Favorite Top 10 Tokyo Ice Treats in Japan – Ice cream and Shaved Ice

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

Favorite Top 10 Tokyo Ice Treats in Japan – Ice cream 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.


Favorite Top 10 Tokyo Ice Treats in Japan – Ice cream and Shaved Ice

Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar

2) 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: Tokyo Midtown Galleria B1, Akasaka 9-7-3 Minato-ku , Tokyo
Phone: 03-6447-4445
Business hours: 11:00 – 21:00
Access: Roppongi Station (Oedo line), exit 8; (Hibiya line), exit 8 via underground passageway near exit 4a; Nogizaka Station (Chiyoda line), exit 3
Website: http://www.paletas.jp/

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

Favorite Top 10 Tokyo Ice Treats in Japan – Ice cream and Shaved Ice

Top 5 Refreshing Summer Treats in Japan

Top 5 Refreshing Summer Treats in Japan4) 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 great 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:

Address: 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.


Favorite Top 10 Tokyo Ice Treats in Japan – Ice cream and Shaved Ice

5) Gelateria Acquolina (ジェラテリア アクオリーナ) is a cozy shop in Yutenji that creates delicious homemade gelato with flavors that change with the season. The classics are there but they also have unique flavors like basil & lemon. If you buy in the store, you can mix two or three flavors in a cup or cone. Kids love their light and refreshing melon and grapefruit combo. Patrons love their rich and nutty pistachio which goes well with a chocolate combo. More details –>

Gelateria Acquolina (ジェラテリア アクオリーナ), Yutenji Details:

Address: 1-11-10 Gohongi, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (東京都目黒区五本木1-11-10)
Phone: 03-5708-5787
Shop Hours: Wednesday – Friday 14:00-23:00; Sat, Sun & Holidays 13:00-23:00. Tuesdays Closed. September 25 closed.
Website: http://www.acquolina.jp/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Gelateria-Acquolina
Access: Yutenji Station West Exit. Exit then turn right. The shop is across the street.

Favorite Top 10 Tokyo Ice Treats in Japan – Ice cream and Shaved Ice

Three Twins Ice Cream

6) Three Twins Organic Ice Cream Shop, Daikanyama – Three Twins Organic is a Californian-born ice cream shop that offers 11 different flavours of natural ice cream without artificial colourings, seasonings and preservatives. Popular flavors are Madagascar Vanilla, the sweet-and-sour blend of orange and chocolate named Chocolate Orange Confetti, and the San Francisco fave, Sea Salt Caramel. They also carry lemon cookie, mint confetti, mexican chocolate and dad`s cardamom among others. More details –>

Address: Daikanyama Station Bldg 1F, 19-4 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku (東京都渋谷区代官山町19-4)
Phone: 03-6455-1510
Shop Hours: 10: 00-21: 00 Daily
Website: http://threetwinsicecream.jp/
Access: Daikanyama Station (Tokyu Toyoko line)

Three Twins Organic Three Twins Organic

Favorite Top 10 Tokyo Ice Treats in Japan – Ice cream and Shaved Ice

Premarché Gelateria sign

7) Premarché Gelateria in Nakameguro offers 40 different flavors of vegan, dairy or dairy-free gelato in their recently opened shop in Nakameguro. They serve 40 flavors of tasty gelato made from natural ingredients without additives. The shop lets you taste up to 3 flavors before you decide to have a scoop or 2 or 3 in a cup or their mochi waffle cone made from rice. Organic nuts and dried fruits buffet available for 300 yen. More Details –>

Premarché Gelateria has two additional branches in Kyoto; The Kyoto Sanjo Main Store (carries 46 flavors) and the Kyoto Kitayama (carries 20 flavors).

Premarché Gelateria プレマルシェ・ジェラテリア Nakameguro Details:

Address: 2-9-36 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-6303-0141
Shop Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 12:00 – 21:00; Closed Thursdays;  Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 22:00
Website: https://gelato.organic/
Access: Less than a 1 minute walk from Nakameguro Station (Tokyu Toyoko & Hibiya lines)

Favorite Top 10 Tokyo Ice Treats in Japan – Ice cream and Shaved Ice

Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest

8) If you’re a dessert fan Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest is your one-stop-shop. Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest has 8 different kiosks run by famous dessert chefs showcasing seasonal items. In summer they have Japanese Shaved Ice, Agar Fruit Jelly, Strawberry sweets, crepes, souffles, ice sweets and much more. A fantastic INSTAGRAMMABLE spot to satisfy any sweet tooth. More Details –>

Favorite Top 10 Tokyo Ice Treats in Japan – Ice cream and Shaved Ice

9. Decora Creamery is a fantastic spot to satisfy your sweet tooth. Located in the food courts at Divers City Odaiba Decora Creamery offers huge cotton candy / fairy floss, colorful soft cream, tapioca drinks and fairy floss combos.

They serve interesting combinations of unique Soft-Serve Ice Cream with Cotton Candy; Sea salt soft-serve with strawberry cotton candy, matcha + sea salt soft-serve with lemon cotton candy; strawberry soft-serve with Blue Hawaii cotton candy, and more… all for 650 JPY + tax. Soft-serve ice cream and cotton candy can be purchased individually. They also offer their huge Rainbow fairy floss for 750 JPY + tax. You can also purchase tapioca drinks with cotton candy tops (extra 50 JPY). *Note there are two lines for purchase; one for cotton candy only, the second for drinks. More Details –>


Favorite Top 10 Tokyo Ice Treats in Japan – Ice cream and Shaved Ice


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