10 Yummy Dessert Stores to Visit in Kansai

These homemade sweets are trending in Japan!


Most tourists are excited to go on trips not only for sightseeing, but also for sampling the best gastronomical treats that a place has to offer. We would totally understand if you stuff yourself silly with local fare, but leave some room for dessert--we bring you this list featuring 10 spots in Kansai, Japan.

Maru sankaku shikaku


Maru sankaku shikaku
Cor Building 1st floor, 1-17-1 Kitahorie, Nishi Ward, Osaka
Contact: +81-6-6537-7338
Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
How to get there: It's a 2-minute walk from Yotsubashi Subway Station

Known for its Instagram-worthy colorful tarts, Maru sankaku shikaku creates their tasty goods by baking the dough twice for a crispy texture. The store sells eight flavors of tarts all year round, two of which are seasonal. Each tart is priced at ¥‎496.


Clockwise from top: seasonal fruit tart, nuts and caramel, matcha tiramisu, tarte au chocolat, pear,  café mocha, smooth baked rare cheese, caramel banana


Expiration: On the day it is purchased. It must be refrigerated.

Groovy Ice Cream GUFO


Groovy Ice Cream GUFO
U+ Building 1st floor, 1-11-9 Kitahorie, Nishi Ward, Osaka
Contact: +81-6-6534-7171
Open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday to Thursday), 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday to Sunday)
How to get there: It's a 2-minute walk from Yotsubashi Subway Station

Raspberry Milk (¥‎1,000) and Bottle Ice Hazelnut (¥‎1,200) are two of the shop's most popular flavors.

Groovy Ice Cream GUFO is popular for their fluffy Italian soft serve ice cream in a jar. For a personalized gelato experience, don't forget to add toppings of your choice!

Expiration: On the day it is purchased. It must be refrigerated.


FRUIT MONKEY


FRUIT MONKEY
1'5'5 Nishitenma, Kita Ward, Osaka
Contact: +81-80-7002-4525
Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m (except Tuesday)
How to get there: It's a 5-minute walk from Kitahama Subway Station

Satisfy your sugar cravings with a nutritious and cool treat! FRUIT MONKEY's gelatos are made with fresh jersey cattle milk, natural water sourced from the Aso Shirakawa spring in the Kumamoto Prefecture, and healthy fruits and vegetables.

From L-R: Jewelry Box (¥‎378) and Mango (¥‎356)


Some flavors are seasonal, depending on the availability of the fruits and vegetables. Also, products are sold out easily, as the store only has 70 cups per flavor daily, so make sure to head to this shop as early as you can!

Expiration: 1 year; it must be refrigerated.

KAGUNOMI-DOU


KAGUNOMI-DOU
1-27-17 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka
Contact: +81-6-7506-8706
Open from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Will close when products are sold out)
How to get there: It's a 3-minute walk from Nishi Ohashi Subway Station

Owned by a patisserie trained in French and Spanish cuisine, KAGUNOMI-DOU offers easy-to-eat sweets like pinchos. Their must-try desserts are the Kagunomi sandwich with citrus jam; and Miel, a treat that has honey mousse and dried fruits, among others.

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From L-R: Crosstata (American Cherry - available up until June 2017), Miel (¥‎270), and Kagunomi (¥‎313)


Expiration: On the day it is purchased. It must be refrigerated.

Shunka Hyoka Umeiroha (Chaseika)


ShunkaHyoka Umeiroha (Chaseika)
1-1-3 Hankyu Sanbangai South Building, Shibata, Kita Ward, Osaka
Contact: +81-6-6485-5550
Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (café), 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (for takeout)
How to get there: There's a connected walkway from Hankyu Umeda Station

Indulge in a sweet, creamy cup of gelato at Shunka Hyoka Umeiroha (Chaseika)! Owned by Taizo Shibano, the 2015 Japan Gelato Champion, this store makes freshly made gelato every morning using fresh milk from Noto Peninsula and seasonal fruits. Don't forget to try their pineapple and cherry flavors during the summer! The sweets must be refrigerated.

Pineapple gelato (¥‎400) and Cherry gelato (¥‎400)

The Chiffon & Spoon Nishinomiya Gardens


The Chiffon & Spoon Nishinomiya Gardens

14-2 Takamatsucho, 1F Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens, Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture
Contact: +81-798-65-1717
Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
How to get there: There's a connected walkway from Hankyu Nishinomiya Station (North Exit)

Head over to The Chiffon & Spoon Nishinomiya Gardens for cream puffs that are crispy outside but full of creamy filling inside! This store sells cream puffs in five scrumptious flavors. Some of these flavors are strawberry custard, bittersweet matcha custard, and chocolate melt custard. 

From L-R: Strawberry custard, matcha custard, chocolate custard


  These are also available at AEON Mall Kyoto and AEON Mall Yamatokoriyama.

Expiration: On the day it is purchased. It must be refrigerated.

Bakery & Cafe BLUE JEAN



Bakery & Cafe BLUE JEAN
1-1-35 Osaka New Hankyu Hotel B1, Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka
Contact: +81-6-6372-5101
Open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
How to get there: Umeda subway station, connected walkway

Cat lovers will surely find the Bakery & Cafe BLUE JEAN to be a treat to their senses! This bakery sells a cat-shaped loaf called Iro-Neko-No-Te that is too kawaii to eat! At ¥‎350, you can enjoy five slices of delicious, chewy bread!     

 

Iro-Neko-No-Te (¥‎350)

Pâtisserie ginkgo


Pâtisserie ginkgo
1-24-14 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka
Contact:+81-06-6606-9455
Open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Will close when products are sold out)
How to get there: It's a 3-minute walk from Yotsubashi Subway Station.

For anyone who loves tiramisu, there's a store in Shinmachi, Osaka that sells your favorite dessert! Pâtisserie ginkgo offers two variants of tiramisu: gold and silver. The gold's main ingredient is dark rum, while silver contains sweet-scented whiskey called Macallan that tastes like vanilla.


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From L-R: Silver Tiramisu (¥‎600) and Gold Tiramisu (¥‎600)


Expiration: On the day it is purchased. It must be refrigerated.

Pallesh 88


Pallesh 88

1 -8-16 , namBa HIPS 1 floor, Namba, Chuo Ward, Osaka
Contact: +81-70-3893-8915
Open from 12 p.m.  to 10 p.m.
How to get there: It's near Namba Subway Station

Organic granola (¥‎324)

Pallesh 88 is a tart store by Marche & Dolce that delivers organic vegetables and fruits. The store offers tarts in three flavors: cheese, matcha, and chocolate. As for toppings, you can choose from honey, matcha, or chocolate-flavored granola. Now that's a sweet, nutritious treat!   

CHOUXCREAM CHOUXCRI


CHOUXCREAM CHOUXCRI WHITY UMEDA
2-2 Whity Umeda, Umeda underground shopping area in Kakudacho, Kita Ward, Osaka Prefecture
Contact: +81-6-6312-9006
Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
How to get there: Umeda Subway Station or Higashi Umeda Subway Station

This famous cream puff store in Tokyo has finally opened a branch in the Kansai area. Their cream puffs have a rich, crisp texture that you'll absolutely enjoy. The store's secret: they use different types of dough to create products customers will love!      

These crispy cream puffs looks too good to eat!


Expiration: On the day it is purchased. It must be refrigerated.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Kansai Walker™ (20 July 2017)

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