There are few people might have visited Japanese Candy Store. Most of people may not know about it. This will be one of the chance you could learn about Japanese traditional culture!
Japanese Candy Store
Japanese Candy Stores appeared from Edo period and became more common in Showa period (1980s). It is a shop for children that sells many types of candies and little toys. But before convenience stores came in Japan, also adults used to buy a soft-drinks or an ice cream here! Usually, the shop is very small and a lady like in picture is a shop manager. Unfortunately, the number of Japanese Candy Stores is decreasing every year. So if you have a time during a trip, it might be a last chance to visit.
This is one of the oldest candy shop that is continued from Edo Period(1603~1867). It takes about 15minutes from Ikebukuro station and it is located in Kishimojin Temple. This is the only place that you can feel the atmosphere of premodern Japan.
Address : 3 Chome-15-20 Zōshigaya, Toshima City, Tokyo 171-0032
1 Chome 1 Banchi
This candy shop is unusual because it is in the city, usually it is in downtown. But on the other hand, it is easy to access! The concept of this shop is 1950s candy shop in Japan. You can experience an old days candy shop easily.
Address : 170-0013 Tokyo, Toshima City, Higashiikebukuro, 3 Chome−1−3
This shop is also easy to access. It has everything that Japanese people feel fun and nostalgic. It is near Meiji Shrine, so take a look after you visited the shrine.
Address : 151-0053 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Yoyogi, 3 Chome−38−9
Dagashi no Kimuraya
This shop became famous after featuring on TV. Inside the candy shop is clean and tidy, also there are great amount of Japanese sweets.
Address : 3 Chome-40-19 Sendagi, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0022