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The recommended route for a walk to enjoy sweets from downtown

Takes 1-1.5 hours

Ningyocho is home to many sweets shops.
These vary greatly, ranging from a traditional Japanese sweets shop founded more than 400 years ago to a French confectionery store supervised by a famous pastry chef with the MOF title.
A variety of sweets are available, from carefully decorated traditional Japanese sweets to the "fast food of downtown" baked right before you.
Here we mainly introduce shops that offer traditional Japanese sweets.

01. Occitanial

01. Occitanial

Occitanial is a French confectionery store produced by Club Harie, famous for the popular Baumkuchen with the unique texture. Supervised by Stephane Treand, pastry chef with the MOF title (Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France), this store offers an array of new, surprising sweets created by combining French confectionery traditions with advanced skills and sensibilities. The store has an attached cafe where you can enjoy sweets from the store with a drink.
Address: 1-39-7 Nihombashi-Kakigaracho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 10:00-19:00 (Last call: 18:30)
Closed on: January 1
Access from hotel: 5 minutes

3 minutes from Occitanial
02. Gyokueido

02. Gyokueido

Gyokueido is an established traditional Japanese sweets shop founded in Kyoto in 1576. It came to Tokyo about 70 years ago. Among the traditional Japanese sweets offered, a lucky sweet called tora-yaki is very popular. Made using a secret process, tora-yaki features soft dough, while its specially made red bean paste with seed coats highlights the texture of the red beans. It is also very popular as a gift.
Address: 2-3-2 Nihombashi-Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 9:00-21:00
*Saturdays: 9:00-20:00
*Sundays, national holidays: 9:30-17:00
Irregular holidays
Access from hotel: 9 minutes

1 minutes from Gyokueido
03. Ningyo-yaki Honpo Itakuraya

03. Ningyo-yaki Honpo Itakuraya

Itakuraya is a ningyo-yaki cake shop that was founded in 1907. The cakes are sold by the piece. You can also enjoy a freshly baked cake there. Since its foundation, Itakuraya has continued to prepare cakes carefully, remaining selective about the ingredients. Two thousand ningyo-yaki cakes are baked daily, observing its tradition of hand-made baking. Have ningyo-yaki cakes shaped like the Seven Lucky Gods after visiting their dedicated shrines, and the cakes will add to your feelings of happiness.
Address: 2-4-2 Nihombashi-Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 9:00-Whenever all cakes are sold out
Irregular holidays
Access from hotel: 9 minutes

1 minutes from Ningyo-yaki Honpo Itakuraya
04. Yanagiya

04. Yanagiya

Founded more than 100 years ago, Yanagiya is a popular taiyaki shop, one of the three major ones in Tokyo. Each piece of taiyaki is painstakingly made by a skilled baker. It features a thin, soft, springy crust and plenty of hot, runny red bean filling that is not too sweet. Taiyaki is also a soul food for people in the downtown area. It is worth the wait in the long queue.
Address: 2-11-3 Nihombashi-Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:
12:30-18:00
Closed on: Sundays, national holidays
Access from hotel: 9 minutes

1 minutes from Yanagiya
05. Ningyocho Sokaya

05. Ningyocho Sokaya

Sokaya is an established sembei (rice cracker) shop with 90 years of history, in which a novel and TV drama were set. Sembei is a traditional snack made from Japanese rice. The crisp texture of fragrant, is beloved by Japanese people. At Sokaya, skilled bakers carefully prepare each piece of sembei using Binchotan charcoal and following the traditional recipe.
Address: 2-20-5 Nihombashi-Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:
Weekdays: 9:00-18:00
Saturdays, national holidays: 10:00-17:00
Closed on Sundays
Access from hotel: 10 minutes

7 minutes from Ningyocho Sokaya
06. Tokyo Yogashi Club

06. Tokyo Yogashi Club

Tokyo Yogashi Club displays around 20 types of cakes in its showcase at all times. The most recommended cake is the Mont Blanc, its specialty. Inside of the carefully made marron paste is thick cream. Although this cake is rich, it has a light taste and is healthy. The shop has an attached cafe where you can enjoy cakes from the shop with a drink.
Address: Plaza ANS Bldg. 1F, 1-1-12 Nihombashi-Hamacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00-19:00 (Last call of café: 18:00)
Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays: 10:00-18:00 (Last call of café: 17:00)
Closed on: First and third Sundays of every month
Access from hotel: 17 minutes

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