room for ¥10,600 which I think is reasonable.
For those of you who want to enjoy the nightlife of Ginza, or are looking for a hotel with easy access to the rest of Tokyo, but also value a clean and stylish atmosphere, look no further than an/other TOKYO hotel! The hotel is currently celebrating its grand opening with the release of a special stay plan so please check out the website!
an/other TOKYO（アナザー トウキョー）
Address: 2-5-4, Kyobashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Sai Sai Jaran Jaran #7: SILENT SIREN’s Yukarun Has Her First Afternoon Tea at Ginza’s ‘THE GRAND LOUNGE’
Sai Sai Jaran Jaran is a featured series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON from the members of the all-female band SILEN SIREN (aka Sai Sai) who visit various hot spots in Japan and experience different things, the Sai Sai way.
Band keyboardist Yukarun has always wanted to try having afternoon tea. To make her dream come true, she took a visit to THE GRAND LOUNGE in Ginza.
THE GRAND LOUNGE is a multipurpose lounge for adults located on the 13th floor of THE GRAND GINZA in GINZA SIX.
Normally in restaurants afternoon tea is often reserved just for the afternoon but at THE GRAND LOUNGE you can enjoy it any time.
*The afternoon tea set shown above is for 2 people.
The afternoon tea set here costs ¥4,200 (before tax and service charge). It comes with 7 hors d’oeuvres, 7 sweets, strawberry mille-feuille, and a teapot with free black tea refills. Strawberries are the running theme until June, so the desserts and hors d’oeuvres are made using plenty of Japanese “tochiotome” strawberries. It’s a big tea set so can be enjoyed by couples or big eaters.
Yukarun is very pleased with the afternoon tea set so much so that she must take a photo beforehand! There are so many strawberries sweets. “I feel happy just looking at this assortment♡” she says.
The drinks in the set are made by San Francisco-based high tea brand Mighty Leaf. There are 11 types to choose from―9 hot and 2 iced―all of which Mighty Leaf have ensured are organic with only the best herbs chosen.
You choose your favourite by smelling the fragrant aromas of each bottle. The one most popular with Yukarun was the “White Orchard.” White tea and green tea are used as the base in this drink which are blended with melon and peach fragrance. The fact you get free refills makes it a favourable service.
Time to tuck in!
The tasty line-up will have you wondering where to even begin eating from.
It’s not just the sweets that are piled with strawberries but the light appetisers too. These appetisers include foie gras, salmon and more―all extravagant delectables.
“Delicious!” says a satisfied Yukarun as she takes her first bite from the bottom row appetisers.
The variety of sweets is diverse, from jelly to tarts, mousse and beyond. “The sweets come in cute mini sizes! And they’re all super delicious!” comments Yukarun.
“The tea I chose is really tasty too! I don’t think I’ve ever had tea this good before!”
Then it was time for the crowning jewel of the afternoon tea set: the strawberry mille-feuille. It is a recreation of the legendary mille-feuille sold at Maxim’s de Paris, a much-loved French restaurant in Ginza that closed in 2015. This sandwich-like dessert takes crunchy pie and stuffs fat strawberries and custard cream between them. It’s a popular dessert ordered by itself too. The version of it that comes with the afternoon tea is half-sized.
“So good! This is true happiness♡” says Yukarun who is clearly enjoying herself. The mille-feuille can also be ordered for takeout.
How was your first ever afternoon tea experience, Yukarun?
“It felt elegant and sophisticated being in a place like this. There are lots of bite-sized appetisers and sweets so it’s fun to try them one by one. It’s fun thinking about where to eat from too, and I was really glad you get to choose your own tea. I definitely want to come here again in my own time! I want to dress up and come with my girlfriends.”
The items that come with the afternoon teas at THE GRAND LOUNGE change with each season, and right now it’s all about strawberries. Head to THE GRAND LOUNGE yourself and treat yourself and others to a luxurious afternoon tea―at any time of the day.
Model: Yukako Kurosaka（SILENT SIREN）
Photographer: Haruka Yamamoto
Writer: Sayoko Ishii
Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga
THE GRAND LOUNGE (THE GRAND GINZA)
Address: GINZA SIX Floor 13F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Business Hours: 11:00-23:00 (Last Orders 22:00)
No Fixed Holidays (Except when GINZA SIX is closed)
TEL: 03-6280-6129 (Lounge/Restaurant)