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Housekibako – A Shaved Ice Experience in Nara to Treasure

Kakigori, or shaved ice, is having a moment in culinary culture. That’s no surprise, since it’s such a gorgeous dessert. Softly compacted ice is a perfect vehicle for all kinds of flavours, fillings, and toppings. It is large, but you’ll never feel...

Teatime Treats and Summery Sweets: Tea at Miyoshi-ya in Narita

Narita isn’t an obvious day trip destination for most visitors to Tokyo. But Narita has a lot going for it. It has the fantastic Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, Naritasan Park, and Omotesando Street with oodles of old-time charm. Main tourist attractions aside, we...

Kooriya Peace in Kichijoji Serves Gorgeous Shaved Ice Creations Almost Too Beautiful to Eat

Tokyo has no shortage of great shaved ice (kakigori), but even with all the stiff competition, Kooriya Peace in Kichijoji is well worth the fuss. This tiny little shop has just 8 counter seats and a devoted legion of fans. Count us...