Chocolate Lovers, You Have to Try These Limited-Edition Desserts in Japan
Indulge in the rich, creamy goodness!
Many shops in Japan are currently offering limited edition chocolate sweets this summer. Need to satisfy that sweet tooth craving? We feature three stores in Japan that just might do the trick!
Shake Shack (Chayamachi Branch)
Shake Shack is a hamburger chain that started in New York City. Their Chayamachi Mocha is a remarkable ice cream dessert with a sweet and bitter taste. This menu item is only available at the Chayamachi branch.
The Chayamachi Mocha (regular size for ¥713) combines the flavors of coffee and caramel.
The thick, creamy flavor of the chocolate ice cream perfectly blends with the coffee caramel sauce and chocolate chunks and sprinkles.
The relaxing restaurant space has a contemporary design with hints of hinoki (Japanese cypress).
Shake Shack Chayamachi branch is located at Urban Terrace Chayamachi,15-22 Chayamachi, Kita District, Osaka and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-6-6467-8768. It is a 3-minute walk from Hankyu Umeda Station.
YARD Coffee & Craft Chocolate
YARD Coffee & Craft Chocolate is the newest shop under the popular pastry store Nakatani-tei. Here, you can enjoy their signature Crème au Chocolat, which is boiled at a low temperature.
Crème au Chocolat
The Crème au Chocolat (¥561) has the sophisticated bitterness of cacao, the sourness of yogurt, and the mouthfeel of raw caramel. The cold dessert’s deep and complex taste makes it all the more irresistible.
The shop has simple yet elegant interiors.
YARD Coffee & Craft Chocolate is located at 1-3 Chausuyama, Tennoji District, Osaka and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on Tuesdays, the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. You can contact them at +81-6-6776-8166. It is an 8-minute walk from JR Tennoji Station.
Male Branch Cacao 365 (Gion Branch)
Male Branch Cacao 365 is a chocolaterie that serves Kyoto-inspired, cacao-infused confections for 365 days a year. This summer, they are offering six exciting flavors for their ice pops. These include milk chocolate, white chocolate & green tea, marron, strawberry & raspberry, mango, and peach flavors.
Cacao Ice Candy (¥480 for each)
The shop was renovated from a machiya (townhouse) in Kyoto. The walls are beautifully-designed with crest patterns.
Male Branch Cacao 365 Gion branch is located at 570-150, Gion-machi Minami-gawa, Higashiyama District, Kyoto and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-75-551-6060. It is a 6-minute walk from Keihan Main Line Gion-Shijo Station
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (21 July 2019)