You’ll be hard pressed to find an older or more authentic Japanese confectionary store than Shushikian Osakaya. The business has been passed within the family for seventeen generations dating back to the late 1600’s. When it comes to Japanese sweets, they know their business.

Here is a historic little gem to stop in and satisfy your sweet tooth, Japanese style. Their menu changes from season to season but staples include Monakas, which are thin, crispy wafer shells glazed with different sweet pastes and the ever popular Mochi, glutinous rice dumplings with a variety of sweet bean and fruit fillings. Shushikan Osakaya’s confections are so beautifully presented that it becomes difficult to do more than stare admiringly at what you’ve ordered for not wanting to disturb the artwork laid before you. In alignment with traditional Japanese manners of precise balance, the sweetness of these delicate morsels is just enough to tantalize the taste buds without overpowering.

Many of the sweets make perfect gifts to bring home as they come packaged in elegant Japanese boxes and wraps, which in themselves are presents that will be treasured by whoever is lucky enough to be on the receiving end.

3-1-9 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo