OK, this one last post about Tokyo isn’t actually planned. I have been getting questions from everyone as to the most important question about Tokyo: WHERE TO BUY KIT KATS AND CHOCOLATES IN TOKYO?
So instead of answering one by one, I decided to make an extra post just for this.
Where to buy Kit Kats in Tokyo
Well, special-flavored Kit Kats in Japan are produced seasonally, so don’t expect too much on finding them all at once. This I got from the hotel concierge (Hotel concierges at Park Tokyo Hotel surprisingly do speak good English and they’re very helpful).
So, generally, you can find the season’s flavors in:
- Convenience stores nearest to you –> I tried probably a dozen convenience stores to no avail.
- Convenience stores at train stations –> nothing at Shimbashi, nothing at Ginza – we found Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Kit Kats at a convenience store in Tokyo Station, though. We bought a stackful of them. One box only contains 3 mini Kit-Kats at ¥ 120.
- Souvenir shops at the Tokyo Sky Tree Shopping Center –> only found the same ones, Raspberry and Dark Chocolate plus Strawberry at one of the stores there, but we didn’t buy the strawberry ones (Duhhhh!!!), because J thought it was too expensive at ¥ 1,500.
- Souvenir shops at the airports –> the ones in Haneda only have Blueberry Cheesecake Kit Kats priced a bit expensive, around ¥ 1,000. We bought 3 boxes.
Where to buy Japanese Chocolates in Tokyo
This is the easiest. You can find Japanese Chocolates, literally, ANYWHERE
- Convenience stores nearest to you, like Family Mart, 7-Eleven, Sun Kus, Lawson, generally have quite a wide array of sweets and chocolates – yours to pick!
We bought a lot – perhaps 2 or 3 kilograms of chocolates of all sorts – for my brother the chocolate addict. Pictured above only a little of what we bought.
They cost from ¥ 100 to ¥ 500. Practical gifts and very cheap
Where to buy Mochis in Tokyo
Mochis in Japan are special. They can be flavored just about anything. In the picture: Kaomoji Mochi – Kaomoji means Smiley / Emoticons in Japanese, and they are just EVERYWHERE.
The Kaomoji Mochi we bought are of Banana and Strawberry Flavors, covered in powdery chocolate so that the end result resembles truffles.
You can buy them at:
- Anime accessories’ shops in Akiba –> this is where we found the Kaomoji Mochis above.
- Souvenir shops at the Tokyo Sky Tree Shopping Center –> a lot of choices here, from Kaomoji to Domo Kun to Doraemon to whatever Anime has ever existed on earth.
- Souvenir shops at the airports –> the ones in Haneda have the classic Mochis mostly.
They cost between ¥ 500 and ¥ 1,000.
Where to buy Tokyo Banana in Tokyo
What is Tokyo Banana? It’s actually a sort of soft cake filled with banana custard. It’s currently the MOST HAPPENING souvenir from Tokyo.
Beat me, I think they are fine and tasty, but the queue to buy them isn’t very reasonable.
Pictured above are the superspecial Tokyo AkiBanana (Tokyo Banana from Akiba). I. LOVE. THE PACKAGING.
You can buy Tokyo Bananas at:
- Souvenir shops mostly. We found these Bananas at a souvenir shop in Akiba.
- Shopping Mall under Tokyo Sky Tree, which, has PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING. Every kind of Banana packing you can ever imagine.
- Souvenir shops at the airports.
A box of Tokyo Banana costs from ¥ 500 to ¥ 1,500.
So, now you know where to buy these things