Recommended Sweets Café after Hatsumoude

After going to Hatsumoude, you feel like having a cup of tea, don’t you ? Let’s visit Japanese sweets café suitable for New Year. Today, let me show you some sweets café near the popular Hatsumoude spots. Let‘s check it out !

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Meiji Jingu (Tokyo)

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Meiji Jingu is the place where the Emperor Meiji and the Empress Dowager Shoken are enshrined. Its number of visitors of Hatsumoude is the best in Japan. It is also famous as a powerful power spot. It will be crowded in the afternoon on New Year 3days, so it’s recommended to visit in the morning.


Omotesando Chachanoma

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Omotesando Chachanoma is located 5minutes far from Jingumae station, and 10minutes far from Meiji Jingu. The appearance of the building looks Western style at first glance, but this is Japanese style café.

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You can have not only sweets but also dishes here. All sweets in this café are made considering to be suitable for tea, so they are light on the sweetness. They are all homemade used good ingredients as much as possible.

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This menu is a luxurious warabimochi made from 100% of the highest quality warabi powder produced in Kagoshima. They are covered with black sesame and kinako (soybean flour).

【Omotesando Chachanoma】
(address) 5-13-14, Jinguumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo
(access) 5minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Meiji Jinguumae station

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Sensouji Temple (Tokyo)

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Sensouji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo, the history is about 1400 years since 628. It has a strong power of mercy. It will be crowded in the afternoon on New Year 3days, so it’s recommended to visit in the morning.


Funawa Honten

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Funawa Honten was established in 1902, in the Meiji Period. It’s located 3minutes far from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa station, and 6minutes far from Sensouji Temple. The café is on the second floor.

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Imoyoukan and matcha set is 680yen. Imoyoukan is light on the sweetness. Ankodama is also popular menu along with Imoyoukan. Ankodama has 6 kinds (Azuki, white kidney bean, matcha, strawberry, mandarin, coffee) ball and is colorful like gems.

【Funawa Honten】
(address) 1-22-10, Asakusa, Taitoku, Tokyo
(access) 3minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa station


Funawa Café

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Funawa Café is managed by long-established Japanese confectionery shop, Funawa.
It’s within easy reach of Subway Asakusa station, and is located 6minutes far from Sensouji Temple. You can enjoy the sweet potato sweets such as Imoyoukan parfait, latte of sweet potato, pudding of sweet potato, etc..

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It’s a relaxing café. Imoyoukan parfait is limited in Asakusaten. There are also Imoyoukan and Ankodama as well as Funawa Honten.

【Funawa Cafe】
(address) 2-19-10, Kaminarimon, Taitoku, Tokyo
(access) within easy reach of Toei Asakusa Line Asakusa station


Tsuruoka Hachimangu

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Tsuruoka Hachimangu is the guardian God of Genji. It is an important cultural asset of the country, and is well-known as the shrine having relation to the first shogun of the Kamakura Period, Yoritomo Minamoto. The most crowded time is around the midnight on Dec.31~3:00 A.M. on Jan.1.


Sabou Kirara

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Sabou Kirara is a famous specialty shop of rice flour dumplings in Kamakura and so popular that there are always lines. It’s located in a quiet residential area, and 19minutes far from Tsuruoka Hachimangu.

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The menu centering on old-fashioned sweetness such as Anmitsu and sweet red- bean soup is rich, above all, Uji Matcha rice flour dumplings set with cream Anmitsu (800 yen) is very popular. The accessory flower gently added to the sweets is wonderful.

【Sabou Kirara】
(address) 16-7, Onarimachi, Kamakura city, Kanagawa
(access) 8minutes walk from JR Yokosuka Line Kamakura station


Milk Hall

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Milk Hall is a very popular café that has a retro space full of the Taisho Era’s atmosphere. You can also enjoy an antique, old-fashioned furnitures, and original articles. It is located 5minutes far from Kamakura station, and 11minutes far from Tsuruoka Hachimangu.

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Speaking of the café in Kamakura, this café is famous. Homemade puddings and other sweets such as parfaits which we eat in a quiet and relaxed space are exquisite.

【Milk Hall】
(address) 2-3-8, Komachi, Kamakura city, Kanagawa
(access) 5minutes walk from JR Yokosuka Line Kamakura station



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After you go to Hatsumoude, let’s have a break at stylish café. If we make a first prayer at shrine or temple and enjoy a tasteful coffee or Japanese sweets, it seems to be a good year.

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