Hidden in the streets and corridors of the Nagareyama Honcho Area are several delightful dessert shops that look like they came straight out of a picture book. Here, you can find quaint little shops that sell delicious little cakes and cookie.
- Fossette+: A baked goods shop, named after the French word for “dimple,” which describes the faces of all the happy customers who are eating their desserts. You can find almost anything here, like cookies, cakes, fruits tarts, madeleines, and financiers. They also have a café where you can dine like a British noble from a Jane Austen novel, by enjoying a cup of tea and maybe a biscuit with jam to go with it.
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- Akari-kan＠Zakka koncono: A cute bakery with a very vintage, cottage-core interior. One of their most popular items is the Orange Peel and Cream Cheese, which along with the rest of their bread is freshly baked everyday using healthy, handmade ingredients. You can enjoy the bread on the eat-in space that they have on the second floor, as you take in the view of all the beautiful washi paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling. The cute trinkets and crafts they sell is an extra added bonus!
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- Wagashiya Meigetsu: A store that sells traditional Japanese desserts, known as wagashi. Filled with handmade and local ingredients like red bean paste and Nagareyama’s shiro-mirin, each dessert is a work of art. The beauty of the seasons and nature is incorporated in each dessert, and can be enjoyed with each bite.
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- tronc: A café with a very forest-like ambiance, that makes you feel like you are relaxing in a little cottage in the woods. They sell cute cakes and desserts that use seasonal fruit and ingredients, that can be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee. The hidden entrance that cuts through a little pastoral garden adds to the cute, vintage aesthetic.
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- Hachaya Teradaen: A traditional Japanese tea shop that is located in a historical building where you can enjoy a variety of drinks like original tea blends, cream sodas, and matcha lattes. You can also get a taste of a shiro-mirin, a staple cooking ingredient that was invented in Nagareyama, in their delicious desserts like the Nagaryeama Mirin Pie Pastry Cream Puff. The kaleidoscope museum on the second floor makes for a feast for both your eyes and your stomach!
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- Issa-Soju Memorial Hall: Looking out onto a beautiful traditional Japanese garden, you can sit out on the engawa porch as you enjoy a cup of freshly made matcha or a seasonal dessert, like anmitsu during the summer time. Located in a memorial hall dedicated to famous haiku poet Issa Kobayashi and Sazaemon Akimoto the Fifth, you can enjoy the beauty of haiku poetry while you are surrounded by peaceful nature.
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- Mori no Atlier Leimei (Atlier in the Forest): The former atelier for artists Ryoichi Sasaoka and Matsuko Akimoto. This is where many local art and culture events take place. Surrounded by lush trees and flowers, this is a relaxing place where you can enjoy a cup of tea and something sweet like tangerine shaved ice.
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