Friday, 15 March 2013

The Tokyo series: The Kit Kat search

For any traveller to Tokyo/Japan, exotic kit kat flavours would come high on the souvenir/gift list. Japan has this quirky collection of flavours that are hard to find outside of the country.
Cookies and cream, Vanilla Ice, Matcha, Sakura matcha,
Shinshu apple, Blueberry cheesecake, Beni-Imo, Wasabi
Kit kats in Japan can be found in seasonal flavours, special limited editions as well as region-specific items. So don't expect to find all the flavours. I have had the chance to find/taste a number of them through kind gifts from friends (and my own stash).
From a previous stash: Blueberry cheesecake, Wasabi, [I don't remember]
Soy sauce, Strawberry cheesecake
My favourite remains the surprisingly sweet wasabi flavour with blueberry cheesecake a close second.

The useful addresses in Tokyo to find those:-
  • Shokoku Gotochi, a souvenir/gift shop in Tokyo. While they have a number of branches around, the one in Tokyo Station was where I got lucky (and they had a good variety of flavours). The address is 1st floor basement, First Avenue Tokyo Station, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku. The shop is located by the stairs close to the ramen street in First Avenue Tokyo Station. [location map:]
  • Ueno Ameyoko Market, a market for candies (and lots of other goods). I found this blog when I was doing research. The shop would be where the google map marker is, directly opposite the Game Tokyo Station building.

The cool guys at Ameyoko Market
Happy kit kat hunting!!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Love the variety of flavors here! I collected them when we lived here before and am anxious to get started now that we're back 😀

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