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Matsushimaya

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Matsushimaya Description

Located in Tokyo, Matsushimaya is a renowned Japanese confectionery and dessert shop that has been selected as one of the top 100 restaurants in Tokyo for 2023. Specializing in traditional Japanese sweets and desserts, Matsushimaya offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments.

The menu at Matsushimaya features a wide variety of exquisite Japanese confections and desserts, including wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) and daifuku (sweet rice cakes filled with various flavors). Each item is meticulously crafted with the finest ingredients to ensure a perfect balance of flavors and textures. From delicate matcha-flavored wagashi to indulgent strawberry daifuku, there is something to satisfy every sweet tooth.

What truly distinguishes Matsushimaya is its commitment to preserving the art of Japanese confectionery. The interior of the restaurant is elegantly decorated with traditional Japanese motifs, creating a serene and welcoming atmosphere. The skilled artisans behind the counter showcase their craftsmanship as they create each sweet treat with precision and care.

Whether you are a connoisseur of Japanese sweets or simply looking to indulge in a unique culinary experience, Matsushimaya is the perfect destination. Immerse yourself in the world of Japanese confectionery and savor the delicate flavors and beautiful presentation of these exquisite treats.

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Matsushimaya Overview

Address

1-chōme-5-25 Takanawa, Minato City, Tokyo 108-0074

Phone

+81 (0) 3-3441-0539

Access

5 minute walk from Senkakuji Station (Toei Asakusa Line, Keikyu Line). From Senkakuji Station, it is a gentle uphill walk.
8 minute walk from Shirokanetakanawa Station (Toei Mita Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line).
2 minute walk from Takanawa 1-chome Bus Stop for Toei Bus Route 97 and Route 96.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tue: 9:30AM-3:00PM
Wed: 9:30AM-3:00PM
Thur: 9:30AM-3:00PM
Fri: 9:30AM-3:00PM
Sat: 9:30AM-3:00PM

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Family-friendly

Non-smoking

Wheelchair Accessible

Matsushimaya Reviews

Matsushimaya Google Average Rating

4.4

4

Google
I didn't take it that seriously and didn't think that the line would be so long.
When I arrived at about 9:35 on Saturday ’sunny’ morning, there were already about 40 people in line. (Japanese people really like to stand in line... ) I was glad that I was able to buy the ones I would like to buy when it was finally my turn after standing in line for about 30 minutes.

I don't like red bean paste, so I don't know what it tastes like, but the person I gave it to seemed to like it.

5

Google
This shop is famous as one of Tokyo's three major daifuku.
The nearest station is about a 7-minute walk from Sengakuji Station on the Keikyu/Toei Asakusa Line. You can walk if you want to walk from Takanawa Gateway Station on the JR Yamanote Line or Keihin Tohoku Line.
I really like the balance between the softness of the mochi, the saltiness of the peas, and the red bean paste. The most famous one is Mame Daifuku, but I personally recommend Mitarashi dumplings, namako mochi (black soybeans, green laver, sakura shrimp), red rice, and seasonal chestnut steamed sweet bean jelly.
They sell out before noon, so it's best to make a reservation by phone in advance or come early.
There is usually a line, but it doesn't take long because the staff will handle it quickly.

4

Google
Nice daifuku sells out quickly

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