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Savoring the season’s best fruits in sweets

Savoring the season’s best fruits in sweets / Tokyo attracts luscious fruits from renowned production regions across Japan. From chestnuts and apples to pears and grapes, many fresh autumn varieties are prepared into delicious sweets.

DESSERTS SOLD IN DEPARTMENT STORES TO TAKE OUT AND ENJOY

Premium desserts are readily available at confectioners in department stores and commercial buildings. All of them, including those introduced here that gained a following through word of mouth, offer a whole lot to choose from.

1 Marronnier Gate Ginza 2

Salon de thé Angelina(Japanese)( External link )

Salon de thé Angelina offers the identical traditional flavors available at the original shop in Paris. The shop features Mont Blanc chestnut cakes with the shape inspired by Mt. Fuji.

2 Matsuya Ginza

Patisserie de bon coeur(Japanese)( External link )

"Mousse a la sucre d'erable et aux poires," is a cake prepared with caramel-covered pears and maple syrup cream. "Feuilletee aux poires" is a crispy pie baked using high quality Le Lectier pears.

3 Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi)

Toshi Yoroizuka(Japanese)( External link )

The "apple tarts" are made with a large, whole apple in whole and the Mont Blanc chestnut cakes use Italian chestnuts.

DESSERTS AT TEA HOUSES

Other establishments serve desserts only at exclusive locations, inviting guests to an exquisite tea break after a walk or shopping excursion. Here are some Japanese-style cafes that offer healthy parfaits and puddings prepared with seasonal fruits and vegetables, along with green tea.

4 Patisserie SATSUKI(Hotel New Otani in Kioicho)( External link )

The seasonal menu "San-kuri Monogatari" lists three kinds of Mont Blanc cake prepared with chestnuts from Japan, France and Italy and offered only in autumn.

5 Takano Fruit Parlor (Shinjuku)( External link )

Enjoy the fruit parfait at Takano Fruit Parlor. Takano has a long-standing good reputation as a fruit shop for quality fruits in season.

6 Toraya Karyo Akasaka Main Store (Akasaka)( External link )

"Yuzu Goyomi" is a jelly dessert made from the traditional yokan (adzuki-bean jelly) recipe. It uses yuzu citrus juice and yuzu peels soaked in syrup. The fragrance, slight tartness, and a subtle bitterness make this cake a delightful treat.

7 Saryo Tsujiri / Gion Tsujiri(Japanese)( External link )

The sweet potato parfait made with sweet potato paste is only available in the autumn.

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