Tokyo is full of things to see and do, so if you want to enjoy it in just one day, decide on a plan, check the transportation and go! 10 different recommended courses that range from standard to express will be brought up. Below is a model course that will take you around some of Shinjuku’s best bakeries.【Total: 3 hours】
＜1＞Let’s Visit the Bakery Inside NEWoMan
There are a lot of popular stores inside NEWoMan, a shopping complex that opened in 2016. It is directly connected to the Miraina Tower, Koshu-kaido, and New South Gates, so it’s extremely easy to access.
There is a delicacy called Nyuman (1,350 JPY) that can only be found at the LE PAIN de Joel Robuchon’s NEWoMan store. It uses chocolate, as well as Tonka beans, to give it a great fragrance.
Hours: 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
At Bakery & Restaurant SAWAMURA, they sell not just bread, but also Baker’s Pizza at their restaurant. This must-try treat comes in 4 varieties for lunch and 7 varieties for dinner (starts from 1,404 JPY).
【↓5 minute walk to the next spot】
Hours: (Bakery) 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
(Restaurant) Until 4:00 AM the following day
*Last Orders: (Breakfast) 10:00 AM
(Lunch) 5:00 PM
(Dinner) 3:00 AM the following day
＜2＞Richu Hamada-ya Lumine Shinjuku Store: Get their Soy Bean Bread that Sells 500 Pieces in 1 Day!
This is a new brand of the popular store, Hamada-ya, that opened in September 2016. They put a lot of thought into their ingredients – for example, by using local wheat and raw sugar packed with minerals – which is why all their breads taste so good and flavorful! Their Soy Bean Bread (170 JPY) is wonderfully salty-sweet and has red beans in it.
【↓6 minute walk to the next spot】
Hours: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
＜3＞Hog All the Fresh Baked Bread at Suminoe to Yourself
The restaurant’s French breads were so popular that they ended up opening an annex store just to sell them! They mainly sell 15 different types of bread made with ingredients straight from France. They only make a little at a time to ensure that the stocked bread is always fresh. All their breads smell really good, such as their Onion Bread (storefront, 140 JPY) and Fig Bread (inner right, 292 JPY).
【↓10 minute walk to the next stop】
Hours: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM (closes when everything is sold out)
＜4＞Find Hidden Gems Among a Plethora of Famous Stores at Isetan Shinjuku Store
Feast your eyes on d’une rarete Isetan Shinjuku Store, a bakery that pays special attention to their ingredients! If you’re looking for souvenirs, it’s highly recommended to purchase their fun-to-look-at breads. In particular, you should take a look at their crunchy specialty item, Renko (221 JPY), that has a gentle buttery smell.
[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 09.09.2017]
*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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