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Favorite Top 5 Ice Treats in Japan – Icecream and Shaved Ice

Summer is here! Perfect time to try some cool and delicious ice treats in Japan – icecream and shaved ice. These are our top picks!

Favorite Top 5 Ice Treats in Japan – Icecream and Shaved Ice

1) Gelateria Marghera is Gelateria Margheradefinitely one of the most delicious gelato shops in Tokyo. The Azabu store was the first store outside of Milano, Italy.  Gelateria Marghera has another branch in Ebisu and also Namba, Osaka. You will have a hard time choosing from their 68 flavors of gelato and also specialities such as dopocena and biscotti and semifreddo. The colorful but simple interior will allow you to relax and cool down. Stop into Gelateria MargheraGelateria Marghera this summer.

Gelateria Marghera, Azabu Gelateria Marghera, Azabu
2-5-1 Azabu Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo (東京都港区麻布 Tel : 03-5772-3283
Hours: 11:30 – 22:30 everyday
Access: 4 min walk from Azabu Juban station Exit 4 on the Oedo and Namboku Line

Gelateria Marghera, EbisuGelateria Marghera, Ebisu

2-5-1 Ebisu Minami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (東京都渋谷区恵比寿南1-5-5 アトレ恵比寿 3F)
Tel : 03-5475-8409
Hours:10:00~21:30 everyday
Access: Ebisu JR station and Hibiya Line.

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Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar2) Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar is a great spot to have a healthy and refreshing summer treat. They offer over 30 mixed frozen fruit flavors using seasonal fruit from all over Japan. You can choose from their frozen Juice-based: Mix East & Citrus Mix 480 yen or Migaki Ichigo at 580 yen; Gelato-based: Berry Berry Berry 500 yen, Peach Peach 480 yen, Caramaro Ichigo 580 yen; Yogurt-based: Blueberry Yogurt 480 yen; and even Alcohol-based selections: White Sangria or Pina Colada (480 yen). They carry a great variety and add new flavors every month. Prices range from 400 yen to 600 yen a Top 5 Refreshing Summer Treats in Japan - Paletas Frozen Fruit Barstick.

Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar Details:

Paletas Frozen Fruit BarAddress: 1F TENOHA & NEXT 20-23 Daikanyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo  (東京都渋谷区代官山町20-23 TENOHA&NEXT 1F)
Phone: 03-6416-3588
Business hours: 11:00 – 20:00
Access: A 2-min walk from Daikanyama Station (Google Map)
Website: http://www.paletas.jp/
Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar

Kichijoji Location: 1F 2-4-6 Kichijojihoncho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo (東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺本町2-4-6 1F)

Tokyo Midtown Location: B1F Tokyo Midtown Galleria 9-7-3 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (東京都港区赤坂9-7-3東京ミッドタウン ガレリアB1)

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3) Ouca Japanese Ice is amazingly light and refreshing. Their signature flavors include milk, pumpkin,Ouca Japanese Ice bestlivngjapan tomato, black sugar banana, ground soybean powder and green tea. However, if you prefer something a bit more standard, you can also find strawberry and kiwi which are amongst my favourites. If you buy in the store, you can mix three flavors in one cup and enjoy! Ouca is conveniently located right outside Ebisu JR station. Buy a cup and relax with the family inside or out. This is one of the best Japanese ice cream stores in Japan so treat yourself!

Ouca Japanese Ice Details

Address: 1-6-6 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (東京都渋谷区恵比寿1-6-6)
Phone number: 03-5449-0037
Business hours: Summer hours March – October 11:00 – 23:00; Winter hours November – February 12:00 – 23:00
Access: 2 min walk from Ebisu station on the JR and Hibiya Lines (Google Map)
Website: www.ice-ouca.com

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Sulbing Korean Shaved Ice4) Sulbing Korean Shaved Ice is a Korean Dessert Cafe most famous for unique flavors and toppings on shaved ice. Sulbing was founded by an enthusiastic Korean woman who majored in food and nutrition in college. Since opening in 2013 close to 500 chain stores have opened in Korea, and Sulbing is expanding to 16 countries over the next few years. After just one trip to Korea, Sulbing has become a favorite, perfect hot summer day treat!

Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe CoffeeStrawberry Sulbing and Kinako Mochi are the most popular. The shaved ice serving size is very large therefore it can be a struggle to finish on one`s own, so bring a friend to enjoy the treat!

Sulbing Korean Shaved Ice Details (설빙, ソルビン原宿, 東京)

Address: 1-14-34 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo (東京都渋谷区神宮前1-14-34)
Phone: 03-6721-0404
Business hours: 09:00 – 21:00
Access: Harajuku Station (Yamanote Line). A 2 min walk from the JR exit (Google Map)
The newest location open in Fukuoka (Vioro B2F, 2-10-3 Tenjin, Chuo-ku)

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5) Blue Seal Okinawan Ice Cream, Ebisu Garden Place offers a unique fusion of American and Okinawan flavors that are rich in taste and refreshing. Some of their unique flavors are Okinawa Ta-imo Cheesecake, Ube (Okinawan Purple Yam), Blue Wave, Ryukyu Royal Milk Tea and Okinawan Salt Cookies. They also carry standard flavors like Vanilla, Strawberry, Almond Pistachio, Chocolate Cookie Swirl, and Mint Chocolate. You can also get Tapioca Drinks with unique flavors like Beni-imo Milk, Hawaiian Milk and Hawaiian Silqua with/without soft serve soft serve, and hot or cold crepes.

Blue Seal Ebisu Garden Place (ブルーシール 恵比寿ガーデンプレイス店) can seat about 15 indoors and 10 out. It`s located directly across the street from the Ebisu Walkway; a Top 5 Refreshing Summer Treats in Japangreat spot to grab ice cream and watch the trains pass on the bridge or directly below the Blue Seal Cafe. They also sell ice cream cup gift sets; 12 100ml cups for 3630 yen; 18 for 4630 yen or 24 for 5556 yen. Stop in and try quintessential Okinawan ice cream.

Blue Seal Ebisu Garden Place Details:

Top 5 Refreshing Summer Treats in JapanAddress: Ebisu Garden Place, 4-20-5 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (東京都渋谷区恵比寿4-20-5)
Phone: 03-5422-6634
Shop Hours: 11:00-22:00 Daily
Website: http://en.blueseal.co.jp/
Access: 10 minutes from Ebisu Station on the JR and Hibiya Lines.

 

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