Nippori: Cafe
Himitsudo (Nippori: Cafe)
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun 10am-). Closed Mondays.
Sun: Open Sundays

Himitsudo, even though its location feels like a secret, is one of Tokyo's most revered kakigori shops. They pride themselves on a constantly changing menu, and boast the use of 132 secret toppings. Even regulars are surprised by some of their choices, like the Japanese pumpkin and caramel. Prices vary from Y700-900.

Taito-ku, Yanaka 3-11-18.

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