Sweet Treats in Kichijoji 2018.11.02
1. Hara Donuts
If you know anything about Kichijoji then you know that this is an obvious choice for my list. But it's obvious for a reason - it's just so good! Hara Donuts is only a 5 minute walk away from the house, making it a constantly tempting treat on your walk home. These donuts are just so great, the texture is firm but fluffy and they always new seasonal flavours. If you're lucky you can even get a nice discount if you catch them in their last opening hour. Also the coffee shop neighbouring Hara Donuts has it's own fame, being known for serving great drip coffee. If the weather allows, grab a coffee from Light Up Coffee and pair it with a donut from Hara Donuts and just enjoy people watching as you sit on the steps outside.
2. Circus Crepes
Hidden away in a side street off of the main shopping area of Sun Road, this tiny crepe shop is actually quite famous. If you didn't know it, you would probably walk straight past it. One good way of finding this place is to just follow your nose as the sweet scent of freshly cooked crepes fills the whole street. With an extensive menu of toppings to chose from, there's bound to be something for everyone to enjoy. Unlike other crepes in Japan, Circus Crepes keeps things simple. Using good combos of flavours and not getting crazy with decoration, it's no wonder this place has been around for so long.
3. Kurikoan Taiyaki
Anyone who knows me will be aware that I am a big Taiyaki fanatic. There's just something so delicious about these fish shaped waffles and their warm fillings. Kurikoan is actually a chain store, but their taiyaki are so great that it's no wonder they are able to run so many stores. They often have seasonal flavours and even have special edition shapes. Do you recognise this fish? Magicarp taiyaki have been all the rage since Pokemon Go is so popular here. Did you know that in Japanese his name is 'Koi King' (yes really).
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You'll usually find me in a nearby coffee shop with my camera or working on articles in the shared living space.
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