Sweet Potato lovers dream shop, Rapoppo (らぽっぽ) is located in many train stations and depachikas through out Japan such as Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Tokyo Skytree town, Shibuya. I am very much a sweet potato person and this place sells yummy treats that satisfy my cravings.
They are most famous for their “Baked Potato Apple Pie” (焼きたてポテトアップルパイ) for 820yen and you can also get the Mini version for 525yen.
I also like their danish bars (おいもやさんのこだわりデイニッシュバー) which are 162yen each. It’s like a crossiant sugar sweet potato stick!
They also have different pies and treats during different seasons so you may see some that are different every time you visit their shop. Give it a try if you are into sweet potatoes!
PS: Another one of my sweet potato favs is this place.
Shop Locations // http://www.shirohato.com/shop/list_1.html#1
Website // http://www.shirohato.com/rapoppo/index.htm
Cherry blossoms bloomed a little early this year in Tokyo and we had a beautiful warm weekend filled with gorgeous flowers. If you’re in Tokyo now until hopefully next weekend, you are in luck to see these beauties at their prime. Too bad cherry blossoms only last about 1~2 weeks… but that is why it’s a highly anticipated event and season here in Japan. We had a cold winter this year so i’m very happy that Spring is finally here :)
Are you a sweet potato fan? If so, you’ll love this. This Japanese dessert is filled with condensed sweet potato and it only lasts 24hrs from when you purchase it at the store! It’s best eaten freshly-made when it’s crispy on the outside and warm in the inside. If you save it for later, they suggest you toast it first. Give it a try if you’re ever near an “Imo-kin” shop. There’s multiple locations with the main shop in Asakusa as well as one inside of Haneda Airport. I happened to go to the one in Ueno inside of the Matsuzakaya building so that’s the one pictured here.
Address // Matsuzakaya B1F, 3-29-5, Ueno, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3832-1111
Website // http://www.mangando.jp/product/imokin.html