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Tummies Full of Sweet Bean Paste! Sanokiya's Maguro-yaki

The most recommended item at Sanokiya, which is operated by a mother-and-daughter team, is not taiyaki, but rather, maguro-yaki shaped like tuna. Ogura an (sweet bean paste made from the finest azuki beans from Tokachi, Hokkaido) fills the flaky dough. The hint of saltiness in its sweetness will make you gobble one up before you know it!

The chewy Maguro Monaka has a 100% rice flour crust that’s wrapped around their special sweet bean paste. Both of these cute sweets are shaped like tuna.

■Sanokiya
Address: 4-11-9 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3543-3331
Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (closes when stock runs out)
Holidays: Sundays, National Holidays, Market Holidays
Seating: None (no smoking)

Sanokiya

4-11-9 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Egg-based Sweets Devised by an Omelet Shop! GOCHIMARU's Date Rolls

GOCHIMARU is an egg-based sweets store operated by the famous Japanese omelet store, Marutake. Their Date Rolls, which are a sweet version of Datemaki omelets, are perfect for when you’re a little hungry. You can combine the flavors of your choice from among the following: chocolate, matcha (green tea), and cheese.

The egg sablé (biscuits) by Marutake are adorned with a cool "take" brand. You'll be satisfied with the crunching sound it makes when bitten into.

■GOCHIMARU
Address: In Marutama Suisan, 4-13-13 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5770-3415
Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Holidays: Irregular
Seating: None (non-smoking)

GOCHIMARU

In Marutama Suisan, 4-13-13 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Sure to be a Hit on Instagram! Soratsuki's Strawberry Daifuku

The Strawberry Daifuku that are daintily lined up in Soratsuki include standard ones packed with smooth or rough sweet bean pastes, made with azuki beans from Tokachi in Hokkaido, as well as unusual ones with rich custard or strawberry yogurt fillings. A huge strawberry is placed on every piece of this daifuku, which uses the highest-quality Shiga Habutae mochi.

The pastel colors and cute shapes will capture your heart!

■Soratsuki
Address: 4-11-10 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-6264-7605
Hours: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
Holidays: None
Seating: None (no smoking)

Soratsuki

4-11-10 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Overwhelmed by the Rich Taste and Aroma of Tea! Jugetsudo Tsukiji Main Store's Rich Hojicha Mont Blanc

Jugetsudo Tsukiji Main Store is a specialty store for Japanese tea opened by Maruyama Nori-ten, which was established in 1854. Their Mont Blanc, made with plenty of the highest-quality tea leaves, is deliciously moist.

The matcha version has a whole Japanese chestnut inside, while the hojicha version has Kanoko beans. Enjoy it with the shop's original blended tea for a luxurious tea time. The set costs 1,300 JPY.

■Jugetsudo Tsukiji Main Store
Address: 4-7-5 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3547-4747
Hours: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Cafe 9:30 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm)
Holidays: National Holidays (Sundays for the cafe)
Seating: 7 (no smoking)

Jugetsudo Tsukiji Main Store

4-7-5 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Whale and Whitebait in Ice Cream?! Kujira no Tomisui's Whale Ice Cream

The ice cream shop operated by Kujira no Tomisui is unique. The black powder sprinkled on top of their whale ice cream is a compound called “balenine” that is extracted from whales. It is an amino acid that top athletes are showing interest in for its effects against fatigue.

The Shirasu (whitebait) ice cream has boiled shirasu in it, resulting in a fun and interesting texture.

■Kujira no Tomisui
Address: 4-10-17 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-6278-8194
Hours: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (closes when stock runs out)
Holidays: Thursdays
Seating: 21 (separate smoking seats)

Kujira no Tomisui

4-10-17 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 05.29.2018]

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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