top 8 donut shops in Tokyo by Tokyo Furnished

Top 8 donut shops in Tokyo

In Tokyo, you can sample plenty of Japanese sweets and desserts. However, there are also many doughnut shops. Some of them are so popular, that lines in front of their doors are not anything strange. Here is the list of the top 8 donut shops in Tokyo selected for you by Tokyo Furnished.

I’m Donut

I’m Donut is not merely a donut shop; it has become a cultural phenomenon in Tokyo. Established by the same proprietors behind the renowned bakery “Amam Dacotan,” this establishment offers freshly baked donuts filled with an array of ever-changing fillings. For instance, the Shibuya branch alone boasts approximately 80 different flavors available each day. What sets their donuts apart is their unique dough, which manages to be both fluffy and chewy simultaneously. With four branches scattered across the city, each one consistently draws long lines of eager customers patiently awaiting their turn to indulge in these delectable treats. Despite the potentially lengthy wait times, we promise you will find the experience well worth it.

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Dumbo

Beginning with a single shop in Azabujuban, “I’m Donut” has since expanded to three locations in Tokyo and one in Yokohama. True to its name, the establishment specializes in high-quality American-style donuts that are soft and generously sized. The assortment of cream toppings adds an extra layer of delight, and it is always fun to see what will be a new seasonal flavor. Also, do not miss their old-fashioned one, as it is truly exceptional.

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The Little Bakery Tokyo

Located near Omotesando and Harajuku, The Little Bakery Tokyo offers American-style baked goods and doughnuts. What’s special is they have both regular and vegan options, so everyone can enjoy a proper donut. By the way, the plant-based dough is so good, that Even if you are not a vegan, you will love these options.

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Doughnut Mori

Doughnut Mori is a popular doughnut shop with two branches, in Kagurazaka and Kuramae. The shop offers a wide range of unique doughnuts, ranging from classic flavors like glazed and chocolate to more adventurous options such as azuki butter doughnut sandwich and maritozzo. What sets Doughnut Mori apart is its commitment to using high-quality ingredients and handcrafting each doughnut with precision and care. In addition to its regular menu, Doughnut Mori often introduces seasonal flavors. Make sure to arrive early, as they might be sold out fast, especially on the weekends.

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Sunday Vegan

Another great option, especially for those who are vegan, is this hidden gem in Kichijoji. Despite its name, the shop is open daily, offering a cozy atmosphere and a satisfying selection of classic and old-fashioned donuts, along with vegan treats like stollen and carrot cake. Situated conveniently near the bustling Inokashira Park, grabbing a doughnut and a cup of coffee from Sunday Vegan can elevate your park stroll to a delightful experience.

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Haritts

Haritts, originating as a mobile cafe in September 2004, has grown over two decades to establish two shops in Yoyogi and Kodemma. Renowned for its handmade doughnuts, each one is crafted with care. Unlike typical American doughnuts, Haritts’ creations boast a texture that isn’t oily or greasy, yet remains moist and flavorful. A visit to Japan wouldn’t be complete without trying one of their delectable offerings. Additionally, at their Yoyogi-Uehara cafe, you can also enjoy scones, Japanese and Taiwanese drinks, and soak in the unique atmosphere that Haritts provides.

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Floresta


At “Floresta,” you’ll discover doughnuts meticulously crafted from the finest natural ingredients. Their vision is to provide treats that are not only delicious but also suitable for children and as close to nature as possible. The name “Floresta” translates to “forest” in Portuguese, reflecting their commitment to naturalness. These doughnuts aren’t just healthier; they’re also irresistibly adorable. Many are designed as beloved cartoon and book characters, making them almost too cute to eat.

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Hocus Pocus

So, there’s this spot called Hocus Pocus, and let me tell you, it’s like stepping into a magical wonderland. Their donuts, they’re not just donuts—they’re like little cakes that’ll cast a delicious spell on you. And the vibe in the shop? Super chill and stylish. Grabbing a couple of those spellbinding donuts and pairing them with a coffee brewed from beans by Little Nap? That’s the winning combo that puts this donut joint right in the spotlight on Tokyo’s donut scene.

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Special Cherry Blossom Events in Tokyo 2024 by Tokyo Furnished.

Special Cherry Blossom Events

Every year during the cherry blossom seasons Tokyo is full of festivals and special activities. We at Tokyo Furnished selected some of the most Experience the magic of cherry blossoms with Special Cherry Blossom Events in Tokyo 2024.

Sakura Welcome Dome [Konica Minolta Planetarium]

Experience the beauty of cherry blossoms in full bloom like never before at all five Konica Minolta planetariums. Before the main screening, a captivating welcome video will transport you into a world of cherry blossoms, filling the planetarium dome with its enchanting presence. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance as you comfortably enjoy the simulated cherry blossom viewing, surrounded by a breathtaking sea of delicate petals stretching as far as the eye can see. For the optimal experience, make sure to arrive early as the screening lasts for just 10 minutes after the doors open. For more information and reservations, visit their event website.

Meccha Sakura! 2024 [Art Aquarium Museum GINZA]

Art Aquarium Museum GINZA announced its eagerly awaited limited-time spring special exhibition, “Meccha Sakura! 2024”. Running from March 1st (Friday) to April 24th (Wednesday), this enchanting exhibition transforms the museum’s interior into a captivating realm adorned with cherry blossoms in full bloom. You can expect an abundance of cherry blossoms, meticulously arranged to create a truly mesmerizing spectacle and also be very photogenic. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the magnificence of “Meccha Sakura! 2024” and create cherished memories amidst the blooming splendor of spring.

TOKYO TOWER CITY LIGHT FANTASIA – Spring Concerto 2024 – [Tokyo Tower Main Deck North Floor]

Visit Tokyo Tower to enjoy the beautiful night view from the main deck of the projection mapping “TOKYO TOWER CITY LIGHT FANTASIA”. During the spring, it will combine night views and seasonal images. Additionally, the main deck will be warmly decorated with a fusion of candles and mappings that create gentle light, centering on the cherry blossom monument. Tokyo Tower cherry blossom is a popular event, so don’t miss your chance to participate.

Tenbou Park Sakura Festival [Sunshine 60 Observatory Tenbou Park]


Tenbou Park in Ikebukuro invites you to join the “Tenbou Park Sakura Festival” event, bringing the essence of spring indoors! Experience the beauty of cherry blossoms with themed decorations surrounding Tenbou no Oka. Enjoy workshops, concerts, and family-friendly activities in the event space. Indulge in a limited-time menu at Tenbou Park CAFE, featuring the vibrant “Tenbou Cherry Blossom Viewing Bento,” original drinks, and sweets. And don’t miss the chance to participate in the venue’s photo contest!

Shibuya Sakura Festival

A vibrant new festival is set to take place at Shibuya Sakura Stage, utilizing the entire facility, including the event space, plaza, and digital signage. Engaging the local community, tenants, creators, and media, the festival will celebrate the diverse tastes of those who gather in Shibuya. You can enjoy exhibitions, art performances, diverse installations, and photo booths during the festival. For a comprehensive list of events and detailed information, visit the festival’s homepage.

Machida Sakura Festival


Head to the Machida area to experience not just one, but a multitude of cherry blossom festivals and activities held at various parks and venues. Enjoy stunning Sakura views near Machida station, along the Onda River, at Tamagawa Gakuen, and more. These hidden spots are cherished secrets known only to locals. You can also get the event’s map here. Although it is in Japanese, the explanations are pretty straightforward.

Tokyo Midtown Blossom

Every year, Tokyo Midtown in Akasaka hosts an intriguing Sakura event. This year, make sure to visit their pop-up BLOSSOM SENSORY GARDEN. Immerse yourself in the essence of spring with all five senses and revel in the beauty of flowers and greenery at BLOSSOM CAFÉ, nestled within cherry tree-lined walkways. Experience an urban oasis unique to Tokyo Midtown, offering relaxation and tranquility. If you arrive after sunset, you can view the mesmerizing Sakura illumination. And don’t forget to explore Tokyo Midtown indoors for more delectable sakura-themed treats.

These are some of our peaks for this Sakura blooming season. What is your favorite place to enjoy the cherry blossom?

Tokyo Architecture Marvels selected by Tokyo Furnished

Architectural Wonders You Must See in Tokyo

Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center (Kengo Kuma/Asakusa)


Situated in the bustling tourist hub of Asakusa, right across from the Kaminarimon, the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center stands out with its striking modern design by renowned architect Kengo Kuma. It’s not just a pretty sight, though. You can stop by for handy tourist info, free wifi, or catch a cool view from the open terrace up top.

Address: 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo 

Daiwa Ubiquitous Research Building (Kengo Kuma/Hongo)

A sophisticated research facility, harmonizing fire-resistant cedar panels with a neighboring Japanese garden, exudes an unforgettable charm. Renowned for its design, don’t overlook the famous Japanese sweets shop “Kurogi” on the first floor, a masterpiece by one of Japan’s leading designers and plasterers.

Address: 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo

Sunny Hills (Kengo Kuma/Minami Aoyama)

The Sunny Hills Aoyama building is another architectural gem designed by Kengo Kuma. You can observe here a harmonious blend of traditional Japanese aesthetics and contemporary design principles. The structure’s facade, adorned with interlocking wooden slats reminiscent of a traditional bamboo basketry technique known as “bamboo weaving,” offers a striking visual contrast against the urban landscape. Inside, the building houses the famed Sunny Hills confectionery shop, renowned for its delectable pineapple cakes. The interior is characterized by a warm and inviting atmosphere, with the same wooden lattice motif extending throughout the space. Natural light filters through the intricate latticework, creating a serene ambiance that complements the artistry of the sweets on display.

Address: 3-10-20 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo

New National Stadium (Kengo Kuma/Kasumigaoka)

Last but not least architectural wonder from Kengo Kuma. Once again you can see, how he uses cedar to reflect sustainability and reverence for nature “stadium in the forest” concept integrates seamlessly with Meiji Jingu Gaien Park, promoting a sustainable design ethos. Spectator comfort is prioritized with natural ventilation and ample green spaces. The stadium represents a fusion of contemporary innovation and traditional craftsmanship, offering a world-class venue while honoring Japan’s cultural heritage.

Address: 10-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Tokyu PLAZA Omotesando Harajuku (Takushi Nakamura/Omotesando)


The design of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku creates the illusion of trees floating in the sky above the building, adding a whimsical touch to its architecture. Additionally, the elevator, resembling a kaleidoscope, stands out as another captivating piece of art within the complex. On the 6th floor, you will discover the tranquil rooftop terrace, providing a serene escape from the bustling city. Here, surrounded by greenery and offering panoramic views, you can recharge after exploring the area.

Address: 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Musashino Place (Takehiko Higa/Musashino)

Architect Takehiko Higa articulated his vision for the project as creating a “public facility where people and things can meet.” The distinctive white building stands out with its unique window shapes, a testament to the thoughtful design process. Every aspect, from the architecture to the park adjacent to it and the interior furniture, has been carefully considered by the designer. This meticulous attention to detail ensures that Musashino Place is not just a functional space but a visually striking and inviting environment.

Address: 2-3-18 Kyonancho, Musashino, Tokyo

Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKA – In Memory of Helen Keller (Shusaku Arakawa, Mitaka)

The Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKA is a groundbreaking residential building designed by Arakawa and Gins. It challenges conventional architecture with irregular shapes, vibrant colors, and uneven floors. The space is intended to stimulate inhabitants, promoting longevity and vitality by engaging both body and mind. Named “In Memory of Helen Keller,” it pays homage to the renowned activist, reflecting the architects’ belief in overcoming limitations. This avant-garde approach exemplifies the connection between space and human experience. By doing so it will urge you to adapt and thrive.

Address: 2-2-8 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo

Tokyo International Forum (Rafael Viñoly Architects, Marunouchi)

If you like great architecture, stop by The Tokyo International Forum. It is indeed a must-see contraction. Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, it stands out for its distinctive and innovative design. The building’s unique glass and steel structure, characterized by soaring atriums and geometric shapes, is truly remarkable. Its striking silhouette and futuristic aesthetic make it a must-visit destination for architecture enthusiasts and tourists alike.

Address: 3-5-1 Merunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

TRUNK (HOTEL) YOYOGI PARK / Keiji Ashizawa Design

TRUNK (HOTEL) YOYOGI PARK, designed by Keiji Ashizawa is a testament to his adeptness in adaptive reuse. It occupies a renovated building where original character harmonizes with modernity and sustainability. Natural elements are seamlessly integrated, fostering a serene connection with Yoyogi Park through features like rooftop gardens and inner courtyards. Ashizawa’s design ethos prioritizes simplicity and functionality, evident in the architecture’s clean lines, spacious interiors, and subdued color schemes. This approach cultivates an atmosphere of tranquility and warmth throughout the hotel. You should visit this place if you like great architecture and comfort.

Address: 1-15-2 Tomigaya, Shibuya, Tokyo

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Tokyo Furnished gives for Easter Celebrations in Tokyo 2024

Easter celebrations in Tokyo 2024

Japanese people enjoy holidays, evident in the frequent celebrations throughout the year. March, traditionally dedicated to cherry blossoms, also embraces the spirit of Easter across the city. From Easter-themed motifs to lively events, Tokyo warmly welcomes the festive atmosphere. Seize the opportunity and partake in the Easter celebrations in Tokyo 2024!

Ikea’s Easter Fair

Ikea Japan has kicked off its Easter Fair, extending until early June. Experience the delights of spring with a visit to one of Ikea’s restaurants, featuring an exclusive spring/Easter menu. Delight in Easter bread, flower salad, roasted chicken, and more, available only for the spring season. Please be aware that city shops, including those in Harajuku, Shibuya, and Shinjuku, will offer only a limited menu during this festive period.

Easter Worships at Tokyo Union Church

Tokyo Union Church, situated opposite Omotesando Hills, is offering both online and in-person sessions during the Easter period. On March 28th at 19:30, you’re invited to join the Maundy Thursday session. The following day, on Friday, March 29th, at the same hour, you can participate in the Good Friday service. Finally, on Sunday, March 31st, there will be three worship sessions available, including a choice between the traditional and contemporary styles.

Easter Concerts at St. Paul International Lutheran Church

St. Paul International Lutheran Church begins its Easter celebrations on March 17th. Join for worship, followed by a concert featuring the Germantown Academy 1759 Singers Choir. Another worship service and concert will be held on March 31st, featuring a performance by Soli Deo Gloria, who will be presenting excerpts from Vivaldi’s “Gloria RV589”.

Easter Sweets at Grand Hyatt Tokyo


The Pastry Boutique at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo hotel in Roppongi will be introducing adorable Easter sweets. They offer playful items such as colorful pastel macarons, icing cookies featuring Easter bunny and egg motifs, and bunny-shaped Ogura Anpan. Enjoy the exciting celebration of the arrival of spring.

Celebrate Easter with National Azabu


National Azabu, an international produce-selling supermarket, is offering Easter sweets and food, along with Easter activities for their youngest clients. On March 31st, you can participate in the Design Easter Egg activity for just 200 yen per egg or join the Easter Egg Hunt. Make sure to arrive early, as the number of participants is limited.

Indulge in Hot Cross Buns


Alongside Easter eggs, hot cross buns are also gaining popularity. The hot cross buns are spiced buns usually made with fruit, marked with a cross on the top, which have been traditionally eaten on Good Friday. Nowadays many bakeries and shops across in Tokyo also offer these sweet treats. For the best hot cross buns, head to the Imperial Hotel or visit the popular British pie shop, Swan & Lion. For authentic Aussie buns, check out Punk Doily, and don’t forget about Maison Landemaine. It would also be interesting to buy buns from different shops and compare their differences later on.

List of the best things to do on a rainy day in Tokyo prepared by Tokyo Furnished

The best things to do on a rainy day in Tokyo

When the weather is less than ideal, don’t fret—there are plenty of things to do on a rainy day in Tokyo. Start by checking out some of these excellent indoor activities below, or use the gloomy weather as an excuse to finally sign up for some of the best classes Tokyo has to offer. During a quick storm, you can always find refuge inside one of Azabudai Hills’ cozy cafes and shops. 

teamLab Planets

teamLab Planets, which opened in Tokyo in 2018, is a museum designed for the new generation, seamlessly blending digital art with the beauty of nature. Visitors explore the space barefoot, creating an immersive experience. Additionally, within the ‘Reversible Rotation-Non-Objective Space’ installation, you can enjoy vegan ramen. The ramen noodles are a collaboration between teamLab PLANETS and ‘Vegan Ramen UZU’ from Kyoto, a restaurant listed in one of Europe’s most famous food guidebooks. All of these elements contribute to making teamLab Planets one of the best experiences you can have on a rainy day.

Address:  6 Chome-1-16 Toyosu, Koto, Tokyo

Immersive Fort Tokyo

Immersive Fort Tokyo, the world’s first immersive theme park, draws inspiration from London’s interactive theater shows that gained popularity in the 2000s. The park boasts a European-style interior, featuring 12 attractions, along with six stores and restaurants. Here, you can actively participate in the stories and narratives that are hidden in the park. If you are an anime enthusiast, you will particularly enjoy the ‘Tokyo Revengers’-themed escape room. This is just a glimpse of the experiences awaiting you. Ensure to secure your tickets in advance for an unforgettable visit.

Address: 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, also known as Miraikan, is located in Odaiba. It’s a museum that offers a firsthand experience of Japan’s cutting-edge technology, focusing on areas like space and science. A highly recommended attraction is the planetarium at Dome Theater GAIA. The breathtaking sight of the starry sky projected in 3D on the dome-shaped screen is truly spectacular!

Adress: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo 

National Museum of Nature and Science

The National Museum of Nature and Science is located in Ueno. Exhibits related to nature, biology, and chemical technology are held in two buildings, the Japan Pavilion and the Global Pavilion. There are various events and exhibitions held here, so both adults and children can learn while having fun.

Address: 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo

Sunshine Aquarium

The Sunshine Aquarium, situated on the rooftop of a building in Sunshine City, follows the concept of an oasis in the sky, offering delightful displays of fish and other creatures. In the “Kurage Kukan,” various types of jellyfish are showcased in six tanks, including the impressive “Jellyfish Panorama” tank, one of Japan’s largest at 14 meters in width. The space is designed for healing, incorporating original effects like sound, lighting, and aroma. Outdoor areas like “Penguins in the Sky” and “Sunshine Aqua Ring” allow you to witness penguins and sea lions swimming overhead, providing a thrilling experience. Don’t miss the sea lion training on a stage that offers a 360-degree view, ensuring enjoyment from any direction.

Address: 3-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo

SMALL WORLDS Miniature Museum

Small Worlds is one of Asia’s largest miniature museums, nestled in Ariake, Tokyo, covering a vast area of 7,000 square meters. As you traverse the tunnel, a captivating small world unfolds before you. Whether with your family, friends, or solo, embark on an exploration of this extraordinary realm, creating lasting memories. Being indoors, it offers a safe and enjoyable experience even on rainy days.

Address: 1-3-33 Arikae, Koto, Tokyo

Mount Takao Trick Art Museum

Just a one-minute walk from Takaosanguchi Station, the Takao Trick Art Museum is an ideal spot for capturing unique photos. Boasting 24 interactive 2D paintings, the museum skillfully tricks observers into perceiving 3D images. Have fun taking snapshots of friends and family as they carry a blue whale, leap over a dark abyss, or feed a hungry gorilla. You can easily spend here a few hours exploring the various paintings and capturing amusing moments.

Address: 1786 Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo

The Haruki Murakami Library

Waseda University’s recently renovated building is far from your typical library. Crafted by Japanese starchitect Kengo Kuma, the Haruki Murakami Library, officially known as the Waseda International House of Literature, pays homage to the renowned novelist. Housing 3,000 of Murakami’s books translated into 50 languages and an archive of materials personally contributed by the author, it goes beyond a conventional library. Additionally, the facility includes a coffee shop offering a custom blend tailored to Murakami’s tastes and a listening lounge where you can enjoy cherished records from his personal collection.

Address: 1-6-4 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Meiji Jingu Gaien Ice Skating Rink 

Another enjoyable activity for a rainy day is visiting the Meiji Jingu Gaien Ice Skating Rink. Open year-round, this spacious rink is capable of hosting international competitions. However, you can simply arrive, rent a pair of skates, and relish skating in the company of fellow figure skating enthusiasts and professionals.

Address: 11-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Mizuno Dye Factory Hibiya Okuroji

Traditional indigo dyeing, known as aizome, has its roots in the Edo period (1603-1868). Back then various items, from kimonos to futon covers, were colored into rich blue color. While contemporary fabrics are mostly synthetically colored, the art of aizome is preserved by a few establishments in and around Tokyo. If you want to experience this way of coloring yourself, visit Mizuno Dye Factory at Hibiya Okuroji. This is a studio and a store offering indigo-dyeing sessions every weekend. Upon booking, you can purchase items from the store, such as T-shirts, tenugui towels, cloth bags, and hoodies, which you can then dye yourself. Alternatively, you’re welcome to bring your own items, given that they are made of cotton, linen, silk, or rayon.

Address: 1-7-1 Ushisaiwacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo

Makers’ Base


Maker’s Base is a large factory that occupies an entire building. There are over 200 types of machines and tools needed for a wide range of productions, including woodworking, metalworking, pottery, and sewing. In addition, they offer workshops and custom-made services for the general public. The available workshops change constantly, so make sure to check their homepage for the most updated information.

Address: 1-1-11 Nakane, Meguro, Tokyo

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya


Ever wondered how those tempting fake food samples in front of restaurants are made? To unravel the secrets behind their realistic and mouth-watering appearance, sign up for a workshop at Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya in Kappabashi Kitchen Town. The available “dishes” for you to create change quite often, so be sure to check their website and register for this enjoyable activity, whether by yourself, with friends, or for a unique date.

Address: 3-7-6 Nishiasakusa, Taito, Tokyo

Sokichi

Kiriko is the art of intricately cutting beautiful geometric patterns into colorful glassware. This traditional craft has thrived for almost 200 years, and in Tokyo, dedicated artisans like those at Sokichi in Asakusa continue to create exquisite glass tableware and accessories. At the Sokichi Kiriko experience class, participants can select from over 20 types of glasses and dozens of pattern samples to try their hand at this technique. The workshops cater to various difficulty levels, ensuring that even beginners can choose the one that suits them best.

Address: 2-1-14 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo 

Hiro Workshop


This charming workshop in Kichijoji provides classes for crafting small leather goods and brass or silver jewelry, catering to individuals with varying levels of experience. With no fixed formula, the friendly owner is there to assist you in creating anything you’re eager to make. For visitors, a selection of ready-made items is available, or you can have the owner customize something for you on the spot. Once tailored to fit, items can be personalized with your name or a special message.

Address: 2-18-15 Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino, Tokyo

Ozu Washi

Ozu Washi is longstanding store and cultural center specializing in washi. Here you can explore the beauty of traditional Japanese paper and even try your hand at making it. The shop provides workshops where you can craft various types of paper, either designed or blank. Washi is renowned globally, making the experience of creating even just one sheet yourself a truly special and memorable opportunity.

Address: 3-6-2 Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo, Tokyo

Pelican Cafe


Pelican Cafe in Azabudai Hills is the second branch of the renowned cafe in Asakusa, established in 1945. Exclusively using bread from Pelican Bread, a bakery in Tawaramachi, they specialize in soft white bread, crafting a variety of sandwiches and toasts. Indulge in unique creations like the raisin azuki paste and butter toast or the delightful fruit sandwich. The cafe’s popularity often leads to lines, so it’s advisable to arrive early to avoid the queue and ensure you get your choice of bread.

Address: 1-6 Azabudai, Minato, Tokyo

Echire L’Atelier du Bourg

Echire L’Atelier du Bourg marks the 8th store in Japan for Echire. As implied by its name, the establishment utilizes high-quality Eshire butter directly from France. What sets this branch apart is the availability of Japan’s largest croissant, measuring an impressive 30 cm in length and approximately five times larger than the standard size. While reservations are not necessary, it’s recommended to arrive early due to the limited daily quantity.

Address: 5-9-1 Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo

Nikolai Bergmann Flowers & Design Azabudai

Nikolai Bergman stands as one of Japan’s most renowned foreign artists, particularly celebrated for his contemporary floral design. His newly opened cafe in Azabudai Hills greets visitors with a striking 3-meter wide flower art display at the store entrance. The interior exudes luxury, featuring a serene charcoal tone as the base color. To accentuate the floral design, inorganic concrete intentionally blends with oak, reminiscent of Danish design, crafting a comfortable ambiance. Nomu, an original Danish-style flower cafe attached to Nikolai Bergmann Flowers & Design Azabudai, serves open sandwiches, smørrebrød, and original sweets, embodying the essence of typical Danish dishes.

Address: 1-3-1 Azabudai, Minato, Tokyo

Of course, these are only the ideas. There is so much more you can do in Tokyo on a rainy day. There are more museums, parks, afternoon tea, etc. Let us at Tokyo Furnished know what you like to do when the weather is not welcoming.

7 things to try in spring in Tokyo chosen by Tokyo Furnished

7 Things to Try This Spring in Tokyo

Spring brings rising temperatures and a revival of life after the long winter. Here’s a list of 7 things to try in Tokyo during this season, including cherry blossom viewing and more.

Go to Cherry Blossom viewing

Experience the classic Japanese spring tradition of enjoying tasty food and drinks surrounded by the beautiful sight of pale pink cherry blossoms. Check out Tokyo’s popular cherry blossom spots, like Chidorigafuchi, the Imperial Palace area, Ueno Park, along the Sumida River, and Asukayama Park. If you prefer a later bloom, don’t forget to visit Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden for its charming double cherry blossoms. While daytime cherry blossoms are stunning, the magic continues at night when illuminated blossoms create a truly enchanting atmosphere.

More: SECRET SAKURA GUIDE FOR TOKYO

Ride a water bus on the Sumida River

Hop on a water bus along the Sumida River, flowing through the eastern part of the city. Enjoy the refreshing river breeze as you cruise. Two companies, Tokyo Mizube Line and Tokyo Kanko Kisen, operate these water buses, connecting Asakusa to Hamarikyu, Odaiba, and other Tokyo Bay areas. During cherry blossom season, catch the scenic view of cherry blossoms along the riverbanks. Have fun spotting the Tokyo Sky Tree, various bridges, passing boats, and maybe even some seagulls following along near the river mouth.

Drink cocktails while overlooking Tokyo Bay

Tokyo is a vast city by the sea, offering a great time to unwind with a cocktail while taking in the view. Head to Manhattan on the 6th floor of Hotel InterContinental Tokyo Bay for terrace seating on a wooden deck. From there, you can enjoy the sight of Rainbow Bridge in front, the Sumida River to your left, and Tokyo Tower nestled between the buildings. For a higher vantage point, check out the rooftop bar at Andaz Tokyo, a hotel in Toranomon Hills. On the 52nd floor, you can appreciate the beautiful night view of Rainbow Bridge and Odaiba.

Experience the excitement of the festival

After the Shogunate was established in the 17th century, Edo, the forerunner of Tokyo, experienced significant growth and began hosting numerous festivals. Alongside major events like the Sanno Festival, Kanda Festival, Fukagawa Festival, and Asakusa’s Sanja Festival, which were prominent during the Edo period, mikoshi (sacred religious palanquin) festivals take place at shrines across Tokyo from spring to autumn. These festivals feature many adorned mikoshi, carried by individuals wearing a hanten, headband, belly blanket, and crotch puller. If you have the chance, it’s worth attending one of these lively and colorful events.

Watch ancient Yabusame

In Japan, there are 18 general martial arts that samurai historically needed to master. Among these, yabusame, practical horseback archery, which combines archery and horsemanship, holds a prominent position. Yabusame, a training for samurai, also serves as a ritual dedicated to the gods, aiming for protection against evil, abundant harvests, and the well-being of children. One notable location to witness Yabusame is Sumida Park in Tokyo. The rarity of observing this practice in a city park makes it a unique experience not to be missed. The event showcases archers adorned in traditional attire skillfully handling horses, bows, and arrows. The focus is on the proficiency of the participants rather than extravagant displays, offering spectators a captivating glimpse into this ancient martial art and ritual.

View of Mt.Fuji


Spring is also an excellent time to catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji. A must-visit spot is the Chureito Pagoda, where you can capture three iconic symbols of Japan – Mt. Fuji, Sakura (cherry blossoms), and the Five-storey Pagoda – all in one frame. Once you’ve explored the pagoda, consider visiting nearby attractions like Kawaguchiko to make the most of your trip.

Watch a race at the racetrack

Tokyo’s pleasant spring climate offers an ideal setting for enjoying horse races at various racetracks in the area. Tokyo Racecourse, in particular, hosts significant races like the Japan Derby, Oaks, and NHK Mile Cup nearly every week during the spring season. At Nakayama Racecourse, you can witness the thrilling Nakayama Grand Jump, a prominent obstacle race featuring horses gracefully navigating obstacles. All racetracks provide additional amenities such as restaurants, shops, and amusement parks, making it a family-friendly outing with options for everyone.

8 Stunning Saunas in Tokyo That Permit Tattoos chosen by Tokyo Furnished

8 Stunning Saunas in Tokyo That Permit Tattoos

Public baths, like sento and onsens, hold significant importance in Japanese culture. Recently saunas are also becoming a trend in Japan. Despite many prohibiting tattoos, our “8 Stunning Saunas in Tokyo That Permit Tattoos” post highlights not only unique and cool saunas but also tattoo-friendly options.

Kairyou-yu (Ebisu)

In late February 2022, the public bath underwent a remarkable renovation, emerging as an exceptional sauna. With a perfect blend of sauna, cold bath, and outdoor air bath, it offers a unique experience. Representing the Reiwa era, this cool public bath stands out, emphasizing lighting and BGM. The sauna room excels in temperature, humidity, and lighting, providing a piping-hot environment. The high seats near the ceiling enhance the sauna experience, calming the heightened heart rate. A new outdoor bathing facility, equipped with nine comfortable chairs, allows for an open-air bath experience when not too crowded. Undoubtedly, this sauna is of seriously high quality, with the only drawback being occasionally overcrowded.

Address: 2 Chome-19-9 Higashi, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0011

Koganeyu (Kinshicho)


In 2020, Koganeyu, a traditional neighborhood sento, transformed into a modern public bath with a craft beer taproom. This sauna delivers an outstanding blend of sauna, cold bath, and outdoor air bath, ensuring a top-tier public bath experience. The outdoor area, embellished with plants and featuring eight well-equipped chairs, exudes a luxurious ambiance uncommon in regular public baths. Nevertheless, akin to Kairyou-yu, Koganeyu is immensely popular among locals, often leading to crowded conditions.

Address: 4 Chome-14-6 Taihei, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0012

Matsumoto-yu (Ochiai)

Matsumoto-yu, a historic sento bathhouse in Nakano, has undergone its first major renovation in 85 years. The renewed facility features a classic dry stone sauna with a Finnish stove and an autoroulu, ensuring a constant and even steam supply. The women’s steam room boasts a luxurious interior with benches adorned in tiles made from ore sourced from Austria’s Bad Gastein mountain spring town and lava from Mt. Fuji, emitting far-infrared radiation for potential body recovery benefits. After a sauna session, proceed to the bathing area, including a water bath with Tokyo’s deepest depth at 150 cm and excellent water quality. Or relax in an herb-infused, bright pink bath inspired by traditional Japanese medicine (kampo). Post-bathing, unwind in the Japanese-style relaxation room, where an original stained glass window adds a touch of nostalgia to the experience. Matsumoto-yu invites you to rest and enjoy the revitalized amenities after your rejuvenating bath.

Address: 5 Chome-29-12 Higashinakano, Nakano City, Tokyo 164-0003

Hotta-yu sento (Nishiarai)

Known as Tokyo’s finest public bath sauna, Hotta-yu is praised by locals. The herbal sauna, utilizing a kettle for autoroulu twice hourly, offers a unique experience. The ambiance, resembling a tea room, complements tasteful background music, creating a highly emotional setting. The outdoor water bath, with a depth of 160cm, allows you to bathe under the night sky, connecting with nature and momentarily forgetting the Tokyo hustle. Situated in Adachi Ward, away from the city center, it’s a must-visit facility at least once, promising a distinct and memorable experience.

Address: 3 Chome-20-14 Sekibara, Adachi City, Tokyo 123-0852

Bunka Yokusen (Ikejiri Ohashi)


Established in 1932, Bunka Yokusen underwent a full 2011 renovation, transforming into a modern public bath with a focus on healing. Preserving old-fashioned charm, it emphasizes a leisurely atmosphere. Jazz music plays throughout, even in the baths, a unique touch. The newly introduced nano hot water and soft water baths enhance the experience.

Address: 3 Chome-6-8 Higashiyama, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0043

SaunaLab (Kanda)

“SaunaLab Kanda” provides an authentic Finnish sauna experience, bringing nature to the city. They offer 5 saunas for self-lowering and an ice sauna mimicking Finnish winter at -25 degrees Celsius. Afterward, unwind in the “Forest Library.” Note: Reservations are crucial, so kindly make one at least 2 hours in advance.

Address: 3 Chome-3-9 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0054

Solo Sauna Tune (Shinjuku)

“Solo Sauna Tune” pioneers private solo saunas in Japan, offering complete relaxation. Enjoy a private room with clothing changes, sauna and cold baths, and breaks. Stretch or lie down at your convenience. Ideal for sauna beginners, play your favorite music and self-lower at your pace. The shower room features an overhead shower for a refreshing cold water experience. The dimmed lighting in the rest area ensures a comfortable break. Additionally, a spacious sauna room is available for group enjoyment with friends.

Address: 23-1 Tenjincho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0808

Shibuya Saunas (Shibuya)

Produced by Katsuki Tanaka, an author of the book “Sa-do,” and a prominent Japanese sauna ambassador, “Shibuya SAUNAS” features nine sauna rooms, including one with a sound system, and four cold baths. Men’s and women’s bathrooms change daily, allowing access to all sauna rooms. Attention to detail extends to the carefully chosen amenities. On the first floor’s lounge space, savor casual vegan cuisine crafted by Yusuke Nomura, the fourth-generation owner of Shojin Ryori Daigo, a two-star recipient from Michlein Guide for 16 consecutive years.

Address: 18-9 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0031

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8 plum festivals in Tokyo chosen by Tokyo Furnished

8 Plum Festivals in Tokyo

Tokyo is renowned for its cherry blossom spots, including parks, rivers, and festivals. However, just before the cherry blossoms begin, there is a chance to enjoy another floral event – the plum blossom. Many parks in Tokyo even host special events in this regard. Here is a list of 8 plum festivals in Tokyo.

Yakushiike Park

The Yakushiike Park Plum Festival is an annual celebration in Machida City, Tokyo, Japan, held during the early spring season to showcase the blooming plum blossoms in Yakushiike Park. The festival offers a serene experience as visitors stroll through the park’s plum orchard, featuring various plum tree species in shades of pink, white, and red. Highlights include a traditional Japanese tea ceremony amidst the blossoms, live performances, and stalls with local crafts and plum-related products. Families enjoy child-friendly activities, and as the sun sets, the park is illuminated, creating a magical ambiance. The festival fosters a sense of community, providing a cultural and natural escape for locals and tourists alike.

Address: 3270 Nozutamachi, Machida, Tokyo 195-0063

Hanegi Park

Hanegi Park, situated on a small hill, transformed into one of Tokyo’s premier plum blossom viewing spots through a unique history. In 1962, 55 plum trees were planted on the southern slope by individuals elected to the Setagaya Ward Assembly, marking the beginning of this floral haven. The green landscape expanded with subsequent plantings, commemorating Tokyo’s 100th anniversary in 1971 and the 40th anniversary of Setagaya’s ward system. Today, the park boasts 650 trees, a blend of 270 red and 380 white plum varieties. Recognized for its stunning blossoms, the park hosts the Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival, drawing crowds on weekends. Festival-goers indulge in plum-themed treats like madeleines and jelly, while performances add to the vibrant atmosphere, making it a must-visit destination for floral enthusiasts and those seeking a delightful weekend experience.

Address: 4 Chome-38-52 Daita, Setagaya City, Tokyo 155-0033

Yushima Tenjin Shrine

Yushima Tenjin Shrine Plum Festival, an annual celebration in Tokyo, showcases vibrant plum blossoms. Visitors enjoy strolling amid hundreds of blooming trees, partake in traditional tea ceremonies, and savor plum-flavored treats. The festival, featuring cultural activities and lively performances, attracts a diverse crowd seeking a serene escape in the heart of Tokyo. Check the official shrine website for the latest information.

Address: 3 Chome-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0034

Kameido Tenjin Shrine


Every early spring, the delightful Kameido Tenjin Shrine hosts an annual festival, celebrating the presence of 300 plum trees within its grounds. Among them, 50 koubai red blossoms and 150 hakubai white plum trees create a picturesque display. Notably, the goken-no-ume tree stands out, bearing both red and white plums on a single tree. The blossoms typically peak between mid-February and early March, with a range of events scheduled throughout the festival, primarily on weekends. For the latest information, please visit the official website of the shrine.

Address: 3 Chome-6-1 Kameido, Koto City, Tokyo 136-0071

Taniho Tenmangu Shrine 

The Taniho Tenmangu Shrine Plum Festival is on February 24-25, featuring a grove with 350 plum trees. This shrine, a major Tenjin in Kanto, is popular for graduation photos. The plum grove served lords during the Edo period and hosted Japan’s first “automobile excursion” luncheon in 1908. Discover the rich history and beauty of the plum blossoms at this venerable shrine.

Address: 5209 Yaho, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-0011

Fuchu Kyodo no Mori Plum Festival

Explore Fuchu Kyodo no Mori with 1,300 plum trees of 120 varieties. On February 25-26 and March 4-5, enjoy evening illuminations from 5 pm to 8 pm, accompanied by around 180 lights. Free entry to the planetarium is available during these nights. The first 20 visitors to the tea house can buy an exclusive tea set (¥500) with a delightful ume plum confectionery. If you miss out, you can still savor a cup of matcha for ¥400.

Address: 5 Chome-5 Yazakicho, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-0025

Keio Mogusaen


Explore Keiō Mogusaen in Tokyo, a historic garden dating to the 18th century, with 500 plum trees on a hilltop. Enjoy panoramic views and attend a vibrant plum blossom festival from February to March. Admission is 500 JPY for adults and 100 JPY for children, offering a delightful nature escape.

Address: 560 Mogusa, Hino, Tokyo 191-0033

Takao Umekyo


Takao Umekyo hosts the Plum Festival, featuring 10,000 blooming plum trees along Kobutoke River and Old Koshu Kaido Road. Explore four plum groves with shops and food stalls, join a stamp hike, and enjoy Yosakoi dance. The location, just a 10-minute walk from Takao station, is a must-visit.

Address: 313 Uratakaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0841

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Best 5 Valentine’s Day Present Ideas

Love is in the air, and in the Land of the Rising Sun, Valentine’s Day takes on a unique and fascinating twist. Japan celebrates this day of love in a manner that sets it apart from the rest of the world. Only here you will find girls, women, and even grandmas looking for delicious chocolate delights to present to their loved ones. In this post, we will bring you a list of Best 5 Valentine’s Day Present ideas you can use while in Tokyo.

Roots of Love at Pastry Boutique Park Hyatt Tokyo

A celebrated pastry chef at Park Hyatt Tokyo never fails to amaze us with seasonal delights, and this Valentine’s Day is no exception. Introducing the “Roots of Love,” a delightful new dessert crafted exclusively for this occasion. This exquisite heart-shaped cake not only captivates with its outer beauty but also tantalizes the taste buds within. A delectable combination of beloved flavors such as pistachio, raspberry, strawberry, and even beetroot, it comes in both individual pastry portions and as a whole cake. Gifting this treat is sure to create cherished memories of the day.

Japanese Chocolate Aza Taki from Kanmigaro

For an extra dose of Japanese charm in your gift, explore the Japanese chocolate collection by Kanmigaro. The designs are truly captivating. Inside the chocolate box, you’ll discover a battledoor, a taiyaki and red bean soup replica, a Japanese persimmon, and more. Each piece is crafted with precision and beauty, almost too pretty to eat. However, the allure of traditional Japanese flavors like matcha, persimmon, purple sweet potato, kinako, and others might be too tempting to resist. By choosing this for your special day, you’re not just getting chocolates; you’re bringing home a masterpiece.

“Le goûter” Afternoon Tea at Alain Ducasse Roppongi

For an unforgettable afternoon with your partner, head to Alain Ducasse’s boutique for their delightful afternoon tea. Each item in this set is crafted using some of the world’s finest chocolates. The menu boasts a variety of bonbon chocolates, as well as cakes and bread goods infused with chocolate. During the Valentine’s season, you can also indulge in special treats like chocolate pain perdu or a chocolate and pistachio cake. This exclusive option is only available at the Roppongi Salon, so be sure to make your reservation soon.

Salon du Chocolat at Isentan Shinjuku

If you find it challenging to settle on just one option, don’t miss the globally renowned Salon du Chocolat event at Isetan. This extraordinary event brings together the world’s top chocolate crafters and chefs, showcasing the latest tastes, textures, and innovations in the chocolate world. You’ll encounter chocolate brands from Europe and Asia, as well as America and Australia, offering a diverse range of options. The event allows you to witness the beauty of these creations firsthand before making your final decision. Given that some products have limited quantities, be sure to arrive early to ensure you don’t miss out.

W Chocolate Bock from Tazawako Beer

In Japan, the Valentine’s Day treats go beyond traditional chocolates, extending to unique offerings like chocolate beer. The W Chocolate Bock, a craft beer from Tazawako, is specially crafted for this year’s celebration. Brewed with chocolate malt, a bottle of this beer is sure to delight both chocolate enthusiasts and beer connoisseurs. If this present idea appeals to you, be sure to place your order promptly, as it may take a few days for it to arrive in Tokyo.

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Most beautiful onsens in Japan

Most beautiful onsens in Japan

Embark on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation as we explore some of the most beautiful onsens in Japan and luxurious accommodations.

Kotan Onsen Hot Spring

Enveloped in tranquility, Kotan no Yu invites you to its open-air bath on the shores of Lake Kussharo. Often dubbed a secret gem, this hot spring features a stone bath overlooking the expansive lake, seamlessly connecting you with nature. During winter, as you soak, graceful swans accompany you, creating an enchanting experience. The twilight hours, when the lake bathes in a golden hue, offer a breathtaking scene. Be sure to immerse yourself in this open-air bath for a view that will leave a lasting impression.

Address: Hokkaido, Kawakami District, Teshikaga, 屈斜路古丹

TEL. 015-482-2940

New Akan Hotel

Experience something unique in Hokkaido at the New Akan Hotel with its infinity spa. Luxuriate in spa time while gazing at Lake Akan during the day and the starry sky at night. In winter, indulge in events like illuminations right from the spa. Beyond the spa, savor open-air hot baths and sauna, ensuring a luxurious and relaxing visit.

Address: 2 Chome-8-8 Akancho Akankoonsen, Kushiro, Hokkaido 

TEL. 0154-67-2121

Ryounkaku Tokachidake Onsen

Situated at 1,280m above sea level, Ryounkaku Onsen provides an outdoor bath with a spectacular view of the Tokachi-dake Volcano. The opaque, reddish water with a distinct metallic scent promises a unique experience, whether for a day visit or an overnight stay.

Address: Tokachidake Onsen, Kamifurano-chou, Sorachi-gun, Kamifurano

TEL. 0167-39-4111

Koganezaki Furofushi Onsen

Known as the “spring where you never age and never die,” Furofushi Onsen in Aomori prefecture offers a view of the Sea of Japan’s waterline. With separate baths for men and women, as well as a mixed bath, this hot spring promises a unique and rejuvenating experience.

Address: 15 Shimokiyotaki, Oaza Hassaku, Fukaura-machi, Nishitsugaru-gun, Aomori

TEL. 0173-74-3500

Satoyama Jujo

A recently renovated 150-year-old building in Niigata Prefecture, Satoyama Jujo, now a luxury hotel, preserves the region’s architectural heritage. The use of wood and pine not only keeps the place warm in winter but also adds to its timeless charm.

Address: 1209-6 Osawa, Minamiuonuma, Niigata

TEL. 0570-001-810

Aburatsubo Onsen

A hidden gem in Kanagawa prefecture, Aburatsubo Onsen, only 2 hours from Tokyo, offers an open-air bath with an ocean view. During cherry blossom season, the blooming trees create a magical experience. Treat yourself to their seasonal menu, featuring pink udon and the freshest seafood.

Address: Koajiro Misakimachi, Miura, Kanagawa

TEL. 046-881-5211

Fishermen’s Shack Public Spa

In the Izu Peninsula, enjoy the beauty of the ocean in summer and hot springs with an ocean view in winter. The 300¥ entrance fee ensures a comfortable experience, with separate areas for men and women.

Address: 358-2 Midaka, Kawazu, Kamo District, Shizuoka

TEL. 0558-32-0432

Yamadaya Hotel

Located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Yamadaya Hotel provides access to a private onsen with a stunning view of Mt. Fuji. Visit during autumn to relish the mountain scenery adorned in beautiful foliage. Due to its popularity, it’s recommended to make advance reservations over the phone.

Address: 478 Shojin, Fujikawaguchiko-cho, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi

TEL. 0555-87-2311

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