You Want Sweets? Just Come to Shinagawa! (Shinagawa City, Tokyo)
Despite being in central Tokyo, Shinagawa City is a place where you can feel the cool breezes from many waterfronts. Although well-known as a business district, the area actually also contains many warm and friendly shopping streets and stores. Here, we look at a café where you can savor unique chilled sweets. Next time, as you stroll through the neighbourhood, or have a few spare moments between train transfers, drop in and cool off!
Icy Sweets for Summer
HAIMURU Coffee Shop
Plenty of seasonal fruits are used to make these fluffy snow cones. Everything, from the standard Strawberry Milk shaved ice, to the Princess Snow Cone, where slight carbonation is used in a sparkling “espuma” sauce, topped with honey infused cream cheese.
“Princess” Snow Cone
Strawberry Snow Cone
Also served to rave reviews are the Ume Shiso Ramen which combines both chicken broth and dashi for a double soup base, as well as the arrangement of ripe tomatoes in the thick, rich Tomato Ramen.
Inside the Store
Address: 2-16-1 Koyama, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: 11:30 am – 6:45 pm (Closed on Mondays, the following weekday if Monday falls on a holiday)
Access: 5-minute walk from Musashi-koyama Station (Tokyu Meguro Line)
HUSKY GELATO, Togoshi Branch
Gelato specialty shop.
This shop sells gelato, hand made at its Uonuma City workshop in Niigata Prefecture, a region famous for tremendous snowfall.
The special feature of this restaurant is the original flavor created from a cornucopia of carefully selected, locally grown vegetables and fruits! Try the unique flavors of mandarin orange yogurt, brown sugar banana, and Sayama roasted green tea!
Address: 4-4-24 Togoshi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Access: 6-minute walk from Togoshi-koen Station (Tokyu Oimachi Line); 7-minute walk from Togoshi Station (Toei Asakusa Line)
BumBunBLauCafe with BeeHive
Strawberry espuma sauce, tiramisu, lemon cream ginger, organic rum raisin snow cones, every one a sheer delight!
Strawberry with Espuma Sauce
Lemon Cream Ginger
The ramen which won this shop a place in the 2015 Tokyo Michelin Guide has become the flagship offering here. Before tasting your shaved ice, why not enjoy healthy, delicious Agu pork ramen (soy sauce/salt), or their white truffle salt ramen.
Agu Chashu Soy Sauce Ramen
White Truffle Salted Ramen
The bright, sunlit interior
Address: J-BOX Building, 2nd floor, 3-12-3 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm on Sundays and holidays (Closed on Wednesdays)
*Final orders are taken 30 minutes before closing. The restaurant will close if it runs out of ingredients.
Access: 1-minute walk from Hatanodai Station (Tokyu Oimachi Line)
Recommended Shinagawa Souvenirs!
coneri Shinagawa: Stick Pies
Original “coneri” flour is used at this new stick pie specialty store.
Nearly 1,000 layers of pie pastry soaked in chocolate at the hands of a skilled craftsman. The moist but crunchy texture is positively addictive.
The flavor of cacao from Venezuela
The taste of milk from France
The flavor of Matcha (green powdered tea) from Shizuoka
Address: Located at Shinagawa Station Ecute Shinagawa South
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm (8:00 am – 9:00 pm on Sundays and holidays)
*Due to COVID-19, this shop currently closes at 9:00 pm on Saturdays.
Among the more than 40 types of sweets offered at Shinagawa Kasho Kyoan is their popular flagship product as featured repeatedly in the media, the Shukuba Roll.
The harmony of sponge cake and butter cream along with puff pastry studded with walnuts makes for a deeply satisfying experience!
Shinagawa Kasho Kyo-an
Address: 1F, 2-30-27 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: 9:30 am – 8:00 pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Access: 4-minute walk from Shin-bamba Station (Keikyu Line)
*The information herein is as of June 2020.