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Japanese sweets

Traditional and modern Japanese sweets

Wagashi

“Take a taste of a typical Japanese sweet called "Wagashi" ... The Wagashi sweets are a beautiful art form as well. Just like cakes and patisserie are an art in Europe, Wagashi is molded into lovely shapes and colors with just the perfect amount of sweetness to balance the fresh bitterness of green tea.”

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Japanese sweets and cakes

“If you are afraid to try the traditional ones, those made with rice and red beans, you can still try the "occidental" ones. If you go to a department store food floor (usually basement floor), you will have a huge choice of patisseries and breads.“

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Tasty and cute creations

Ningyo-yaki - little baked doll cakes

"Ningyo-yaki is very popular in Tokyo Asakusa where you can watch them being baked. This is one of my favorite Japanese sweets and a very good omiyage gift. Ningyo is the Japanese word for doll, so the name of this sweet reads "baked dolls". Ningo-yaki are small cakes baked in small molds and are filled with sweet anko bean paste."

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Taiyaki

“Taiyaki are small Japanese cakes that you can watch being baked. The cakes are shaped like a fish and have a sweet filling. The most common taiyaki have sweet bean paste or cream inside. Try them fresh and still warm. They are very tasty and a simple pleasure like having fresh pancakes or waffles.”

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Sweet souvenirs and snacks

Kaminari-okoshi - Asakusa Thunder Crackers

“Kaminari-okoshi are traditional Japanese sweets. Crispy rice is mixed with sugar and syrup, pressed down into a flat shape and cut into squares. Often there are some peanuts mixed into it, but there are also many other flavors such as macha green tea and sesame.”

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Agemanju - sweet deep-fried cakes from Asakusa

“One of the best sweets to try at Senso-ji’s Nakamise street is Agemanju. Manju are small round steamed cakes with a sweet filling. Agemanju take it one step further. They are steamed manju cakes coated in a tempura batter and deep-fried. These small cakes are so good fresh from the shop - hot and sweet.”

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