Funabashiya is located at a two-minute walk from Kameido station. It’s right at the foot of a footbridge.
The main branch of this famous Japanese sweets shop is always filled with people, so I often visit the second branch here instead.
At the entrance, there are sweets like Kuzumochi (kudzu starch cake) or Anmitsu (syrup covered red bean and fruits etc.) you can buy for souvenirs. They look delicious!
The café has two floors, but the second floor was closed this day for some reason. After waiting for five minutes, the staff took me to my seat.
A subtle fragrance fills the room and I can hear the sound of the music box. Such a soothing atmosphere!
The tables are placed at a comfortable distance form one another. You can relax without being bothered.
I look at the menu. The Anmitsu and Oshiruko (sweet red bean soup) look really good… but I have to go with Kuzumochi!
The Kuzumochi is ￥545. I wait for it to arrive, enjoying my tea.
The tea is quite strong and flavorful. I find that a strong bitter tea is essential when having Japanese sweets!
I feel healed from the inside.
Five minutes later, my Kuzumochi is here!
The Kuzumochi is covered in lots of kinako (sweet soy bean flour)! It’s the perfect summer dessert.
I take a bite, mixing it well with the kuromitsu honey accumulated in the bottom.
The soft and chewy mochi with the flavorful kinako, mixed with the sweet kuromitsu… this is perfection!
A classic Japanese dessert.
Time goes by slowly as I enjoy my delicious tea and Kuzumochi.
It’s pure pleasure.
I feel completely refreshed!
Shitamachi sweets will always have a special place in my heart.
Thank you for the wonderful time!
|KAMEIDO TENJIN FUNABASHIYA KAMEIDO EKIMAE BRANCH|
|6-26-3, Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo|
|3 min walk from Kameido station|