Tokyo: Gion Tsujiri (Tokyo Skytree)

On our November trip to Tokyo, we were lucky and scored an AirBnB apartment that was spacious, well-furnished, and very near Oshiage station (Tokyo Skytree). Oshiage is a super underrated location because it’s not in central Tokyo, but it’s also a transportation hub, with access to several train lines that take you to popular spots like Akihabara, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Tsukiji etc in less than 30minutes. Plus, you can travel easily and cheaply to both Haneda and Narita airports.

Furthermore, Tokyo Skytree has amazing shopping and food options. When you’re tired from shopping, you can grab some yummy treats, like we did at Gion Tsujiri, on the 6th floor!


Apparently this matcha specialty store is from Kyoto and very established and popular!


They have three kinds of green tea ice cream flavours, including ROASTED green tea! We decided to get a parfait with all three kinds just to sample the flavours, and we loved them all! They blend very nicely together too, and my favourite (well, if I absolutely had to choose) is the regular matcha – not too sweet and not too bitter!


The mochi balls were the perfect consistency – soft, but chewy – and the azuki beans were also perfect – not too soft or too hard, and sweet.

The waffle cup was crispy and yummy too – and it came with a special spoon in the shape of the Tokyo Tower! If you sit down to enjoy your dessert or drink, you also get a beautiful view of Tokyo.

All in all, it’s really a perfect spot to relax over a yummy matcha dessert!


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