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[Tokyo]Three Select Souvenirs Available Only at Ginza Six

Ginza Six, which opened in April 2017, is the largest commercial facility in Ginza. There are a total of 241 shops and restaurants on floors B2 to 6 and 13, with more than 60 of them being food-related! It continues to be the talk of the town four months after opening for not just for its size, but also for its public art exhibitions and workshops for adults.

This time, we focus on the foods sold on floor B2! Many stores have their first Tokyo branches here, and most stores sell items that are available only at this location that would be perfect as gifts. Below are three carefully selected items from among numerous outstanding products, including those with must-have packaging and those by the first Tokyo outlet of an established Japanese sweets store.

Aya-Farm

Aya-Farm’s first branch in Japan is dedicated to semi-dried fruits made solely with domestic fruit. The fruits are selected with great care, and the texture and flavors are outstanding. Although they look like regular dried fruit, many people find their uniquely dense and juicy texture, as well as the sweetness of the fruit, addictive.

The secret is their proprietary production method that seals in the flavors of the fruits. Each fruit is processed depending on its ripeness so that the fresh flavors remain unspoiled. The unique flavors are achieved by drying at a low temperature of 30°C/86°F. Anyone will be amazed by these dried fruits with concentrated fresh fruit flavors.

Colorful semi-dried fruits, such as strawberries, Shiranui oranges and melons, line the shop. There is usually a selection of six different fruits, each of which can be purchased individually. Introduced here is the Five Semi-dried Fruits Mix (5,000 JPY), a selection of five semi-dried fruit of your choice. The sophisticated package and cute semi-dried fruits are perfect gifts for female friends. There are some male customers among the female customers in the store. The high nutritional value of the fruit is also an appeal for many.

Cute semi-dried fruits that you can only find in Ginza Six. Experience the possibilities of dried fruit for yourself!

Phone: 03-6263-9739
Hours: 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Holidays: In accordance with the building ※The store will be closed on Monday, August 28

Aya-Farm

Ginza Six B2, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Marlowe Ginza Six Branch

Marlowe, famous for its flans in beakers, finally has a shop in Tokyo with the opening of Ginza Six. The beaker flans were originally served at Cafe & Restaurant Akiya Main Store, which opened in 1984 in Kanagawa Prefecture, and was later made available for take-out due to its popularity. Branches were later opened in Hayama, Zushi and Yokohama, where the specialty flans served in heat-resistant beakers, along with a variety of other products, are sold.

At the Ginza Six store, don't miss the Gianduja Ganache (1,500 JPY) that is only available here! The ganache made with an abundance of hazelnut praline paste from Piedmont in Italy has a rich flavor that suits Ginza. The crunchy nuts go well with the creamy texture of the Belgian chocolate. The ceramic container with a depiction of Philip Marlowe (character from a detective story) is chic and one of the reasons it is recommended as a gift for adults.

The popular flan in heat-resistant beakers is, of course, also sold here. The richly flavorful flan is made with milk from Hokkaido and eggs from chicken that were not fed feed made from animal products. The flan and the sauce blend together perfectly when emptied out before eating.

Flan in gold and platinum-covered Mino ceramics (7,000 JPY) are also available only at the Ginza Six store, so be sure to check them out too! (They must be ordered three days in advance and sales will end when the inventory is depleted.)

The combination of a refined product in fun packaging is sure to capture an adult’s heart. Why not drop by if you are debating what to get as gifts?

Phone: 03-6264-5512
Hours: 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Holidays: In accordance with the building ※The store will be closed on Monday, August 28

Marlowe Ginza Six Branch

Ginza Six B2, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Ishiya Ginza

Ishiya Co. Ltd., known for the popular Hokkaido souvenir “Shiroi Koibito”, has opened Ishiya Ginza, its first store outside of Hokkaido! It does not sell Shiroi Koibito, which is still only available in Hokkaido, but it does sell five other sweets that are only available here.

The store is so popular that there are lines even on weekdays. It became one of the most popular stores on the floor as soon as it opened. Its concept is to be a "shop where one can feel like they are in Hokkaido, even while in Ginza". The colorful packaging was developed to be appropriate as a "gift from Ginza" and many customers buy two or three boxes.

This time, we chose two limited offer sweets made with ingredients from Hokkaido. First is the langue de chat series that is reminiscent of Shiroi Koibito – Saqu Langue de Chat (starts from 1,296 JPY). They come in six very unique flavors such as Hokkaido cheese, Hokkaido wine, matcha milk, and "hi milk". Chocolate in each flavor is sandwiched in the middle of this crunchy sweet that has a somewhat comforting texture.

Don't forget to check out the adorable Pali Pie (216 JPY) too! Multiple layers of pastry are coated with white chocolate that seals in the ingredients. There is a version with bean paste made with beans from Tokachi in Hokkaido, as well as a version with custard.

A new Ginza specialty that originates from Hokkaido. Be sure to take a look!

Phone: 03-3572-8148
Hours: 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Holidays: In accordance with the building. ※The store will be closed on Monday, August 28

Ishiya Ginza

Ginza Six B2, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Ginza Six

Phone: 03-6891-3390 (10:30 AM - 8:30 PM)
Open: 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
(Restaurants) 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM *May differ for some
Holidays: Unscheduled. ※The store will be closed on Monday, August 28

Ginza Six

6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 08.09.2017]

*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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